Personal

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), General Definitions

Personal Data: Broadly defined as any data element(s) that can directly or indirectly identify an individual. Examples include: name, e-mail address, government identifiers (such as a passport or Social Security Number/Social Insurance Number), credit card information, and biometric data (such as fingerprints). It can also include any records associated with or linked to such personal information, such as medical diagnoses, purchase histories, browser cookies, etc. Please note: we are also concerned with data that falls into a more “sensitive” subcategory which requires a higher standard of protection and legal justification to process. These sensitive data elements, which are defined in some laws, include: religious beliefs, political opinions, race, ethnicity, union membership, sexual life, any health-related information including biometric or genetic data, information about criminal/civil offenses, financial information (such as credit card numbers), geo-location information, and any other data which would present a potential risk to security or personal safety if that information was misused.

Third Party: Third party, in relation to Personal Data, means any person other than the individual described by the data (the “Data Subject”), or the Company. For purposes of this survey, Third Parties will usually include vendors, service providers, or any other entity involved in gathering, processing, or storing the data in question, affiliates, and any entity not under your Company’s legal structure. When in doubt, please provide the name of any other entity involved and we can confirm with the legal department the precise status of the business/organizational relationship.

Anonymization/Pseudonymization: Process by which Personal Data is irreversibly altered in such a way that it cannot longer be identified directly or indirectly, or assigned an identifier that is disconnected from the data subject’s identity (such as a random code number)

Biometric Data: A category of Personal Data resulting from specific technical processing relating to the physical, physiological or behavioral characteristics of a natural person, which allow or confirm the unique identification of that natural person, such as facial images or fingerprint data

Health Data: A category of Personal Data related to the physical or mental health of a natural person, including the provision of health care services, which reveal information about his or her health status

Genetic Data: A category of Personal Data relating to the inherited or acquired genetic characteristics of a natural person which give unique information about the physiology or the health of that natural person and which result, in particular, from an analysis of a biological sample from the natural person in question, e.g., DNA reports

Processing: For purposes of this survey, “processing” of data includes any operation or set of operations which is performed on any Personal Data, whether or not by automated means; this can include collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction

Profiling: Any form of automated processing in which Personal Data may be used to evaluate certain personal attributes or behavioral aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyze or predict aspects concerning that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation (including creditworthiness), health or lifestyle choices, personal preferences, interests, assessments of personal character or reliability, behavior, location or movements

There is no Internet connection, and what my son taught me

This weekend we had a few internet connection issues at home.  As the in-house IT guy, I had a natural obligation to fix the issue right away. After all, my wife, son and his two sisters needed their connections restored.

I worked to diagnose the issue and later resolve it.

It was about 30 minutes after the network was restored I noticed that my son was on his laptop and chrome was on a page that looked like what one would expect if the network connection was lost.  This wasn’t the case.  In fact, this was intentional, he had discovered a game of sorts in the chrome browser.  This game involves a T-Rex that is running across the screen where you the player jump over objects, later ducking under objects also.

To activate the game:  Just press the space-bar or the up arrow key and the game begins. I like to give a big thanks to my son for teaching me something very interesting and fun.

 

So what was it that my son taught me?

It wasn’t the game specifically but more so how a non-ideal situation can allow for the possibility to be innovative and make the best of what you have and to always have a little fun.

Thanks, AJ, Love Dad

 

Help me raise life-saving donations w/ American Heart Association

Hello Friends, there is 24 hours on the clock and my son has surpassed his original goal with help from others.

I am asking those of you who haven’t had a chance to donate to pitch in on this noteworthy cause.
Because together we can make a difference.

AJ has done an excellent job in spreading awareness and I am proud of his diligence and drive to continue past his goal.
Here is a little YouTube video we recorded earlier this month: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVxKLn5tvOI

We’ve come a long way from when we started and with your support, I believe we can go further.

Donation Link: http://www2.heart.org/site/TR?fr_id=3173&pg=personal&px=9750473

Thanks,

Jermal

 

Orginal Post: http://jermsmit.com/saving-lives-american-heart-association-please-donate/

 

 

Saving Lives: American Heart Association! Please Donate

The following message is from my son: 

Hi, I’m Anthony and my friends and family call me AJ for short.  I’ve joined millions of others to help save lives alongside the American Heart Association!

At my school, I’m learning how I can help make a difference by raising lifesaving donations to help kids with heart disease.  I’m also learning about my own heart, and how to keep it healthy, by being active!

I’m excited to have the opportunity to help others, especially other kids who’s hearts don’t exactly work to their full potential.

Please help me make a difference

Thank you!

Donation Link

 

 

 

Please Note:  Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy please check the following page for additional details: http://matchinggifts.com/aha 

 

Physical Fitness, Health & Leadership

Over many years I’ve come to learn from others and most importantly myself.  I recognize that leadership abilities have a common foundation made up of confidence, decisiveness, endurance as well as experience.  Another area I recognize are that of Physical Fitness, and Health that pull the aforementioned Leadership qualities together.

 

Team Entrainment 

Studies have shown that Entrainment in the biomusicological sense refers to the synchronization of organisms to an external perceived rhythm, such as music and dance such as foot tapping.

Individuals on a team over time, unconsciously mimic the behavior patterns of one-another and their source of leadership. If a leader is undisciplined or not punctual, their subordinates tend to follow suit. In the same way, a leader who does not make caring for one’s body and health a priority will have team members who will mirror this as well. There is a saying “Lead by Example” This is one that should not be deviated from.

 

Productivity

Fit people are well known to be very productive and driven to complete goals. In addition to having the energy to take on new challenges, in addition to the willfulness to help others.

Some examples are:

  • Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group
  • Barack Obama, President of the USA
  • Mark Zuckerberg, CEO Facebook
  • Tim Cook, CEO Apple
  • Oprah Winfrey, Actress

 

Mental Health

Exercise has always been one of the best ways to help manage stress due to its ability to boosts endorphins. According to an article by the Mayo Clinic, exercise also reduces symptoms associated with anxiety and depression while improving sleeping patterns. 

Being in your best physical health will help improve your overall work ability, and this sets the stage for future advancement.

 

Creative Thinking

Being physically active assists in creative thinking. Studies suggest that even moderate levels of exercise increase cognitive abilities which aid in being a better decision maker. This goes the distance when develop business strategies, and “Thinking on one’s feet”.

 

Self Confidence

It’s been said recognized that Self-confidence is the fundamental basis from which leadership grows. Regular exercise boosts self-confidence. A person who regularly exercises possesses the creativity, goal orientation tendencies, mental stamina and productivity levels required to lead others.

A great leader pays attention to health. John F. Kennedy said, “Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.”

And with that I wish you all the best; current and future leaders alike.

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“A great leader’s unique achievement is a human and social one which stems from his understanding of his fellow workers.”