Who we are
This website address is: https://joelblogs.co.uk. I’m Joel. This is my blog. Hence “Joel Blogs”. Easy really.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
I’ve switched off comments. GDPR makes it awkward to keep your email addresses, and without you confirming with an email address, it’s harder still to filter spam comments. Meh.
If you fill in one of my contact forms, you’d better want me to contact you. It might happen. In fact, I’m going to take that as an explicit request for me to contact you. And if I do get in touch, it will be to ask you “what do you want?” Please have an answer. That’s kind of the entire point of the feedback form.
First-party cookies are for logged in users only. That’s me. Not you. No first-party cookies for you. Go away with your silly requests for cookies.
You’ll find a complete list of third-party cookies served from this site and other embedded media by pressing F12 on your keyboard an looking in your browser’s developer tools. Don’t be lazy. Look for yourself. It’s not hard. In Chrome, it’s on the Application tab, under Cookies.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
That includes content from Google, WordPress, Instagram, Facebook, Microsoft and LinkedIn
Who we share your data with
My LinkedIn badge probably allows Microsoft to track the websites you visit that also host LinkedIn badges. The videos I embed from Instragram probably tell Facebook everything about you, including what you had for breakfast, your favourite kind of cat video, and who you intend to vote for next election. But that’s your fault, not mine. Delete Facebook, etc etc.
I, personally, don’t share your data with anyone on purpose. But I seriously distrust those other guys.
Google, WordPress, Instagram, Facebook, Microsoft and LinkedIn will play fast and loose with your data. Seriously, screw those guys.
How long we retain your data
If you could leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. However, I’ve now disabled comments and I’ve deleted all the old ones. So god knows how you’re leaving comments.
What rights you have over your data
I’m done with your data. I don’t want it. Keep it. Don’t give me any of it. If I find any of your data on my site, I’ll delete it. Once I’ve deleted it, you’re not getting it back. Not from me. Not now, not ever.
Where we send your data
To the bit bucket. No data thanks.
Your contact information
I don’t want that either. I think I’ve locked down pretty much all parts of my blog except the contact form. If you really want to get in touch with me, by all means use the contact form.
How we protect your data
I delete it.
What data breach procedures we have in place
If you plan on finding and recovering my deleted data and ex-filtrating it from our servers, please don’t leave any traces. I would then have to get in touch with the GDPR people and report it. It really irks having to do your admin for you.
What third parties we receive data from
More data? No thanks! I’m not going to buy a mailing list from some third party, just so I can fast-track my way to a hefty fine from the EU. I don’t knowingly receive third party data about EU citizens (or any others for that matter) and I don’t want any either.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
Web Analytics. That’s it. Boils down to one thing: “is it worth me continuing to host this blog site?”
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
As far as I can work out, this blog site isn’t part of any industry, there’s no one I have to disclose anything to and I’ve got nothing of yours to disclose anyway.