Our commitment to data privacy
We are fully committed to maintaining the privacy of any information (‘personal data’) that you provide to us. Furthermore, we commit to ensuring that such data is held securely, used appropriately, and only retained for as long as is necessary.
Our blog isn’t designed to collect data, but as is the nature of a website of its kind, some data is collected regardless. We operate a ‘data minimisation’ principle wherever possible – that is to say that we will only ever ask you for the minimum amount of information required to maintain our blog; we have no desire to retain (and therefore maintain) any more information than is necessary. We aspire to comply to the fullest extent possible with applicable data protection regulations, in particular the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) and ePrivacy Directive, where applicable.
1. Principles for processing personal data
Our principles for processing personal data are:
- Fairness and lawfulness. When we process personal data, the individual rights of the Data Subjects must be protected. All personal data must be collected and processed in a legal and fair manner.
- Restricted to a specific purpose. The personal data of Data Subject must be processed only for specific purposes.
- Transparency. The Data Subject must be informed of how his/her data is being collected, processed and used.
2. What personal data we collect and process
We don’t collect much personal data (clearly, that’s not the point of this blog), but we do indirectly get it on a website like this. Personal Data may include, but is not limited to:
- Email address
- First name and last name
- IP address
- Cookie ID
3. How we use the personal data
Any collected personal data that is collected is used for various purposes:
- To provide you with updates on our blog
- To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our services. For example, we use Google Analytics to better understand what people look at on our blog. When people visit out site, information about their visit (such as which pages they look at, how long they spend on the site and so on) is sent in an anonymous form to Google Analytics. The data contains information about anyone who uses our website from your computer, and there is no way to identify individuals from the data.
- To detect, prevent and address technical issues
4. Retention of personal data
We will only retain your personal information for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Data Protection Policy.
We will only retain and use your information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our policies.
5. Data protection rights
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. If you wish to be informed what personal data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.
In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:
- To obtain from us confirmation about whether any such data is being held;
- To require that we provide you with whatever data we are holding/processing about you, including the right for that data to be transferred to another data controller;
- To withdraw that permission at any time, even if you have consented to Us processing your personal data, ;
- To require us to rectify any incomplete or incorrect information held about you;
- To require us to erase the data held about you (the ‘right to be forgotten’).