The law relating to data protection is changing on 25th May 2018 when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force. It is a new piece of EU legislation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) that will replace the Data Protection Act 1998 and will be in force in the UK until the UK leaves the EU. A new Data Protection Act (DPA), currently going through Parliament, will apply post-Brexit although any business in the UK which collects and/or processes data belonging to any EU citizen will still be required to comply with the GDPR irrespective of the provisions of the projected DPA.
Under the GDPR, organisations are required to provide individuals with information about the use and processing of their personal data. Note 1: ‘Personal data’ means any information relating to an individual who can be identified from that data. This note is intended to help you understand how you can maintain control of your information. GDPR is about protecting individuals and their rights in respect of their personal information. It is designed to ensure that an individual can maintain control over their information. Under GDPR you can:
- Request access to, deletion of, or correction of your personal data.
- Request your personal data be transferred to another person.
- Complain to a supervisory body.
Who I Am
My website address is: https://misterlion.org.
What Personal Data I Collect And Why I Collect It
I don’t collect personal data, largely because this is just a space for me to rant. Posts are usually linked to Facebook; if you come to this site to read them you can leave your name and email address, in which case read the ‘Comments’ section below. If you don’t then Facebook has responsibility for any personal data they collect.
When visitors leave comments on the site I collect the data shown in the comments form and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website. Also, don’t be surprised if images are deleted out of hand—storage space and bandwidth is expensive.
There aren’t any.
If you leave a comment on this site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
Embedded Content From Other Websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in exactly the same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who I Share Your Data With
Properly, “With Whom I Share Your Data”.
Nobody. Unless someone has made a comment of sufficient worth to share with my wife.
How Long I Retain Your Data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so that I can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on my website (you can’t, but that may change in the future), I also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What Rights You Have Over Your Data
If you have an account or have left comments on this site, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I may be obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where We Send Your Data
Visitor comments are checked through Akismet, an automated spam detection service.
Your Contact Information
See ‘Comments’ above.
How I Protect Your Data
If there’s nothing collected, there’s nothing to protect. However, this site is secured behind the ‘Wordfence’ firewall which is a very effective measure of protection for this website and for any data of any kind which may be stored on it. In the unlikely event of website data being downloaded by me, my computer is encrypted and also behind a firewall. There is no long-term storage of personal data taken from this website as, from my point of view, there’s no point.
What Data Breach Procedures We Have In Place
See above paragraph.
What Third Parties I Receive Data From
What Automated Decision-making And/or Profiling We Do With User Data
None. Like I have the time…