For those of you who aren’t aware, Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) went into effect yesterday (May 25, 2018). While I’m not writing this from Europe, I have no idea who might be reading this from Europe. I think it’s always best to comply with the strictest regulations to keep yourself safe. If you’re curious about the new GDPR, I found a very informative article about it on Popular Science.
As a regular internet user, you probably should be concerned about your privacy. The Facebook / Cambridge Analytica debacle is only the latest example of data mining. By now we all know you can’t go online without leaving a trail of data behind like bread crumbs, but some sites and companies are worse than others when it comes to information hoarding … or selling.
The only personal information I save are the email addresses and names of my Knightmares subscribers, and I only use that information for the purpose they were given to me. I do not share, sell, or make available in any other way, the names or email addresses of my Knightmares subscribers.
PS. Bonus points to anyone who got the Dark Tower reference in the title of this post. The line seemed somehow perfect. A little creepy, a little topical, and the tiniest of nods to everyone’s favorite Uncle Stevie.
Who we are
Our website address is: https://brian-knight.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Brian-Knight.com does not have any contact forms.
I do not share any information, emails, or names from my Knightmares subscription list with any third parties.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
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.
Who we share your data with
I do not share site data with anyone, including cloud-based services, payment processors, or third party service providers.
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.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or 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.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
If you have any questions or concerns about how your information is used on Brian-Knight.com, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.