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GDPR & What I’m telling my clients

GDPR In the real world in real words

I am not an attorney, or a specialist in anything you are reading below. Use this information at your own risk.

If you have anyone from the EU that you email, GDPR applies to you. If you have less the 250 employees and don’t have a high percentage of clients in the EU the odds you would have to deal with a fine due to compliance is pretty slim. The odds you might have to deal with complying with it however are higher so you should put a system into place. Really it’s a good idea for all your contacts and customers for you to be transparent and for you to be clear about how and why you are emailing them, or collecting their information, and in a nut shell that’s what GDPR does.

What you need to do…

Setup a Privacy Policy that is clear about what you collect, and how long you hold, as well as what you are doing with the data.

You will need to know where any information collected is being collected & being stored, this includes:

Address books




Lists (both on paper & in a computer)

Who you are using to process your payments.



Anything anywhere that could be collecting any form of data on an individual.

Company/organization name

Who are you. What is your business name.

Shari Lynn Smith

Details of the business

What exactly is your business.

I provide assistance to small businesses for their tech, web, and customer support.

What information you collect and the basis for collecting it. What you do with the data (including who else gets access).

This is where it can be a bit complicated, but basically you need to break down what/why for each and every way you are collecting data. Cookies, Names & Information for orders, Data for your newsletter. You need to explain this for all the different ways in which a persons data might be collected. What other organizations are collecting data on your behalf, and links to their privacy policies.

How you are safeguarding & the security of the data

Where and how is this information safe guarded from being stolen.

GDPR Rights

The GDPR provides the following rights for individuals:

The right to be informed
The right of access
The right to rectification
The right to erasure
The right to restrict processing
The right to data portability
The right to object
Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.

That’s all the basics below are additional posts where I go into the how to do these things.

My own Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

All the information I’ve included in these post came from reading through the following websites and posts.


Understanding HTML & CSS Simply

What you want on your page is HTML

Header Box
Header Image
Content Box
Footer Box
Footer Information

How it will look is CSS

I want a bit of spacing at the top and then my header image.
I want to have my title be blue and be bigger then the regular text.
I want my text to be grey and I want to use Arial font.

HTML stuff are called Tags & Elements

CSS stuff are called Selectors & Properties

They are both code languages.

To convert what you want to on the page we have to say it in the HTML language.

<header><img src="myheaderimage.png" /></header>

header is the tag <header></header> is the element.

<header><img src="myheaderimage.png" /></header>
 <h1>This is my content</h1>
 <p>The is where I talk about my content.</p>
 <p>This is all copyright Shari Lynn Smith</p>

To convert how you want it look on the page we have say that in the CSS language.

header { padding-top: 25px; }

header is the selector padding-top is the property

header { padding-top: 25px; }
 h1 { color: blue; font-size: 30px; }
 p { color: grey; font-size: 16px; }
 * { font-family: "Arial"}

WordPress handles all of this for you, however understanding what is where can be helpful when you want to change something. this is not all the information nor all that is needed to create a web page, there are many websites that will explain and teach you how to write code. This however will help you to know where you have to go to change something on your WordPress site.


Your Theme writes the HTML Structure code
Your Theme CSS writes the Styling code
WordPress core writes the content HTML code

I work in Thesis because anything you can do with HTML you can do with Thesis. The Thesis Skin Editor does all the HTML structure stuff, the CSS is customizable easily, and WordPress handles all the content stuff.

Inkscape Notes

Things I’ve done and need to remember when using Inkscape.

I didn’t like seeing the piece of paper and I’m not going to be printing stuff often so I turned it off.

File > Document Properties > Untick Display Show page border

Per Nick Saporito on Youtube:

View > Custom


View > Zoom > 1:1

Pingback and Trackbacks

Sometimes I get so confused. How to do these and how they work. Here is the testing content showing them.

Formatting shortcuts in WordPress

Letter Action
* Start an unordered list
– Start an unordered list
1. Start an ordered list
1) Start an ordered list
## H2
### H3
#### H4
##### H5
###### H6
> transform text into blockquote
— holizontal line
`..` transform text into code block

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