I’m attempting to comply with the new European Union General Data Protection Regulation, a necessity to accommodate international visitors to this blog. My interest in blogging is to share content, have fun, and get to know people all around the world.
When you leave a comment or “like” on this site, WordPress stores certain information to support interaction and website statistics. Therefore, leaving a comment or “like” is considered a clear affirmative, specific, and unambiguous action as defined by the GDPR giving me consent to store this information, and permission to contact you in the future by email.
Data collected may include:
- Name (full name or username)
- Email address
- Country location of users
- Your IP address
- User agent (operating system and web browser type & version)
- A referring URL (how you came to find my blog)
- Posts and pages you visit
- An exit URL (the website you leave my blog on)
- Search terms used to find the website or used on the website
- Links clicked on this website
- Your blog/website URL
- Your WordPress ID (should you interact on this website while logged into WordPress)
- Your social media ID (should you interact on this website through Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc.)
Your personal information will not be sold or shared with any third parties under any circumstances. Your information shall be retained until you unsubscribe or ask me to remove your data. If you do not consent to the above, please don’t leave a comment.
Ways your data is collected:
- Commenting on any post or page on this blog (through your WordPress account or any social media account)
- Akismet (an anti-spam program which is enabled to check for spam comments)
- The contact form, if and when it is used (this will include your name, email address, website URL, how you found my blog, why you’re reaching out to me, and the content of your message)
- Signing up to follow this blog (this will store your WordPress ID and/or email address. You will receive automatic emails from WordPress.com whenever a new post is released on this website. (You are free to cancel these emails as well as unfollow the blog at any time.)
- Analytical information from WordPress.com’s general stats (country location of user, search terms, posts/pages most viewed, etc.)
- Cookies (more information on Cookies below)
Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.
Any cookies on my website are used to ensure normal website functions (for instance, Youtube videos won’t work without their own identifiers). These cookies cannot be switched off because the website wouldn’t work properly anymore. However, these identifiers do not store any personal data.
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, It won’t affect the user’s experience.
Learn more about how WordPress uses your data.
Your Safety & Rights
You have the right to know what personal data is collected and are free to contact me for the following:
- Access – to know which personal data I have collected from you.
- Corrections – to advise me if your information is incomplete or inaccurate so that I can correct it.
- Deletion – to request I delete your information. If you are subscribed to my blog, you can easily unsubscribe and your information will be automatically deleted. Please note: I am not able to delete any information collected automatically through WordPress.
Data Protection of Minors
This blog is free to be viewed by all ages including minors (children under the age of 16). I do try to ensure that the content on this blog is safe for all ages, including children under the age of 16.
It is not my intent to collect personal data from minors. If personal data is collected from minors, there should be consent from a parent or guardian. Parents and guardians are free to contact me to request removal of this personal data.
A data breach is an unauthorized access to confidential information or personal data. It compromises the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of that information. This means your personal data may be in jeopardy through the fault of Internet glitches, hacking, viruses, etc.
Should this incident ever occur, I will reach out to you, via a blog post, within 48 hours of discovering the issue, with details on what you should do to protect your information.
Last Edited on 05-18-2018