Thursday, May 24, 2018

Essential business?

I have absolutely no idea if I need to post this, but I'd rather comply than find out later it was needed!

What do I do with your information when you comment on a post or subscribe to updates or enter a giveaway? Am I holding your email address hostage? (No!) What is GDPR??
The General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect on May 25, 2018, and I want to make sure we’re all clear on my privacy policy and what I do with the information you give me.
  1. We never sell your personal information to third parties, and all data collected is only used to notify you about giveaway winnings or to send you blog updates as you have requested by checking the comment follow box or filling out the email contact form. You can, at any time, remove your consent.
  2. I am not holding on to your email address With every post update email you receive, there is an ‘unsubscribe’ option at the bottom. If you don’t unsubscribe before May 25, 2018, I am going to assume you want to continue receiving post updates from my blog. But, you are free to unsubscribe at any time.
  3. When you fill out the subscription form or comment on a post or enter a giveaway, I get the information you filled out. I only use this information for the purpose you intended and I never sell or give your information to a third party.

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  • Eligibility: Each giveaway is open only to those who are 18 years or older as of the date of entry. The giveaway is open to U.S. only (unless otherwise indicated) and is void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning depend on the number of entries received.
  • Agreement to Rules: By participating, you agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these rules, and you represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein. In addition, you agree to accept the decisions, as final and binding as it relates to the content.
  • Giveaway Period: Unless otherwise stated, a giveaway’s entry period will be stated in the blog post. Entries will be accepted on the day the contest begins until the form closes to entries, usually at midnight of given date.
  • How to Enter: See eligibility terms on blog post.
  • Prizes: Winners will receive the prize or prizes as stated on the blog. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by the sponsor. No cash or other prize substitution permitted. Any and all prize related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes shall be the sole responsibility of the winner.
  • Winner Selection and Notification: Winners of each giveaway will be selected in a random drawing. The winner or winners will be notified by email as soon as possible after the giveaway ends. The winner will have a specific amount of time (listed in the contest terms) to supply mailing address. Just a Little Southern Hospitality/Happy Cottage Quilter shall have no liability for a winner’s failure to check email, receive notices due to winners’ spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for winners’ provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. Note - Google + is a “no-reply” comment and thus an email address must be a part of your entry.
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1 comment:

Danice G said...

Well said. I have also have had a Privacy Policy page on my blogs for many years. Updating that page is necessary from time to time. Wishing that everyone realized this importance and did the same.