Who is this privacy statement intended for?

This Privacy Statement relates to the processing of personal data of visitors to the website "Genealogy & History - Michiel Beckschebe".

I respect the privacy of you as a visitor to my website and handle your personal data carefully. In doing so, I adhere to the regulations of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

In this Privacy Statement I inform you about the way in which I can process your personal data.

Responsible and contact details

I, Michiel Beckschebe, am responsible for the processing of your personal data.

Web address:
Contact: Michiel Beckschebe
Contact me via the contact form

Personal data being processed

  • First and last name
    When you leave a comment on the website or contact us via the contact form, your first name and / or last name will be processed.
  • E-mail address
    When you leave a comment on the website or contact us via the contact form, your e-mail address will be processed.
  • IP-address
    When you leave a comment on our website, your IP address is processed and stored.
  • Browser user agent
    When you leave a comment on the website or contact us via the contact form, your browser user agent is processed and stored to help detect spam.
  • Activity on our website
    The data about your activities on my website is processed by Google Analytics. We anonymise your IP address so that this information cannot be used to identify you as a person. We do not share this information with third parties.

Special and / or sensitive personal data that are processed

This website does not intend to collect data about website visitors under the age of 16, unless they have permission from parents or guardians. However, it cannot be checked whether a visitor is older than 16. Parents are advised to be involved in their children's online activities to prevent data about children from being collected without parental consent. If you are convinced that personal information about a minor has been collected without this permission, please contact us me by using the contact form, then this information will be deleted.

Personal data for genealogical research

For the purpose of genealogical and historical research, this website also processes personal data from:

  • public sources (archives, newspapers, books, websites, etc.)
  • from own source
  • data provided by other researchers

Visitors have access to (limited) data about deceased persons: persons who died more than 10 years ago or persons who were born more than 120 years ago.


A cookie is a small file that can be sent with visits to a website page and stored on your computer, tablet or smartphone by your internet browser. The cookie allows your browser to be recognized after repeated visits to a website.

What kind of cookies are used?

  • Functional cookies
    To facilitate the use of contact forms on the website or to remember your settings and / or preferences when using the website.
  • Analytical cookies
    Google Analytics is used to analyze the use of the website. The Google Analytics code is anonymized, so that the statistics cannot be traced to a specific person or location.

    The following measures have been taken for Google Analytics:
    • a processor agreement has been concluded with Google;
    • the last octet of the IP address is masked;
    • "data sharing" is turned off;
    • no other Google services are used in combination with the Google Analytics cookies.

You are already informed about these cookies on your first visit to the website.

You can opt out of cookies by setting your internet browser so that it no longer stores cookies. In addition, you can also delete all information previously saved via your browser settings.

Embedded content from other websites

Messages on this site may contain embedded content (for example, videos, images, messages, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly the same as if the visitor had visited this other website.

These websites may collect information about you, use cookies, embed third-party tracking and monitor your interaction with this embedded content, including interaction with embedded content if you have an account and are logged into that website.

Who we share your data with

Persoonsgegevens worden niet aan derden verstrekt.
Visitor responses are guided by an automated spam detection service.

How long we keep your data

When you leave a comment, that comment and its metadata will be retained indefinitely. In this way, follow-up comments can be automatically recognized and approved instead of having to be moderated.

Other data is not kept longer than necessary.

What rights you have over your data

The GDPR gives individuals different rights to ensure their privacy:

  • Right to inspect your personal data;
  • Right to correction / supplementation of your personal data;
  • Right to deletion of your personal data;
  • Right to restrict the processing of your personal data;
  • Right to object to processing of your personal data.

If you have left a comment or contacted us through this website, you can request an export file of your personal data. You can also request that we delete any personal information we have about you. This does not contain any information that we are required to keep for administrative, legal or security purposes.


The protection of your data is taken seriously and therefore appropriate measures are taken to prevent misuse, loss, unauthorized access, unwanted disclosure and unauthorized modification. If you feel that your data is not properly secured or there are indications of abuse, please contact me by using contact form.


If you have a question, comment, suggestion or complaint about this privacy statement or the subject of privacy, please contact me by using the contact form.

About this privacy statement

This privacy statement may change if new developments give cause to do so.
The last change was made on August 18, 2020.