Who we are

Thijs Kurpershoek
The website address is: http://www.tkurpershoek.com/

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Website usage is tracked to optimise the website in general. No personal details about your website usage will ever result in a personalised part of this website. Your website usage can however, result in better insight into the way users want to use the website and therefore cause the website to change. These changes might be tested on you without your knowledge, but the data collected from this test, nor the test itself is ever linked to you personally by me.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


The website tracks your website usage using Google Analytics. To me, this data is not linked to you as it is depersonalised by Google. The data is most probably used by Google to personalise your account, but does so without my knowledge.

Who we share your data with

No personal data is collected by me, nor stored, but website usage is tracked with the Google Analytics plug-in. Google probably receives personalised data of your personal website usage.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Contact information

Thijs Kurpershoek

How we protect your data

Safety is kept up to date on the server. However, this website deliberately does not have a SSL licence, which is considered obsolete because the website does not interact with it users.

What data breach procedures we have in place

No personal data is logged by me.

What third parties we receive data from

Google receives data from the Google Analytics plug-in.
Wordpress probably receives data from website usage.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Optimisation of the website.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements