As some of you will be aware, the laws are changing on how information is collected, stored and used.
At Jacketbound we ask for certain information when you sign up. This information is stored in an online database. I then take regular backups of this database in case the website has problems and I need to reinstall the site.
All the data provided upon signup is only seen by myself. This data is not used anywhere else. I do not pass this information onto anybody nor will I. I have no plans to sell any of this data. I value everybody’s privacy on this website. It is difficult reaching out to meet others and I respect that those on this site may not want their true identity to be known or shared with others for a huge variety of reasons.
I have to make everybody aware of what GDPR is and how data is handled. There is no guarantee that the database will not be hacked. If it is, then I may become aware of it if the website goes down (that is usually the tell tale sign). The website and databases are on secure servers that are paid for. That payment guarantees me a level of security but as anybody knows in this day and age, there is no such thing as 100% secure.
If anybody wants any of their details removed from the database since they signed up then please contact me via messages here or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will do everything that is asked to protect anybody’s privacy. that extends to removing people’s names, emails or any other data that you may have used to sign up that you want now to protect. Just get in touch with me and let me know any concerns.
If anybody wants a list of any online data that the database has regarding you (in case you forgot what you entered when you first signed up) then again just let me know. I can send you details of what the database shows which will allow you to reach a decision going forward.
If anybody is worried about anything in this message, please get in touch and we can discuss further.
The bottom line of all this is the power of any individual to know what data is stored online about them and be able to see / change their data at any time, or even request it to be deleted. I will do what is in my power to ensure all these issues are met.
Jacketbound has been a stable website now for years. It is constantly updated and monitored to ensure it is safe and secure (as much as it can be). The servers are professionally run and are part of one of the largest online server systems in Europe (not sure if that is good or bad – I will let you decide).
So – please remember that you have power over your data. It will never be used without express permission from every person. But I have no plans to use any data on this site other than to leave it alone and let the website blossom.