1.1 This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal (https://seqlegal.com).
- How I use your personal data
2.1 I am committed to safeguarding the privacy of my website visitors.
2.2 In this Section 2, I have set out:
(a) the general categories of personal data that I may process;
(b) [in the case of personal data that I did not obtain directly from you, the source and specific categories of that data];
(c) the purposes for which I may process personal data; and
(d) the legal bases of the processing.
2.3 I may process data about your use of my website (“usage data“). The usage data may include your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your use. The source of the usage data is WordPress tracking system. This usage data may be processed for the purposes of analyzing the use of the website. The legal basis for this processing is for monitoring and improving my website.
2.4 I may process “account data,” which includes your name and email address. The source of the account data is you. The account data may be processed communicating with you. The legal basis for this processing is consent.
2.5 I may process information that you provide to me for the purpose of subscribing to my email notifications and/or newsletters (“notification data“). The notification data may be processed for the purposes of sending you the relevant notifications and/or newsletters. The legal basis for this processing is consent.
2.6 I may process any of your personal data identified in this policy where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure. The legal basis for this processing is my legitimate interests, namely the protection and assertion of my legal rights, your legal rights and the legal rights of others.
- Providing your personal data to others
3.1 I will not disclose or share your personal information/data to any other persons or entities, worldwide.
- Retaining and deleting personal data
4.1 Personal data that I process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
- Your rights
5.1 In this Section 5, I have summarized the rights that you have under data protection law. Some of the rights are complex, and not all of the details have been included in my summaries. Accordingly, you should read the relevant laws and guidance from the regulatory authorities for a full explanation of these rights.
5.2 Your principal rights under data protection law are:
(a) the right to access;
(b) the right to rectification;
(c) the right to erasure;
(d) the right to restrict processing;
(e) the right to object to processing;
(f) the right to data portability;
(g) the right to complain to a supervisory authority; and
(h) the right to withdraw consent.
5.3 You have the right to confirmation as to whether or not I process your personal data and, where I do, access to the personal data, together with certain additional information. That additional information includes details of the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned and the recipients of the personal data. Providing the rights and freedoms of others are not affected, I will supply to you a copy of your personal data.
5.4 In some circumstances you have the right to the erasure of your personal data without undue delay. Those circumstances include: the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed; you withdraw consent to consent-based processing; you object to the processing under certain rules of applicable data protection law; the processing is for direct marketing purposes; and the personal data have been unlawfully processed. However, there are exclusions of the right to erasure. The general exclusions include where processing is necessary: for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information; for compliance with a legal obligation; or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
5.6 To the extent that the legal basis for my processing of your personal data is:
(a) consent; or
(b) that the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract,
and such processing is carried out by automated means, you have the right to receive your personal data from me in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. However, this right does not apply where it would adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
5.7 If you consider that my processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU or U.S. member state of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.
5.8 To the extent that the legal basis for my processing of your personal information is consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal.
5.9 You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by written notice to me.
- About cookies
6.1 A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
6.2 Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
6.3 Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that I store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
- Cookies that I use
7.2 WordPress allows you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. However, blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
7.3 If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on my website.