Oh bl***y EU GDPR bother!
Not sure if EU’s GDPR privacy protection regulations apply to non-commercial personal blogs like this one. But just in case…
If you’re super paranoid…
Please DO NOT visit this blog. While I don’t intentionally collect data about you – and most definitely don’t sell data to anyone or use it to serve ads – I am using WordPress blogging software & plugins. These may automatically collect info like form fields you filled out (so it can display comments or show me feedback), your internet connection IP address (which can sometimes be used to narrow down country or region where you visit this blog from). I’m not technical enough to know how to turn such data storage off without breaking my blog.
I will delete all the past feedback sent to me via the contact form on About & Contact page.
I’m keeping all the past comments for now. If you want your comments deleted, please find the comments, reply to them letting me know you want them deleted, or again let me know via on About & Contact page. I’ll then delete it asap.
I will also delete all previous social login username, name, and email address that have been logged when you left comments using a social login (eg Blogger, Discqus, Facebook, Google, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, WordPress).
For rest of you who are less paranoid…
Who ‘we’ are
Website address: http://overflowingstash.com.
No ‘we’. Just a hobby sewing enthusiast blogging in the UK for fun & squandering money & time entertaining you.
What personal data this blog collects and why
When you leave comments on this blog, the blog software collects the info you entered in the comments form, and also your device’s internet connection IP address and web browser name/version/OS to help spam detection.
When you send me feedback via the contact form, the info you provide + your device’s internet connection IP address is forwarded to my email. A copy is kept in case I don’t receive the email. Going forward, I will delete the copy as soon as I see your feedback.
When you leave a comment and opt-in to save your name, email address and website, they are stored in browser cookies on your device for one year or until you clear the browser’s cookies on that device, whichever is sooner.
Embedded content from other websites
Some posts may include embedded videos and/or images from other websites (eg YouTube, Burdastyle). These content behaves in the exact same way as if you have visited & view the content on the other website.
I use WordPress Jetpack plugin for site visitor statistics. Here’s what they say they collect about you, the visitors of this blog:
Data Used: IP address, WordPress.com user ID (if logged in), WordPress.com username (if logged in), user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code. Please also see Data Visibility and Retention information for this feature.
Who your data is shared with
Apart from the blogging software & plugins, and embedded content that automatically collect data if you interact with them, I don’t share your data with anyone else.
How long your data is retained
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so that the blog can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
As I mentioned above, if you really want your comments and data deleted, contact me & I’ll do my best given my limited understanding of how the software & plugin works.
What rights you have over your data
If you have left comments, you can use the contact form to request to receive an exported file of the personal data this blog hold about you, including any data you have provided. You can also request that any personal data this blog hold about you is erased. This does not include any data that the blogging software, plugins, or embedded content providers are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.