Privacy statement Melanie de Bruijn

The privacy policy below applies to all website visits, transactions and agreements with Melanie de Bruijn.

Purposes of use
For proper treatment it is required that I, as the treating therapist, keep counselling records. This is a legal duty, imposed by the WGBO (Medical Treatment Contracts Act).
The records contain notes concerning your health and data concerning the conducted examinations and treatments. Also incorporated in the records are data which are required for the treatment, besides data which I, after explicit authorization of the client, have requested from other care providers, such as the general practitioner.

I'm committed to protecting your privacy. This means, among other things, that I:

  • Handle your personal and medical data carefully
  • Make sure that unauthorized persons have no access to your data
  • As the treating therapist I am the only who has access to the information in the records
  • Moreover, I have a legal confidentiality obligation (professional secrecy)

The data from the records may also be used for the following purposes:

  • To inform other healthcare providers, for example when the therapy has been completed or when referring to another practitioner. This happens only with explicit authorization of the client
  • For consultation by a temporary substitute, during my absence
  • For anonymized use during intervision/ peer reviews
  • A small part of the records include financial administration, in order to issue invoices

If, for any other reason, I want to use your data, I will first inform you and explicitly request your permission to do so.
The data in the client records will be stored for 15 years, as required by the Medical Treatment Contracts Act.

Data security
Melanie de Bruijn uses careful security procedures to protect the processed data, in particular to prevent unauthorized people to gain access to these data.
All reasonable precautions will be taken to protect your personal information, but no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, due to the public nature of the internet.

Website visitor data
It is not required to submit any personal data to use the website’s services. Only after directly contacting Melanie de Bruijn, a client relation will be established between the website visitor and Melanie the Bruijn. The information then provided may be used for:

  • Preparing and providing agreements and services
  • Establishing and/or maintaining a direct relationship between Melanie the Bruijn and the client, both by e-mail, telephone and others
  • Analysis for product and service development and determining the overall strategy
  • Processing for marketing purposes, including aggregation of data for analysis aimed at creating profiles to align Melanie de Bruijn's products and services with client's interests.

Visitors on this website run therefore absolutely no risks of any unwanted paid subscriptions or services.

On this website cookies are being used for the analysis of search behavior and page visits. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer by a website server. Cookies are unique for each user and can only be read by a server in the domain which has sent the cookie to your computer.

The main purpose of cookies is to save you time and effort. On this website cookies are used for keeping statistics, but the data contain no personal information.

You can choose whether or not to accept cookies. Most browsers are set to accept cookies automatically, but if you wish, you can usually change the settings of your browser so that cookies are not accepted.
If you choose not to accept cookies, you may not be able to make full use of interactive features on this website or other sites that you visit.

Partners and other parties
The website contains references or hyperlinks to other websites that are outside the domain of Melanie de Bruijn. Outside this domain Melanie de Bruijn is not responsible for how those other parties handle your (personal) data. For information about this Melanie de Bruijn refers to the privacy statements of those third party websites.

Melanie de Bruijn reserves the right to modify these terms and conditions. Modifications will always be announced on the website

Access and Unsubscribing
You can request Melanie the Bruijn to get access to your personal records. You can also request that this information be amended, supplemented or deleted. Procedures for accessing your own personal data are available on request.
If you no longer want to keep an active relationship with Melanie de Bruijn, immediately upon your request, these data will be removed from the CRM and mailing systems. You can make this request by sending an email to

Please note: The WGBO (Medical Treatment Contracts Act) legally obliges Melanie de Bruijn to store certain data for 15 years, whereas other data must be stored for 5 to 7 years due to tax legislation. These specific data can therefore not be removed.