Owner and Data Controller of diabetesand.me
PO Box 6945,
Owner contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Personal Data We Collect
diabetesand.me collects the following personal data: cookies, usage data, title, first name, last name and email address. This data may be freely provided by the user, for example if the user was to choose to subscribe to the diabetesand.me newsletter. Or, in case of usage data, collected automatically when using this website.
Unless stated otherwise, all data requested by this website is compulsory. Without providing this data, it may make it impossible for diabetesand.me to deliver its services. In cases where this website specifically states that some data is not mandatory, users are free not to communicate this data without consequences to the availability or the functioning of the service. Users who are uncertain about which personal data is compulsory should contact us.
Providing that we hold your personal data and contact details, diabetesand.me will contact you if there are any data breaches.
Why diabetesand.me processes your data
diabetesand.me collects data to successfully provide its services, as well as for the following purposes: content commenting, analytics, contacting the user, managing contacts and sending emails, and interaction with external social networks and platforms.
Our purposes of collecting your data, and details on third-party services used
Analytics – Google Analytics
Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google. Google uses the data collected to track and examine the use of this website, prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
Google analytics enables diabetesand.me to monitor and analyse web traffic. We use Google Analytics to keep track of user behaviour. This is achieved by saving a cookie on your browser to track the way you move around diabetesand.me. This information helps us to analyse how people use our website, and as a result, enables us to make any necessary improvements.
The personal data collected is cookies and usage data. This data is stored for 38 months.
diabetesand.me also uses Google Tag manager. Google Tag Manager helps us to manage the tags or scripts needed on diabetesand.me. This results in the users’ data flowing through these services, potentially resulting in the retention of this data.
Contacting the website owner – Via the contact form on diabetesand.me
When a user fills in the details requested on the contact form, the user is authorising diabetesand.me to use these details and reply to requests for information.
The personal data collected on the contact form is the email address, title, first name and last name. Once the communication between diabetesand.me and the user has finished, the chain of emails will be deleted. This will remove the data we accessed from you via the contact form (title, first name, last name and email address).
Comments – Disqus
We allow users of this website to leave comments relating to information posted on the website. We use the Disqus comment system on the website. This system will let you leave a comment after logging in with Google, Twitter, Facebook or Disqus. We reserve the right to remove or delete these comments as and when we feel appropriate. It is your choice if you choose to leave a comment and by doing this you agree and understand that anyone may access, use and disclose any information that you post in these areas. Users are responsible for the content of their own comments. To set up a Disqus account you would need to enter a name, email, and password.
If a content commenting service provided by third parties is installed, it may still collect web traffic data for the pages where the comment service is installed, even when users do not use the content commenting service.
Managing contacts and sending emails to users – Mailerlite
diabetesand.me uses Mailerlite, which is an marketing automation platform that enables email address management and message sending. This type of service makes it possible to manage a database of email contacts and their first and last name. Mailerlite can also collect the following data, the date and time when the message was viewed by the user, as well as when the user interacted with it, such as by clicking on links included in the message.
The personal data that is collected is the user’s email address, first name and last name.
Personal data is processed in Lithuania. There are multiple ways that you can opt out of your subscription, you can either contact us via our contact form and let us know that you wish to unsubscribe. Or, you can unsubscribe from the link in any of the emails we have sent you, this link is situated at the end of the email. We will retain your data until the user unsubscribes or explicitly expresses a wish for personal data to be deleted.
Interaction with external social networks and platforms
This type of service allows interaction with social networks or other external platforms directly from the pages of this website. The interaction and information obtained through this website are always subject to the user’s privacy settings for each social network. This type of service might still collect traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when users do not use it.
diabetesand.me enables users to share content via the following social media share buttons: Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter.
The personal data collected from using these services is cookies and usage data.
Data from all three social platforms, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter, is processed in the United States.
How To Control And Delete Cookies
If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by us, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit https://www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer (including those from this visit) as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile device, you will need to refer to your handset manual.
User’s can exercise their rights in regard to personal data. As a brief overview, users have the right to: withdraw consent at any time, object to the processing of any data, access their data, verify data and seek rectification, restrict the processing of their data, have personal data deleted, receive their data and transferred to another controller and lodge a complaint. Please contact diabetesand.me if you wish to exercise any of these rights. For more information on what rights you have, please visit https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights.