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Kay’s Privacy Policy

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect on May 25. The GDPR requires everyone who runs a website / runs a mailing list to be transparent about how they collect, use, and share personal data (personally I don’t do any of the three, but I guess the potential is there since I run a website so….onwards and forwards.)

I’m sorry to be one of the many people complying with this law (who knew what a rule follower I would be), but seriously…since this law takes effect Friday I am finally getting my Kay Daniels Romance Privacy Policy posted so if anyone follows my page, or subscribes to my page, or even decides to look at my page I will now be in compliance.

In a nutshell here is the nitty-gritty…

The EU has passed some really serious privacy laws that go into effect on Friday, which means I now have to be compliant.

It’s important to understand that while the GDPR is a European regulation, its requirements apply to all sites and online businesses that collect, store, and process personal data about EU residents no matter where the business is located. Do I know if you live in Europe? Nope. I haven’t a clue, but alas, here we are….rule following and all.

You can learn more about the GDPR from the European Commission’s Data Protection page.

Since I love having you receive my posts either directly in your inbox, or just by viewing it via the web (it truly is an honor and a joy for me)…But if you no longer desire to receive my posts, I won’t take it personally!

Just click on “unsubscribe” at the end of this email and you will no longer be privy to Kay Daniels Romance. Easy!

If you want to keep me in your inbox, I will keep on sending you emails.

Your contact information will not be passed on to any third party! EVER! Do you know why? I honestly have no desire, no time, and absolutely no freaking clue how to do it. And no, that is not an invitation to every bot out there to ask me to start because I hate spam too.

So please click away and enjoy all the romance you can handle.

Keep Reading, Keep Writing, Keep Dreaming!

~Kay Daniels

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Kay Daniels Romance Privacy Policy

Kay Daniels Romance Privacy Policy

Last updated: ​May 25, 2018
Kay Daniels Romance (“me”, “I”, “my” or “the voices in my head”) operates ​https://kaydanielsromance.wordpress.com  (the “Site”).

I use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Site. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

It is my policy to respect your privacy regarding any information I may collect from you or which you may provide to me, in the circumstances set out below. Accordingly, I have developed this privacy policy in order for you to understand how I collect, use, communicate, disclose, safeguard and otherwise make use of your personally identifiable information (“Personal Data”).

I will only collect and use your Personal Data where:
• I have lawful grounds to do so, including to comply with my legal obligations; and
• I have legitimate interests in using your Personal Data and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.

Information Collection And Use

While using my Site, I may ask you to provide me with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to your name (“Personal Information/Data”). This could also include any Personal Data which you provide to me in a free text box form as another example.

Log Data

Like many site operators, I collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit my Site (“Log Data”). I do not link this information with any Personal Data.

This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of my Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.

Data may also collect, automatically, through the use of cookies on my Website. Please see my cookie policy to find out how you can adjust your settings to disable cookies if you choose to do so.

Communications

I will only use your Personal Data when the law allows me to. Most commonly, I use your Personal Data to:
• process and manage your use of my website;
• respond to your questions, comments and requests;
• where you have opted-in to receive marketing from me, deliver communications that are relevant to your preferences / may be of interest to you;
• improve my services and Website through analysis of information.

Cookies

Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, WordPress may not load in some versions or on some sites.

Security

The security of your Personal Information is important to me, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While I strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, I cannot guarantee its absolute security. I take your privacy seriously and will not share your Personal Data with others, except as permitted by applicable law.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of ​May 25, 2018​ and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page. For the purposes of the EU General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (“GDPR”), I, Kay Daniels, am the “data controller.” If you have any questions about this policy or about how I use your Personal Data, please contact me via my contact details at the end of this policy.

Contact Me

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact me at kaydanielsromance@gmail.com

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Learn Something New Everyday

I’ve always liked to live with the philosophy of “learn something new everyday.” Whether it is something simple like experimenting with a new recipe I’ve always wanted to try or perhaps something harder like learning a new life skill.

Life should be an adventure and worth exploring.

With that being said, reading is a huge part of that adventure. It is how I amass the knowledge and insight of what I want to explore next and most likely will experience.

As a cautious consumer I prefer to research before diving head first into a long term commitment, especially on expensive purchase items. I admit I also look into multiple articles when mass hysteria hits on something that seems improbable. For example, when my daughter came home and mentioned kids deliberately eating Tide Pods I didn’t believe her, because who in their right mind would eat soap? Lo and behold she was correct and multiple articles pointed to the stupidity of people eating detergent.

There is something definitive about the written word vs. teenage students whispering about a rumor.

So, with that being said, I received my first email today, as I’m sure it will be the first in a long string of many, regarding GDPR or General Data Protection Regulation.

 What is GDPR?

GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation and is intended to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union. Its primary aim is to give control back to the EU residents over their personal data.

Why is it coming about now?  GDPR was actually introduced two years ago, but it becomes  enforceable starting May 25, 2018.

What is being done with GDPR Compliance?

Currently, the GDPR Compliance Team at WordPress understands that helping WordPress-based sites become compliant is a large and ongoing task. The team is focusing on creating a comprehensive core policy, plugin guidelines, privacy tools and documentation.

The GDPR Compliance Team is focusing on four main areas:

  • Add functionality to assist site owners in creating comprehensive privacy policies for their websites.
  • Create guidelines for plugins to become GDPR ready.
  • Add administration tools to facilitate compliance and encourage user privacy in general.
  • Add documentation to educate site owners on privacy, the main GDPR compliance requirements, and on how to use the new privacy tools.

Doesn’t WordPress already have a privacy policy?

Yes and no. That said, The GDPR put on tighter guidelines and restrictions. Though we have many plugins that create privacy pages, we need means to generate a unified, comprehensive privacy policy. We will need tools for users to easily come into compliance.

Site owners will be able to create GDPR compliant privacy policy in three steps:

  1. Adding a dedicated page for the policy.
  2. Adding privacy information from plugins.
  3. Reviewing and publishing the policy.

What happens next?

GDPR compliance is an important consideration for all WordPress websites and the new privacy tools are scheduled for release at the end of April or beginning of May 2018.

Until then I hope you’ve learned something new today and continue learning something new everyday, even if it’s something small.

~Kay Daniels
Keep Reading, Keep Writing, Keep Dreaming!