General Data Protection Regulation
My privacy is important to me and it's from this basic empathetic stance that I feel that your privacy is also important to you. The following GDPR notice sets out some of the legal implications to how your data is processed.
Your information will only be used to respond to specific requests and to keep you up to date with my work.
You may opt out of receiving any further communication by simply sending a request via the contact form at the bottom of this page.
Who are we?
"We" are... well just me. I am an the author Iain McKinnon and not some shady corporation.
What information do we collect?
The information that is collected is your name, your email address and whatever you input into the comments field.
How do we use personal information?
Your information is collected purely so I can answer any enquiry you might want to make and to keep you informed of things relating to my work that may interest you.
What legal basis do we have for processing your personal data?
Your data is captured so that I may respond to your enquiry. Your consent is deemed to have been given when you fill out and send a message via the contact form.
When do we share your personal data?
Ordinarily your data will not be shared. It is not passed on or sold on to anyone. The only exception to this would be where there is an obligation or need to pass it to relevant law enforcement agencys.
Where do we store personal data?
Your data is stored on a secure cloud serve and is password protected. The provider of this service complies with all relevant EU legislation. For further information please contact GMX.com
How long do we keep your personal data?
Your data will be retained for as long as is reasonably necessary. Unless instructed by you or a judicial body to delete your data information will be retained for a reasonable amount of time in respect to my career as an author. That is to say that as long as I keep writing books I'll be happy to tell you about them.
Your rights in relation to personal data.
Access to personal information.
Access to personal information can be requested at any time.*
Correction and deletion.
Correction of information that is erroneous and or deletion of personal data can be requested.*
Withdrawal of consent.
Consent may be withdrawn at any time.*
There is currently no foreseeable reason as to why individuals data would need to be portable but all requests to initiate this will be seriously considered.*
Restriction of processing and objection.
This can be requested by the individual.*
Logging a complaint with the Information Commissioner's Office.
In the first instance please address all complaints directly.* If you feel that an issue needs to be escalated please contact the Information Commissioners's Office https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/
*All request should be submitted in the first instance via the contact form.
Use of automated decision-making and profiling
Currently there is no automated decision-making or profiling applied to any enquiry. If at any point this is implemented the individual will have the right to request that their enquiry is processes manual.
How to contact us?
If you would like to contact me regarding any of the implications of GDPR (Privacy, processing, complaints, etc) please message me via the contact form.
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