GDPR – the General Data Protection Regulation – comes into place on 25th May 2018.
Here is what I have done to comply.
If you follow this blog/website, then your email address will be stored by the website. I do not use it or access it. It simply forms part of the statistics on the website itself.
Because your email address constitutes personal data, I need to have a Privacy Statement. This explains what data I collect, why I collect it, and how I store it, including whether I share it with any third parties, who they are, and what their privacy policies are. My privacy statement is in my site menu, and also linked here. It touches on your other rights regarding information you share with me.
If you are one of my blog/website followers, because you have signed yourself up and as I don’t use the contact details personally (the website itself emails you with new entries), I will not email you to ask if you wish to keep ‘following’. You may ‘unfollow’ whenever you wish.
I now have a Contact Form which cross-references with the privacy notice. You can use this to contact me about anything, for example existing or upcoming books etc.
If you do wish to unfollow my blog/website you are very welcome to do so at any time, by clicking the Unfollow button.
Of course, I’d rather you kept following as there is plenty of news coming up!
And hopefully it’ll be a lot less dry than this post!