Privacy Statement


Wow. We have over-colored our regulations on privacy in Europe. We all click the “Agree” button when we install software without reading the terms and conditions. And we blindly check the box “I agree with your privacy statement” when we subscribe to a blog.

However, are you a critical person? Then read the text below carefully. I have done my best on it because the legislator requires it. In the meantime, while you are reading , I continue with my life…

Contact details StoryManagement

The contact details can be found on the contact page.

Personal data

You can only enter a minimum amount of personal data on this website. That is limited to your name, e-mail address, telephone number and company name. There are three types of forms on the website where you can submit this: contact page, booking a presentation or workshop, and if you subscribe to my blog (which is available on the Dutch side only). That’s all.
I use this information to contact you because you asked me to, or to send an email with the latest blog. Occasionally (certainly not more than twice a year) I will inform you via e-mail about new workshops / dates. Oh, and “I” is also exclusively me: Erik Mathlener.

Website traffic data

Information about your visit to the website is automatically saved. This includes your IP address and the date, time and duration of visit per page visited and technical information that your browser sends. This information is gathered by in order for it to create visitor reports for me. I can use that to create storytelling content that apparently visitors are most interested in. You can read Clicky’s privacy statement here: This software uses a “Unique ID” tracking cookie to identify unique visitors, but no further personal data is recorded.

Security of your data

The website is secured via an SSL certificate so that the information you provide is encrypted when sent to me via the internet. These data are stored on a secure server of the provider Antagonist in the Netherlands. The statistics are recorded by on a secure server in the USA. If you think that your data is not properly secured or there are indications of abuse, please let me know as soon as possible.

Online workshops and lectures

I use Zoom as a platform for OnLive workshops and lectures. The URLs of workshops are only given to participants and are provided with a password. Pre-registration is required for lectures with more than 50 people. The sessions are hosted on data centers in Germany and are always encrypted. Video recordings are only made with explicit verbal permission in advance by all participants. They receive these videos including the instruction not to distribute them. If I want to publish video fragments in blogs or social media posts, I will always ask for permission in advance.

Retention of your data

Your personal data will be deleted as soon as you indicate that you want to. Until then, they will be kept.

Data sharing with third parties

Your data isn’t going anywhere. I do not give or sell your information to third parties. Only if authorities ask me to do so on the basis of a legal obligation, will I provide data to them.

You’re the boss

You have the right to view, correct or delete your personal data. If you wish so, send an email with your request to and it will be arranged asap.


The following cookies are placed by the website:

  • Clicky: Collects anonymous information including the number of visitors and the pages that have been visited.
  • Icegram: Registers whether the banner at the bottom of the screen has been clicked so that it is not displayed again.
  • Session Cookie: Registers the first page you have visited in this session.

There is nothing exciting about this. Nevertheless, if you don’t want this, set your browser so that it no longer stores cookies for this website. In addition, you can also delete all information previously saved via your browser settings.

Don’t you like it?

Then do not visit this website. Or file a complaint with the Dutch Data Protection Authority.

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