If you are asked to provide personal information, it will only be used in the ways stated in this policy. Visitors to emmasmithproofreader.com do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal information at their own risk.
What data do I collect?
When you send an enquiry via emmasmithproofreader.com I request personal information relevant to providing you with a service, such as your:
contact postal address
project topic, word count, project deadline and any other information pertinent to your enquiry.
I will also ask how you found my website (e.g. on Twitter, Google search, Facebook page).
How do I collect your data?
You directly provide me with most of the data I collect. The data is collected when you:
send an enquiry via the Contact Me page
click on the firstname.lastname@example.org link to send a direct email
use or view my website via your browser’s cookies.
How do I use your data?
It’s necessary for me to collect certain data from you in order to:
contact you regarding your enquiry
respond to your enquiry as accurately as possible
better understand how visitors find this website
continue to correspond with you while a project is ongoing
be compliant with the UK tax authority (HMRC) in case of an audit request and for internal accounting processes (e.g. invoicing).
How do I store your data?
How long do I keep your data for?
Many of my clients work with me more than once. Therefore, data is kept private and is securely stored until a time it is no longer required, unless I am specifically requested to do so in writing before this time.
The UK tax authority (HMRC) requires me to keep records “for at least 5 years after the 31 January submission deadline of the relevant tax year”.
I will never use your data for marketing or promotional purposes (e.g. by publishing a testimonial or a sample of your work on my website) unless you have given your permission in writing.
If you have agreed to receive marketing emails, I may occasionally send you information about my services that I think you may find useful. You have the right at any time to opt out of marketing emails. Your details are not passed on to any third parties.
Your data protection rights
Every user of emmasmithproofreader.com is entitled to the following:
The right to access – You have the right to request copies of your personal data. I may charge you a small fee for this service.
The right to rectification – You have the right to request that I correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request that I complete information you believe is incomplete.
The right to erasure – You have the right to request that I erase your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that I restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to data portability – You have the right to request that I transfer the data that I have collected to another organisation, or directly to you, under certain conditions.
If you make such a request, I have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact me by email: email@example.com
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. It enables my website to collect information about you and your activity across the site.
For further information, you can visit allaboutcookies.org
Privacy policies of other websites
How to contact me
I am the data controller for Emma Smith Proofreader, and you are free to contact me if you have any concerns or questions about how I handle your data and personal information.