WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND HOW IS IT USED?
Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website:
The German Wife understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used. I respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits this website, www.thegermanwife.com and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a way that is consistent with my obligations and your rights under the law.
- Definitions and Interpretation
In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:
|“Account”||means an account required to access and/or use certain areas and features of my site;|
|“Cookie”||means a small text file placed on your computer or device by my site when you visit certain parts of my site and/or when you use certain features of my site. Details of the Cookies used by my site are set out in Part 14, below; and|
|“Cookie Law”||means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003;|
- Information About [Us] OR [Me]
My Site is [owned and] operated by AK Cunningham.
Data Protection Officer: AK Cunningham
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- What Does This Policy Cover?
- What is Personal Data?
Personal data is defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679) (the “GDPR”) as ‘any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier’.
Personal data is, in simpler terms, any information about you that enables you to be identified. Personal data covers obvious information such as your name and contact details, but it also covers less obvious information such as identification numbers, electronic location data, and other online identifiers.
- What Are My Rights?
Under the GDPR, you have the following rights, which I will always work to uphold:
- b) The right to access the personal data I hold about you. Part 13 will tell you how to do this.
- c) The right to have your personal data rectified if any of your personal data held by me is inaccurate or incomplete. Please contact me using the details in Part 15 to find out more.
- d) The right to be forgotten, i.e. the right to ask me to delete or otherwise dispose of any of your personal data that I have. Please contact me using the details in Part 15 to find out more.
- e) The right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal data.
- f) The right to object to me using your personal data for a particular purpose or purposes.
- g) The right to data portability. This means that, if you have provided personal data to me directly, I am using it with your consent or for the performance of a contract, and that data is processed using automated means, you can ask me for a copy of that personal data to re-use with another service or business in many cases.
- h) Rights relating to automated decision-making and profiling. I do not use your personal data in this way.
For more information about my use of your personal data or exercising your rights as outlined above, please contact me using the details provided in Part 15.
Further information about your rights can also be obtained from the Information Commissioner’s Office or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.
If you have any cause for complaint about my use of your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
- What Data Do We Collect?
- Email address;
- IP address;
- Web browser type and version;
- Operating system;
- A list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on my Site, and the site you exit to;
- How Do You Use My Personal Data?
Under the GDPR, I must always have a lawful basis for using personal data. This may be because the data is necessary for my performance of a contract with you, because you have consented to my use of your personal data, or because it is in my legitimate business interests to use it. Your personal data may be used for the following purposes:
- Communicating with you. This may include responding to comments from you.
- Supplying you with information by email that you have opted-in to (you may unsubscribe or opt-out at any time by contacting me
- Analysing your use of my Site [and gathering feedback] to enable me to continually improve my Site and your user experience.
With your permission and/or where permitted by law, I may also use your personal data for marketing purposes, which may include contacting you by email with information. You will not be sent any unlawful marketing or spam. I will always work to fully protect your rights and comply with my obligations under the GDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, and you will always have the opportunity to opt-out.
- How Long Will You Keep My Personal Data?
I will not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. Your personal data will therefore be kept for the following periods (or, where there is no fixed period, the following factors will be used to determine how long it is kept):
- The life of this website
- How and Where Do You Store or Transfer My Personal Data?
I will only store or transfer your personal data in the UK. This means that it will be fully protected under the GDPR.
- Do You Share My Personal Data?
I will not share any of your personal data with any third parties for any purposes, subject to one important exception.
In some limited circumstances, I may be legally required to share certain personal data, which might include yours, if I am involved in legal proceedings or complying with legal obligations, a court order, or the instructions of a government authority.
- How Can I Control My Personal Data?
11.1 In addition to your rights under the GDPR, set out in Part 5, when you submit personal data via my Site, you may be given options to restrict my use of your personal data. In particular, I aim to give you strong controls on my use of your data for direct marketing purposes (including the ability to opt-out of receiving emails from me which you may do by unsubscribing using the links provided in my emails.
11.2 You may also wish to sign up to one or more of the preference services operating in the UK: The Telephone Preference Service (“the TPS”), the Corporate Telephone Preference Service (“the CTPS”), and the Mailing Preference Service (“the MPS”). These may help to prevent you receiving unsolicited marketing. Please note, however, that these services will not prevent you from receiving marketing communications that you have consented to receiving.
- Can I Withhold Information?
- How Can I Access My Personal Data?
If you want to know what personal data I have about you, you can ask me for details of that personal data and for a copy of it (where any such personal data is held). This is known as a “subject access request”.
All subject access requests should be made in writing and sent to the email or postal addresses shown in Part 15.
There is not normally any charge for a subject access request. If your request is ‘manifestly unfounded or excessive’ (for example, if you make repetitive requests) a fee may be charged to cover my administrative costs in responding.
I will respond to your subject access request within one month and, in any case, not more than one month of receiving it. Normally, I aim to provide a complete response, including a copy of your personal data within that time. In some cases, however, particularly if your request is more complex, more time may be required up to a maximum of three months from the date I receive your request. You will be kept fully informed of my progress.
Affiliate Program Participation
My site uses analytics provided by Google Analytics. Website analytics refer to a set of tools used to collect and analyse how my site is used. This in turn enables me to improve my site and the services and experience offered through it.
- How Do I Contact You?
To contact me about anything to do with your personal data and data protection, including to make a subject access request, please use the following details:
Email address: email@example.com
Facebook: The German Wife
Instagram: The German Wife
I may change this Privacy Notice from time to time. This may be necessary, for example, if the law changes, or if I change my business in a way that affects personal data protection.
I, AK Cunningham, write and edit this blog myself and all options expressed are my own, I work hard on them and as such I´d rather you didn’t steal them.
I am happy to be considered by PR agencies and individual companies with regards to being sent products for review. Acceptance of products will be at my own discretion and only if they fit the ethos of my blog. All reviews will be honest and formed of my own option after trialling a product.
I will state within the review whether I have bought a product myself, been given a product or other ‘reward’ by the company in question or have come across something in my day-to-day life and felt motivated enough to share it with you. Any compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog.
Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question. Mistakes happen and although I will do my best to verify any claims I cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies in either my blog or any third party website linked to my own.
This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.
- This site uses Google Analytics cookies which help me to understand who visits my site, and what content they read, so I can improve the site for my readers.
- The cookie is only used for the duration of your visit, and will expire when you close your web browser.
- Most browsers allow users to choose to not receive cookies. If you would prefer not to receive cookies from this site, please see www.allaboutcookies.org for information on how to set your browser not to receive cookies and delete existing cookies.
Terms and Conditions
By accessing this web site, you are agreeing to be bound by these web site Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this web site are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law.
2. Use License
Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information or software) on The German Wife web site for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:
modify or copy the materials; use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial); attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on The German Wife web site; remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or transfer the materials to another person or “mirror” the materials on any other server.
This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by The German Wife at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.
All photographs on The German Wife are taken by myself unless stated otherwise and contain a copyright ©. Removal of these images is prohibited unless permission has been gain by means of a signed contract by myself. Use of my copyrighted © photos will result in an invoice for £250 per photo used.
The materials on The German Wife web site are provided “as is”. The German Wife makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, The German Wife does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.
In no event shall The German Wife or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on The German Wife Internet site, even if The German Wife or a The German Wife authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.
5. Revisions and Errata
The materials appearing on The German Wife web site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. The German Wife does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. The German Wife may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. The German Wife does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.
The German Wife has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its Internet web site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by The German Wife of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user’s own risk.
8. Governing Law
Any claim relating to The German Wife web site shall be governed by the laws of the United Kingdom without regard to its conflict of law provisions.
General Terms and Conditions applicable to Use of a Web Site.
9. Review Items
If you wish to send The German Wife or any of it’s partners a review item you must recognise that it’s is not our responsibility, as such if the item gets lost/ stolen before during or after the review process we hold no responsibility for it’s return, alas if you do wish to send us a product to review we will always ask for a return postage if you wish the product to be returned unless other circumstances arrive.
10. Guest Post Submissions
By submitting an article or guest post on The German Wife you hearby agree to all of the Terms and Conditions within this page, you also agree that as soon as you have pressed submit your post all ownership of said post belongs to The German Wife, who are then able to change and edit your article however they may please. The German Wife may use this article in a way to advertise a product or themselves, The German Wife will also be able to remove or edit any links/ images and text within the article.Guest articles must be unique and not appear elsewhere. Paid collaborative pre-written posts do not appear on the home page.
Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected.
We will collect and use of personal information solely with the objective of fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other compatible purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law.
We will only retain personal information as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.
We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned.
Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date.
We will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
We will make readily available to customers information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.
We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.
Last Updated: 26 October 2020