Privacy Policy

Due to the recent change in the data protection law, we have revisited our privacy policy and updated any new requirements in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The below outlines what data we collect and why.

Who are we?

Mapped Out (https://www.mappedoutblog.co.uk) is a personal blog run by myself, Georgia Weedon.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

The type of data that we collect and process may include your:

  • name or username
  • email address
  • IP address
  • URL

We use your data to:

  • Run our site efficiently
  • To personalise user experience

We also collect non-personal identifiable data like browser information and the user’s connection to our site.

We process data from brands, companies, organisations on this blog which may have been provided to us by a third party (eg, PR companies or other blogger outreach services). We need to process brand names and links of these companies, organisations, etc which may sometimes include names of people within that brand, company or organisation, (e.g. if the brand is named after a living person) in order to carry out work assigned to us by these companies.

Comments

Comments can be left on this site using the Disqus platform. Disqus is a third-party application that users have to sign up for in order to leave a comment, which may include providing some personal information. The Disqus privacy policy is available here.

Cookies

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity. Cookies are used to provide a better experience for users visiting the website.

You can set your browser not to accept cookies.

Where applicable this website uses a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to the website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer / device. This complies with recent legislation requirements for websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user’s computer / device.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Third-party plugins

This site uses Google Analytics which stores cookies to keep track of usage data. It also collects information about the site’s demographics such as gender, location, age, etc.  This site’s firewall will also register data such as IP addresses whenever you access this site to assess whether a particular access attempt is a risk.

Website back up

We back up our website including all comments and personal data attached.

Who we share your data with

We do not share any personal information with third parties for marketing purposes or in any instance with exception of being required to do so by law or of the winners details in situations such as giveaways whereby the name, address and email address may be passed on to the company I am collaboration with. By entering any giveaway, or entering personal information on this website you are agreeing to these terms. Demographics may be shared with third parties but any data that can identify an individual person will not be shared without their consent. We also use plugins which process some of your data. We also share data with our web host.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What rights you have over your data

If you have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

You have the right to opt out of Google Analytics tracking so that your use of this website does not process your data. To find out how you can opt out you can download an opt-out browser add-on from Google tools if you wish to do this.

How we protect your data

We are committed to ensure that any information you disclose on this website is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable measures and procedures to safeguard and secure the information that we collect. This website is also secured by SSL.

What data breach procedures we have in place

This website is protected by an online firewall which blocks hacking attempts and security breaches. If there is a breach or security issue we are emailed immediately by out security provider.

If there is a breach we will assess the risk to your personal data and report any significant risks to the correct authorities within 72 hours if the breach is severe and notify any individuals effected if necessary.

Acceptance of this policy

Continued use of our site signifies your acceptance of this policy. If you do not accept the policy then please do not use this site. This privacy policy may be updated at any time. Your continued use of the site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

This policy was last updated on 24th May 2018.

Contact

Email: blog.mappedout@gmail.com