Privacy Policy

We respect the privacy of our website visitors and are aware of our responsibility to make sure the confidentiality of the personal information provided is protected. In this privacy statement you can read how we take care of your personal information, why we need it and for which purposes it is used.

This privacy statement applies to the services of De Facto Publications B.V., owner and operator of Please know that De Facto Publications is not responsible for the privacy policy of other websites and other sources. By using our website you acknowledge to accept our privacy policy. 

The Facebook page ‘ProfessorMasquelier’ is operated by De Facto Publications B.V.. Facebook collects personal data of all Facebook users, see 
for more information. Facebook users are able to control their settings regarding their privacy themselves, these settings can be found here:
We also place ads on Facebook. In order to present those ads to the right target audience, your personal data is used through Facebook.

Which personal information is collected?

Personal information is collected by using the website, through the contact form, comments and subscription to our newsletter. The personal information collected consists of:

  • Name (contact form, comments and newsletter)
  • Email address (contact form, comments and newsletter)
  • IP address (website)

Note that name and email address are provided by your consent only.

From whom is personal information collected?

The personal information is subject to the following groups:

  • Visitors of our website
  • Persons interested in our products and services through newsletter and contact form

Please note that when buying our book, all personal information is handled by our partner, Amazon, only. 

We do not have any intention of collecting information from children or people under the age of majority in their country of residence. This means that use of our website and webshop is only permitted for adults or for children with explicit consent and supervision of their parents or legal guardians. However, we cannot check whether a visitor is an adult. Therefore, if you suspect that we collected personal information from children or people under the age of majority in their country of residence, please contact us as soon as possible (see information below) and we will dispose their personal information in accordance with this privacy statement.

To which purposes is the personal information used?

We use the personal information for the following purposes:

  • To inform you of our products and services
  • For registration and analysis of the use and effectiveness of our website

When you send emails or other messages to us it will be possible that we will save these messages. Sometimes we will ask for your personal information when relevant. This enables us to answer your questions and requests. We will not combine your personal data with other data.

We collect and use your personal information for no other purposes unless we have received your permission to do otherwise. 

How long is the personal information kept?

We keep records of your personal information for a maximum of five years apart from legal retention periods. After this term, information is removed from all our systems.

With whom is the personal information shared?

We share information with our partners to improve our products and services or to comply to legal obligations.

How is personal information stored and secured?

We take protection of your personal information very serious and have applied organisational, technical and administrative countermeasures to prevent misuse, loss, as well as unauthorized access, publication and / or alteration.

Your personal information is stored through partners on a secure server within the European Union. Formal processing agreements have been established with these partners in compliance with the GDPR.

What cookies are used?

We only use technical / functional and analytical cookies that do not violate your privacy. 

A cookie is a small piece of data sent from our website and stored on your computer, tablet or smartphone when first visiting our website. Every time a web page is loaded from our website, the browser sends the cookie back to the server to notify the website of your previous activity. We use this information to see how you use the website and to make reports on website activity in order to improve our services.

Information about cookies used:

  • Technical cookies: These are essential to use the website. Without these cookies the website would not work correctly.
  • Functional cookies: These allow to store preferences (like language / region) and to provide improved, more personal functionality. These cookies can also be used to remember choices you made regarding font, font size and other parts of the website that can be altered.
  • Analytical cookies: These collect non-personal information and provide information about the way our website is used. For example, which web pages are being visited most. We may also use these cookies to test different designs or functions. 

If you want to sign out for cookies, you can do so by configuring your browser to not store cookies. You may also remove all stored information through the browser settings.

What are your rights regarding privacy?

According to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) you have the right to be informed about the information that we collected. If needed, you have the right for correction or removal of your personal information. You may also object to processing of your personal information as a whole or limit the processing.

More information about your rights regarding privacy and your personal information is available on

If you want to make use of these rights or want to complain about our services, please contact us using the information below.

How can we be contacted?

De Facto Publications B.V. is responsible for the processing of personal information according to this privacy statement. You may contact us using the information below. All requests are processed as soon as possible but no later than four weeks after.

De Facto Publications B.V.
Sluisje 12
3633 AC Vreeland
The Netherlands

Telephone number: ++ 31(0) 6 53 26 67 94 (Monday till Friday 09.00 – 17.00 hrs)

Chamber of Commerce number: 54062802
VAT identification number: NL851141304B01

Changes to this privacy statement

Adjustments or changes to this privacy statement may occur at any time. The latest version is available here and we advise you to read our privacy policy on a regular basis.