Privacy/Data/GDPR

Important – Please Read

As you may already know, in order to comply with the new European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), effective from 25 May 2018, I must have a privacy policy for this website.

As far as my own role in this is concerned, you can be assured that I never knowingly share your data with anyone, let alone sell it.  

This is what happens now if you wish to leave comments:

As soon as you click your cursor on the comments field, a form will drop down, asking for your e-mail address, name and website.  This is a WordPress feature I have not been able to deactivate.  HOWEVER, you do NOT need to fill in your details in order to post a comment.  Just write your comment and click “Post Comment”: even though you will get no acknowledgement telling you your comment has been noted, it will be sent to me for moderation.  The information I will then see is your IP.  This is something I cannot avoid as far as I know.

Subscribing by E-mail

● If you subscribe to my blog, then, of course, your e-mail address is collected so that an e-mail version of my posts can be sent to you.

Like

● If you decide to LIKE one of my posts, then I understand you have to sign in, either through WordPress, Google, or something else. 

Cookies

  For Cookies, please see https://automattic.com/cookies/

Links to Other Websites

I provide links to other websites in good faith.  If you choose to click on them, I cannot tell you what their data collection policy is.  That is something you may need to investigate for yourselves, if this is a concern.

You can, of course, unsubscribe and/ or unfollow me at any point.  You can also ask me to delete your information.

For further information about these new EU regulations, please see https://ec.europa.eu/commission/priorities/justice-and-fundamental-rights/data-protection/2018-reform-eu-data-protection-rules_en)

Since this site is part of WordPress here are a few links with regard to the WordPress policy on the subject.  It is very important that you read this so that you know exactly your position and that of WordPress (and, therefore Automattic):

https://automattic.com/privacy-notice/

https://automattic.com/privacy/ (this is a different link from the one above!)

https://automattic.com/automattic-and-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/

Please note that I have provided all the above information in good faith, and to the best of my knowledge.

As I said, once you have read all the information, if you have any concerns or reservations, you can, of course, unsubscribe and/or unfollow me.  If you have any queries, I will address them to the best of my abilities, or forward your question to WordPress/Automattic.