Who I am
My name is Andrea Ditchfield and I am a sole trader based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, operating under the business name Ditchfield Editorial.
The type of data I collect and why
When you contact me to enquire about my proofreading services the type of data I request from you may include:
- Your name
- Your email address
- The nature of your enquiry (for example, the type of editing that you require, the word count of the project and the deadline for your project)
- Your postal address
- Your telephone number
How I use that data
I use the data I collect as follows:
- To reply to your request for information regarding my services.
- To enable me to contact you during an editing project should you decide to engage my editorial services.
- To invoice you for any editorial work.
- For my own accounting processes, and to allow me to comply with HMRC guidelines with respect to taxation purposes.
Please note that I will never share your data with third parties without your written consent, unless I am required to do so by law (for example, for tax auditing purposes with HMRC).
How long I store information for
- Once your project is completed, in accordance with HMRC regulations, I am required to keep your records for at least 5 years after the submission deadline of the relevant tax year. For more information see https://www.gov.uk/self-employed-records/how-long-to-keep-your-records
- If you would like me to amend or delete your records, please contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where I store your data
- All files relating to current and past project work are stored on a password-protected computer.
- All files are backed up regularly to a password-protected external hard drive and to Microsoft OneDrive, which is a cloud-based file management system that is accessed via my password-protected computer.
- All email addresses for projects are automatically recorded in my password-protected Microsoft Outlook email account.
- All email addresses from enquiries via my website are not retained unless you decide to engage my editing services.
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