Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for https://suzanneskakle.com

Last updated: 2018-11-01

If you have any comments, questions, queries, or complaints, please get in contact with Suzanne directly. I will reply to your concerns as soon as I can.


Introduction

This Privacy Policy exists because:

  1. It is a legal requirement where I live (UK), where GDPR is enforced.
  2. Your privacy, both in the real world and online, is really important, and I want you to know you’re safe here.

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and is designed to:
Harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy [and] reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy.

I suggest everyone who uses the internet educate themselves at least a little on GDPR.


This page is here to outline the site’s policies in regards to the collection and disclosure of your personal information when you use this site. There’s lots of behind-the-scenes data exchanges happening between your computer and any websites you visit (some more complex than others, obv; this site is small fish). Nonetheless, it’s still important to know your rights in regards to protecting your personal information.

I am a person, not a collective. I’m not here to buy and/or sell your data. I don’t particularly want your data. I want you to read my stories, and enjoy them; and for that I need the barest minimum of information. For example, what channel you would prefer me to contact you through and how I should go about doing that.

I would never, ever share your information (name, address, email, contact number, etc) with outside companies without your explicit permission. That is promised, guaranteed, legally binding.

Any personal information you share with the site (and, by extension, its host) is used for the purpose of improving the site. When a new user first clicks into the site, they are required to agree to this Privacy Policy and accept (or reject) the site’s use of cookies (more on that later).


Data Collection/Use

When using this site, there are times you may be asked to provide certain personal information that can be used to identify or contact you.

For instance, this site operates a Contact Page where you can reach me (Suzanne, remember) easily.

‘Personal Information’ may include, but is not limited to:

  • Full name
  • Email address
  • Website

Newsletter

This site publishes a quarterly (every three months) newsletter that is composed, published, and delivered directly from the site through the WordPress app: Newsletter.

To sign-up for this newsletter, all that’s needed is your email address. Then, after confirming your subscription, you will receive a shiny newsletter in your inbox every now and again.

You can choose to unsubscribe at any time.

The Newsletter Plugin provides all the technical tools needed to achieve GDPR compliancy and we’re continuously working to improve them…The plugin does not collect users’ own subscribers data, nor it has any access to those data. [Newsletter GDPR Compliancy]


Log Data

This site, like many others, collects certain information when you visit such as:

  • IP addresses
  • Browser types
  • Date/time stamp

This information is gathered to boost site analysis, pick-up on trends in browsing history, and gather demographic information. All of these things help me to focus content and provide the best user experience possible, because they let me know what my readers are actually looking for here.

Google Analytics

I track user movement through my site using Google Analytics; the most commonly used analytics tool on the web. This service allows me to know what my readers are looking for on my site, for how long, when they are browsing, and where in the world they are.

This knowledge is super helpful – vital, really – in understanding what visitors want from this site and how best to give it to them.

I don’t need to explain Google. You’ve heard of Google. Here is a link to their in-depth Privacy Policy.

Cookies

Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your computer’s hard drive.

This site uses cookies to collect information. You will be prompted when first viewing the site that it uses cookies, and you must either accept or reject this disclaimer before continuing.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our this site.


Security

The security of your personal information is really important to me, and I take vital measures in keep it safe.

This site employs security software, with a built-in firewall and protection against Brute Force attacks. Any apps I use to collect personal information are fully vetted and approved and kept up-to-date with current standards of security.

But please remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. I can never guarantee its absolute security. Unfortunately this is a sad fact of the internet.

Children’s Privacy

This site does not deliberately address anyone under the age of 18 (‘children’).

This site does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided me with personal information, please get in contact. If I discover that a child under 18 has provided their personal information, I will delete such information from the servers immediately.


Third-party Content

This site may contain links to other sites that are not operated by me. I would never knowingly link to any site that I did not feel was 100% safe – and relevant – for my readers to visit.

If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed straight to that site. I strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

I have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, Privacy Policies or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Promotions

This site does not currently accept goods in exchange for promotion.

Advertising

This site does not currently support paid advertisements or affiliate links.

Payments

This site does not currently support or process any financial transactions.


Legal Compliance

There is only one situation in which I will disclose your personal information: where required to do so by law or subpoena.

The chances of this are one-in-a-zillion, but nonetheless, I will share your junk with the law if you’ve done something bad and I have access to information that might help.


Updates to Policy

I update this Privacy Policy from time to time, usually if there are changes to GDPR rules, or I introduce a new app to the site that I wish to disclose. I will always update the timestamp at the start to match the latest update.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.


If you want some more light reading material, remember to check out the site’s Terms & Conditions.


Peace out. ✌