Hi – I’m David Meyer, the guy behind Connected Rights. If you want to contact me, as the data controller for this site, then please use the contact form.

I have endeavoured to minimise the amount of data collected when you visit Connected Rights as much as possible, but I describe on this page what might be processed anyway, in order to make it possible to maintain this site and the associated newsletter and social media accounts. This processing is in my legitimate interest as the maintainer of Connected Rights, and that interest is the legal basis for the processing.

This site is hosted on WordPress.com, which is run by a company called Automattic. WordPress collects limited information as you view this site, in order to count the number of page views, see what links are clicked on, and to figure out where you came from if you arrive at the site. I can see only the aggregated results of this information, which do not identify individuals.

WordPress allows its users to follow this blog, and I get to see the names and WordPress usernames of those followers. Where people follow Connected Rights posts via email updates, I can see those email addresses. In both cases, I can see the date of following. This information is held for as long as you follow this site, in order to make it possible for you to do so.

I send out Connected Rights newsletters each week using MailChimp, and if you visit this site for the first time, a popup will ask you if you want to subscribe. Due to that the MailChimp code I have inserted on this site to make that possible, MailChimp puts a tracker on this site in order to monitor signups. When you sign up for the newsletter, I will get your email address and name, as well as the date and time of your signup. I will only ever use this information to send you the newsletter, and MailChimp provides simple unsubscribe tools if you want to stop receiving it. Again, I will hold this data as long as needed to send you the newsletter.

Twitter also puts a syndication tracker on this site, as I automatically tweet out new posts when they go up. However, I have left social sharing buttons off this site in an effort to minimise tracking.

Twitter, MailChimp and Automattic (the company behind WordPress.com) are all based in the U.S., so some of your data as described above might plausibly go there when you use this site. All three companies are on the Privacy Shield register, so this transfer is currently legal.

If you are in the European Union, you can demand access to the personal data Connected Rights holds on you, and the rectification or erasure of that data, under the rights granted to you by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Please do not hesitate to do so if you wish, by contacting me at the email address above.