This page also complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into effect on May 25, 2018 to protect the personal data and privacy of EU citizens for transactions that occur within EU member states. For more information on the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, click this link here.
What personal information do we collect from our visitors, when and where do we collect it, and how do we use it?
1) When you leave a comment, WordPress automatically stores your Gravatar name, IP Address, the comment itself, and your email address. Therefore, leaving a comment is considered a clear affirmative, specific, and unambiguous action as defined by the GDPR giving us consent to store this information, and permission to contact you in the future by email if necessary. If you do not consent to the above, please don’t leave a comment. For further information on how WordPress stores and uses your data, read this post here and/or this post here.
How do we protect your personal information?
Your personal information entered and stored in any of the above places will not be sold or shared under any circumstances with other third parties beyond those specifically mentioned.
We ensure the security of any personal information we hold by using secure data storage technologies provided by our webhost/servers Liquid Web and Nexcess, and Backup Buddy provided by iThemes, in how we store, access, and manage that information. Read more at Nexcess Policies
We use Akismet anti-spam service for comments as a protection against malware and other malicious attacks. The information collected includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).
If you feel your data has been misused, you have a right to complain to the Hellenic Data Protection Authority (HDPA). As laws change or needs arise, the administrators of Austen Authors may amend this policy in future without necessarily notifying our visitors and subscribers. If concerned about any future changes, please check this page from time to time.
This page was last updated on January 4, 2021.