This website is the personal portfolio and blog of writer and academic M.J.Ryder (Mike Ryder). The website address is: http://mjryder.net.
Like most website operators, MJRyder.net collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. MJRyder.net’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how MJRyder.net’s visitors use the website. From time to time, MJRyder.net may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
MJRyder.net also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. MJRyder.net does not use IP addresses to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to MJRyder.net choose to interact with MJRyder.net in ways that require MJRyder.net to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that MJRyder.net gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, MJRyder.net may ask visitors who use forums to provide a username and email address.
In each case, MJRyder.net collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with MJRyder.net. MJRyder.net does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
All of the information that is collected on MJRyder.net will be handled in accordance with GDPR legislation.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
MJRyder.net discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of project administrators, employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on MJRyder.net’s behalf or to provide services available through MJRyder.net, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using MJRyder.net, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.
MJRyder.net will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to project administrators, employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, MJRyder.net discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, if you give permission to have your information shared, or when MJRyder.net believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of MJRyder.net, third parties, or the public at large.
If you are a registered user of a MJRyder.net website and have supplied your email address, MJRyder.net may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with MJRyder.net and related products. MJRyder.net primarily uses its blog to communicate this type of information, so therefore expect to keep this type of email to a minimum.
If you send a request (for example via a support email or via feedback mechanisms), MJRyder.net reserves the right to publish it in order to help clarify or respond to your request or to help support other users. MJRyder.net takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Use of personal information
MJRyder.net will use the information you provide to register for an account, receive newsletters and use certain other services.
MJRyder.net will not sell or lease your personal information to third parties without your permission or if required to do so by law.
MJRyder.net may like to send you email marketing communication which may be of interest to you from time to time. If you have consented to marketing, you may opt out later.
You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes. If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email.
Legal grounds for processing personal information
MJRyder.net relies on one or more of the following processing conditions:
- Legitimate interests in the effective delivery of information and services to you.
- Explicit consent that you have given.
- Legal obligations.
Retention of personal information
MJRyder.net will retain your personal information on systems only for as long as necessary. This website keeps contact information (such as mailing list information) until a user unsubscribes or requests that MJRyder.net delete that information from live systems. If you choose to unsubscribe from a mailing list, MJRyder.net may keep certain limited information about you in order to honour your request.
When deletion is requested or otherwise required, MJRyder.net will anonymise the data of data subjects and/or remove their information from publicly accessible sites if the deletion of data would break essential systems or damage the logs or records necessary to the operation, development, or archival records of the WordPress open source project.
Rights in relation to your information
You may have certain rights under data protection law in relation to the personal information MJRyder.net holds about you. In particular, you may have a right to:
- Request a copy of personal information MJRyder.net holds about you.
- Ask that MJRyder.net update the personal information held about you, or independently correct such personal information that you think is incorrect or incomplete.
- Ask that MJRyder.net delete personal information held about you from live systems, or restrict the way in which MJRyder.net uses such personal information (for information on deletion from archives, see the ‘Retention of personal information’ section).
- Object to processing of your personal information.
- Withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal information (to the extent such processing is based on consent and consent is the only permissible basis for processing).
If you would like to exercise these rights or understand if these rights apply to you, please contact the site admin via the online contact form.
Third Party Links
MJRyder.net may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its website. However, MJRyder.net does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described in this policy.
Additionally, information about how you use MJRyder.net is collected automatically using ‘cookies’. Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.