A little bit of housekeeping…

Sunflowers in Gascony on eatlivetravelwrite.com(these sunflowers have nothing to do with this post but they’re pretty!)

Oh hi there! This isn’t a recipe post or a book review today (thought I do have a whole series of “Summer Reads” reviews coming up starting next week…), it’s a little bit of housekeeping…

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Over the past few months, you might have heard about the GDPR, a regulation in EU law dealing with data protection and privacy for all people who live in the European Union (EU). Ok, so I’m in Canada, why am I talking about this? Because some of you, dear readers are in the EU and for that reason my site has to be GDPR compliant.

What does this mean for you, the reader (in or out of the EU)?

1. I’ve updated my Privacy Policy, outlining the ways the site and any third party apps collect and stores data. I promise you it’s nothing too scary and if you’re interested, you can find it here.

2. Opting out. Those of you who read this post via email always have the option of unsubscribing. There is an “unsubscribe” button at the end of any email you receive. (If you don’t receive my new posts in your inbox an you’re interested, you can sign up here! You will receive a verification message once you submit the subscription form. Your subscription will be active only once you respond to this verification message.

3. Cookies and checkboxes

When you read my site from within the EU, a few different things will happen (or should!). You should see a Consent Management Platform (CMP) pop-up from my ad network, as required (see below).

You should also see a “cookies’ notice at the top of the page (read more about cookies in the Privacy Policy).

When you leave a comment you are asked to check a box to consent to agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website (read more about this in the Privacy Policy).

I think that’s it for now. If you notice anything strange or something that doesn’t seem quite right, please send me an email (if you can, send a screenshot of what’s going on so I can fix it!).



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