Definitions · Agreement to applicable policies
|When we say||We mean|
|Donald Jenkins, the private individual who owns and operates this Website|
|The website https://www.donaldjenkins.com/ and any other subdomains of the donaldjenkins.com domain|
|You, regardless of whether you are an individual, group, or organization, and regardless of whether you are using this Website or any associated services on behalf of yourself or someone else.|
|This document, entitled the
|Information you provide us or information we collect from you in the context of your use of this Website that could be used to personally identify you. To be clear, while we do not necessarily collect all of the following types of information, we consider at least the following to be Personal Information if it can be used to identify you: (a) name, address, phone number, email address, username, password, identification number on government-issued ID, IP addresses, user-agent information, and credit card number; and; (b) when associated with an identifiable person, any sensitive data such as date of birth, gender, sexual orientation, racial or ethnic origins, marital or familial status, genetic and biometric data, medical conditions or disabilities, political affiliation, and religion.|
|Individuals, entities, websites, services, products, and applications that are not controlled, managed, or operated by Donald Jenkins. This includes other users of this Website and independent organisations or groups who help maintain this Website or any other activities engaged in by Donald Jenkins, as well as volunteers, employees, directors, officers, grant recipients, and contractors of those organizations or groups.|
Types of information we receive from you and how we use it
We and our service providers use your information for the legitimate purpose of operating this not-for-profit website. This information includes data (i) that you provide voluntarily and (ii) that we collect automatically.
Information you provide voluntarily
When you send us an email using the site’s Contact Form, you will be required to include your name and email.
Information we receive automatically
Because of how browsers work, we receive some information automatically when you visit this Website. This information includes the type of device you are using (possibly including unique device identification numbers, for some beta versions of our mobile applications), the type and version of your browser, your browser’s language preference, the type and version of your device’s operating system, in some cases the name of your internet service provider or mobile carrier, the website that referred you to this Website, which pages you request and visit, and the date and time of each request you make to this Website.
We use this information to enhance your experience with this Website. For example, we use this information to administer the sites, provide greater security, and fight vandalism; optimize mobile applications, customize content, test features to see what works, and improve performance; understand how users interact with this Website, track and study use of various features, gain understanding about this Website’s demographics, and analyse trends.
We believe this data collection helps improve your user experience, but you may remove or disable some or all locally stored data through your browser settings, depending on your browser. While locally stored data may not be necessary to use our sites, some features will not function properly if you disable locally stored data. Cookie settings can be controlled and configurated in your browser. For information about how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit Wikipedia or www.allaboutcookies.org.
While we never use third-party cookies, this Website, in common with many others, does use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google, Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, www.google.com (
Google Analytics or
In using Google Analytics our website employs the extension
anonymizeIp. In doing so, Google abbreviates and thereby anonymizes your IP address before transferring it from EU/EEA member states. Google uses this information to analyse your use of our site, to compile reports for us on internet activity and to provide other services relating to our website.
Google Analytics also uses electronic images known as web beacons (sometimes called single pixel gifs), which are used along with cookies to compile aggregated statistics to analyse how our site is used.
You can find additional information on how to install the browser add-on referenced above by visiting the dedicated page on Google’s website.
For the cases in which personal data is transferred to the United States, Google has self-certified pursuant to the EU-US Privacy Shield.
We don’t sell your information
When you contact us via the site Contact Form, we’ll use your contact information to respond to you. We won’t sell or share this info with anyone else. We may decide to offer you an option to subscribe to our newsletter. Should you decide to subscribe, you will have an option unsubscribe at any time.
When do we share your information?
If you agree
We will share your information for a particular purpose, if you expressly agree beforehand.
For legal reasons
We will access, use, preserve, and/or disclose your Personal Information if we reasonably believe it necessary to satisfy a valid and legally enforceable warrant, subpoena, court order, law or regulation, or other judicial or administrative order. If, however, we believe that a particular request for disclosure of a user’s information is legally invalid or an abuse of the legal system and the affected user does not intend to oppose the disclosure themselves, we will try our best to fight it. We are committed to notifying you via email at least ten (10) calendar days, when possible, before we disclose your Personal Information in response to a legal demand. Please note, however, that we may only provide notice if we are not legally restrained from contacting you, there is no credible threat to life or limb that is created or increased by disclosing the request, and you have provided us with an email address.
If ownership of the website is transferred (really unlikely!)
To protect you, ourselves and others
We hope that this never comes up, but we may disclose your Personal Information if we believe that it’s reasonably necessary to prevent imminent and serious bodily harm or death to a person, or to protect our organization, employees, contractors, users, or the public. We may also disclose your Personal Information if we reasonably believe it necessary to detect, prevent, or otherwise assess and address potential spam, malware, fraud, abuse, unlawful activity, or because of similar major security or technical concerns.
To our service providers
As hard as we may try, we can’t do it all. So sometimes we use third-party service providers or contractors who help run or improve this Website for you and other users. We give access to your Personal Information to these providers or contractors only as needed to perform their services for us or to use their tools and services.
How do we protect your data?
We strive to protect your information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We use a variety of physical and technical measures, policies, and procedures (such as access control procedures, network firewalls, and physical security) designed to protect our systems and your Personal Information. Unfortunately, there’s no such thing as completely secure data transmission or storage, so we can’t guarantee that our security will not be breached (by technical measures or through violation of our policies and procedures).
How long do we keep your data?
Once we receive Personal Information from you, we keep it for the shortest possible time that is consistent with the maintenance, understanding, and improvement of this Website, and our obligations under applicable U.S. law. Non-personal information may be retained indefinitely.
Our response to Do Not Track (DNT) requests
While we are strongly committed to not sharing nonpublic information and Personal Information with third parties, this Website does not support Do Not Track requests. To determine whether any of the third-party services mentioned in this Policy honour
Do Not Track requests, please read their privacy policies.
Legal basis for processing personal data under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
In such a context and in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), donaldjenkins.com may process your Personal Data because:
- we need to perform a contract with you;
- you have given us permission to do so;
- the processing is in our legitimate interests and is not overridden by your rights;
- to comply with the law.
California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
This website is operated as an unincorporated, not-for-profit entity and as such its content is not subject to the provisions of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
If this policy is substantively updated, we will update the text of this page and provide prior notice to you via Donald Jenkins’s Twitter feed, if possible at least thirty (30) days in advance.
For minor changes — other than grammatical or typographical fixes — including administrative or legal changes, as well as corrections of inaccurate statements, we will post the changes and, when possible, provide at least three (3) calendar days’ prior notice via Donald Jenkins’s Twitter feed.
Complaints · Exercising user rights
Any requests to exercise User rights can be sent to us free of charge and will be addressed by this Website as early as possible and always within one month.
Users have the right to bring a claim before their competent data protection authority, subject, however, to the jurisdiction clause incorporated into this Website’s Terms.