Just a little information about GDPR itself:
So I will assume you all know about the new ‘General Data Protection Regulations’ I.e. GDPR for short, which is to be taking effect as of the 25th May 2018.
GDPR is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union and the European Economic Area. It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU and EEA.
This is to outline the data collected by this website – https://www.cookiezmeltdown.wordpress.com
What personal information do I collect from people that visit my blog and why?
Name/Username, email address, IP address and website URL. I also collect various non identifiable data including browser information which allows me to see my blog statistics. The information I collect is used to run my site efficiently and to personalise each users experience when visiting my blog.
How do I protect the information I collect?
I never ask for payment details of any kind. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of people who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. I implement a variety of security measures when a user enters or submits their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
Do I share data?
I do not share any data or information in any way unless required to do so by law or unless otherwise stated via a giveaway, where I’d collaborate with another and need to pass on the winners information in order for them to claim their prize. By entering a giveaway you agree with the terms and if a giveaway is collaborated I will clearly state that at the time. If you don’t want your information shared in this way then you don’t have to enter the giveaway.
When visitors leave comments on my website/blog I collect the data shown in the comment form, the visitors IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment. You can choose to be notified for follow-up comments by email and be notified for new posts when you leave a comment. This is completely optional and only you can opt in, it’s also possible for you to opt out at any time.
These cookies and the information they collect help improve this site for yourself and future visitors by monitoring traffic of users and success of particular content. 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 settings.
Embedded Content from other websites
on occasion, and at my discretion, I may leave links to other articles, pages, images, videos and websites on my blog. These may collect data however these third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies and I have no input in them or responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these sites. Nonetheless, I seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Third party plug ins
This site uses Google Analytics to collect information such as details of traffic and visitor behaviour patterns. I also occasionally check my stats on WordPress. You can opt out by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Website back up
I back up my website regularly along with all comments and personal data attached.
How long do I retain your information?
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. For users that register on my website (if any) the personal information you provide is in your user profile. All users can see, edit or delete their personal information at all times except usernames.
What rights you have over your data
To those that have left comments you can request the file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided to myself. You can also request that I Delete any personal data that I hold about you. This doesn’t however include the data that I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal or security purposes.
Extra security information:
This website is secured by SSL and is protected by an online firewall which blocks hacking attempts and security breaches. If there is any kind of breach or security issue I’m emailed immediately by my security provider. Furthermore if there is a breach I will assess the risk to your personal data and report any significant risks to the correct authorities if necessary.
Please contact email@example.com for privacy-specific concerns or if you want me to go over or clarify any of the above information.
This policy will be reviewed regularly and updated when needed – last updated on 24th May 2018.