With the rollout of the General Data Protection Regulation in the E.U. in May of 2018, I wanted to outline how privacy and the use of your data works in regards to fanlistings.
Fanlistings are exactly what they sound like: a list of fans. The purpose of fanlistings, stretching all the way back to the origin of The Fanlistings Network in 2000, is to showcase how many fans a particular subject has all over the world.
What Kind of Data Do We Collect?
All the fanlistings on Noble-Scarlet.net are part of The Fanlistings Network, which has a specific set of requirements that we have to adhere to in order to remain a part of their network. This includes requiring that we collect all members':
- Name—which can be a nickname, screenname, or other pseudonym
- E-mail address
- Country of origin or current resident country
Additionally, you may also supply a Website URL, which is optional. This allows your personal website to be displayed to anyone who visits the fanlisting.
What Is the Data Used For?
The purpose for the collection of this data is to demonstrate to site visitors how any particular fandom has fans worldwide. The data we collect on the join form will be displayed publicly on the list, with the exception of your e-mail address, which you have the option of making private upon joining.
I do not share your email address or other personal information with any third parties with the exception of if ownership of the fanlisting is transfered to another person, in which case they would receive the database file in order to upload the fanlisting to another location. I will not use the email address to contact you in any way unless I have pressing news about the fanlisting, such as:
- If I am intending to close the fanlisting and would like to know if any current members would be interested in taking it over
- If the fanlisting has been moved to a new location in order for you to update your bookmarks and/or cross-links
What Can You Do to Protect Your Data?
At the time of your joining, you are asked to supply a password. I do not have access to this password in any way. You can use this password to login to the fanlisting and update your listing to include a different name, website, or e-mail address, as well as to hide previously public email addresses. If you have lost your password, you can request a new one as long as you still have access to the original email address you used to sign up for the list. If you no longer have access to that email address and wish to update your information, you may e-mail me in order to request an update to your data on the list.
What If You No Longer Wish to Be On the List?
If you would like for your data to be deleted from the fanlisting, simply e-mail me.
What About Cookies?
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since every browser is a little different, look at your browser's Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you turn cookies off, some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly (namely, you won't be able to choose your preferred layout on those sites, and/or your browser will not remember your choice). However, this should not significantly affect your overall experience, as the fanlistings on the Noble Scarlet Network are designed to be used without requiring a login of any kind.