This privacy policy applies to the services of Joanne de Witte Illustrations, and explains how I process and manage personal data in accordance with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).
Joanne de Witte Illustrations is located at De Simmen 16, 8574 TS Bakhuizen, The Netherlands. I am registered with the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce (KVK) under the number 80921833. I am responsible for the processing of personal data as explained in this privacy statement.


Joanne de Witte Illustrations
De Simmen 16
8574 TS Bakhuizen
The Netherlands
+31 6 12 97 09 56

Personal data

Joanne de Witte Illustrations processes your personal data on the basis that there is a contract between us, or that you have provided the information yourself.

Listed below you can find the types of personal data I process:

• First- and last name
• Company name
• Gender
• Address
• Phone number
• E-mail address
• Bank account number
• Other personal data that you provide actively in our correspondence or by phone

Special and/or sensitive personal data

My website and/or service does not intent to collect data of visitors under the age of 16, unless they have consent from their parents or guardian. However, it is not possible for me to check if a visitor is over the age of 16. Therefore I recommend parents to be involved with their children's online activities, in order to prevent the collection of data from children without parental consent. When you believe I have collected such data from a minor, please contact me through, so I can remove this information.

The purpose of and legal basis on which I process personal data

Joanne de Witte Illustrations processes your personal data for the following purposes:

• To process your payment (Legal basis: Performance of a contract, Legal requirement)
• To be able to phone you or e-mail when required to provide you with my services (Legal basis: Performance of a contract)
• To inform you of changes of my services or products (Legal basis: Legitimate interest)
• To deliver services and products to you (Legal basis: Performance of a contract)
• Showing the work I made for you on commission (with permission only) on my website, Facebook, Instagram, Behance and LinkedIn. (Legal basis: Legitimate interest)
• Joanne de Witte Illustrations also processes personal data when I am legally obligated to do so, for example data needed for my tax return. (Legal basis: Legal requirement)

Automated decision making

Joanne de Witte Illustrations does not make decisions on the basis of automated processing, that can have considerable consequences for individuals. Hereby meant are decision making by computer programs or systems, without the interference of a human being. 

For how long I save personal data

Joanne de Witte Illustrations does not save your personal information longer than strictly necessary to realise the purposes of the collection of said data. I use the following retention periods for the following categories of personal data:

Data of clients and suppliers for bookkeeping:
(Name, Company name, Gender, Address, E-mail address, Bank account number and other personal data that you provided actively)
Seven years (Legal requirement)

Data of clients in e-mail, calendar and address book:
(Name, Company name, Address, E-mail address and other personal data that you provided actively)
Two years following the last contact, or when you ask me to remove the information.

Data of contacts which have not led to business relations, in e-mail and quotations:
(Name, Company name, Address, E-mail address and other personal data that you provided actively)
Six months following the last contact, or when you ask me to remove the information.

Data accompanying the work on my website and social media
(Company name, possibly name and possibly data in the work itself, with permission only)
Until the work is no longer relevant for my portfolio, or when you ask me to remove the information.

Who receives your personal data

In some cases Joanne de Witte Illustrations shares your personal data with third party controllers when required for performance of the contract, or to comply with legal requirements. I sign a contract with such companies to be able to ensure the same level of security and confidentiality of your data. Joanne de Witte Illustrations remains responsible for this processing. These include the following processors:

For my bookkeeping I process your name, company name, address, e-mail address, bank account number and outstanding balance in online bookkeeping software. 


My e-mail is hosted with Hostnet. All e-mail correspondence through my e-mail address is saved on the servers of Hostnet.

Cookies, or similar techniques

Joanne de Witte Illustrations merely uses technical and functional cookies, and analytic cookies that do not invade your privacy. You can deactivate and/or delete cookies in the settings of your internet browser.

My website ( is hosted by Adobe Portfolio, a service from Adobe. You can read more about the privacy policy of Adobe here.

Access to and removal of your information 

At any time you may review, update or remove personally identifiable information that I hold about you. You also have the right to withdraw the possible permission for the processing of your data, or to object to the processing of your personal information by Joanne de Witte Illustrations. You also have the right to transfer the information, which means you can request that I send the personal information I hold about you to yourself, or to an organisation of your choice.

You can file a request to review, update, remove or transfer your personal data, or to withdraw your permission of, or to object against the processing of your personal data, by sending an e-mail to To ensure the request is done by you, I ask you to provide a copy of your identification with the request. To protect your privacy, make your picture, MRZ (machine readable zone), passport number and social security number unrecognisable. I will respond to your request as soon as possible, but within four weeks.

Joanne de Witte Illustrations would also like to point out the possibility to file a complaint with The Dutch Data Protection Authority. You can do so through this link. 

How I keep your personal data save

Joanne de Witte Illustrations takes the protection and confidentiality of your personal information seriously, and takes suitable measures to prevent misuse, loss, unauthorised access, unwanted publication and unauthorised changes. If you believe your data is not secure in spite of this, or that there are indications of misuse, please contact me through​​​​​​​
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