As is typical, I am a little behind, but not that far behind, implementing changes to this blog and its host website by being attentive to changes in the industry. This time, I have published a …
I did this in response to implementation of the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which went into full effect on 25 May, 2018. While technically this regulation only applies in Europe, it affects all web properties on this-here world-wide-web thingamabob.
I have always respected the privacy of people who interact with me via my website and this blog. I never share anyone’s email address, name, website, or other personal identifying information that they choose to share with me. I think a number of people can attest that over the more than ten years that this blog has been published, that I have respected their privacy and treated them with respect.
If someone posts a comment that I find blog-worthy, I state where it came from (that is, the blog post), but I do not reveal their name, email address, or anything else about them. I purposefully obscure or delete personal references.
If someone sends me an email that I may deem to be blog-worthy, I treat it the same way. I also ask the person if I may use his/her content for a blog before publishing anything. It’s only fair, and is the way that I would like to be treated.
I am happy to share information if I am asked, but I get annoyed if someone links to me or shares my information on this blog or my website without asking me first. There is this thing called respect. I am an honorable man and treat people with respect, and expect the same in return.
Your comments, emails, and interactions with me are safe — and respected.
Now… if I can only get that https:// thing to work, I’d be golden. But I just don’t have the time or patience to figure out how to implement it without it causing images not to be displayed. Some day, some year, someone will explain this process to me in a new book “Implementing Site Security Certificates for Dummies,” written in plain English and not geek-speak.
Life is short: respect people’s privacy; it’s only fair.