All of us are sent messages about data protection and privacy these days, by any website we’ve ever registered with. kalahari-meerkats.com is no exception…
Our website’s aim is to share information about the meerkats and the KMP project with the public, and definitely not to collect loads of personal information of our website visitors or do fancy analytics of what you do on our site. But some of our services – e.g. registering as a Friend, enquiring about a visit or similar – require that you share a bit of data with us. And we want to make sure that you know what types of data we collect, what we do with it and why.
The background of this may be the new European Union General Data Protection Regulation (EU-GDPR), taking effect on 25 May, 2018, that intends to protect citizens of EU countries from excessive or unwanted data collection – but it is important to us that all of our website visitors feel safe with what we, as a small society and research project, do with data you share with us.