Privacy


This privacy policy sets out how this blog (The Electricity Club) uses and protects any information you give the owner when you use this website. Any information you share via this blog will only be used in accordance with this privacy policy and GDPR.

Personal data is defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679) (the “GDPR”) as ‘any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier’.

Personal data is, in simpler terms, any information about you that enables you to be identified. Personal data covers obvious information such as your name and contact details, but it also covers less obvious information such as identification numbers, electronic location data, and other online identifiers.

Under the GDPR, you have the following rights, which I will always work to uphold:

a) The right to be informed about my collection and use of your personal data. This Privacy Policy should tell you everything you need to know, but you can always contact me to find out more or to ask any questions using the details in Part 15.
b) The right to access the personal data I hold about you. Part 13 will tell you how to do this.
c) The right to have your personal data rectified if any of your personal data held by me is inaccurate or incomplete. Please contact me using the details in Part 15 to find out more.
d) The right to be forgotten, i.e. the right to ask me to delete or otherwise dispose of any of your personal data that I have. Please contact me using the details in Part 15 to find out more.
e) The right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal data.
f) The right to object to me using your personal data for a particular purpose or purposes.
g) The right to data portability. This means that, if you have provided personal data to me directly, I am using it with your consent or for the performance of a contract, and that data is processed using automated means, you can ask me for a copy of that personal data to re-use with another service or business in many cases.
h) Rights relating to automated decision-making and profiling. I do not use your personal data in this way.

Under the GDPR, I must always have a lawful basis for using personal data. This may be because the data is necessary for my performance of a contract with you, because you have consented to my use of your personal data, or because it is in my legitimate business interests to use it. Your personal data may be used for the following purposes:

This blog may collect personal data for internal use via blogger stats and google analytics to identify how many people visit the site and which posts are being looked at most frequently. This information is used so that the blog can improved for readers.

Google Analytics

This site uses analytics provided by Google Analytics. Website analytics refer to a set of tools used to collect and analyse how this site is used. This in turn enables me to improve this site and the services and experience offered through it.

The analytics service used by this site uses cookies to gather the required information. You do not have to allow me to use these cookies, whilst my use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of my site, it does enable for me to continually improve my site, making it a better and more useful experience for you. You can view the Google Analytics privacy policy here.

This website is using the monitoring statistics provided by WordPress Jetpack.

The Electricity Club will not send you personal emails without your consent to do so and any information will never be shared with a third party without your consent.

If you have previously agreed to The Electricity Club using your personal information then you can change your mind at any time by emailing theelectricityclub@googlemail.com.

Google Fonts

Our website uses Google Fonts to display external fonts. This is a service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 (hereinafter: Google).

Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

Google guarantees that it will follow the EU’s data protection regulations when processing data in the United States.

To enable the display of certain fonts on our website, a connection to the Google server in the USA is established whenever our website is accessed.

The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the optimization and economic operation of our site.

When you access our site, a connection to Google is established from which Google can identify the site from which your request has been sent and to which IP address the fonts are being transmitted for display.

Google offers detailed information at

https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated

https://policies.google.com/privacy

in particular on options for preventing the use of data.

YouTube

We use YouTube on our website. This is a video portal operated by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, hereinafter referred to as “YouTube”.

YouTube is a subsidiary of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google”.

Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

Google and its subsidiary YouTube guarantee that they will follow the EU’s data protection regulations when processing data in the United States.

We use YouTube in its advanced privacy mode to show you videos. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in improving the quality of our website. According to YouTube, the advanced privacy mode means that the data specified below will only be transmitted to the YouTube server if you actually start a video.

Without this mode, a connection to the YouTube server in the USA will be established as soon as you access any of our webpages on which a YouTube video is embedded.

This connection is required in order to be able to display the respective video on our website within your browser. YouTube will record and process at a minimum your IP address, the date and time the video was displayed, as well as the website you visited. In addition, a connection to the DoubleClick advertising network of Google is established.

If you are logged in to YouTube when you access our site, YouTube will assign the connection information to your YouTube account. To prevent this, you must either log out of YouTube before visiting our site or make the appropriate settings in your YouTube account.

For the purpose of functionality and analysis of usage behavior, YouTube permanently stores cookies on your device via your browser. If you do not agree to this processing, you have the option of preventing the installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser. Further details can be found in the section about cookies above.

Further information about the collection and use of data as well as your rights and protection options in Google’s privacy policy found at

https://policies.google.com/privacy


Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Notice from time to time.

Any changes will be immediately posted on this site and you will be deemed to have accepted the terms of the Privacy Policy on your first use of this site following the alterations. We recommend that you check this page regularly to keep up-to-date.

Cookies

Cookies are used in some areas of this website to identify your computer. This is a WordPress site with additional WordPress third party plugins. I haven’t consciously chosen to save any cookies or have any knowing control over them. A cookie will record the areas visited by the computer in question and for how long. This information is aggregated, rather than identifying individuals, and is used to monitor traffic to the site. This site should not be collecting any data that could be used to target advertising or marketing.

If you are concerned about cookies you can change the settings on your computer to refuse them. However, this may mean some sections of the site will not work properly.

For information on how to turn off cookies:

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy policy. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy policy applicable to the website in question.

Disclosure

The Electricity Club is a personal blog.

This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

The owner(s) of this blog are not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics however there may be tracked links in blog posts. All opinions and thoughts expressed are the owner(s) own.

Contact

Email theelectricityclub@googlemail.com to contact The Electricity Club for anything.