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.
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 you supplied your email address to us on a purrsonal basis, all information will be kept on a strictly private and purrsonal basis.
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 the origin of spam.
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.
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 catnip 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.
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
We do not use MailChimp or similar, nor do we send out any marketing emails.
We may in the future offer a weekly newsletter, but we will announce it on the main blog if we decide to go ahead with it.
Content provided on this blog is purely 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 its stories are protected by Copyright ©.
Regarding the adventure stories which we write to share on the blog; all names [apart from The B Team Cats], characters, and incidents portrayed in these productions are fictitious. No identification with actual persons (living or deceased), places, buildings, and products is intended or should be inferred.
The information contained on 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.
Individual Blog Post Disclaimers
Please note that these posts are for personal use only and not for commercial use in any capacity.
Crafting with Cats
We at BionicBasil HQ are not responsible or liable for any injuries to person/s and/or cat/s, crafting addictions, glue on cats, paper cuts, misplaced pins and needles, cats stealing your supplies, broken scissors, cat fur stuck on your projects, or your project not turning out as planned. By using this information you hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless BionicBasil and staff from and against any and all claims for personal injuries or damages or losses of any kind arising from use of any Crafting With Cats posts we may share.
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FYI: we scan all our google drive links and files prior to the posts going live to check for any viruses/threats with this online version of Kaspersky
Colouring with Cats
By downloading our free weekly colouring mandalas and/or Colouring with Cats Books and using this information you hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless BionicBasil and staff from and against any and all claims for personal injuries or damages or computer viruses and/or computer damage of any kind and the like of any kind arising from your use of any Colouring With Cats posts we may share.
By downloading our free sudoku puzzles and/or crosswords and/or word search puzzles and using this information you hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless BionicBasil and staff from and against any and all claims for personal injuries or damages or computer viruses and/or computer damage of any kind and the like of any kind arising from your use of any Brain Training With Cats posts we may share.
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 which are a lot more fun!
Wing Commander Basil & The B Team
We are not lawyers, we've had no formal advice, this info has been put together after hours and hours of mind-numbing research. There is not much actual advice for simple bloggers like ourselves and the new GDPR ruling, which we feel is purretty crappy and rather a letdown. And the majority of the content we read is in lawyer-speak, and for us that may as well be Klingon or some other completely obscure language.
We believe that we have fully met the requirements of the GDPR, so far as it relates to this blog, its 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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