GDPR

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

HeideBlog is a personal blog with no commercial interests and does not actively collect, use, process, share, or sell its visitors’ personal data.

However, when visitors interact with HeideBlog by subscribing, liking posts, or leaving comments, certain personal identifiable information (such as email addresses, user names, and IP addresses) is visible to the site administrator.

This information is also collected and stored by WordPress.com for archiving and website hosting purposes. You can view their parent company’s privacy statement at https://privacy.blog/.

Respect for visitors’ privacy is a fundamental value at HeideBlog. If you have questions after reading the disclosure below — or if you wish to unsubscribe — please contact me at hmunro [dot] wordpress [at] gmail [dot] com.

What data is collected?

Although HeideBlog does not actively collect its visitors’ personal data, when you interact with the site in the following ways some personal identifiable data will be visible to the site administrator and will be stored on WordPress’ servers*:

When you comment on on any post while signed into WordPress, your user name, email address, IP address, URL, submission date/time, and Gravatar link (if you have one) will be visible to HeideBlog’s administrator and stored on WordPress’ servers.

When you comment on any post through email, your email and IP addresses will be visible to HeideBlog’s administrator and stored on WordPress’ servers.

When you comment on any post through a social media account, your user ID on that account and your profile’s URL (if available) will be visible to HeideBlog’s administrator and stored on WordPress’ servers.

When you use the contact form, your name, email address and URL (if available) will be visible to HeideBlog’s administrator and stored on WordPress’ servers, as well as the content of your message.

When you sign up to follow HeideBlog, your WordPress user name and/or email will be visible to HeideBlog’s administrator and stored on WordPress’ servers. If you follow HeideBlog via email WordPress.com will notify you by email of new posts. Your email will not be used for any other purpose, and you can stop these emails at any time by either clicking the “unfollow” link at the bottom of the email, or by writing the site administrator at hmunro [dot] wordpress [at] gmail [dot] com.

* Important: All content on HeideBlog is housed on WordPress.com’s servers (including any commenters’ personal information as described above). I am not responsible for this synced version of the data. For more information about WordPress.com please see its parent company Automattic’s privacy policy.

What data is shared?

HeideBlog will never sell your personal information to third parties, and will not share your personal information except when required in compliance with the law (e.g., as part of a law enforcement investigation).

What activity is tracked?

HeideBlog does not use cookies and does not track individual visitors’ actions either on the blog or on other sites they visit subsequently. HeideBlog does use a WordPress plug-in to receive general statistics on the number of visitors, which countries their IP addresses are registered to, and which posts they visited. However, none of these statistics provides personal identifiable information (including specific IP addresses).

How can I control my data?

You are free to know what personal data is collected and ask for its deletion if you wish by contacting me at hmunro [dot] wordpress [at] gmail [dot] com.


How can I learn more about the GDPR?

This privacy policy complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) effective May 25, 2018. You may contact the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) for more information on this regulation and your rights.

Last updated May 26, 2018

 


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