Privacy and GDPR Compliance

 

This is a short post re: GDPR which comes into effect on May 25, 2018.

Any cookies on my website are used to ensure normal website functions. These cookies cannot be switched off because the website wouldn’t function properly without them. However, it is my understanding that these identifiers do not store any personal data.

When you leave a comment on this blog WordPress will automatically store your gravatar name, IP Address, comment, and email address. Therefore, leaving a comment is considered a definite intention, as defined by the GDPR giving me consent to store this information, and permission to contact you in the future.

But please rest assured that your personal information will not be sold or shared with any third parties under any circumstances. If you wish me to remove your data for any reason please get in touch.

If for whatever reason you do not consent to the above, please don’t leave a comment on my blog.

If necessary I might amend this policy in the future – I don’t currently have an email list – but I do intend to do this at some point. Therefore don’t forget to pop back and check this page from time to time to see any changes that might have occurred.

I am no longer an Amazon Affiliate but if I do decide to do this again I will clearly state so on this privacy page.

 

I will be adding helpful links re – GDPR below to assist people:

https://dgkayewriter.com/important-notice-gdpr-effect-25-2018-blog-ready/

https://www.selfpublishingreview.com/2018/05/gdpr-how-it-affects-authors-in-2018-with-free-privacy-policy-template/

http://nicholasrossis.me/2018/05/15/gdpr-and-authors-what-you-need-to-know/

https://www.codeinwp.com/blog/complete-wordpress-gdpr-guide/

A humorous take on GDPR via Charli Mills: https://carrotranch.com/2018/05/23/raw-literature-cake-cookies/

 

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36 thoughts on “Privacy and GDPR Compliance

  1. This is great info and from what I understand about it, all bloggers who interact internationally whether based in EU or not, should carry the privacy disclaimer on their blog sites. WordPress dot com is soon to be providing this information. Self-hosted sites can add plug-ins to comply. I do not have an active mailing list, but as you said, even leaving a comment can become a privacy issue. Now that I am doing a link-up for Sunday Stills, InLinkz will soon provide a template because link ups require an email address.

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      • By the way excellent language you have written in your disclaimer post. I use a moderation method on my comments. If necessory I can turn off commenting. Is liking somebody’s blog comes under this rule as the gravator is shown when someone likes your blog. There are so many questions can you provide me a resource that will clear out my doubts.

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      • It’s one of those endeavors meant to look like it goes after those who data mine without discretion, but it hobbles small businesses and the blogging community who does not engage in such practices. Well done on distilling the information so the rest of us can understand!

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  2. Thanks, Marje. I must admit that I’m finding this all a bit confusing. I’m sure once the dust has settled it will all become a bit clearer. Well, that’s what I’m hoping anyway. 🙂

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