Data Protection and Privacy Policy

Data Protection and Privacy Policy

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I’d like to take this moment to thank you for visiting my blog today and for all the interest and support you have shown through following and/or commenting here on my site.

Users can visit my site anonymously, but if you wish to become a follower (which allows you to receive email notifications of when I post new content), to leave comments about my content, or to ask any questions about crafting that you may have, you were/will be asked to provide personal data (a name and an email address).

Those of you taking part in any activity on my blog (following, commenting, or questioning) do so in the knowledge that your email address is known to me and that your name,  photo, and link to your profile (if you provided them) may be visible to all those who visit this blog and, in that way, you have published your own personal details.

A detailed Privacy Policy is posted below, but I just want to assure you that I value your privacy and that I would never share your email address or other personal information collected here.

If you are interested in learning about how WordPress (powered by Jetpack) uses your personal data and wish to read their Privacy Notice for Visitors to Their Users’ Sites, click here:    (https://automattic.com/privacy-notice/).

If you do not wish to share your personal data here on my site, please do not become a follower and do not leave comments/questions.  If you need help with removing yourself from my Followers List or with removing comments previously left, you can contact me HERE.

If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact me using the information below.

https://iplayedwithpapertoday.com/2014/11/14/ask-questions-here/

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DATA PROTECTION AND PRIVACY POLICY

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read this privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how your Personally Identifiable Information is collected, used, protected or otherwise handled in accordance with this website. 

 

I am the sole creator and owner of this blog (https://iplayedwithpapertoday.com) where I share my handmade work and information about myself and my hobby.  All the content on this blog is mine unless otherwise noted. No one can use, download, share, copy, or take anything from this blog, nor can they collect any data from this blog.

This Data Protection and Privacy Policy applies to all content published on my blog and also to content published on my blog prior to this document becoming effective.  By taking part in any activity on my blog (following my blog and commenting on my blog), I will assume that you have read this Data Protection and Privacy Policy and agreed with it.  If you do not agree with the content, you are kindly asked not to leave any personal information on this blog, and that means do not become a follower, and do not leave any comments.

What personal information is being collected from the people who visit this blog/website?

When visiting this site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, or other details to help you with your experience.  This includes when choosing to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email, when choosing to leave comments/feedback on posts, or when choosing to contact me for information or for answers to questions.

FOR FOLLOWERS

Those following this blog do so in the knowledge that their email address is known to me, and that their name, photo and link to their profile (if they provided it) may be visible to all those who visit this blog and, in that way, they have published their own personal details.

If you don’t want your personal data as mentioned above to be visible to others who visit this blog, or if you do not want me to have access to your email address, you will have to remove yourself from the Followers list (so you will in effect be unfollowing my blog).

If you need help removing yourself as a follower, contact me at https://iplayedwithpapertoday.com/contact me, and I will assist you.

FOR THOSE WHO LEAVE A COMMENT OR ASK A QUESTION

Those leaving a comment or asking a question on this blog do so in the knowledge that their name, photo, and link to their profile or blog (if they provided it), as well as the comments they leave, are visible to all those who visit this blog and that they are thereby consenting to the use of their personal information for that specific purpose.

I receive email notifications when comments and questions are left for me.  Those leaving a comment or asking a question on this blog do so in the knowledge that I have access to their email address and that they are thereby consenting to the use of their personal information for that specific purpose..

If you wish to delete your published comments from my blog, contact me at https://iplayedwithpapertoday.com/contact me, and I will remove them.

I have comment moderation switched on.  If you wish to leave a comment or a question but do not want it (or your personal data) to be visible to all those who visit this blog, you can state that when commenting, and I will “not approve” the comment which will prevent it from being shown in the comment section of the post (but I will still see it).

Disturbing, violent, offensive or advertising comments will not be approved and will not be published on my blog. Any such comments will be deleted immediately.

How is your personal information used?

The information collected from you (when you register to become a follower, leave a comment, ask a question, or use certain other site features) may be used to follow up after correspondence.  (I may occasionally reply to comments/questions via email.)  Followers receive email notifications when new content is posted here on my blog.

Are ‘cookies’ used?

I do not use cookies, but WordPress does.

Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. They are also used to help them understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables them to provide you with improved services. They also use cookies to help them compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that they can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

WordPress uses cookies to:
  • Keep track of advertisements.
  • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. They may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on their behalf.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If users disable cookies in their browser:
  • If you turn cookies off it may turn off some of the features of the site.

Accepting a cookie in no way gives me (personally) access to your computer or any personal information about you.

WordPress (powered by Jetpack) offers me statistical information on how many visitors I have on a daily basis, from what country those visitors are viewing my content, what posts/projects are being viewed, and how often.  I have no way of knowing specifically who these visitors are (unless comments are left).  If you wish to read more about the “Site Stats” feature for WordPress.com sites and Jetpack sites, click HERE.

Third-party disclosure

WordPress may share Site visitor information with third party vendors who need to know this information in order to provide their services to them. This group includes vendors that help them provide their services to Users and their Sites. They require vendors to agree to privacy commitments in order to share information with them.

Third-party links

Occasionally, at their discretion, WordPress may include or offer third-party products or services on this website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. I therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, I seek to protect the integrity of my site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Google

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en

Google AdSense has not been enabled on this site but may be in the future.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. – See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf.

According to CalOPPA, I agree to the following:
  • Users can visit my site anonymously.
  • Once this privacy policy is created, a link will be added to it on the home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering this website.
  • The Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can easily be found on the page specified above.
  • You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes on this Privacy Policy Page
  • You can change your personal information by contacting me at https://iplayedwithpapertoday.com/contact me.
Does this site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
  • It’s also important to note that WordPress may allow third-party behavioral tracking.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

I do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.  I am not responsible if minors visit my blog.  My Blog is minor friendly, but no minor is invited to leave their data on my blog. If I notice any such activity or a third person informs me that there is activity by a minor on my blog all such data will be deleted immediately and permanently without any notice to the minor.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices I will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

I will notify the users via in-site notification

  • Within 7 business days

I also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

CAN SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

Your email address is collected in order to:
  • respond to inquiries and/or comments when appropriate and to notify followers of new content on this site.  (I do not send commercial emails, including advertisements.)
To be in accordance with CANSPAM, I agree to the following:
  • Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
  • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
  • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
  • Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails:

EU GDPR  (General Data Protection Regulation)

In the European Union (EU), privacy and data protection are fundamental human rights protected by law.  The GDPR is significant and wide-reaching in scope.  It expands the rights of EU residents to control how their personal information is collected and processed, and places a range of new obligations on organizations to be more accountable for data privacy and protection.  Personal data, in the context of the GDPR, covers a much wider range of information than personally identifiable information (PII) in North America. It is any information that can directly or indirectly identify a natural person, and can be in any format. It can include social media posts, photographs, lifestyle preferences, transaction histories, and even IP addresses.

According to EU GDPR, I agree to the following:

I will process personal data according to the six data protection principles:

  • Processed lawfully, fairly and transparently.
  • Collected only for specific legitimate purposes.
  • Adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary.
  • Must be accurate and kept up to date.
  • Stored only as long as is necessary.
  • Ensure appropriate security, integrity and confidentiality.

I use email addresses given solely for the purpose of responding to specific questions or comments when appropriate or for notification to followers of new content added to my blog.

Contacting Me

If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact me using the information below.

https://iplayedwithpapertoday.com/contact me

 

Wording of this document was adapted from:

  • the Privacy Policy document generated online by FreePrivacyPolicy.com
  • Marianne’s document found HERE (used with permission).
  • an article by IT Governance found HERE.

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on June 14, 2018.

 

(Image above is from google images and is not my own.)

 

2 thoughts on “Data Protection and Privacy Policy

  1. Yes, best we cover our tracks and let people know that they do leave personal information when commenting. I got mine done too.

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