Our Privacy Policy

Effective Date: 7th September 2023

At The Blueprint, we are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of our visitors and users. This Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, disclose, and safeguard your information in compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the UK's data protection laws.

Please Read Carefully

We urge you to read this policy carefully to understand our practices concerning your data. If you do not agree with the terms laid out here, we kindly ask that you do not use our blog and its associated services.

Information We Collect

We collect two types of information:

  1. Information you voluntarily provide: This includes any data you directly submit through our contact forms, comments section, or email subscription.

  2. Automated Information: We use cookies and similar technologies to track your interactions with our blog for analytics and site optimisation.

Cookies and Tracking

Substack and our other service providers may use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our blog and store certain information. This tracking is performed to supply you with a more personalised experience on our blog and to gather analytics data that we and Substack can use to improve the service. For more details on the cookies used by Substack, please refer to their Privacy Policy.

How We Use Your Information

We use the data we collect to:

  • Enhance and personalise your user experience

  • Generate aggregated statistical insights to improve blog content and structure

  • Respond to any queries or comments you may have

Third-Party Service Providers

We may employ third-party companies and individuals due to the following reasons:

  • To facilitate our service;

  • To perform blog-related services, or

  • To assist us in analysing how our blog is used.

We want to inform you that these third parties may have access to your personal information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.

Legal Grounds for Processing Data

Under GDPR regulations, our lawful grounds for processing your personal data are as follows:

Consent: By using our blog, you give us explicit consent to collect and process your data as outlined in this policy.

Legitimate Interests: We may process your data where it is necessary for the purposes of legitimate interests pursued by us.

Data Retention Period

We will hold your personal data for as long as you are a subscriber or actively engaging with our blog, or as otherwise necessary to provide you with our services.

Your Data Protection Rights

Under data protection laws, you have several rights:

  • Access: You may request a copy of your personal data.

  • Rectification: You may correct any inaccuracies in your personal data.

  • Erasure: You may ask for your data to be deleted.

  • Restriction: You may request that we limit how we use your data.

  • Portability: You may ask for a copy of your data in a machine-readable format.

  • Complaint: If you believe we've violated any data protection laws, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the appropriate authority.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may revise this Privacy Policy periodically. Any changes will be reflected by the "Effective Date" at the top of this document. We recommend you revisit this policy from time to time to stay informed.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at theaiblueprint@substack.com

By using our services, you consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy and our collection, use, and sharing of your information as described herein.