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Terms & Conditions

All content provided on is for informational purposes only. We make no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information and will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. If you discover one of our posts is a little out of date, feel free to send me an update, other readers on this platform will appreciate it. Kim Paffen Photography (or in Dutch Kim Paffen Fotografie) will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information.

Blog comments policy

Comments are a wonderful thing, and I appreciate each and every one of you who takes the time to add your thoughts to one of our articles. However, foul language or abuse will not be tolerated and as such, Kim Paffen Photography reserve the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to this blog without notice. Additionally, Kim Paffen Photography is not responsible or liable for any comments made by others on this blog.

The content of this website is covered by copyright and all words and photographs are the copyright of Kim Paffen Photography unless otherwise stated. We put a lot of time and effort into crafting well-written articles and beautiful imagery, it’s not appropriate to take it without permission. If you would like to use any of my photography or republish my articles, please get in touch through and I’d be delighted to forward you the rates.

Affiliate disclaimer

Some of the links on this blog/website are affiliate links, and if you purchase products or services through these links, I may get paid a small commission, the amount of which varies from product to product. This costs you absolutely nothing, but helps in the running costs of this blog so that I can keep putting out free content for you – it’s a win-win really. As an affiliate, Kim Paffen Photography will only ever recommend products and services that I feel are of high quality and helpful to my readers. If I don’t love it, I won’t recommend it.

Occasionally posts on this site will include links to other websites for which I have received a one-off payment, otherwise called a sponsored post. I value your trust, so although paid for, these articles will only ever contain our honest opinion. My Website may contain links to other sites that are not operated by me. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. I strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit. I have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party sites or services.

Mailing list subscribers

Any information stored on the mailing list is solely kept for the distribution of posts and newsletters by Kim Paffen Photography. I do not share personal information with third-parties.

GDPR Compliance

I promise that I take data safety seriously and use your private data only to offer a personalized experience.

  • I use MailBlue from Active Campaign for our newsletter, which you can opt-out of, and Google Analytics for analyzing website data;
  • If you subscribed to our newsletter, you will receive our newsletters. You can always unsubscribe by following the link in the email or by emailing me;
  • If you gave me your name, it will only be used to personalize the newsletters;
  • I have never sold, I am not selling, and I will not sell any of your personal data provided to me;
  • All of my affiliates are GDPR compliant.

You have the right to:

  • Be informed regarding how the data is collected and used;
  • Have access to the data about you;
  • Ask us to change the data about you;
  • Ask us to delete the data about you;
  • Ask us to stop sending your newsletters.

Kim Paffen Photography abides by GDPR regulations, so if you wish to have your information (e.g. comments removed) and you’re an EU resident, please get in touch with us. We are happy to amend/remove your information/comments/email from the mailing list if you contact us.  We do not retain secondary copies of commenters/reader contact information without permission. Similarly, we do not resell or share your contact information with third parties, and once you opt-out of the mailing list, you are permanently removed.

Privacy Policy

Kim Paffen Photography or Kim Paffen Fotografie (Dutch) operating as website (the “Website”) recognizes and values the protection of your personal information. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information I may collect and how it may be used and to govern the manner in which Kim Paffen Photography collects, uses, maintains, and discloses information collected from users (each, a “User”) of the Website. By using the Website, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. But rest assured that we will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy. This document applies to the Website and all products and services offered by Kim Paffen |Kim Paffen Photography.


Information collection and use

Information you voluntarily submit to the website

I may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to when Users visit our site, register on the website, submit a form, place an order, subscribe to the newsletter, respond to a survey, leave a comment, email us, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our website. Providing us with your personal information is absolutely optional, but may be necessary for us to provide you with our services. I do not seek sensitive personal information such as your race, political beliefs, religion, political associations, sexual preference, or genetic information.

Automatically-Collected Information

I automatically collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Website. I use this information to monitor and improve our website. This includes information about you and the device with which you access the Website. For example, when you use the Website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the Website. I may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked. Your information has been anonymized and only is viewed aggregately.

I will not use or disclose (or permit the use or disclosure of) information that could be used to identify an individual member in any circumstances except:

  • to ensure the proper functioning of our business and the Website;
  • where the law requires us or authorizes us, or a company holding data on our behalf, to do so; or
  • where you have given express consent to us for a prescribed purpose.

I will not sell, distribute, rent, license, disclose, share, or pass your personal information to any third parties.

I will only ever ask you for the minimum amount of information required to provide our services efficiently; I have no desire to retain any more information than is necessary. I aspire to comply to the fullest extent possible with applicable data protection regulations, in particular, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) and ePrivacy Directive, where applicable.



I may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. I may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the Website.

The Website uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customizes Website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by the Website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of my Website may be entirely usable.


Third-party use of personal information

We may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information. Additionally, the Website may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

This Website currently uses the following third-party service providers:

  • Google Analytics – This service tracks Website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics. We have anonymized our Google Analytics data and never look at non-aggregated data.
  • MailBlue by ActiveCampaign – this service is used for the delivery of email updates and newsletters. We store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications that you have opted-in to receive. Please refer to Active Campaign’s privacy policy for further information.
  • Phoenix Website, IMU BV – this service is responsible for hosting and operating the website platform Kim Paffen Photography & Travel uses.
  • Ikoula - this service is responsible for hosting the mail address of 

Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Website, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.


Sensitive personal information

If you leave a comment, certain information (your name as you provide it) may be publicly visible, however, your email address will not be. We will not contact you using your email as this goes against GDPR regulations, so if you wish to be contacted by Kim Paffen Photography, please contact us directly. Please do not request that we contact you in the comments.

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes your sensitive personally identifiable information, identification or documentation numbers, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.


View, edit, or delete your personal information

You have the right to view, edit, or erase the personal data we have collected about you.

In the situation where you have directly provided personal information to us (by filling out a form on our site), you have:

  • The right to obtain from us confirmation about whether any such data is being held;
  • The right to require that we provide you with whatever data we are holding/processing about you, including the right for that data to be transferred to another data controller;
  • Even if you have consented to Us processing your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that permission at any time;
  • The right to require us to rectify any incomplete or incorrect information held about you;

In the situation where we collect personal data automatically (from your internet browser or via internet Cookies or other similar technologies), you have:

  • The right to object to the legal basis upon which we are collecting this data and We have an obligation to consider and respond to that objection;
  • The right to request the prevention of further processing of your data while your objection is considered;
  • The right to make a complaint to the relevant data protection authority.

You have the right to require us to erase the data held about you (the ‘right to be forgotten’). To request to be forgotten or to be unsubscribed from our e-mail database, please use the unsubscribe option on our newsletters or send us an e-mail to with “UNSUBSCRIBE” typed into the subject line of the e-mail.


Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Website, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use the Website. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.


Contact information

If you have any questions about the Privacy Policy, please get in touch with me at 

Kim Paffen | Kim Paffen Photography
Kerkrade, The Netherlands

Privacy Policy last updated May 6, 2021