privacy policy

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Data Protection
In light of the 2018 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), I have added this Privacy Policy to my blog. Although this is only a personal blog to share my hobby, I realize data protection is an important issue and to the best of my knowledge I will attempt to explain what may be done with your personal data.

I myself am not interested in collecting or sharing your personal data (name, address, email, IP address) and I've taken steps to try to prevent third party access to it. You can visit my website without providing it (there's no login). I use the protocol HTTPS for the safest communication over the internet. I have removed the majority of plugins from my blog to prevent your data footprint being shared.

Data Collection
However anytime someone visits my blog there will be log, cookie and device data collected by my Blogspot blog host, Google. This applies to email subscriptions too, which use Feedburner. Google collects data (like date and time of visit, amount of data transferred, information on the type of browser and browser version used, the user's operating system, the referrer URL (the previously visited page), the accessing IP address). Internally, Google uses this data for statistical analysis to operate, maintain and optimize their services. And should Google suspect unlawful use, they may retrospectively review it. However, any data provided to me by Google in statistical evaluations does not include personal information.

Here are links to Google's Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Technologies and Principles if you'd like to learn more about what Google does with the information it collects.

In addition, information about blog visits is collected using cookies (text files placed on your computer to collect internet log and visitor behavior information). You can set your browser to not accept cookies, however some features of my blog might not function properly. You can learn more about cookies at All About Cookies.

Should you like to visit me on other social media platforms, I've included direct links in my sidebar. When you visit these other platforms, those companies' privacy policies apply. The ones I use are Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr and Stamplorations.

Data removal
I have chosen to keep the Google "follow" function in my sidebar, but if you are a follower and no longer want your photo visible there, please "unfollow" me.

I appreciate and keep the comments visitors leave on my blog. When you leave a comment, your comment as well as personal data (user name, photo) may be displayed.  If at any time you would like your comments removed, please send me an email. If you have signed up for comment follow-up you can unsubscribe by ticking the box or clicking the link in the notification email.

Updated May 26, 2018

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