Thank you in advance for reading this post. It is necessary for me to give you this information.

You may or may not be aware that updates to the European Union’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) are going into effect on May 25, 2018. These regulations affect any website or business that interacts with people in the EU.

To ensure that I am complying with these regulations on my websites, I am updating my privacy and cookie policy, adding a banner to let visitors to my sites know that cookies are used to make the website visit helpful to them, and ensuring that all these things are as clear and transparent as possible.

If you have subscribed to my blog via email, RSS feed, or Networked Blogs, please continue reading:

Note that emails are only sent if you have signed up for an email subscription to my site. This is done through FeedBlitz, which has a double opt-in feature as a key element in its subscription process. The link to access this subscription feature is in the blog sidebar on my website. You may unsubscribe at any time. There is a link to unsubscribe at the bottom of every email newsletter I send (when I send a new blog post, for example.) You may see FeedBlitz’s privacy policy here.

Since I am not able to tell which subscribers are from the EU, I regret to say I will have to delete all email subscriptions, so that we can all start over on the same footing with the double opt-in process through FeedBlitz. I apologize for this, but think that it’s necessary to ensure full compliance. I will be deleting the subscriptions as of 1:00 p.m. EDT (Eastern Daylight Time), Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by which time all the GDPR compliancy information will be live on my websites.

I no longer use Networked Blogs, and I am disabling the RSS feed for my blog, as well. This will ensure that all subscriptions go through the double opt-in process that FeedBlitz provides.

If you currently subscribe to this blog via email, and you wish to continue to receive my blog posts, please resubscribe any time AFTER 3 p.m. EDT, May 23, 2018 using the email subscription form in the sidebar of this blog on the website.

If you previously subscribed to my blog through RSS feed or through Networked Blogs, and you wish to continue to receive my blog posts, please resubscribe any time AFTER 3 p.m. EDT, May 23, 2018 through the email subscription link in the blog’s sidebar.

Thank you. I apologize for the extra steps this requires you to take, but it is necessary.

 

A note about the comments feature on my blog posts – I will no longer ask for your email information when you post a comment, but I will be adding comment moderation.

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