General Data Protection Regulation
On May 25th 2018 the European GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) came into force.
Whilst I am fully supportive of the intent of the GDPR and the unquestionable value of it in both privacy and data protection for users of online services, the obligations & responsibilities placed upon website operators are rightly onerous and, although it is unclear as to what extent the GDPR applies, if at all, to private non-commercial websites, such as this one, I have reluctantly decided to remove features of this website that could fall within the purview of the GDPR.
1. Email Form: I will no longer support an email form as it is questionable whether the current functionality is GDPR compliant; but you can continue to email me via links on this website.
2. Guestbook: As the guestbook-data is not encrypted, the current Guestbook is not GDPR compliant, so I am withdrawing the service. However you can view the Guestbook entries made prior to the GDPR and I extend my thanks to all previous contributors. I will of course be pleased to receive emails containing guestbook-like comments and will display them wherever applicable.
3. Mailing List: The Mailing list service has also been withdrawn as it is uncertain if the software used is GDPR compliant in the encryption of names & email addresses. My thanks to all those who signed up for the service; I can only ask that my signees kindly visit the site periodically to check on new features of interest. All signees' names & email addresses have been deleted.
This website is not-for-profit, is non-commercial and does not advertise any third party services.