Privacy Policy2018-05-30T13:13:43+00:00

By now you probably heard of GDPR, the General Data Privacy Regulation which takes effect on 25 May 2018. The new legislation requires full transparency about data collection, storage and use of personal data as well as the option for the data owner (you) to maintain and/or delete personal data.

Who we are

Living Chi is registered in the Netherlands in the official register of the Chamber of Commerce (KvK in Dutch) with number 55756220. In this document you will find out how we deal with your personal data once you submitted them to me. If you have any questions after reading this statement, feel free to contact us via the contact form.


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 anonymized 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: 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.

Contact forms

  • If you click the button or link to request my free ebook or other free future goodie, you are automatically subscribed to my newsletter. This is stated on the subscribe page as well as the double opt-in messages.
  • In case you pay for any service provided by Living Chi you may be, added to the newsletter without the opt-in. This is in-line with the GDPR.
  • The data I am collecting via the subscribe form consists of your name (first and last) and email adress and is stored on the database of my current GDPR compliant provider ‘Mailchimp’. In case you purchased a service from me, I might have added your birthdate for the sole purpose of sending you a birthday note.
  • Living Chi is sending a newsletter sporadically at this point, but might increase this to a maximum of 2 times per month. Every newsletter has an easy unsubscribe option in the footer of the email.
  • Your information is stored in Mailchimp as long as you stay subscribed and is removed instantly once you unsubscribe. This list is not stored in any other place unless I decide to change supplier and move your date to another host in the future. In this case you will be informed beforehand.


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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


The collected data is anonymised and serves the sole purpose of analysing the web performance and audience. This helps us to enhance our services and promotions.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize 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.

Your contact information

When you work with me,  your complete address details as well as birthdate and time from you and eventually your family members or inhabitant/s is required. This information is used for consultations and stored securely.

For accounting purpuse a recognised online platform is used. Your invoicing details (name and adress, if applicable company name and BTW number) are stored in this system and will be stored for at least 7 years to fullfil the requirements of the Dutch tax authorities.

Additional information

If you have reason to believe that I am not complying with the privacy legislation, or would like to review and adjust the data I am storing from you, please feel free to contact us. We will provide the information and amend or delete whatever you request.