GDPR and Privacy

The following is written to the best of the ability of team captain and cohost J Lenni Dorner in regard to the General Data Protection Regulation.

Here are some of the websites consulted:
https://www.sendinblue.com/blog/gdpr-checklist
https://privacypolicies.com/blog/prepare-gdpr

That which has been copied for use from such sites is marked by ORANGE TEXT.

This blog is run by The A to Z Team. The "company" referenced in this statement are a group of volunteer writers in various stages of the publication process.

What information does your company collect from users or website visitors?

There is an option to subscribe to this blog via email, using FeedBurner. We also have an RSS feed. Comments use Google's Blogger commenting system. The website has a visitor counter. During the challenge, we have Google forms which ask for information. The team does NOT use the information given for any purpose beyond the challenge.

How is it collected: by active opt-in or by passive collection, such as with website cookies or crawlers?

The comment form was created by Google.
https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/blogger/n_8svtb4FfI Click that for more information.
Cookies notification in European Union countries

If you need to have your comments removed and cannot figure out how to do this yourself, please contact The A to Z Team.

How will it be used: currently or possibly in the future?

The A to Z Team doesn't currently have a newsletter. We do not sell information. We only reach out to those who might be featured, have entered our contests, or have requested our help.

Who will it be shared with?

The A to Z Team doesn't share information with others. Blogger has a privacy policy of its own.

What is the potential implication for the individual from whom you are collecting the information?

The implication of leaving a comment is that those visiting this blog might reply to the comment and might search for you online. If you subscribe using the Feedburner widget, you may receive email notices when there are new posts.

Is your intended use likely to cause individuals to object or complain?

The A to Z Team does NOT intend to use any information in an objectionable way.

How can individuals opt out of your data collection protocols?

Don't provide your email.

How can individuals get an electronic record of the information you have about them?

The A to Z Team doesn't keep any "hidden" records of information. Search the blog for your own comments. You may ask the team to search for information if you like.

How can individuals direct you to transfer the information to another entity?

A reason for providing your information elsewhere would need to be provided, along with proof that you are you.

Every piece of personal data that you collect must be essential for the service that is being offered. If it is not clearly essential, like giving an email address to sign up for an online newsletter, you must explain why it is necessary.


This blog exists for the blog hop. We offer help and inspiration for writers of blogs. This blogging challenge is optional. If you have a question about this, please ask the team.

If you want to continue emailing your old contacts, you’ll need to ask for consent properly and in accordance with the GDPR. That means sending a re-opt-in campaign asking if they would still like to receive your newsletter. All you have to do is include a button that clearly states “Yes, I would like to continue receiving newsletters,” and then keep only contacts who have clicked on this button. You’ll have to include separate buttons if you have multiple different types of emails.


The A to Z Team does not run a newsletter, nor do we access the FeedBurner subscriber list.

If you plan to send any communications to your users by way of their personal contact information, it’s necessary to include a communications clause.

We do not intend to send unsolicited email. We only reach out to people who might be featured on the blog or have taken place in our "contests."
https://policies.google.com/privacy Google's privacy policy.

Even if they do delete their accounts, some personal information may need to be retained in your database.

Comments remain on the blog even after unsubscribing from the FeedBurner email list. Please reach out to the AtoZ team if you require your comments to also be removed and are unable to do so yourself. You will need to verify that you are you.

Parental consent is required to process personal data of children age 16 and younger.

We have the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy and practices at any time, now or in the future. Changes to this Privacy Policy can be found here.

First written: June 24, 2018

To communicate with this business directly regarding any concerns over privacy.

atozteam2018 (at) gmail (dot) com
Or send a message to our Facebook page (messenger).
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. Hyperlinks go to other websites which the The A to Z Team does not run. For example, Amazon, which has a privacy policy that can be viewed by clicking HERE. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

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