A blog about my interests, which include fabric landscapes and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

PRIVACY POLICY re the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Your privacy is important to me and so the statements below outline how your personal information can be collected.  First of all, thank you for visiting my blog, following my blog,  and for leaving comments on my blog posts....all of which I so much appreciate.  According to the new laws in effect regarding the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), there must be a disclaimer available on this blog.  So here goes....

"Magpie's Mumblings' is an independently operated blog run by me (Mary Anne Richardson) and within I share my creative work (various crafts, quilting, embroidery, crazy quilting) along with the occasional tutorial, recipe and photos of said work.  I am the owner, creator and only administrator of this blog.  I do not sell items through this blog.

This blog is written by me and if I share a link to any other person's work/pictures/articles I clearly state the proper link to said work.  Through your use of those links I am not responsible for the privacy policies of other websites or the applications they use. 

My computer has a running up-to-date anti-virus program in place at all times.  It is definitely family friendly and there is never any questionable content shared here.  If I notice any such activity attempting to be shared through the comments, it will immediately be deleted and, hopefully, through having my comments set to require  moderation prior to publication, any such efforts will be thwarted.  

- if you leave a comment on the blog your email address could possibly be shared with me (and with me only) in order that I am able to respond to your comments.  
- it is possible that Google Analytics collects data, but those circumstances are beyond my control. Please visit THIS link to learn more about Google Analytics.
- Your email and name are never sold by me or in any way shared with any third parties.  Never.  

Anyone within the blogging community knows how much we love comments and feedback.  Please be aware that, should you leave a comment, it will subsequently be visible to anyone who reads the comment section.  Your name and comment will be visible to others and by the very act of leaving a comment you are consenting to the use of your information for that purpose.  Your email and other pertinent information will NOT be visible at any time.  For that reason, please do not share any detailed personal information in your comments.  I do reserve the right to remove comments I deem to be inappropriate at any time.  It is also worth noting that you can remove any comments you have written.  All those that leave a comment are also covered by the Google Privacy Policy (see HERE for further information regarding their policy).  

- Blogger uses cookies to allow you to access websites and blogs without re-entering your user name and password. More information regarding cookies may be found HERE.  You can also disable their usage by searching that term on your browser and following the steps provided.  Please know that the use of cookies does NOT give me access to any personal information about you.

- As stated above, this blog is family friendly.  By law, if you are under 16 years of age, you must have parental permission before using this blog site.

You have the right to know how your personal data is being processed.  Hopefully the policy I have outlined above will adequately explain how your data can be used.  

DATED:  May 31, 2018


  1. This certainly looks comprehensive. Mind if I cut and paste?

  2. You are more than welcome to cut and paste what I wrote Boud - and that goes for anyone else that wants it too!

  3. Fabulous Mary Anne. I have just sent you an email re this. Let me know what you think. =)

  4. Mary Anne, thank you for writing this, sharing it, and giving permission to use what you've written. If I do, I'll give credit to you!

    Re: How to switch your commenting option (and your ability to easily comment back to a comment), I think you may find the solution on what I've always thought of as the dashboard (though I don't see the word dashboard when I go there - maybe that's an old term).

    Try these steps:

    Click on the word "Design" at the top right hand corner in the bar just above your blog (Design is right next to "Sign Out")

    Then click on "Settings"

    Then click on "Posts, comments and sharing"

    On this page, scroll down to the section called "Comments" (this is the second section on my page)

    The first control is "Comment Location". You will have choices here on how you want your comments to work (and to look). I have chosen "Embedded".

    "Embedded" should give you a format for commenting that allows your reader to comment while still having your blog post to refer to (it creates a new page where your post is at the top and all the comments are at the bottom - making it easy for a commenter to refer back to your post while writing their comments. It also allows you to comment directly to a commenter on your blog by clicking "Reply". When I do this on my blog, I get a little comment box (just like a normal comment box, but it is directly below the comment I'm replying to.)

    I much prefer this embedded format both for my own use on my own blog, as well as for reading and leaving comments on others' blogs.

    I hope this works for you and you like the format if you try it.

    1. Eureeka Becki! It worked!!!!!! Can you see me doing an over-the-top happy dance??? I still doubt I'll be getting the comments appearing in my email inbox but at least now I can reply directly to a comment actually ON the comment!!! Woo hoo!!! Thank you, thank you!!

    2. I'm glad it worked, Mary Anne. I'm seriously missing getting comments in my inbox, too. I'll dance when that glitch gets fixed. ;^)

  5. This is wonderful. I've been at a total loss as to what to do about this privacy policy. Thank you for allowing others to share.

    1. Hope it's of some use to you Catherine. I read a number of policies that were written by others and molded and changed what they said to suit my own blog. I may end up tweaking it more, but for now it's okay.

  6. This is great info. By the time Hannah gets round to posting some more stuff on her blog i will be able to show her exactly when she should do/write

    1. Well, I wouldn't go so far as to say she should write exactly what I did! Mine is cobbled together using ideas from a lot of different sources mixed in with a whole lot of finger-crossing!!

  7. Thank you for taking the time to write your policy and allowing us to copy it.

    1. You're welcome Mary Ann. Hope what I wrote is at least a starting point for something you can use.

  8. Mary Anne you are so sweet and generous to spend your time and research and allow us to benefit from it all. I haven’t even had time to enjoy blogging or keep up because we are finally making progress in this house selling nightmare here in California. I will try to post your privacy notice (with my name changes) very soon. Our days begin at 4 AM and don’t end until we collapse in a heap in the dark. Whew!!!


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