What the... GDPR!
You've probably heard about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It means that you have control over who sees and uses your data. The GDPR requires me to:
disclose what data I collect about you
explain to you how I use that information
hand it over to you in a format you can read easily
delete all of your personal data if requested
So, let's get started, shall we?
What information do I collect?
Through this website, I collect two pieces of information:
Your email address
I collect this information through the form on my Contact page. I only ever need to use this information when I'm replying to you, once you've contacted me.
I will not disclose, share or misuse this information. I'm here to do business, not mess around with your data. Trust me; your data is going nowhere.
That being said, If you would like me to delete your data (I won't be offended), please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will remove everything immediately.
Where do I store your information?
I keep your name and email address on Google Drive. Google is based in the US, but they have registered with Privacy Shield, which makes them GDPR compliant.
My website provider is Squarespace. Squarespace has registered with Privacy Shield to make sure they comply with GRPR. As an extra precaution, Squarespace uses HTTPS/SSL security as standard.
Cookies, great with milk.
Apart from being the best snack ever, cookies are small pieces of data that websites store on a device. Cookies can improve your browsing experience because they help websites remember preferences and understand how people use different features.
We may also gather information about your general Internet use by using a cookie file. Where used, these cookies are downloaded to your computer automatically. This cookie file is stored on the hard drive of your computer, as cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve our Website and the service that we provide to you.
You can disable cookies by changing the settings on your web browser.
I don't have a mailing list, which means I don't have to process or store your details anywhere else. If I decide to start a mailing list, I will ask for your consent before I add you to the list.
That's it, folks.