Sunday, 20 May 2018

GDPR And Other Stuff at Bionic Basil HQ



Hey guys, mew've probably been reading and seeing a lot of news about GDPR aka General Data Protection Regulation that's currently coming into effect as of the 25th of May 2018.

Now mew're probably wundering what's that got to do with a bunch of heathen cats aka me and The B Team, well as we're still part of the EU, we have to comply by law as to how we look aftur your data and privacy, and as we have visitors from all offur the wurld like many of mew, our blogging pals, we have to make sure that effurything is tickety-boo so we're not breaking any laws within the EU.

Also, there's the issue about Data Protection too, so here's our Policies and Notices which we'll also add a link to our Contact Us Page at the bottom. 

Privacy Policy & Data Protection @ BionicBasil HQ

We never have shared, or will share, or sell personal information with third-parties nor do we store information we collect about your visit to this blog for use other than to analyze content performance through the use of cookies, which you can turn off at anytime by modifying your Internet browser's settings. We are not responsible for the republishing of the content found on this blog on other Web sites or media without our permission. This privacy policy is subject to change without notice.

Privacy & Data Policy

This policy sets out how BionicBasil.com uses and protects any information that you give BionicBasil when you use this website.

BionicBasil is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

BionicBasil may change this policy [to comply with changes in the law] from time to time by updating this page. We will endeavour to notify readers of such changes as and when, or if they occur. You as readers should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with the policies, notices and any changes that may have taken place. 
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What we may collect

We may collect the following information occasionally:

Contact information i.e. Blog address (NOT IP addresses, or any user identifiable stuff), your email address if left within a comment given on the blog so we can supply extra information. If supplied your email address to us on a purrsonal basis, all information will be kept on a strictly private and purrsonal basis. 

FYI: We do not actively seek/solicit email addresses or any other data from anyone that visits the blog.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
  • To respond to comments left on this blog.
  •  Remove Spam and spammers that would otherwise ruin the epicness of the comments.
  •  Help us understand the needs of our readers by understanding the geographical country of origin, also to identify origin of spam.
Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

All computers have built in protection, and are password and fingerprint (and pawprint) protected. No Passwords are shared, and access to the site and such data as we have (if any) is restricted to the owner of this blog only. 



How we use cookies*

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We  [this blog] use traffic log cookies [via Google] to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic, to prevent people spamming the blog, and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie does NOT give us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Cookies at BBHQ

*BionicBasil does not purrsonally collect cookies [well unless they're nip cookies! MOL]. Cookies on BionicBasil at blogger are generated through Google, so if mew wish to decline the cookie pop-up when arriving at our blog, purrlease do so.  Purrlease visit Google directly to check out their cookie and other policies.



Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.



Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  •          If at some point you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes   
  •   If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information (email address, and or postal address) say for receipt of personal emails, or maybe mailing a gift and/ or Christmas card or present, you may change your mind at any time by writing to us, or emailing us at deardrbasil @ gmail . com and we will delete the information and no Christmas cards or presents, or gifts will be forthcoming.
We do not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law to do so, i.e. in the pursuance of criminal prosecutions by third parties such as the Police, National Security etc, then the operation of the law of the land will apply. 

You may request details of personal information which we may hold about you, if any, under the new GDPR ruling effective 25th May 2018. A small fee will be payable. Please email us at deardrbasil @ gmail . com


Usage of 3rd Party Service Providers

We have also checked with google and our 3rd party plug-ins to make sure that they're compliant with the new GDPR rulings :

Google Follow Tool see right-hand side side bar under Bloglovin,
 G+  Bloglovin  Feedburner RSS & Email Subscription 

If mew follow us by any of the third party plugins mentioned above, mew can go directly to their websites and opt out easily enough should mew want to as we can't unfollow any of those fur mew.

If mew're happy to continue to follow us by whateffur means mew do, then mew basically have to do nothing, life goes on and nothing changes. 


Google Analytics – 3Rd party App

BionicBasil does not use Google Analytics.



MailChimp or Similar

We do not use MailChimp or similar, nor do we send out any marketing emails.



Amazon Affilliates

WE ARE PART OF THE AMAZON AFFILIATES PROGRAMME

www.bionicbasil.blogspot.co.uk [bionicbasil.com & bionicbasil.co.uk] is a part of the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to www.amazon.co.uk

Amazon logos are trademarks of Amazon.co.uk/com, Inc or its affiliates.

We at BionicBasil do not collect or have access to any data by being part of the amazon affiliate programme.

To see Amazons policies, purrlease click here


Terms and Conditions of using BionicBasil.com

Content provided on this blog is for informational and entertainment purposes only. The owner of this blog makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site. The owner will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. The owner will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information. These terms and conditions of use are subject to change at any time and without notice.

The stories and characters depicted in this blog, and it's stories are protected by Copyright ©. 

Any unauthorized exhibition, distribution, or copying of this blog, or any part thereof (including characters) may result in civil liability and criminal prosecution. The stories, all names, characters, and incidents portrayed in this production are fictitious. No identification with actual persons (living or deceased), places, buildings, and products is intended or should be inferred.



Website disclaimer

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by BionicBasil and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of BionicBasil. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, BionicBasil takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.



And now we've suitably melted your mind and your brain just slid out of your ears, please feel free to check out our other posts that are a lot more fun!

Bestest purrs

Basil & Co xox




Disclaimer:

We are not lawyers, we've had no formal advice, this info has been put together after hours and hours of mindnumbing research. There is not much actual advice fur simple bloggers like ourselves and the new GDPR ruling, which we feel is purretty crappy and rather a let down.  And the majority of the content we read is in lawyer speak, and fur us that may as well be Klingon or some other completely obscure language. 

We believe that what we have fully met the requirements of the GDPR, so far as it relates to this blog, it's content, and how our visitors interact with us, and we them. Howeffur, if mew think we've missed anything or there's something else we should be doing feel free to contact us at:

deardrbasil @ gmail . com



The templates we used were from FREE sources only, though just as the P.A. was finishing up, we had a power-spike and the computer shut down unexpectedly, and unfortunately the browsing history was wiped and we couldn't find the web links again.

So if any of these templates are from your website, purrlease let us know and we'll add your attribute with purrleasure and we can't thank mew enough fur creating them - THANK MEW!


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15 comments:

  1. Oh, MY That did make petcretary;s head go a spinning, MOL! I am glad we are furry ones and not techies like some peeps we know around these parts...sunpuddles are all the things we need...well, and maybe some yums too:)
    Those new rules can be cumbersome for sure!

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    1. Pipo dude, it melted our brains so bad we can't begin to tell mew! MOL XOX

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  2. OMC, you did an amazing job ! Claire is working on this, and you're the best inspiration from far for her ! Purrs

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    1. Hiya guys, oh dear, well mew know where to come if mew need any help! XOX

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  3. Humans and their stupid rules!

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    1. Brian dude, we couldn't have said it better!!!!! MOL XOX

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  4. Whew, that gave us a headache. Stupid humans and their stupid rules!

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    1. Yep, us too and yep we totally agree, so many levels of stupid! XOX

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    1. Edie, let's go get some cookies! MOL XOX

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  6. Heck the head spun so much it almost fell off! What a lot of work you’ve all been doing on the GDPR stuff. I think you need a long sit down with a very wet Niptini! Thanks for sharing this Basil, we really do appreciate it!
    Toodle pips and GDPR purrs ( or growls)
    Erin

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    1. Oh no Erin, not like in The Exorcist we hope!!! MOL Do we need to come to visit and splash mew with holy water while we chant in latin? MOL MOL XOX

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  7. MOL MOL Purrfectly done, guys! I especially liked the part of the cookies...MOL :D Even if we hadn't any, after reading all this stuff, Granny's head is spinning around and we both need some nip now :D We also have read about it the last few weeks and we can't understand why it has to be so complicated for a simple hobby-blogger. Thanks guys, we see what we can use from you after WordPress installates the update next week. Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend :) <3

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    1. Hey Binky, we do hope wordpress sorts something out fur mew, but mew know where mew can come if mew need too! And here, have another nip cookie! MOL XOX

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  8. Epic and educational to those who arrogantly assume they can just blog the entire EU (yes really...) If you expect to get paid for blogging you need to be up to the mark, and this is the place to find the info.

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