“I cannot find language of sufficient energy to convey
my sense of the sacredness of private integrity”
Ralph Waldo Emerson (American Poet, 1803-1882)

General Data Protection Regulation 

The General Data Protection Regulation (AVG) will apply as of 25 May 2018. This means that from that date onwards, the same privacy legislation applies throughout the European Union (EU). The Personal Data Protection Act (Wbp) then no longer applies. The AVG is also known under the English name: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Cees Kloosterman, owner of the website “The Kloosterman Genealogy and Emigrants to America ©” (www.kloosterman.be), herein after referred to as TKG, is located at Grotekerkbuurt 11E, 3311CA Dordrecht, the Netherlands and is responsible for the processing of personal data as shown in this privacy statement.

Privacy and Data protection policy

TKG takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. TKG treats your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

The information you find here comes from a variety of sources, some of which are more careful than others in protecting the privacy of living persons.
TKG does its best to review and sanitize this information before it is posted according to the following general guidelines:

The use of our website is possible without providing personal data. When personal information is requested (for example, name and email address on the contact form), this is given voluntarily. This data will not be passed on to third parties.

TKG points out that sending information over the Internet is subject to security issues. Complete protection of the data from being accessed by third parties is not possible.

TKG takes the protection of your data seriously and takes appropriate measures to prevent misuse, loss, unauthorized access, unwanted disclosure and unauthorized modification. Our website is extra protected by encryption through HTTPS ensure that your data does not fall into the wrong hands.

This website use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies perform important functions in the operation of this site. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by your browser.

Most of the cookies TKS uses are “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted when you close your browser. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit and restore some of your preferences (such as your preferred language).

You can configure your browser settings so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in certain cases. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Server log files
The provider of these pages automatically collects and stores information in server log files, which your browser transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • IP address (anonymized)
  • Time of request

These data can not be assigned to specific persons. This data will not be merged with other data sources. TKG reserves the right to check this data retrospectively, if we become aware of specific indications for illegal use


  • TKG does  not disclose anything other than names for living persons.
  • Note that TNG Calendar may circumvent this security setup by “giving away” birth and marriage dates relevent to living persons. However, since the exact year of a person’s birth or marriage is not shown on the calendar (it only shows anniversaries, the year is only used for day-of-the-week layout), I consider this an acceptable discloser.
  • If TKG does not know whether a person is living or deceased, TKG assumes they are living if they were born less than 100 years ago.
  • Occasionally a living person may appear in photographs of groups of people, however generally TKG does not disclose their names.
  • Upon notification that any material on this website infringes on the privacy rights of an individual or group, TKG will remove the questionable material at once, regardless of whether the material falls within the bounds of the guidelines described above.

If so, please fill in the Privacy Form.

Terms of Use

Read also TKG’s: Disclaimer, Terms of Use and ©


  • Membership is free. This is a non-commercial website.
  • Requests for membership may be made by filling out the form on the Registration page.
  • The information you provide on the Registration form is only used to determine whether or not to grant you membership. It will not be made available to anyone other than myself for any reason.
  • I reserve the right to be the sole decision maker as to who may be a registered member and the level of information that can be accessed by each member.
  • By using the login process, members agree to abide by the privacy policy and the terms of use of this website.
  • You also agree that you may not give out your user id and password to anyone else, unless I grant specific permission for you to do so.
  • I reserve the right to cancel any and all memberships at any time for any reason.

Contact form
If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored in order to process the request and in case of follow-up questions. Of course, we will not pass on this data.

Right to information, cancellation, blocking

At any time you have the right to obtain information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipients and the purpose of any processing or transmission, along with a right to correct, block or delete this data.

Please direct all inquiries or feedback to my attention through my Contact Form or through my Privacy Form.

Changes in this Privacy and Data protection policy

TKG reserves the right to make changes to this statement.
The latest version has been modified 01-02-2021.

It is recommended to consult this statement regularly if new regulations give cause to do so, so that you are aware of this change.
If you have any questions, comments or complaints about this privacy statement, please feel free to contact the Privacy Officer (PO) of TKG through the Contact Form or through the Privacy Form.


Cees Kloosterman is de Privacy Officer (PO) of TKG.
Owner of The Kloosterman Genealogy
Dordrecht 01-05-2018