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privacy statement

European and Belgian legislation, and ordonnances from the Brussels Capital Area, are subject to changes and this privacy statement as well. Therefore, I recommend you to read this statement regularely.

Due to the European General Data Protect Regulation (GDPR), known in Belgium and in The Netherlands as AVG (Algemene Verordening Gegevensbescherming), I created this privacy statement. I recommend you to read this regularely. This comprises information about what I collect, why I do that and what your rights are as my customer.

Contact details:

Jochem Oomen Images, part of Jochem Oomen Fotografie & Webdesign
Brussels Capita Area, Belgium

#collection of personal data

These are the personal data which I use :

  • Surname;
  • Family name;
  • E-mail address;
  • Your website;
  • Your phone number;
  • IP address;
  • Type of device;
  • Other data provided, for example through correspondence;
  • Data about your activities on the website (examples include, but are not limited to type of browser and language, reference and exit pages, operating system and other data).

When purchasing photos through me (and not via or, the following data shall be kept by me:

  • Surname;
  • Family name;
  • Country of residence;
  • Street and number;
  • ZIP-code;
  • City / Town;
  • E-mail address;
  • Business license and VAT number (if applicable);
  • Banking or wire transfer account;
  • Business name (if applicable).

In accordance with Belgian law, the above mentioned data, is kept for at least seven years.

When purchasing my images through or, you are not anymore on my website. Please note that I do not have control on the data of third parties. For your information: is registered in The Netherlands, in the United States of America.

#why do i collect your personal data? keeps data for the following aims:

  • By sending an e-mail, I consult the e-mail address, name and content. Due to Belgian law, I save my e-mails for seven years.
  • I use the statistics application Google Analytics to analyze your online behavior on my website in order to improve my website and your user experience. Tracking data from Google Analytics will be saved during a period 14 rolling months.
  • In order to create invoices, I use your name, e-mail address, invoice address, phone number, customer number and business license and VAT number if applicable. I require these data to process the payments. In accordance with Belgian tax legislation, it is mandatory to save these data for at least 5 years. After that time, I will remove them manually.

I will use your personal data solely for these aims. I will not transfer your data for commercial purposes or charities.

On this website, I will not collect personal information about political opinions, ethnic origins, religious views, safety, criminal data or other cases.


If you would like to know which personal data I use from you, you can send me an e-mail with a request to access your personal information. If there might be inaccuracies, you can ask me to adapt, complete, remove or hide these data, in accordance with Belgian lesgislation.

You can request me a transfer of your personal data or you can object against the use of your personal data due to exceptional circumstances. To ensure that this information is yours, I would kindly ask you to send me a copy of your identification by this request. Make sure that the next details will be hidden as protection for your privacy: MRZ (machine readable zone, the numbers at the bottom of the passport), passport number and national number (in Belgium rijksregisternummer, in The Netherlands Burgerservicenummer or BSN).


I consider the protection of personal data as very important and therefore I take action against misuse, loss, unauthorized access, unwanted disclosure and unauthorized changes. If you have the impression that your personal information is not well secured or if you have indications of problems, you can contact me via

I secure your personal data by following measures:

  • Use of software to protect your privacy, for example a virus scanner and a firewall.
  • My computer and phone are protected with passwords.
  • I use TLS (SSL) encryption for the creating of a secure internet connection. You can recognize that as a padlock in the address bar in your browser and as the indication “https”.
  • I am the only person with access to this website, no other person can enter this site.
  • Passwords are managed by using LastPass.

#exceptional and sensitive information

I consider the privacy of persons under the age of 16 years old as extremely important. I do not want to collect data from this target audience, unless they have permission from their parents or guardian. But I cannot control if a website visitor is older than 16 years. Therefore, I recommend parents or guardians to be involved with the online activities of their children. By doing that, you can prevent that personal information of them will be collect without your permission. If you might have the idea that this happened, I kindly ask you to contact me via and I will remove the personal data.


On this website I use functional, analytic and tracking cookies. Cookies are small text files which will be saved, on the first website visit, in the browser on your computer, tablet or smartphone. I just use cookies as technical tools to create a good functioning website and your preferences will be saved.

Via Google Analytics, creates cookies to analyze your surf behavior on this website. When visiting this website for the first time, you will be informed about the cookies and you will be asked to give permission to place them. It is possible to sign out by setting up the cookie preferences on your browser. All the saved cookies can be removed via the settings of your browser.

#social media buttons

In the footer and on the contact page of you can find social media buttons, which can simplify the following and sharing processes. Most of social media platforms do work with cookies, but they use their own cookie policies. Unfortunately, I’m not able to influence that.  I recommend you to read the privacy statements of the concerning social media to know how they treat your personal information.

#to file a complaint

You do not agree with the way how I protect your data? Please, send me an e-mail and we can try to find a solution together. If that doesn’t work, you can do that online through Gegevensbeschermingsautoriteit. This governmental organization monitors the protection of personal data in Belgium.


Do you have other questions about my privacy and cookie policy, the view in and the accuracy of the personal data which you gave me via this website, or requests to remove old information? Please, send an e-mail to

European and Belgian legislation, and ordonnances from the Brussels Capital Area, are subject to changes and this privacy statement as well. Therefore, I recommend you to read this statement regularely.