This is a personal blog hosted on the WordPress.com platform. I respect your right to keep your personal data private. Thus, identifying information is only collected when truly needed. This identifying information is not shared with others except when in accordance with the law.
Site Statistics – Cookies
My primary use of identifying information is to see the ‘traffic’. In other words, I am interested in knowing how many times a blog post is read. I’m sure ‘cookies’ are used to help collect this statistical data. The JetPack plugin collects and aggregates this data into the statistical report that I see. This report does include a map showing the country of origin for readers of my blog.
Comments – Names and Email Addresses
Another way in which user data is collected is thru user comments. I currently require someone wishing to comment on a blog post to leave their name and email address. I utilize this setting in hopes of preventing spammers from commenting on my blog. I also utilize Askimet to scan comments for spam.
For more information regarding GDPR, please see the following:
- GDPR Regulation
- GDPR – You and Me by the Legal Genealogist
- WordPress.com GDPR FAQ
- WordPress.com Automattic and the General Data Protection Regulation
- WordPress.com Privacy Notice regarding User Sites