Data Protection Rights
In alignment with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which took effect on May 25th, 2018 we must inform you about your data protection rights. The United States operates a reciprocal agreement.
The GDPR is a working document that will be updated over time and we’re all obliged to keep our online services legal and to observe best practices.
The legal basis for using your contact information that you may provide to us is that it is used solely to communicate with you in regard to our potential and actual mutual business arrangements. Some of our media contains historical images recorded at public events / in public spaces. If your likeness appears in a photograph or video on any of our pages and you would like it obscured, then please contact us about it.
You will be asked to show proof of your genuine identity with regard to this request and any of the following data requests.
GDPR rules guarantee you the following rights by law to:
• “ information about the processing of your personal data;
•obtain access to the personal data held about you;
•ask for incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete personal data to be corrected;
•request that personal data be erased when it’s no longer needed or if processing it is unlawful;
•object to the processing of your personal data for marketing purposes or on grounds relating to your particular situation;
•request the restriction of the processing of your personal data in specific cases;
•receive your personal data in a machine-readable format and send it to another controller (‘data portability’);
•request that decisions based on automated processing concerning you or significantly affecting you and based on your personal data are made by natural persons, not only by computers.
You also have the right in this case to express your point of view and to contest the decision.”
By law we must adhere to the above GDPR rules (https://ec.europa.eu/commission/priorities/justice-and-fundamental-rights/data-protection/2018-reform-eu-data-protection-rules/eu-data-protection-rules_en) and also to any others that they make up as they go along.
You don’t actually have to do anything to enable greater rights to the protection of your data, that is granted by law within the EU and UK, and US Citizens are covered by a mutual agreement with the UK government.
By law we must make clear to you: what data we may collect from you online. We can only view personal information that you might actively submit to us. That’s all. If you want to write any comments on social media or stay in touch in later life, that’s up to you, and it’s fine with us as long as your messages don’t constitute SPAM, unsolicited commercial messages.
Please don’t expect us to automatically publish comments or reply to SPAM comments and emails.
How we use the data.
We may publish comments about us that are intended for that purpose if they’re good and topical, also reviews and comments about how we helped people and wildlife. We reserve the right not to publish comments, but we will do our best to reply to all important mail.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included unless you deliberately want to show the location information. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Blocking Html cookies with your browser
Our website is provided by WordPress.com and it sets html Cookies when you visit, if you click the “I accept” button on the banner it will retain the cookies. You may choose to use this website or any other website without html Cookies by selecting to block your browser’s acceptance of Cookies via your browser’s preference settings if you wish. Seek instructions on how to do this via your chosen browser’s ‘Help’ facility as the method to block Cookie files varies by browser type. If you need more help, please see aboutcookies.org for help with changing settings on different browsers.
If your browser settings allow it, our website sets cookies to help it function efficiently. We use them to improve your online experience. These are known as ‘first party’ cookies and our website won’t work well without them.
If you happen to leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account as a subscriber, contributor, author, editor or administrator and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.) that sets its own cookies to operate. These are known as third party cookies. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website and that website will set its own cookies. Those websites are governed by their own distinct privacy policies and privacy laws.
On our resource page we may link to content in popular formats like many other websites throughout the world.
We will not sell your data to third parties.
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
We will share pertinent data with legal authorities if required to do so by law and also use it in court if we deem it necessary in case of mounting our effective legal defense.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
This server is based in the United Kingdom and managed in Kenya by Chake Conservancy Staff and in Louisiana, USA by Mr. C. Paxton. Any data you submit may be visible by them. If you don’t want them to see it, don’t submit it.
Any data that you choose to publish on any of these pages will be public and hence visible throughout the world.
How we protect your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. All digital devices used in the creation of this site are password protected.
This domain is protected by Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and the CMS software will only allow communication via this secure channel.
What data breach procedures we have in place
In the event of a data breach we will alert the legal authorities and attempt to inform all those effected within 48 hours.
What third parties we receive data from
This Chake Library service provides links to various sources of data provided by third parties. These linked parties shall always be identified by name. We don’t host linked data directly.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. We don’t automate any other decision making. Our server may block contact from Blacklisted IPs.
VISITING OUR SITE
We only allow access to our site on a temporary basis and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site and any associated sites without notice. Neither the CC, nor the webmaster will be liable if, for any reason, our site is unavailable at any time or for any period. When using our site, you must comply with our parameters of acceptable use (see below). Failure to abide by these terms will result in the automatic revocation of our permission for you to use this site and we may take further action as we see fit including, but not limited to, reporting any such breach to the Police, anti-fraud agencies and/or taking legal action.
Blocking Html cookies with your browser
Our website is provided by Weebly.com and it sets html Cookies when you visit, if you click the “I accept” button on the banner it will retain the cookies. You may choose to use this website or any other website without html Cookies by selecting to block your browser’s acceptance of Cookies via your browser’s preference settings if you wish. Seek instructions on how to do this via your chosen browser’s ‘Help’ facility as the method to block Cookie files varies by browser type. If you need more help, please see aboutcookies.org for help with changing settings on different browsers.
If you wish to continue using the LMNA Blog as normal with these Cookies enabled, simply click the blue ‘I accept’ button continue to use this website as normal.
Please note that blocking Cookies may affect your user experience of the site.
A) what data LMNA may collect from you online.
LMNA collect and store the information that you provide us to contact you and to book your attendance and accommodation at our Rendezvous events. We also have social media accounts that allow public interaction on an ‘opt-in’ basis:
- a State Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/lamasternaturalist and
- a State Twitter account https://twitter.com/LmnaTweets and
- a State YouTube account LMNA CHANNEL https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIOJHH3c0obfl5Goks2vgYQ
These social media platforms are advertiser funded and governed by their own independent privacy policies and your use of these platforms will incur the setting of their cookies and those of their partners. You may control the setting of their cookies on your device via your browser settings where applicable. Seek instructions on how to do this via your chosen browser’s ‘Help’ facility as the method to block Cookie files varies by browser type and also by device. If you need more help, please see aboutcookies.org for help with changing your settings.
B) how LMNA uses the data. We may publish comments that are intended for good purpose if they’re appropriate and topical on our Facebook Group Page. We reserve the right not to publish comments, but we will endeavor to reply to all important mail.
C) your rights in respect of your data. You have the following rights to privacy regarding your data now. By law we must adhere to the GDPR rules (https://ec.europa.eu/commission/priorities/justice-and-fundamental-rights/data-protection/2018-reform-eu-data-protection-rules/eu-data-protection-rules_en)
GDPR rules guarantee you the following rights by law to:
- “ information about the processing of your personal data;
- obtain access to the personal data held about you;
- ask for incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete personal data to be corrected;
- request that personal data be erased when it’s no longer needed or if processing it is unlawful;
- object to the processing of your personal data for marketing purposes or on grounds relating to your particular situation;
- request the restriction of the processing of your personal data in specific cases;
- receive your personal data in a machine-readable format and send it to another controller (‘data portability’);
- request that decisions based on automated processing concerning you or significantly affecting you and based on your personal data are made by natural persons, not only by computers. You also have the right in this case to express your point of view and to contest the decision.”
(Source page: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/reform/rights-citizens/my-rights/what-are-my-rights_en)
1.YOUR RIGHT TO VIEW ANY PERSONAL DATA THAT LMNA HOLDS ABOUT YOU
This is the Opt-in information age. All personal details on file about you are those submitted for the purposes that you intended when you gave it to the LMNA. The Data Protection laws give you the right to access information held about you, if any is held. Any access request may be subject to a fee of up to $20 to meet costs in providing you with details of the information (if any) that is held about you and any information request must be accompanied by acceptable proof of your identity. We don’t just give your data to anyone who asks for it. It may very well cost nothing to provide that information to you, it depends upon the complexity involved. We’ll likely verify important or complex instructions with you by voice and possibly formal letter.
Please note that any personal digital and paper information you provided us is secured carefully. We recognize that it’s our duty of care to treat any private data that we may hold about you responsibly.
2.YOUR RIGHT TO HAVE SOME OR All DATA WE MAY HOLD ABOUT YOU DELETED OR ALTERED
In the event that you’d like some or all your data changed or deleted, please make your request to LMNA in writing and if LMNA has any of your data and you provide acceptable proof of your identity then we’ll serve your request faithfully.
3.YOUR RIGHT TO MOVE YOUR DATA OFF OUR SERVER
If there’s data on this website or our blog about you that you want moved off it, then please contact us and we’ll help get it moved online, or removed online or offline as you wish and the case merits.
4. INFORMATION IN EVENT OF DATA SECURITY BREACH
Data breaches can happen to even large organizations such as banks and govt. offices. If LMNA Officers become aware of theft or loss of any of your personal data from hacking or equipment failure or any other possibility then we shall endeavor to alert you as soon as possible. Please alert us if you become aware of such a risk, such as a lost notebook or lap-top that would necessarily have security implications for us. You are entitled to be alerted within 72 hrs by GDPR rules, but we’d try to notify you quicker if possible and arrange the resetting of passwords and any other remedial action that might help. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you notice anything suspicious about the operation of LMNA sites that we have had made or manage. Thank you.
5. YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THE KIND OF DATA THAT WE HOLD ABOUT YOU.
You can object if we hold some data about you that we don’t have a justifiable legal case to obtain or retain.
LMNA only retains the information necessary to fulfil its legally justifiable roll as an environmental education and conservation NPO and to describe its activity. That is the legal basis for any information collection.
We hope that you can use LMNA website safely and with confidence.
Thank you very much for your attention.