GDPR Compliance and this blog

In accordance with the EU (European Union) GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) as of 25th May 2018, I am putting this page on my site to inform you about the data this blog holds,.

The goal of GDPR is to give EU citizens control over their personal data and change the data privacy approach of organizations across the world.

I will only ever contact another blogger when I have been given consent by them and it will be for the purpose of finding Beta Readers or reviewers. For it to be considered explicit consent, I must be given a positive opt-in from you to allow me to contact you

Your privacy is very important to me and I ask that you read the following so you may understand how WordPress.com collects information.

As part of WordPress.com, certain personal identifiable information is collected and stored during your visit as you interact with the site, information is also collected when entering giveaways, please see details below.

The following data is automatically collected and stored during your visit:

When commenting on any post or page the following information is collected and stored: commenter’s name, email address, and site URL (if provided to the comment form), submission date/time, and IP address.

If you decide to comment on any post or page while logged into and using a WordPress account or social media account, e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Google+ your user ID on that account as well website URL (if available) and MD5 hash of your email address (if available) will also be collected.

This blog has Akismet anti-spam enabled and the following is sent to Akismet for the sole purpose of spam checking: commenter’s name, email address, site URL, IP address, and user agent.

When you decide to follow this blog your wordpress ID and/or email is collected and stored. Following the blog will send you regular emails from WordPress.com when new posts are released on this blog. You will not receive any other emails except these and are free to cancel these emails and unfollow this blog at any time.

Your data will not be shared or sold to any third parties except in compliance with law authorities. You will not be contacted via email at any time, except in receiving updates as detailed above, unless you have expressly requested to be contacted in this way via the contact form or emailing directly to matthewsmaria92@yahoo.com

When emailing me via direct email, all information in addition to your name, email and URL address will be kept private and confidential and will only be used to directly respond to you via email. Any additional information you provide while contacting me will not be shared with any third parties and will be deleted after a reasonable period of time.

Activity Tracking

This site has cookies enabled by default. Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored on your computer/browser when visiting this website. You are free to disable cookies and do not have to consent to their use, however, this website requires cookies to be enabled to function properly. When commenting on this blog the comment author’s name, email address, and site URL (if provided during the comment submission) are stored in cookies.

This blog uses WordPress.com free service which provides general analytical information of all users activities including the country location of users and which links are clicked and any search terms which may be used while looking on the website or entering the website via certain search engines. This information provides me with general details of where blog users come from and which posts/pages are most viewed. These general statistics of where blog visitors originate and which posts/pages are most clicked may be shared however they will not be identified to specific persons or accounts.

Advertisements

No money is earned via any advertisements which may be seen on this blog. Advertisements appearing on this blog are part of WordPress.com and their free service which this blog currently subscribes to. I am not responsible for any information collected via the clicking of ads or the use of cookies (if they are used to create more targeted advertising).

Other

Data Syncing is enabled on this site and means that a shadow version of this blog is saved onto the WordPress.com servers. This includes any commenters personal information collected (as listed above). I am not responsible for this synced version of data. for more information on this and general information about using/interacting with WordPress.com blogs please see Automattic’s privacy policy

Your Safety & Rights to data control

You are free to know what personal data is collected and ask for its deletion if you wish. Please email matthewsmaria92@yahoo.com

At the time of writing this WordPress.com is still working on enabling its users to delete the information collected during visits. As soon as this is enabled I will be able to delete all information on your visit if you wish it to be deleted.

Data Protection of Minors

This blog is free to view by all ages and given the nature of many of the books and images shared on this website, minors (children below the age of 16) may choose to interact with this site. It is not the intention of Decidinglybob.wordpresss.com to collect personal information of those below the age of 16. There should be consent from a parent/guardian. If you are a parent/guardian of a minor who’s data has been collected and wish for it to be removed you are free to email me at matthewsmaria92@yahoo to request this.

Entering Competitions/Giveaways

Competitions/giveaways held on this blog will require users participating to provide names and email addresses to enter. Details of individual competitions/giveaways will be included on the relevant blog posts as well as be included in the rules of that competition/giveaway. By entering you consent to be contacted via the email you have used to enter.

Winners may be required to provide mailing addresses (where the prize is a physical item as opposed to a digital item) which may be shared with third parties if that prize is to be sent by the third party and not by myself (i.e. an author will be sending the book rather than me sending it). In these cases it will be made clear in the competition rules that a third party will have access to such information. Winners names/user IDs may also be used in subsequent blog posts to identify the winner of the competition/giveaway. All information provided to me via any competition/giveaway will be kept until a valid winner is identified and contacted then all information of all entrants will be deleted.

DecidinglyBob.wordpress.com is not responsible for the storing and subsequent deleting of any information passed onto third parties during competitions/giveaways.

Changes to Policy

This privacy policy is in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and comes and applies from 25th May 2018. For more information on this and your rights please contact your country’s GDPR information site.

Occasional changes may be made to this policy without warning. Please check this page frequently to read any changes. By continuing to use this site you accept any subsequent changes made to the privacy policy

As of today 6/07/18, all information has been obtained courtesy of Irish GDPR compliance information and also from the WordPress.com site.

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