Privacy and GDPR Compliance

This is a short post regarding GDPR which came 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, or join my newsletter or sign up via google tours for blog tours.

If necessary I might amend this policy in the future. 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:

A humorous take on GDPR via Charli Mills:

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    1. I think so Ritu. Just to be on the safe side. It matters more if you have a mailing list, or are selling products on your site neither of which I am doing at present. But, there are also implications for asking for reviews unless your intended reviewers are on an opted in mailing list. At least that is my understanding.

  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.

    1. Oh I didn’t think about link ups that’s a good point Terri. Glad you found the information useful. Still trying to get to grips with it all. Thanks for commenting

  2. Thanks for the explanation Marjie unless they are the biscuit type cookies worry me! But now I know I am safe with yours I shall not worry 💜💜💜💜

  3. Thank you so much for such a wonderful post. I have a doubt I use the Free blog. Should I add this disclaimer to my blog too? Do I have your permission?

  4. This is so helpful and is something I need to do although I don’t have a mailing list yet, but just to be on the safe side I should add something like this. Thank you for the nudge 🙂

      1. 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.

      1. 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!

  5. 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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