Readers in the EU may have heard about something called the GDPR, or “General Data Protection Regulation”. This is an upcoming change to EU law that clarifies and expands on prior rules relating to how organisations (even one-man-bands such as Shady Characters) obtain personal data such as email addresses and how they manage that data once obtained. As such, I’ve updated my page on Privacy, Cookies & Personal Data to make it clear how I handle personal data. I’d encourage you to take a moment to read the new wording, but in brief:
- If you have ever commented here and provided a valid email address, I will have your email address on file. I will delete or amend that email address, or any of your comments, on request.
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If you have any questions about what data is held here at Shady Characters or you wish to have any or all of your own personal data amended or deleted as described above, please get in touch.
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