Privacy policy

In compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), this page sets out how I process and store any data you share with me, including the third-party websites that store this data.

Website

This website is hosted by WordPress, whose privacy policy can be accessed here. Information about their cookie policy can be found here.

If you use the contact form to get in touch with me, the data you share, including your email address, will be shared with WordPress and with my email provider, Yahoo, but will not be shared with anyone else. At any time, you can request to have your details deleted. Use the contact form to request this and I can inform you of all details I currently hold about you and can delete them from the systems.

I do not use any plugins on this site.

Any other data WordPress collects about you is held by WordPress and only available to me in an anonymised form, such as visitor stats.

Proofreading and writing services

If you send an enquiry about any of my proofreading, editing, formatting or writing services, I request personal information relevant to the service, such as your name, email address, contact phone number, postal address and project topic, word count and deadline, as well as any other information relevant to your request. I may also ask how you found out about my services.

You will directly provide me with most of the data I collect. You provide this data when you send me an enquiry through the contact page, send me an email directly and use or view my website (through your browser’s cookies).

The data you provide will be used to contact you regarding an enquiry, to respond to your enquiry as accurately as possible, to understand how visitors use this website, to continue to respond to you regarding an ongoing project, to comply with the UK tax authority (HMRC) in case of an audit request and for internal accounting purposes.

I will not use this data for marketing or promotion purposes without getting your permission in writing first (for example, to publish your testimonial for me on my website), or unless you have signed up to be notified about a specific offer.

I will keep your data stored until a time when it is no longer required, unless I am requested to do so in writing before this time. Note that the UK tax authority (HMRC) requires the self-employed to keep records ‘for at least 5 years after the 31 January submission deadline of the relevant tax year‘.


I keep this privacy policy under regular review. This privacy policy was last updated on 31 January 2021.