Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

I am committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This Policy explains when and why this site collects personal information, how it gets used, the conditions under which it may be disclosed to others and what choices you have.

It explains my good faith efforts to comply with all of the relevant data protection and privacy laws. 
23 May 2018
Paul Barter

1. Who am I?

I am Paul Barter, recovering academic, independent podcaster, blogger, trainer, researcher and writer on urban transport policy and parking policy. 

I can be contacted at: paulbarter@reinventingtransport.org 

and

Paul Barter
My Mail Box 882783
Singapore 919191

2. What information does this site collect & how is it used?

The table below outlines what information gets collected and for what purpose.

This site does not gather sensitive personal data such as health, genetic, biometric data; racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, sexual orientation, and criminal convictions.

I will not sell or rent your information to third parties. Nor will I share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

However, if you subscribe to receive updates about new content from Reinventing Transport, the details you enter are passed to MailChimp.com, a third party provider that enables me to easily send you the relevant updates. The information disclosed is only the information that is necessary to deliver the service.
The "subscribe" boxes, popups and pages on the site have always made it clear that the sole purpose of asking for your email address was to send you updates about new content on the site.  I will continue to use those email address for that purpose only. It is my understanding that everyone who subscribed gave explicit permission for me to send the requested emails.  
The following table outlines the personal data collected by this site (or the services it uses) and for what purpose. The table also outlines the 3rd parties the data is processed by or shared with, and how long the data is stored for:
Name
What
Purpose
3rd Parties
Data Retention
Blog Comments
Website commenter name, email address and website
To allow website users to comment on and discuss articles and episodes, or ask questions.
Blogger.com hosts this site and collects certain cookies as well as contact details from commenters.
Until request for deletion.
Analytics
Website visitor behaviour (anonymised – full IP address is not stored)
To analyse popular content, website performance, etc – so we can improve.
Google Analytics collects data using IP addresses
14 months
Subscription to emails from the site
Subscriber names and email addresses. Interactions with our emails, such as opens and clicks on links.
To fulfil subscribers’ requests to receive an email update whenever there is new content at the Reinventing Transport site.
MailChimp handles the personal data necessary to provide this service.
Until request to unsubscribe.
It is my belief that the services mentioned above are compliant with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or they will be very soon.
Please refer to Google's Privacy Policy for more information on Blogger.com and Google Analytics and the data they may collect. Note that I do not use AdSense or any other advertising service. 
Also see MailChimp's Privacy Policy, its Terms of Use  and some comments from MailChimp support about GDPR compliance for more information on the data collected in order to provide their service and your rights and my obligations regarding that data. Please note that I use Mailchimp solely to subscribe users and to send them emails. I do not use integrations with Facebook or any other services.

3. Controlling your information

Depending on your location, you probably have certain rights concerning the information held by this site, for example under the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If you wish to exercise these rights, please contact me, including your email address (this is usually the identifier used to collate your information).

3.1. Requesting a copy of your information

You may request a copy of any data we hold about you. Upon request, I will do my best to provide a file containing the personal data held about you. If you are a subscriber to the site's email updates, this file will typically contain the information from Mailchimp about your subscription and activity.  

3.2. Updating or correcting your information

We generally only have easily identifiable information about you if you are a subscriber. If that is the case, the easiest way to update your information is to scroll to the bottom of one of the emails from this site and click on the underlined options as follows: 
"Want to change how you receive these emails? 
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list."

Please contact me if you think there may be other information about you that needs correcting. 

3.3. Deleting your information

You have the right to request erasure of your personal information. Unless there is a compelling legal reason for the data not to be erased, your personal data will be deleted on request.

Users have the ability to leave comments on this site. You may request deletion of your comments.

4. Use of ‘cookies’

Like many other websites, this site uses cookies. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website.

The cookies used are ‘1st party’ cookies. To the best of my knowledge, this site does NOT use services that would trigger the use of '3rd party' cookies (which are often used to track behaviour across a range of websites, so targeted advertising can then be applied).  

The following list outlines what we use cookies for:
  • Google Analytics: Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and what content is most popular.  
  • Blogger Comments: the Blogger service that is used to run this site uses cookies. For example, I believe that if you leave a comment, cookies may be set to store your name, email address and website. This is so that if you wish to leave another comment, you won’t have to re-type this information. 
  • Mailchimp: Mailchimp uses cookies. For example, it uses cookies to determine if you are a new visitor to the site, so that it can decide whether to ask if you want to subscribe to the email updates.  

If you do not want cookies to be used, you can turn off cookies or refrain from using the site. Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies. Switching off cookies should not noticeably restrict your use of this website.

5. Security

To protect your information from loss, misuse or unauthorised access or disclosure, I have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information collected. 

These steps include:
  • Data minimisation (trying to collect only the minimum data necessary)
  • Password best practice
  • Endeavouring to use security best practice concerning devices (PCs, laptops, mobile devices), online accounts, website hosting, physical access and storage 
  • Keeping myself informed on data protection
  • Prompt action in the event of a breach. 

6. Complaints

If you wish to raise a complaint on how this site has handled your personal information, you can contact me directly. I will investigate and try to rectify the problem, if possible. See the contact details at the top of this page.

If you are not satisfied you can complain to the relevant authorities in your jurisdiction. For example, in Singapore such complaints should go to the Personal Data Protection Commission.


[This Privacy Policy was prepared using the example of Hexagon Webworks as an initial model then adapted to suit the simpler needs of the Reinventing Transport site.]

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