This site is not a business site. It is a personal blog.
The official wording should go something along the lines of “we respect your privacy”. In the case of this blog, I can confidently go further and assure you I am not – and never have been – interested in violating your privacy in the first place!
This site does not routinely collect any personal data from you (the “reader”).
IP addresses, which are necessary for both the blog and the internet to function correctly, are logged by the security software specifically for security purposes. IP addresses can only be related to individual persons and addresses by Internet Service Providers (ISPs).
There are no targeted ads generated by this site. The advertising banner to the right is a standard Google insert, and the content shown by it is decided by Google based on whatever Google decides the reader ought to see. If Google is targeting ads based on cookies or other data on the reader’s computer, this is between the reader and Google.
For all practical purposes, the site is “read-only” and does not automatically harvest any data from readers or their computers other than IP addresses, as outlined above.
Readers may choose to contact me using the Contact Form. They do this under their own free will. No details are recorded by the blog software or held in any database. Any details submitted via the form become personal and go to my personal inbox. They are all deleted periodically once the conversation initiated by them has ended, and when I decide my inbox needs clearing out.
Readers may choose to “follow” the blog in any one of a number of ways under their own free will. They can “unfollow” at any time. The “follow” relationship is between the reader and their chosen social media network – the blog has not triggered it, and the blog cannot therefore un-trigger it.
No data are ever passed on to third parties except where a criminal act is involved. Remember this: if you decide to be an arsehole, you have waived any rights you have under GDPR the rest of the time.
Although I do not have the ability to resolve an IP address to an individual, ISPs most certainly do, and I will not hesitate to report the IP address to the respective ISP of any arsehole who attempts unauthorised log ins or who sends abusive comments. Any self-righteous gripe that arsehole thinks they might have after that is between the arsehole and his or her ISP.