DRAGONOLOGY (not limited to, but including all the information found on Dragonology.info), has become a Private Members Organisation, requiring the need for all members to register for membership, and sign in as an existing member upon return visits. Please be advised that the information of all members is treated with the utmost regard and respect for privacy. DRAGONOLOGY retains the information of members in a secure location, and at no point is any information passed on to any third party entities, without prior written consent.

DRAGONOLOGY members will receive a regular newsletter, with the option to opt out at any point. Should a member chose to no longer be a member, all details of said member will be erased from the data user records, and no further correspondence or inclusions pertaining to DRAGONOLOGY, will be sent to former members.

It has become necessary to implement infrastructure onto DRAGONOLOGY.INFO that protects the data of all users internationally. Dragonology.info is accessed by an international audience, with many website users / data subjects being based in the European Union. This infrastructural adjustment is in accordance with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation. Wishing to protect the privacy of all DRAGONOLOGY enthusiasts, DRAGONOLOGY.INFO is now GDPR compliant.

The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all European Union citizens data privacy, and to reshape the way organisations across the region approach data privacy.

The GDPR was approved and adopted by the EU Parliament in April 2016. The regulation will take effect after a two-year transition period and, unlike a Directive, it does not require any enabling legislation to be passed by government; meaning it will be in force by May 2018.

Personal data constitutes any information related to a natural person of ‘data subject’, that can be used directly or indirectly to identify the person. It can be anything from a name, photo, an email address, bank details, blogs, posts on social networking websites, medical information or computer IP address.

The GDPR does not only apply to organisations located within the EU, but it will also apply to organisations located outside of the EU, if they offer goods or services to, or monitor behaviour of, EU subjects. It applies to all websites and companies processing and holding the personal data of subjects residing in the European Union, regardless of the company’s location.

Non-compliance of organisations, will result in fines of up to 4% of annual global turnover for breaching GDPR or 20 million Euros. This is the maximum fine that can be imposed for the most serious infringements, such as not having sufficient consent to process data of data subjects, the passing on or selling of data to third party data collection agents, or not having data records in order.