Monday, May 21, 2018

THHoF and the EU's GDPR

We have this bit-o-business that we feel like we should take care.  "bloggr" is of no help, but we feel like we need to do something, so here goes:

On May 25, 2018, the European Union will begin to enforce something called General Data Protection Regulation, and it will impact how and what data is collected and require permissions, compliance, etc.  This is to protect the information gathered about EU residents and permissions granted, blah, blah, blah.

I say "blah, blah, blah" because you can look the rule up online and get lots of information.  Suffice it to say that The Hair Hall of Fame does NOT collect any information on anyone who visits the blog other than what Google Analytics provides the blog managers in snapshot form, day by day.

Really, Cookie is feeling a bit like Hodor with all of this.

We do not know who comes and visits us, other than how many people stop by and look at a particular post.  This is not a business, so we have no interest in who comes here and from what IP.  We do not know what kind of operating system, we do not, to our knowledge deploy cookies to your computer.  "bloggr - a Google entity - may do so, and you have to take that up with them.

We really would like to be compliant, and since we know nothing about our audiences or their preferences and are not privy to such things, that really takes any contributor out of that loop.

If you find that you have been blocked from the site, contact your National government, or the EU, and give them what-for keeping you from this site.   Shake your fist, no tighter.  Damn them!  That's the spirit.

All kidding aside, though, we really cannot find how this impacts us or you since we have nothing to do with such things.  So we would love to comply and believe that we would because we can't get to the stuff that this covers.

Wish us all luck, then.  This could be nothing, or it can mean headaches for one or all. 



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