GDPR. The Terms & Conditions of visiting this site.

GDPR


What it means for YOU and US, when you visit this personal, non-business, blog site.


Hello. You probably came to this page to check out our GDPR policy. There has been an awful lot of emails flying around and information in the news, world wide web, village hall WI meetings etc... about GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation policy) and how it affects businesses and their blogs/sites as well as the visitors to those sites. 

And whilst we are not a business (this is a fun and personal blog) and do not sell anything, we are still caught by these rules to a degree, and must point folks to where and data may be that others, who supply services that we use, and by default you as readers use when you visit this page. The GDPR came into force on 25th May 2018 (today), and applies to all visitors to a website, blog in the EU (European Union) as well as websites/blogs outside the EU that receive visitors from the EU. Nobody is exempt from this policy unless you actually have a site/blog that nobody can access, ever, and you don't visit anyone anywhere, ever!

Now you are probably wondering what a nice princess such as I has to do with all this? Well I was rather wondering that myself and asked Mrs Hudson. She tells me that whilst we at the Palace are part of the EU (and even if the UK leaves the EU) we will continue to receive visitors that come from the EU. So as such we, meaning me, Mrs H, and this little old blog (not forgetting the Kraken in the moat!) have to comply with the law and tell how we protect your data (if we have any) and your privacy, and thus NOT break any laws within the EU. Apparently throwing unwanted guests and their data into the moat to be eaten by the Kraken, and giving spammers fleas, ticks, lice and mange doesn't cut it any longer! Who knew?


Anyway, enough of the small talk, we have, with the help of the Bionic Basil Blog, analysed our blog and put together on this page our Policies for you to read.



Privacy Policy & Data Protection here at site ErinthePrincess.blogspot.com (blogger service is part of and supplied by Blogger and Google)


We have never, do not, and will never share or sell personal information with third-parties. We do, through Blogger, get broad statistical information that we have no control over the collection of. Such statistics are NOT collected by ourselves, nor do we retain copies of those statistics. The information that is supplied about our visitors as a whole, is used to analyse content performance. That is a fancy way of saying we see if folks like what we are doing, and the posts they visit.

Blogger supplies the following information, where it is available:-

What posts were visited and the number of visits per post.
The information is broken down to visits Now, Day, Week, Month and All Time.
We are advised Operating Systems used by our visitors (Windows, Mac etc.) only displayed as a percentage of all visitors;
Browsers used by our visitors (Chrome, Safari, Firefox etc.) only displayed as a percentage of all users;
We are also advised the Country our visitors are reputed to have come from. With so much fake traffic this is unreliable at best.

Such information is obtained through the use of cookies from Google, over which we have no control. You however can turn them off at anytime by modifying the settings in your Internet browser settings control panel.

Additionally, you will on first visiting the site, see the following statement:-
"This site uses cookies from Google to deliver its services and to analyse traffic. Your IP address and user agent are shared with Google, together with performance and security metrics, to ensure quality of service, generate usage statistics and to detect and address abuse.LEARN MOREOK"


By clicking on 'OK' you are accepting the use of cookies by Google.

We are not responsible for the republishing of this blog, whether in part or whole, that may appear on other websites, or on social media platforms without our permission. Ergo we have no control over cookies and information that may be obtained whilst visiting those sites.

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice.




Privacy & Data Policy


This policy sets out how erinthecatprincess.blogspot.com uses and protects any information that you give us (erinthecatprincess.blogspot.com) when you use this website.


Erinthecatprincess.blogspot.com 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 and the requested purpose.


Erinthecatprincess.blogspot.com may change this policy, (to comply with changes in the law) from time to time by updating this page, and will endeavour to notify readers of such changes as soon as humanly and felinely possible and practical. You as readers should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with the policy and any changes that may have taken place.



What we collect


We do not collect information. However the blog may receive information through a readers interaction with us i.e. Blog address, your email address, IP address in certain circumstance. As a personal blog, if information is supplied to us on a personal basis, all information will be kept on a strictly private and personal basis. We do not encourage anyone to leave email addresses on or within comments that they leave on the blog, as these can be seen by all viewers of the blog. 

We do not seek email addresses or other data from anyone that visits the blog, (and would rather not have them), as we frankly have barely enough time to write the blog and deal with other stuff in life, like chasing the mice and eating cheeses and cream.


What we do with the information we gather


We don't gather information, the information/statistics comes as part of Blogger and or as a direct result of visiting or interacting (leaving a comment) on the blog. We use this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service by being able to:

- Respond to comments left on this blog.
- Remove Spam and spammers that would otherwise ruin the harmony of the comments.
- Help us understand the needs of our readers by understanding the geographical (country of origin, also to identify origin of spam (No, not the supermarket kind!)



Security


As a personal blog, we are committed to ensuring that your information (as well as our own!) is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information, if any, that is displayed by folks visiting and or commenting on the blog. 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/authors 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) utilise the traffic log cookies (via google) to identify which pages are being viewed. This helps us understand or web page traffic, to prevent people spamming the blog, and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs and most importantly to protect you our readers and ourselves from corrupting folk out there.


Overall, cookies help us provide YOU and US with a better website and blog, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not, and to protect us all. 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.




Links to other websites



Our website may from time to time 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. Whilst we endeavour to only supply links to trusted sites and to fellow bloggers sites, you should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question, and check that the site is secure, with a 'Padlock' symbol displayed in your browser bar.



Controlling your personal information


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

1) If 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. This box does not appear on this site as we are private social media site and no commercial activity takes place. Leaving comments therefore, is done on a purely personal basis.


2) 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/ or Christmas card or present, you may change your mind at any time by contacting us, 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. If the law for some reason requires us to divulge such information as we have, 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.



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 :


G+ Networked Blogs Bloglovin Feedburner RSS & Email Subscription


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


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



Google Analytics – 3rd party App


This site does NOW sadly have to use Google Analytics when we have to remove spammers, by blocking IP addresses and or the servers that host them (yup there are such firms that are happy to do that), and to thus get a true picture of reader numbers and country/state. But we do not store, rent sell, or otherwise distribute in any way such data, nor do we use it for any other purpose than as set out above. Again, we have better things to do with our life.  Googles Privacy Policy can be found HERE.


Cookies


Erinthecatprincess.blogspot.com does not personally collect cookies (except the chocolate chip kind that Mrs Hudson keeps in a large tin under her bed!) Cookies on Erinthecatprincess.blogspot.com at blogger are generated by Google. If you wish to decline the cookie pop-up when arriving at our blog, please do so. Please visit Google directly to check out their cookie and other policies.



Mailchimp


We do not use Mailchimp



Amazon Affiliates


WE ARE NOT PART OF THE AMAZON AFFILIATES PROGRAMME, but may be shortly, at which time, the following statements will apply:

www.erinthecatprincess.com 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 Erinthecatprincess do not collect or have access to any data by being part of the amazon affiliate programme.

To see Amazons policies, please click here



Terms and Conditions of using ErintheCatPrincess.blogspot.com



All content provided on this blog is for 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.



Copyright and Disclaimer.

The stories and characters depicted in this blog, and it's stories are protected by Copyright ©. 
Any unauthorised 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 persona, and incidents portrayed are fictitious, and any similarities to the real world are purely coincidental.
No identification with persons (living or dead), places, buildings, businesses, and products is intended or should be inferred.
No person or entity associated with this blog has received payment or anything of value, or entered into any agreement, (in connection with the stories and characters and locations therein) regarding the depiction/description of the consumption of cream, catnip, cheese or mouse related products.


Website disclaimer

The stories and or information/work contained in this website is for general entertainment purposes only, or information purposes only where we review a product. The information is provided by Erinthecatprincess.blogspot.com 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 and 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.


If though this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of Erinthecatprincess.blogspot.com. 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, Erin the Cat Princess and Mrs Hudson take no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues, spilt cream, and mice chewing the power leads etc. and matters beyond our control such as global warming and leaves falling on power lines...... and presidential elections!



We believe we have covered all bases, as best we can, and hope like us, your brain does not feel completely fried by it all. We do hope that you will continue to visit us here at the Palace, have some fun and enjoy our stories. After all that is what it is all about. We are not here to sell you anything or to send you spam, just to have fun and make and keep friends across the world.

We love to hear from our visitors and hope they feel happy and free to leave a comment or two for us to enjoy in return. Most of all we are happy if you all have fun and are safe.




Kind Regards from Erin, Mrs Hudson, and the Kraken.




GDPR Disclaimer:

This info has been put together after hours and hours of research. GDPR is not meant or intended to catch personal/social blogs and sites in a domestic environment, only business that have customer interactions and use personal data in a business way. If we have repeated ourselves at all above, and I guess we have, it is to to reassure our readers that we do take things seriously, even though requirements do not require a personal blog to take action in this way.

There is no actual advice for simple bloggers like ourselves with regards the new GDPR but we believe that what we have meets fully the requirements of the GDPR, so far as it relates to this personal and NON business blog, it's content, and how our visitors interact with us, and we them, in a domestic environment. If you think we've missed anything or there's something else we should be doing feel free to contact us at:

Erinthecatprincess@gmail.com and we will pass this along to the Tech Team.

The templates used above were from FREE sources only, but as Bionic Basil's P.A. was finishing up, they had a power-spike and the computer shut down unexpectedly, and unfortunately the browsing history was wiped and they couldn't find the web links again to add the requisite attributes.

So if these templates are from your website, please let us know and we'll add your attribute with pleasure, and we can't thank you enough for creating them - THANK YOU!




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