This page also complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into effect on May 25, 2018 to protect the personal data and privacy of EU citizens for transactions that occur within EU member states. For more information on the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, click this link here.
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What personal information is collected from visitors, when and where is it collected, and how is it used?
1) When you leave a comment on a blog post, WordPress automatically stores your Gravatar name, IP Address, the comment itself, and your email address. Therefore, leaving a comment is considered a clear affirmative, specific, and unambiguous action as defined by the GDPR giving us consent to store this information, and permission to contact you in the future by email if necessary. If you do not consent to the above, please don’t leave a comment. For further information on how WordPress stores and uses your data, read this post here and/or this post here.
4) The Contact Form located on the About page is a WordPress plugin so follows the basic WordPress data storage guidelines. Submitted emails sent via the Contact Form or those sent directly to Sharon Lathan via firstname.lastname@example.org are kept on the website server or Google server for future reference and to reply to the sender as necessary.
How is your personal information protected?
Your personal information entered and stored in any of the above places will not be sold or shared under any circumstances with other third parties beyond those specifically mentioned.
This website also uses Akismet anti-spam service for comments as a protection against malware and other malicious attacks. The information collected includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).
If you feel your data has been misused, you have a right to complain to the Hellenic Data Protection Authority (HDPA). As laws change or needs arise, Sharon Lathan may amend this policy in future without necessarily notifying our visitors and subscribers. If concerned about any future changes, please check this page from time to time.
This page was last updated on August 17, 2018.