Who we are
Blue Steens’ website address is: https://www.blue-steens.com. It is an outlet for Dr Christiane Wirrig to express her personal views and insights. Sources and the work of other authors are referenced where appropriate.
What this is about
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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.
Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, we take no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.
You must not:
- attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site in any way;
- use our website in any way or take any action that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the performance, availability or accessibility of the website;
- use our website in any way that is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity;
- reproduce or share our content without citing us appropriately as the source.
Embedded content from and links to other websites
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Lawful Basis for Processing Data
We will ask for your consent to use your information to send you electronic communications for marketing purposes.
We will process your personal information due to legal obligations that are strictly necessary and binding on us.
We will rely on this ground to process your personal data when it is not practical or appropriate to ask for consent. In such cases, we will only process your data where we have a compelling justification; for example, when you have contacted us with an enquiry or comment, or somebody has recommended that we contact you directly. Data will be processed in ways you would reasonably expect and that have minimal privacy impact.
Information we collect
Blue Steens may collect information about you through our site as follows:
- in the form of our web logs, which consist of information about site traffic and usage;
- personal information submitted by you when you subscribe to our newsletter.
We collect information about you for various purposes including:
- to understand better how site visitors use our website with a view to assess and improve content and performance;
- to ensure that the content of our site is presented in an effective manner to you through your computer or other devices;
- to provide you with any website or other updates, which we believe may be of interest to you.
Right of Access and Rectification
You can request a copy of the personal data we hold about you by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Verbal requests must be confirmed by email. We will provide the requested information within one month from the receipt of your written confirmation.
If the personal data we hold about you are inaccurate or incomplete, you can ask us to update your personal data by emailing us at email@example.com. Verbal requests must be confirmed by email. We will make the requested amendments within one month from the receipt of your written confirmation.
You can request access to a copy of your personal data held by us or their rectification free of charge.
However, should you request further copies of your data following the original request, or should we deem your requests manifestly unfounded or excessive, we will charge an administrative fee of 10 GBP per request to be paid upfront. Upon receipt of such payment, we will comply with your request within one month.
Right to Restrict and Object
If you have a particular valid reason, you can request the restriction of your personal data by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Verbal requests must be confirmed by email. We will implement the requested restriction within one month from the receipt of your written confirmation.
When processing is restricted, we are permitted to store your personal data, but not use it. Such a restriction generally applies only temporarily depending on the situation.
In certain circumstances you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data by emailing us at email@example.com. Verbal requests must be confirmed by email. We will implement the objection within one month from the receipt of your written confirmation unless we have a compelling reason for the processing of your personal data. In such a case we will explain this to you.
You have an absolute right to stop your data being used for direct marketing. If you have previously opted into receiving any email marketing, there is generally an in-built option to unsubscribe from the mailing list. Where this is not the case, you can let us know by email to firstname.lastname@example.org that you want to be removed from the mailing list, and we will delete your details as requested within one month.
We keep your personal data for as long as is required in connection with the purpose(s) for which it was collected and processed.
Right of erasure
You can request that we remove your personal data from our records by emailing us at email@example.com. Verbal requests must be confirmed by email. We will remove your personal data within one month from the receipt of your written confirmation unless we are required to keep your personal data for legal or other compelling reasons.
However, should we deem your request invalid, manifestly unfounded or excessive, we will refuse to deal with your request.
We take all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorised access, use, alteration or destruction of any information that we hold about you.
Remember that data transmission via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted online or through our website. Any transmission is at your own risk, and we do not accept responsibility for any unauthorised access to or loss of personal information due to circumstances beyond our control.
We may compile statistics about the use of our site including data on traffic, usage patterns, user numbers, sales and other information. All such data will be anonymised and will not include any personally identifying information. We may from time to time display site usage information publicly or share such data with third parties such as prospective investors, affiliates, partners and advertisers. Data will only be shared and used within the bounds of the law.
Disclosure of Your Personal Information
Unless required to do so by law, we will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the data you provide to us without your consent.
To find out more about personal data protection, visit https://ico.org.uk.
Of particular interest to users of our site and Services might be Individual Rights.