General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) + Privacy Policy

May 24, 2018
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The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018, giving control to EU citizens and residents over their personal data. Now, how does that affect Silence is Read and your Personal Identification Information stored with Silence is Read? 

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Click here to learn more about the new GDPR:

Information Silence is Read Collects:

If you follow via email, I collect your email address. This is only used for the purpose of sending you notifications of new blog posts.
If you enter a giveaway, I collect your email address and name via Rafflecopter. This allows me to contact you if you are the winner. Information is not stored for any purpose beyond contacting the winner for the giveaway.
If you comment on a post the only information collected is the info you give us. Name, Email, Website. This information is never sold or given away.

I will never store your information for purposes other than those listed above. Your information will not be sold or shared with anyone else. 

Privacy Policy: will, at all times, keep your Personal Information confidential. We take our readers privacy very seriously and will take all reasonable and required steps to protect your Personal Information. We will only collect and use your personal information as outlined below.
For the purpose of these clauses, "Personal Information" shall be defined as detailed in the Protection of Personal Information Act No. 4 of 2013 (POPI).
By visiting (“”), you are agreeing to the terms of this Website Privacy Policy and the accompanying Terms and Conditions.

1. Processing of Personal Information undertakes not to sell, share or trade any personal information collected online. Personal Information collected online will only be disclosed and only used by for marketing purposes.
It should be made clear that you have no legal obligation to provide us with any Personal Information and the submission of such information is entirely subject to your sole discretion and consent.

If you sign up for posts you expressly consent to Silence is Read sending you notifications of new posts by email. You may unsubscribe to these communications at any time by clicking on the link at the bottom of the email or by contacting the blogger.

Any complaints regarding the processing of Personal Information may be sent to email address and will be addressed as a matter of urgency.

2. Collection of Personal Information

2.1 When you subscribe to the blog to receive notifications of new posts by email the personal information we collect may include your:
Email address.

2.2 When visiting the blog, the service providers may collect
Your IP address
Your internet service provider
Your Domain Server
The number of clicks and where you clicked on the website
Your search terms on our website
And other Statistical data relating to what we offer.

2.3 Our Website makes use of “cookies” to automatically collect non-personal browsing habits and click patterns and to provide you with certain features on the Website.

2.4 If you do not wish for your information to be collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers which allows you to disable the cookie feature. If you do not disable the “cookie” feature, you consent to our use of the information collected by using that cookie. (ONLY IF THE WEBSITE USE COOKIES ENTER 2.3 AND 2.4 OTHERWISE DELETE IT.)

3. How we use your Personal Information

3.1 The Personal Information we collect from you will be used in some or all of the following ways:
To Identify you
To notify you of new posts published on the blog.

3.2 When you register as a user/customer on her Website, we will also use your Personal Information to send you marketing and/or promotional materials from time to time if you opt in to receive this material. You can unsubscribe from her newsletter at any time by using the unsubscribe function within the electronic marketing material.

4. Security of Your Personal Information

4.1 ensures that all information collected will be safely and securely stored. We protect your Personal Information by:

A. Restricting access to personal information

5. Disclosure of Personal Information

5.1 We will not share your information with any third parties 

5.2 In exceptional circumstances we may be required to disclose Personal Information, such as when there are grounds to believe that the disclosure is necessary to prevent a threat to life or health, or for law enforcement purposes.

5.3 Author/company is committed to complying with the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 as well as the Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000 and its principles.

5.4 If you believe that your privacy has been breached by author/company please Silence is Read and we will resolve the issue.

6. Changes to the Privacy Policy

Silence is Read reserves the right to modify and change the Privacy Policy at any time. Any changes to this policy will be published on her/their website.

May 24th, 2018

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