Privacy Policy

Actually Anna (“Website”) is governed by the following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”).

Actually Anna is owned by Annaleid Bakker and respects your privacy and are committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information Annaleid Bakker may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to this Website.


INFORMATION YOU VOLUNTARILY SUBMIT TO THE WEBSITE: This Website may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the Website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.

INFORMATION COLLECTED FROM OTHERS: This Website may receive information about you from other sources (e.g. google analytics, antismet)

AUTOMATICALLY-COLLECTED INFORMATION: This website automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the Website. 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. Annaleid Bakker may also collect information about actions you take when using the Website, such as links clicked.

INFORMATION THAT IS EMBEDDED FROM OHTER WEBSITES: Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

COOKIES: This Website may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the Website. Annaleid Bakker 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. You can turn off the cookies yourself at any time by changing your specific browser settings.


IF YOU WIN A COMPETITION OR GIVEAWAY: Annaleid Bakker will request your contact information to send the prize to you. If the giveaway or competition was in collaboration with a company your contact information could be shared with them in order to send you the prize. If your details will be shared with the collaborating company, this will be explicitly said in the competition/giveaway rules, terms and conditions.

IF YOU CONTACT ANNALEID BAKKER: If you send an email to the contact email address or in other manner give your email address to me, the email address in retained for contact reasons or work possible work opportunities in the future. This email address will not be passed on to third-parties, other persons or businesses, unless there is specifically asked for your permission.

IF YOU SUBSCRIBE TO ACTUALLY ANNA: Annaleid Bakker can not see your email address when you sign up via the follow button provided by, because his information is held by If you sign up via the email subscription box Annaleid Bakker collects your email address, which will not be shared with any third parties, companies or other persons. It is only collected to send you an email with the latest blogposts, please contact me if you want to be removed from the email subscription list at

IF YOU COMMENT ON A BLOGPOST: When visitors leave comments on the site Annaleid Bakker collects the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: Privacy Policy – Automattic. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.


We may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain the Website;
  • To identify you as a user of the Website;
  • To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings;
  • To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries;
  • To provide you with user support;
  • To track and measure advertising on the Website;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity.


This Website may share your information with third parties when you explicitly authorize us to share your information.

Additionally, this 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.

The 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. This information is used to analyse and optimise your content and reading experience by cookies and google analytics. It is also used to analyse aspects such as the behaviour, activity, location, social media direction etc. of the visitor to improve your experience and improve the content. The privacy policies of Google and Google Analytics can be find here: Google Policies & Terms, Google Analytics Privacy Policies.

iThemes Security – this is used to protect the website from malicious activity and specific kind of attack. It captures your IP address, user ID of logged in users, and username of login attempts are conditionally logged to check for malicious activity and to protect the site from specific kinds of attacks. Examples of conditions when logging occurs include login attempts, log out requests, requests for suspicious URLs, changes to site content, and password updates. This information is retained for 14 day and security logs are retained for 14 days. This site is scanned for potential malware and vulnerabilities by Sucuri’s SiteCheck. Annaleid Bakker does not send personal information to Sucuri; however, Sucuri could find personal information posted publicly (such as in comments) during their scan. For more details, please see Sucuri’s privacy policy. This site is part of a network of sites that protect against distributed brute force attacks. To enable this protection, the IP address of visitors attempting to log into the site is shared with a service provided by For privacy policy details, please see the iThemes Privacy Policy.

Antismet – this is used to collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Mc4wp – this service is used to collect data from subscribers to make sure they can receive the newsletter they signed up to. This website stores your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications.  Please refer to Mailchimp’s privacy policy for further information.

At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in the Website’s sole discretion.

Except when required by law, this Website will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the Website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.


From time to time, this Website may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics (this may include number of people visited the website, their location and gender) or information collected from cookies.


When leaving a comment on the website you will be asked to fill in your name, e-mail and there’s the options to link to your website if you have one.

Users will see your username, avatar and website information.


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, customize 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, as described herein.

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 our Website may be entirely usable.


Display Ads

This website may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use cookies, as noted above.

Retargeting Ads

From time to time, the Website may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, Bloglovin’, or Instagram, in order to market the Website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website.

Affiliate Program Participation

The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the Website. If you click on a link for an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

Mailing List

On the Website, you may subscribe to our mailing list, which may be used for advertising purposes. All mailings sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future mailings or newsletters to the interests of the user. This behaviour will not be passed on to third parties.


OPT-OUT – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at to be removed from our mailing list.

ACCESS – You may access the personal information this Website has about you by submitting a request to

AMEND – You may contact us at to amend or update your personal information.

FORGET – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.


At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to the Website. This includes your social security number, 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.


The Website does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that the Website has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.


This privacy policy was last updated 28th of June 2018 and could be subject to change without notice.

Please contact me at if you have any further questions (actuallyannaenquiries AT gmail DOT com).