Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is written to help you understand how we collect, use and store your information. Since technology and privacy laws are always changing, we may occasionally update this policy. We reserve the right to change this privacy policy from time to time. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you that it has been updated. Please read this privacy policy carefully.

This privacy policy applies only to the Marieke Stoop | Store website owned, operated and maintained by Marieke Stoop International B.V. This privacy policy does not pertain to information that is collected offline.

A. Information Collected

We collect registration details and personal information, such as your name, address, telephone number, email address, payment details, purchase history, or company name that you actively provide to us when you register, communicate, or transact business with our Site. We receive and store the information that you enter on our Site or give to us in any other way.  

Email marketing; with your permission, we may send you emails about our store, new products and other updates. You can sign out whenever you want using the hyperlink in the bottom of the email or by sending us an email with your request.

From chat support users, we collect your name, email address, information about the device and browser your use, your network connection and your IP address. 

B. Use of Information

(1) We use the information that you actively provide

  • To deliver services, such as educational programs, information, newsletters or software you request or purchase;
  • To alert you to special offers, updated information and other new services from us, or other third parties, or to forward promotional materials;
  • To complete a transaction or service requested by you;
  • To fulfill the terms of a promotion;
  • To ensure the Site is relevant to your needs;
  • To help us create and publish content most relevant to you;
  • To notify you about a material change to this privacy policy, if necessary;
  • To allow you access to limited-entry areas of the Site; and
  • To contact you in response to contact request or order inquiry.

    We need your data when you order or request a service or a product to be able to contact you and to deliver this service to you. Processing your data is necessary for the performance of a contract. The newsletter and promotional materials will only be sent to you when you consent to it. Your consent can be withdrawn at any given time. Other purposes for your data are based on our legitimate interests, so that we can improve our website and service

    (2) Store Account Sign-Up

    If you elect to sign up for a Marieke Stoop | Store account Marieke Stoop International, the company that powers the Site on behalf of Marieke Stoop, will collect your information.

    We will store your data no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed. This means we will delete the data after 4 years, unless there are circumstances that justify a period of a longer extent.

    C. Sharing and Disclosure of Information

    Although we process your data carefully, we may share or disclose the information you provide, including name and contact details in the following instances:

    (1) To fulfill a service to you. For example, if you choose to buy a program on the Site, we may share your personally identifiable information in order to provide the program to you. In addition, if you email us a question, we may use your email address to process your request and respond to your question. Also, if you are entering a contest, we may use your personally identifiable information in order to fulfill the terms of that promotion. This means that we may share the information for prize fulfillment purposes or mail carriers. We also may share your information with the co-sponsor of that promotion.

    (2) To unaffiliated third-party service providers, agents or independent contractors who help us maintain our Site and provide other administrative services to us (including, but not limited to, order processing and fulfillment, providing customer service, maintaining and analyzing data, sending customer communications on our behalf, and entry collection, winner selection and prize fulfillment for contests, and other promotions). We seek to ensure that these unaffiliated third parties will not use the personally identifiable information for any other purpose than to provide the administrative services for which they are responsible.

    (3) To complete your purchase. If you choose to make a purchase on the Site, we may collect from you your credit card number, billing address and other information related to such purchase, and we may use such collected information in order to fulfill your purchase. We may also provide such information, or other personally identifiable information provided by you, to unaffiliated third parties as necessary to complete your purchase (for example, to process your credit card).

    (4) To comply with the law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the requirements of law or comply with legal process served on us, protect and defend our rights or property, including the rights and property of Marieke Stoop International, or act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of our end users.

    (5) To protect against potential fraud, we may verify with third parties the information collected from these Site. In the course of such verification, we may receive personally identifiable information about you from such services. In particular, if you use a credit card or debit card to purchase services with us, we may use card authorization and fraud screening services to verify that your card information and address matches the information that you supplied to us, and that the card has not been reported as lost or stolen.

    Except as described in this Privacy Policy or at the time we request the information, we do not otherwise use, share or otherwise disclose your name and contact or payment details to any third parties.

    D. Shopify

    The Marieke Stoop | Store is hosted on Shopify Inc. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data is stored through Shopify’s data storage, databases and the general Shopify application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall. Shopify does not and will never share, disclose, sell, rent, or otherwise provide Personal Information to other companies for the marketing of their own products or services. Shopify does not use the Personal Information to contact or market to your customers or directly compete with you. However, Shopify may contact or market to you if they obtain their information from another source, such as from yourself.

    E. Payment

    If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Shopify stores your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.

    For more insight, you may also want to read Shopify’s Terms of Service ( or Privacy Statement (

     F. Security

    To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.

    If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption. Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, Shopify follows all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.

    Shopify follows industry standards on information security management to safeguard sensitive information, such as financial information, intellectual property, employee details and any other Personal Information entrusted to us. Their information security systems apply to people, processes and information technology systems on a risk management basis.

    Shopify performs annual audits to ensure our handling of your credit card information aligns with industry guidelines. They are certified as a PCI DSS Level 1 compliant service provider, which is the highest level of compliance available, and their platform is audited annually by a third-party qualified security assessor.

    (1) Unsupported Browser

    To ensure your security and privacy, Marieke Stoop | Store requires that you use a web browser that supports at least 128-bit encryption when accessing our shopping cart. Most browsers are able to communicate with 128-bit encryption, which offers the highest level of encryption generally available today. Encryption provides the best protection when transmitting confidential data over the Internet.

    G. Third Party Service & Links

    This statement applies solely to information collected on the Site. The Site may contain links to other web sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other websites.  

    Certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions. When you click on links on our store, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.

    For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which these providers will handle your personal information.

    H. International Transfer of Information

    If you choose to provide us with personally identifiable information, we may transfer that information to its affiliates and subsidiaries or to other third parties, across borders, and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world.

    If you are visiting from other countries than those within the European Union, please note that you are transferring your personally identifiable information abroad which does not have the same data protection laws as in your country of residence and by providing your personally identifiable information you consent to: the use of your personally identifiable information for the uses identified above in accordance with this privacy policy. 

    I. Age of Consent  

    The features, programs, services, promotions and other aspects of this Site requiring personally identifiable information are not intended for children and young adults. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of sixteen (16). If you are a parent or guardian of a child under the age of sixteen (16) and believe he or she has disclosed personally identifiable information to us, please contact us at A parent or guardian of a child under the age of sixteen (16) may review and request deletion of such child's personally identifiable information as well as prohibit the use thereof.

    J. Forums, Chat Rooms and Other Public Posting Area

    Please note that any information you include in a message you post to any chat room, forum or other public posting area is available to anyone with Internet access. If you don't want people to know your e-mail address, for example, don't include it in any message you post publicly. Please be extremely careful when disclosing any information in chat rooms, forums and other public posting areas. We are not responsible for the use by others of the information that you disclose in chat rooms, forums and other public posting areas.

    K. Rights

    We want to inform you that we process your data according to the General Data Protection Regulation. In case of any complaints containing the processing of your data, you can submit your complaint to the supervisory Authority of your country.

    Furthermore we’d like to inform you on your rights. You have the right of access to information, the right to rectification and erasure of your data. You can submit your request by writing or emailing us, accompanied with a copy of your passport. We will deal with your request as soon as possible, but at least within four weeks.  

    L. Cookies

    We receive and store information from and about the devices (such computers, smartphones) that interact with our device. When you browse our store, we also automatically receive your computer’s Internet protocol (IP) address, browser and network connection in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system.

    We use cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies for analytics and advertising purposes. When you interact with our Site, interest-based ads may be displayed to you based upon information such as purchasing or browsing behaviors on our Site. These tracking technologies enable us to identify the ads you see, whether you click on them, and other actions you take on our Site, so that we can tailor advertising, including for example avoiding repetition of ad content.  We do not use personal information, such as name or contact details, to tailor advertising. 

    For more insight, you may also want to read Shopify’s Terms of Service

    Google analytics:

    The Marieke Stoop | Store uses Google Analytics to help us learn about who visits our site and what pages are being looked at. 

    Please read below the list of cookies that we use. We’ve listed them here so you that you can choose if you want to opt-out of cookies or not. If you consent to these cookies, we want to inform you that you can withdraw your consent at any given time as far as it doesn’t concern sessional cookies. You can withdraw your consent by changing your settings in your internet browser.

    • _session_id, unique token, sessional, Allows Shopify to store information about your session (referrer, landing page, etc).
    • _shopify_visit, no data held, Persistent for 30 minutes from the last visit, Used by our website provider’s internal stats tracker to record the number of visits
    • _shopify_uniq, no data held, expires midnight (relative to the visitor) of the next day, Counts the number of visits to a store by a single customer.
    • cart, unique token, persistent for 2 weeks, Stores information about the contents of your cart.
    • _secure_session_id, unique token, sessional
    • storefront_digest, unique token, indefinite If the shop has a password, this is used to determine if the current visitor has access.
    • PREF, persistent for a very short period, Set by Google and tracks who visits the store and from where

      M. Contact Information

      If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our privacy practices, please send us an email. All information you provide in any written communication will also be covered by this policy.

      Marieke Stoop International B.V.
      Postbus 56946
      1040 AX Amsterdam
      The Netherlands

      Chamber of Commerce Amsterdam: 70182140


      Published: October 13, 2015 | Last Update: May 25,  2018


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