At Momkai and Verwondering, your privacy is important to us. That is why we want to inform you about our updated privacy statement.

We share what data we collect from you, how we do that and why we collect it. Our privacy statement is drawn up to align with the European Union’s GDPR law and applies to momkai.com and any of its subdomains. We advise our clients to only collect necessary data. Our CTO and co-owner Sebastian Kersten applied this approach to making our journalism platform De Correspondent more privacy-friendly.

What kind of data do we collect from you and why?

We collect as little of your personal data as possible. The only times we collect data is when you subscribe to one of our newsletters, apply for a job at Momkai or share your data with us voluntarily.

Visiting our website

If an error occurs while visiting our website, we collect a small piece of data to be able to solve the issue and to give you the best experience possible during your next visit. To be able to do this, we use sentry.io to track and log errors that occur on our website. The stored data is related to your device while visiting the page. No personally identifiable information (PII) is shared with sentry.io, as they recommend in their security privacy policy. Want to know more about their policy? You can find it here.

Subscribing to the newsletter

At the bottom of most pages of our website, you can sign up for our newsletter. To subscribe, we ask you for your email address, which will subsequently be added to our Mailchimp mailing list. Mailchimp is a specialised digital service that helps us create and send emails to a large number of people at once. If you want to unsubscribe from our newsletter, you can do so by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any newsletter. We’d hate to see you go, though.

Applying to a job

When you apply for a job at Momkai, the application process goes through Homerun. Homerun is a specialised digital service for presenting vacancies, managing applications and streamlining the application process. The application form you’ll have to fill in asks you for your name, email address, date of birth, city of residence, phone number, educational background, past work experiences and resume. This information is required to complete your application. On top of that, you are given the choice to share your address, country of residence, social media links and a picture of yourself. However, this is not obligatory, and it is up to you if you want to add it.

When you apply, thus sending us your information, you are asked to give us and Homerun permission to retain the information up to twelve (12) months after your application. After that period the data will be deleted unless we have received your permission to keep your data for a longer period of time. The latter only occurs after we explicitly asked you for this permission, for example when we currently don’t have an open vacancy, but we are impressed by your skills and personality.

Sharing your data voluntarily

Sometimes situations occur in which you share personal information with us via email or any other channel, this information will then be stored in our database. If you wish for us to delete this data, please get in touch with us through privacy@momkai.com.

Processing data for our clients

The personal data we process on behalf of our clients, falls outside the scope of our privacy statement, as what we process and how we do so differs per project. Information on the personal data that we process there can be found in the privacy statement of that specific project. At Momkai, it is our aim to only collect necessary data, and we also advise our clients to do so. Should you have any questions or requests regarding the collection of your personal data, please get in touch with us through privacy@momkai.com.

How do we protect personal data?

To protect your personal data from getting lost, destroyed, used, edited and spread by unauthorised personnel, we keep our servers up-to-date and only send personal details through secured (SSL/TLS) connections. Also, we have signed data processing agreements with all the suppliers of service we mention here. If you would like to look into your personal data, change or delete it, please contact us at privacy@momkai.com.

Cookie policy

To be transparent and open about the personal data we collect from you, we have created a cookie policy. This should help you to better understand the type of cookies we use on our website and why we use them.

First things first: what is a cookie?

A "cookie" is a small piece of data that a website can send to your browser, which is then stored on the device you are using to visit that website. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember information or to record the user's browsing activity. Cookies expire after you close your browser (session cookie) or after the expiry date which determines how long they stay in your browser has passed (persistent cookies).

Cookies can be removed in two ways: automatically, when the browser is closed and when they expire, or by manually deleting them. Check the site of your browser to see how to delete cookies.

What kind of cookies do we use and why?

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a digital service and software that helps us understand how visitors to our website use it. This gives us insight in how we can improve it in the future. Google Analytics cookies are placed when you visit our website. However, we adjusted our setting so that your data is anonymised, meaning that we cannot trace any website behaviour back to you. If you would like to learn more about Google Analytics cookies, please click here for more information.

Types of Google Analytics cookies we use:

_ga
Expires in 2 years and is used to distinguish users in an anonymous way
_gid
Expires in 24 hours and is used to distinguish users in an anonymous way
_gat_gtag
Expires in 1 minute and is used to throttle request rate

Applications via Homerun

We use Homerun for handling job applications. Whenever you visit jobs.momkai.com or momkai.homerun.co you are actually visiting Homerun. Therefore, their privacy policy applies. They make use of their own type of cookies and have set up their own cookie statement, please find a part of it below or their complete policy here:

“Homerun makes use of the following third party tools which use cookies. Homerun uses Google Tag Manager to implement third party tools. We use the Facebook pixel, Twitter pixel, LinkedIn pixel and Google AdWords Remarketing pixel in order to measure conversion of our advertisements on social media. For general website analytics we use Google Analytics. The chat functionality is provided by Intercom and uses functional cookies to remember earlier conversations. We use widgets of Spotify, SoundCloud, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Vimeo and Google Maps to enrich job posts.”

Newsletter via MailChimp

When we send a newsletter to you, we use MailChimp. MailChimp places web beacons to optimise email campaigns. Details on this can be read below and in their privacy policy.

“We automatically place single pixel gifs, also known as web beacons, in every email sent by our users. These are tiny graphic files that contain unique identifiers that enable us and our users to recognize when their subscribers have opened an email or clicked certain links. These technologies record each subscribers email address, IP address, date, and time associated with each open and click for a campaign. We use this data to create reports for our users about how an email campaign performed and what actions subscribers took.”

Portfolio cases via Vimeo

To showcase our work on our portfolio website, we embed videos using our Vimeo channel. Vimeo places their own cookies to support video functionality and analytics. They make use of their own type of cookies, you can read a section of their policy below or find Vimeo’s full privacy policy here.

"We automatically collect information from your browser when you visit our website. This information includes your IP address, your browser type and language, access times, the content of any undeleted cookies that your browser previously accepted from us, and the referring website address. When you visit our website, we may assign your computer one or more cookies, to facilitate access to our site and to personalize your online experience. Through the use of a cookie, we also may automatically collect information about your online activity on our site, such as the web pages you visit, the links you click, and the searches you conduct on our site. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. We may use standard Internet technology, such as web beacons and other similar technologies, to track your use of our site. The information we obtain in this manner enables us to customize the services we offer our website visitors to deliver targeted advertisements and to measure the overall effectiveness of our online advertising, content, programming or other activities."

Affiliate links on Verwondering

When we display a book in a Verwondering gallery, we add a link to the Bol.com page where you can purchase it. If you click on this link, Bol places a cookie on your browser for 5 days to track if you purchase the book through our website. After those 5 days, the cookie expires.

Clients and cookies

The cookies that we place on behalf of our clients, through their digital channels, fall outside of the scope of our cookie policy, as this varies per project. Information on the cookies that collect data on behalf of our clients can be found in their cookie policy. We strive to only place cookies when necessary, and we advise our clients to do so as well.

If you have questions or comments concerning the above, please send us an email via privacy@momkai.com

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