I am writing this to the best of my ability in regard to the General Data Protection Regulation.

As someone based in America, I have less information about the GDPR than those based in Europe. Here are some of the websites I consulted:

That which I have copied for use from such sites is marked by ORANGE TEXT.

This blog is run by J Dorner, an author who has published independently. The “company” referenced in this statement is just a writer, not a corporation.

What information does your company collect from users or website visitors?

J Lenni Dorner attempts to collect email addresses to offer an email newsletter. However, there is a lack of sufficient evidence to prove that such a newsletter has actually published or sent in several years. The other purpose of asking for an email address is for use with the reply comment system, where a commenter can opt to be notified of a reply. Email addresses also help to ensure spam and spambots do not leave comments or attack this blog.

The comment section asks for a name. This helps distinguish who has left the comment. Names could be real or an alias.

The comment section optionally has a space to include a link to a website. This allows visitors to surf to the comment leaver’s site. It also enables the CommentLuv system, for those who use it. A website links a commenters name to their site, which anyone viewing comments can then get to.

Name, email, and website may optionally be stored by comment leavers who wish to have them pre-filled in later on certain browsers. Doing so would leave a trail, seemingly on your own device or signed-in browser. J Lenni Dorner does not have access to it, and has no idea how to get access to it.

There is also an option to leave a Twitter handle. The purpose of which is to be contacted via Twitter by J Lenni Dorner or other blog comment readers.

Comments are labeled with the date and time a commenter was here.

How is it collected: by active opt-in or by passive collection, such as with website cookies or crawlers?

The comment form has blank boxes for commenters to put in their information.

How will it be used: currently or possibly in the future?

J Lenni Dorner had an active email newsletter in the past. It stopped sending/ functioning at some point prior to September 2017, though might still send a newsletter twice a month to about the first 300 email addresses which were signed up, though even that seems unlikely.

Who will it be shared with?

J Lenni Dorner does not, has not, and will not intentionally share email addresses with those seeking to buy them. There was a time when J was still trying to get the newsletter problem fixed, and was attempting to move the collected email addresses from one WordPress Plugin to another. However, it didn’t work. There is no evidence to suggest that any newsletter actually works or exists on this blog at this time. J does use an assistant from time to time. That person also does not share your information with anyone, but is able to all areas of this blog.

Please see below for more information on third-party plugins.

What is the potential implication for the individual from whom you are collecting the information?

The implication of leaving a comment with your name, email, website, and/or Twitter handle is that J Lenni Dorner or others visiting this blog might reply to the comment, you could opt to receive an email reply from that comment, your website could be visited, and your Twitter could be visited. Once someone visits your site or Twitter, they could do whatever options are available there.

Please also see below for information on third-party plugins.

Is your intended use likely to cause individuals to object or complain?

J Lenni Dorner does NOT intend to use any information in an objectionable way.

How can individuals opt out of your data collection protocols?

The first, and easiest way, is to not comment or to use an alias when commenting.
The connect/ contact page has information on unsubscribing.

How can individuals get an electronic record of the information you have about them?

J Lenni Dorner would need information to look up, such as the name and email address used when commenting. Proof would have to be given that you are the individual, as I wouldn’t want to give information to someone else.

The connect/ contact page has information on contacting J.

How can individuals direct you to transfer the information to another entity?

I don’t understand the question. But the connect/ contact page has information on reaching J Lenni Dorner.

Every piece of personal data that you collect must be essential for the service that is being offered. If it is not clearly essential, like giving an email address to sign up for an online newsletter, you must explain why it is necessary.

The blog comment area asks users to include a name to figure out who left the comment, and so the person can be addressed. It asks for email addresses to prevent spam and to facilitate optional reply notifications.

Websites and Twitter handles are OPTIONAL. The purpose is to drive traffic to those who leave a comment.

If you want to continue emailing your old contacts, you’ll need to ask for consent properly and in accordance with the GDPR. That means sending a re-opt-in campaign asking if they would still like to receive your newsletter. All you have to do is include a button that clearly states “Yes, I would like to continue receiving newsletters,” and then keep only contacts who have clicked on this button. You’ll have to include separate buttons if you have multiple different types of emails.

At this time, any attempt to create a newsletter has been halted.
J Lenni Dorner had an active email newsletter in the past. It stopped sending/ functioning at some point prior to September 2017, though might still send a newsletter twice a month to about the first 300 email addresses which were signed up, though even that seems unlikely.

Unsubscribe link: connect/ contact page

If you plan to send any communications to your users by way of their personal contact information, it’s necessary to include a communications clause.

There is an option to receive comment replies by email. If it is checked, and a comment has a reply, an email is generated to the address given.

Even if they do delete their accounts, some personal information may need to be retained in your database.

Comments might remain on the blog even after unsubscribing. Please use the connect/ contact page to reach out to J Lenni Dorner if you require your comments to also be removed and are unable to do so yourself. You will need to verify that you are you.

Parental consent is required to process personal data of children age 16 and younger.

This blog is rated PG-15Website rated PG-15. Persons under the age of 15 should not view this site or blog without a parent.

The right to make changes to your Privacy Policy and practices at any time. Make sure your users and customers are aware of this with a simple statement that discloses your right to make changes, now or in the future. Changes to your Privacy Policy must be announced to all users at the time of the change.

This Privacy Policy, labeled on the page as GDPR, is subject to change and update now or in the future. Such changes will be announced on this blog.

First written: June 8, 2018
Update: June 10, 2018 (added image that shows where posts are shared, including emails sent to subscribers)

To communicate with your business directly regarding any concerns over privacy.

Please use the connect/ contact page to reach out to J Lenni Dorner.

Third-party software and plugins to perform various functions throughout the site.
Check to make sure that all of your third-party software providers are also GDPR-compliant

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Subscribe2: “Public Subscribers are subscribers who have used the plugin form and only provided their email address. Registered Subscribers are subscribers who have registered in WordPress and have a username and password. Registered Subscribers have greater personal control over their subscription. They can change the format of the email and also select which categories and authors they want to receive notifications about.”

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The Jetpack Plugin tracks site views. A great deal of information about how this works is available at:

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10 GDPR screenshot of plugin Yoast SEO privacy information link. CommentLuv has not communicated about GDPR. In fact, the main site is down.

CommentLuv also displays recent comments on the sidebar widget.

Replyme will allow you to send an email to the comment author when they get a reply to their comment. You can set who gets the replies and which replies are sent. It is much better to send someone an email about comment replies only when their comment gets a reply rather than send an email everytime the post gets a reply.

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While the Jackmail plugin IS active and installed, it has never been used, and has thus far been unable to send any newsletters as it can’t access the email addresses provided to this blog. Support has been unable to resolve this. Information on Subscribe2.

This blog may also be followed by Linky and BlogLovin, and by RSS. Please see those privacy statements if you use them.

This message appeared for the first time on June 10, 2018.


Who we are
Name of the individual behind this website: J Dorner
Contact information: connect/ contact page, @JLenniDorner on Twitter DM is the best way to reach me.
Pennsylvania, USA
Website address is:
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.
An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you 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 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.

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

By default WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone.

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 (if any), 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.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.


We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

“No non-public data collected by the servers is shared with third parties.” (Click link for details.)

That is all of the available information at this time. Thank you.