Last updated: 2019-12-27
If you have any comments, questions, queries, or complaints, please get in contact. I will reply to your concerns as soon as I can. I try to respond to all emails within 7 days of receipt. (I am but a one woman army, I’m afraid; but should your email be urgent, please do make that clear in the subject.)
- It is a legal requirement where I live (UK), where GDPR is enforced.
- 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. — EUGDPR
I suggest everyone who uses the internet educate themselves at least a little on GDPR.
I know you’re like
but this shit’s real, so stick around, k?
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 will never, ever share your information (name, address, email, contact number, etc) with outside companies without your explicit permission. That is promised, guaranteed, legally-binding.
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
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]
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.
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.
Cookies are files that hold small amounts 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.
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 this site.
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 of electronic storage, is 100% secure. I can never guarantee its absolute security. Unfortunately this is a sad fact of the internet.
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, and you have concerns about this, 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.
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.
I have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, Privacy Policies and/or practices of any third-party sites or services.
This site does not currently accept goods in exchange for promotion.
This site does not currently support paid advertisements or affiliate links.
This site does not currently support or process any financial transactions.
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
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Peace out. ✌