About Hugh Paxton’s Blog Legal and Privacy Information.

 

 

Welcome to my blog, it’s a hobby of mine and I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do! It comes as is, free of charge and with no warranties or strings attached.

There’s a lot of talk about Privacy worries on the Internet at the moment and I want to put your mind at rest that I am not remotely interested in your personal information. Don’t tell, I don’t ask, is my motto, I certainly won’t sell your email addresses to anyone, or even give them away without your permission. I’ve read the Automattic Privacy policy for this wordpress blog and they seem to have good security protocols in place. Thank you WordPress!
You can read Auttomatic privacy policy here

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Here is my own privacy policy and my terms of use for the blog, I hope they are acceptable to you. If not please unsubscribe. All comments are moderated and I rarely check them or reply. I do not guarantee a reply within any given time period.

Last update 24th May, 2018 Privacy Policy

I want you to be aware of an update to my Privacy Policy in preparation for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect on May 25th, 2018. The GDPR is a working document that will be updated over time and we’re obliged to keep our services legal.

You don’t have to do anything to enable greater rights to the protection of your data, that is granted by law within the EU range and UK. We still hope that all website visitors will adhere to my terms of use. Quite simply I ask that you do not break English Law with regard to your use of my blog and website. If you do harm, you may be prosecuted.

To summarise here:
I and my website designer aren’t asking you for any more of your data or to use it differently.
Hugh has just updated this Privacy Policy to make it simpler to understand

  • what data I collect from you, I don’t actually need any personal information from you. That’s all. If you want to write any comments on my Facebook page or this blog or stay in touch in later life, that’s up to you , and it’s fine with me as long as they don’t constitute SPAM, unsolicited commercial messages. Just don’t expect me to publish comments or reply.
  • how I uses the data. I may publish comments that are intended for that purpose if they’re good and topical..
  • and your rights in respect of your data.  You have the following rights to privacy regarding your data.

1.YOUR RIGHT TO VIEW ANY PERSONAL DATA THAT I HOLD ABOUT YOU

The Data Protection laws give you the right to access information held about you, if any is held. Any access request may be subject to a fee of up to £20 to meet my costs in providing you with details of the information (if any) that I hold about you and any information request must be accompanied by acceptable proof of your identity. I won’t just give your data to any one who asks for it. It may very well cost nothing to provide that information to you. I’ll verify important or complex instructions with you by voice. Please note that I don’t store information other than contact details, website files and invoices on my password protected PC so it may well be the case that I cannot oblige you with any other information about yourself. I know no personal information about website visitors unless they make a comment or interact with my Facebook. Even then I can only know what you tell about yourself. This is the Opt-in information age.

Please note that I have the right to provide any information that I may possess to the police or judicial authorities in case of a legal investigation and in case I have to provide a legal defense.

SECURITY of DATA TENURE

I recognize that it’s my duty to treat any private data that I may hold about you responsibly and keep it from prying eyes.

2.YOUR RIGHT TO HAVE SOME OR All DATA I MAY HOLD ABOUT YOU DELETED

In the event that you’d like some or all your data deleted, please make your request to me in writing and if I have any of your data and you provide acceptable proof of your identity then I’ll serve your request faithfully.

  1. YOUR RIGHT TO MOVE YOUR DATA OFF MY SERVER

If there’s data on this blog about you that you want off it then please contact me.

  1. INFORMATION IN EVENT OF DATA SECURITY BREACH

Data breaches can happen to even large organizations such as banks and govt. offices. If I become aware of theft or loss of any of your personal data from hacking or equipment failure or any other possibility I shall endeavour to alert you as soon as possible. Please alert me if you become aware of such a risk, such as a lost notebook or lap-top that would necessarily have security implications for us. You are entitled to be alerted within 72 hrs by GDPR rules, but I’d try to notify you quicker if I can and arrange the resetting of passwords and any other remedial action that might help.

For this reason, if for no other, I recommend that you ‘Friend’ me on Facebook so that you would be able to communicate securely, independently of email by private message. Sometimes email doesn’t work right and they don’t all get through spam filters.

Please note that you can improve security generally by not using the same password for different purposes and changing your passwords regularly. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you notice anything suspicious about the operation of this, or any sites that I had made or manage. Thank you.

As I said you don’t have to do anything to enable greater rights to the protection of your data, that is granted by law. We still hope that all website visitors will adhere to our terms of use though. If you keep to the law, everything’ll be fine.

I hope that you can use my website and blog with confidence.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask. To foil the spambots remove all of the interrogative punctuation to email me at paxton.b?kk@?gmail.com

Thank you too, for reading this.

Kind regards,

Hugh Paxton


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