GDPR & Me!

So here it is – 25th May, the great GDPR day and I am none the wiser, PainPals!  I think I am right in saying that as a WordPress blogger who does not have direct access to your emails, it is WordPress who has responsibility and accountability for your the storage of details and therefore for a privacy policy.


My understanding is that if you like, comment or share a post on this blog, you are permitting the use of your information by WordPress and their service providers.

The WordPress privacy policy can be found here.

The Jetpack policy can be found here.

Masha on A Sweeter Life Blog has generously allowed use of her words which cover this blog too:

“You may have by now gotten other emails regarding the GDPR, General Data Protection Regulation which was designed to protect internet users from breaches of trust. However, now the GDPR is making giving your data, consent to use your email and other data information optional, requiring websites to inform you within 72 hours of a breach.

So I just wanted to inform you that I’m a blogger, I don’t have a newsletter and I don’t have an e-commerce site, so this doesn’t really apply. But, I wanted to reach out to you and assure you all that you are receiving this email because you had previously subscribed to my blog giving your consent to receive my emails.


 And you always have the option to un-subscribe from receiving my emails.

Please feel free to get in touch with me for any questions you may have.

As always, I’m very grateful that you’re allowing me to share with you my insights and inspiration.”


Thank you for your continued support,

Claire x

9 thoughts on “GDPR & Me!

  1. This GDPR jazz confuses me because I’d read elsewhere that it’s our responsibility to register (for £35, which seems ridiculous) as bloggers simply because we accept comments and that this falls on both us and WordPress in this respect. Definitely rather over it all but I think you (and Masha) have covered it well. I’ll investigate a little more but hopefully you’re right in that a few words to this effect are enough and that registering isn’t required – if I learn any differently I’ll let you know. x

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      1. From what I can tell then, we’re okay… I think…! Thanks, Claire.
        I’ve just added a privacy policy to my site too, under ‘contact’. I don’t see that registering is necessary (fingers crossed!) x

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  2. This was wonderful Claire!!! It is crazy all that is going on out there! I love getting the emails from you, but I hate getting junk mail! I have my account set up to send all unknown mail to my junk box!


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