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GDPR And Other Stuff at Bionic Basil HQ

Hey guys, mew've probably been reading and seeing a lot of news about GDPR aka General Data Protection Regulation that's currently coming into effect as of the 25th of May 2018.

Now mew're probably wundering what's that got to do with a bunch of heathen cats aka me and The B Team, well as we're still part of the EU, we have to comply by law as to how we look aftur your data and Privacy, and as we have visitors from all offur the wurld like many of mew, our blogging pals, we have to make sure that effurything is tickety-boo so we're not breaking any laws within the EU.

Also, there's the issue about Data Protection too, so here's our Policies which we'll also add to our Contact Us Page at the bottom. 

Privacy Policy & Data Protection @ BionicBasil HQ

We never share or sell personal information with third-parties nor do we store information we collect about your visit to this blog for use other than to analyze content performance through the use of cookies, which you can turn off at anytime by modifying your Internet browser's settings. We are not responsible for the republishing of the content found on this blog on other Web sites or media without our permission. This privacy policy is subject to change without notice.

Privacy & Data Policy

This policy sets out how uses and protects any information that you give BionicBasil when you use this website.

BionicBasil is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

BionicBasil may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. 
What we collect

We may collect the following information:

·         contact information including email address

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

·         We may use the information to improve our products and services.
·         We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided. 


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies*

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

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 statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
·         if you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
·         if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at deardrbasil @ gmail . com
We do not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law to do so.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the new GDPR ruling effective 25th May 2018. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please email us at deardrbasil @ gmail . com

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please  email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Usage of 3rd Party Service Providers

We have also checked with Google and our 3rd party plug-ins to make sure that they're compliant with the new GDPR rulings :

Google Follow Tool see right-hand side side bar under Bloglovin,
 G+   Networked Blogs   Bloglovin  Feedburner RSS & Email Subscription 

If mew follow us by any of the third party plugins mentioned above, mew can go directly to their websites and opt out easily enough should mew want to as we can't unfollow any of those fur mew.

If mew're happy to continue to follow us by whateffur means mew do, then mew basically have to do nothing, life goes on and nothing changes. 

Google Analytics – 3Rd party App

BionicBasil collects analytics info when you use our blog to help us improve our services and products. 

At the time this policy went into effect, we only use Google Analytics as an analysis provider. If you would like to learn more about Google Analytics Privacy policy, please click here: Googles Policy Principles.  Also you can use the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On to prevent analytics info being sent to Google Analytics.


*BionicBasil does not purrsonally collect cookies [well unless they're nip cookies! MOL]. Cookies on BionicBasil at blogger are through Google, so if mew wish to decline the cookie pop-up when arriving at our blog, purrlease do so.  Purrlease visit Google directly to check out their cookie and other policies.


Guys we've deleted our Mailchimp account [16-5-18] as we have no clue how the fluffing thing wurks, but now we're stuck with the crappy subscription pop-up and can't find where the code is to remove it, even though we've spent hours looking fur it!  We're not techy techy cats, so purrlease ignore the pop-up, it doesn't wurk, and no, if mew do try to subscribe nothing will happen.

And anyone that did subscribe, all your data was deleted when we deleted our mailchimp account.

Amazon Affilliates

WE ARE PART OF THE AMAZON AFFILIATES PROGRAMME [ &] is a part of the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

Amazon logos are trademarks of, Inc or its affiliates.

We at BionicBasil do not collect or have access to any data by being part of the amazon affiliate programme.

To see Amazons policies, please click here

Terms and Conditions of using

All content provided on this blog is for informational purposes only. The owner of this blog makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site. The owner will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. The owner will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information. These terms and conditions of use are subject to change at any time and without notice.

Website disclaimer

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by BionicBasil and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of BionicBasil. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, BionicBasil takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

And now we've suitably melted your mind and your brain just slid out of your ears, please feel free to check out our other posts that are a lot more fun!

Bestest purrs

Basil & Co xox


We are not lawyers, we've had no formal advice, this info has been put together after hours and hours of mindnumbing research. There is not much actual advice fur simple bloggers like ourselves and the new GDPR ruling, which we feel is purretty crappy and rather a let down.  And the majority of the content we read is in lawyer speak, and fur us that may as well be Klingon or some other completely obscure language. 

We hope it's up to code, we tried our best, but if mew think we've missed anything or there's something else we should be doing feel free to contact us at:

deardrbasil @ gmail . com

The templates we used were from FREE sources only, though just as the P.A. was finishing up, we had a power-spike and the computer shut down unexpectedly, and unfortunately the browsing history was wiped and we couldn't find the web links again.

So if these templates are from your website, purrlease let us know and we'll add your attribute with purrleasure and we can't thank mew enough fur creating them - THANK MEW!

Graphics created with paid licence

This post first appeared on Basil's, please read the originial post: here

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