Privacy and Data Policies

This policy was written on January 8, 2018, and has not yet been revised. We built this tool as a platform to help people, and we want to make every effort to ensuring that your data is protected, secure and not misused. To help the Manual of Me function properly - we store data, some of it can personally identify you, some is related to you but doesn't identify you. This policy document explains what data we store, where we store it, why and how we use it, and how long we'll keep it for - along with contact details should you ever want to ask us any questions.

What information is being collected?

Personally Identifiable Information.

When you create a Manual of Me - you will have entered your email address. This is so you can recall the manual at a later date. You can also enter your name on the Edit Manual page. These are the only two personally identifiable items of data we store.

Non Personally Identifiable Information.

We also, obviously, keep the content of your manual, along with things like when you last logged in, when you first created your manual.

How is it collected?

We collect the data from your implicit entering of your details and completion of the manual.

Why is it being collected?

We store the data so you're able to create your own personalised manual, and recall it at a later date.

How will it be used?

Your data will be used to allow you to edit and share your own manual of me. We do not undertake any profiling or make any decisions based upon your personally identifiable information.

How long will be stored for?

We will store the manual for as long as you would like us to store it - or until the site is taken offline, at which point all of the data will be deleted. You will have the chance to download a copy of your data before this happens. You are also able to request that all of your personal data is erased by contacting us at [email protected]

Who will it be shared with?

Your personally identifiable information is stored on the following systems: Our EU based databases - to which no-one has access but us A backup of our databases - stored on Dropbox, within an encrypted archive Additionally - we use a third-party system to send you service emails, such as the magic link, called Mailgun, who do have access to your email address in order to send our emails, but for no other reason. Non personally identifiable information is shared with third-parties, in particular Google Analytics, in order to help us understand how the site is being used. You can choose to opt-out of this policy at any time by requesting that your data be removed, and no longer using the service.

Cookie Policy

In addition to storing your data in our databases, we also use cookies to store session information - this basically means you don't have to log-in for every page, but it remembers who you are. These cookies last only for the duration of your session, and a maximum of 30 minutes after you've stopped using the site. Cookies are additionally used by Google Analytics to help track your activity on the site, so we're able to see how people are using the Manual of Me, but there is no personally identifiable information in any of our cookies. You can opt-out of cookies by disabling them in your browser, but it is likely that the site will not work.

Who is storing your data?

The Manual of Me is a project created by Matthew Knight, an individual rather than a company. Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions about your data or this policy.