Under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) personal data is defined as:
“any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person”.
How I use your information
This privacy notice tells you how I, Joanna Woodhouse, Freelance Writer, will collect and use your personal data to:
- Respond to your enquiries and questions
- Deliver service requests
- Respond to any complaints
Why do I need to collect and store personal data?
So that I can provide you with writing services I need to collect personal data for correspondence purposes and to provide detailed service provision. I am committed to ensuring that the information I collect and use is appropriate for this purpose, and does not constitute an invasion of your privacy.
If I wanted to contact you for marketing purposes I will ask for additional consent to do so.
Will I share your personal data with anyone else?
I may pass your personal data on to third-party service providers contracted to or associated with Joanna Woodhouse, Freelance Writer, in the course of dealing with you. Any third parties that I may share your data with are obliged to keep your details securely, and to use them only to respond to queries, requests, service requirements, complaints etc. on my behalf. When they no longer need your data to fulfil this service, they will dispose of the details in line with my procedures. If I wish to pass your sensitive personal data onto a third party I will only do so once we have obtained your consent, unless I am legally required to do otherwise.
How will I use the personal data it collects about you?
I will process (collect, store and use) the information you provide in a manner compatible with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). I will endeavour to keep your information accurate and up to date, and not keep it for longer than is necessary. I am required to retain information in accordance with the law, such as information needed for income tax and audit purposes. How long certain kinds of personal data should be kept may also be governed by specific business-sector requirements and agreed practices. Personal data may be held in addition to these periods depending on individual business needs.
Under what circumstances will I contact you?
My aim is not to be intrusive, and we undertake not to ask irrelevant or unnecessary questions. Moreover, the information you provide will be subject to rigorous measures and procedures to minimise the risk of unauthorised access or disclosure.
Can you find out the personal data that I hold about you?
At your request I can confirm what information I hold about you and how it is processed. If Joanna Woodhouse, Freelance Writer, does hold personal data about you, you can request the following information:
- Identity and the contact details of the person or organisation that has determined how and why to process your data. In some cases, this will be a representative in the EU.
- Contact details of the data protection officer, where applicable.
- The purpose of the processing as well as the legal basis for processing.
- If the processing is based on the legitimate interests of Joanna Woodhouse, Freelance Writer, or a third party, information about those interests.
- The categories of personal data collected, stored and processed.
- Recipient(s) or categories of recipients that the data is/will be disclosed to.
- If we intend to transfer the personal data to a third country or international organisation, information about how we ensure this is done securely. The EU has approved sending personal data to some countries because they meet a minimum standard of data protection. In other cases, we will ensure there are specific measures in place to secure your information.
- How long the data will be stored.
- Details of your rights to correct, erase, restrict or object to such processing.
- Information about your right to withdraw consent at any time.
- How to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority.
- Whether the provision of personal data is a statutory or contractual requirement, or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract, as well as whether you are obliged to provide the personal data and the possible consequences of failing to provide such data.
- The source of personal data if it wasn’t collected directly from you.
- Any details and information of automated decision making, such as profiling, and any meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and expected consequences of such processing.
What forms of ID will you need to provide in order to access this?
I accept the following forms of ID when information on your personal data is requested:
- Passport, driving licence, birth certificate, utility bill (from last 3 months), Notarised ID Document.