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Privacy policy

I am a sole trader operating as Caroline Barden Proofreader. I offer proofreading and copy-editing services to authors and businesses.

This policy describes how I protect and make use of the personal information that you give me.

This privacy policy was last updated on 24.05.2018

Information that I collect from clients:

  • Name
  • Contact postal address
  • Email address
  • Phone number in some cases
  • Project-related documents and files

I use your personal data for the following: ​

  • To keep in touch with you while I am working on your documents
  • For my accounting processes (invoices and bookkeeping)
  • For compliance with the UK tax authority (HMRC)

Where do I keep this information?

I keep your personal data and project documents on my password-protected computer, so that I can keep in touch with you while I work. I regularly back-up the files to an external password-protected hard-drive.

Email addresses are kept on my passworded email account.

I do not use Dropbox or iCloud storage.

How long do I keep the data for?

I keep your personal data i.e. name, address and invoice details, for 7 years as required by HMRC.

I will also keep your project files so that I can be consistent with style if I work with you again. I will, however, be happy to delete your files if you request this.

If I have your details in order to provide you with a quote but then you don’t become a paying client, your details and any project files will be deleted.

Sharing your data

I do not share your data with anyone, unless this has been specifically agreed in writing, except under my legal obligations to HMRC.

I do not subcontract work.

If you provide me with a testimonial I will include this on my website or social-media account. I will agree with you in advance what personal details I will include with this testimonial.

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