Data Protection

What is the GDPR?

On 25 May 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) from the European Union come into effect. The GDPR deals with the protection of EU citizens’ personal data citizens whether it is collected inside or outside the EU. To learn more about the GDPR, you can read the following:

What personal information do you share when you visit Manner of Speaking?

So what does this all mean for you when you visit Manner of Speaking? When you visit, you share personal information either actively (e.g., a comment) or automatically (just by visiting).

Automattic, the web development company that created WordPress.com (the platform I use to run this blog) has prepared a helpful Privacy Notice for visitors to WordPress.com sites such as this one.

Jetpack, the company that posts ads that you might see on this site from time to time has also prepared a Privacy Information policy that applies to this site.

Both the Automattic and Jetpack policies are part of this site’s policy. I encourage you to read them. They set out the information that is collected from visitors whether they provide it themselves (e.g., name, email address, website) or automatically (e.g., IP address, browser type, unique device identifiers). They also explain how Automattic and Jetpack use this information.

My promise to you

I am grateful to everyone who has stopped by regardless of whether you have signed up for email delivery of posts, left a comment, shared my content on your social media channels or just skimmed a post or two.

I will always treat the information that you provide with respect and never share it with, or sell it to, others. That includes your name, your email address and any other personal information.

If you have signed up to receive my posts by email, you can always unsubscribe by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link in each email. If you would like me to delete a comment that you have made or any other information that I have about you, just send me a message using this Contact Form.

I hope this information is helpful. Let me know if you have any questions.