Your Privacy and Data
As an author/poet I run a very small business and place great importance on looking after your personal data within the guidelines of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). I have done my best to interpret it in a way that is meaningful to everyone I work with whether you are someone who I have contacted or has contacted me once or on many occasions. So this is what I can tell you to reassure you that I protect your privacy interests:
The data I may collect about you for the purposes of my day-to-day business with you include your:
- postal address
- email address and correspondence in Google Mail
- financial information for my accounts such as invoices and payment records.
I would never pass your details to a third party without your consent.
I never conduct mass mailings, send newsletters or run subscription services. It's not the way I work; my contact with you is more on a one-to-one level.
I don't sell books through my website so would not collect data in this way either.
All of my devices' passwords are extremely secure and, where possible, I have used a two-step sign-in system to augment security for them and for social media too.
I am the sole person in my company who can access personal data due to the security outlined above, the fact I am virtually paperless and that my part-time assistant only conducts basic admin/posts my books out and therefore has no access to personal data or passwords apart from school addresses in the public domain.
If you don't want me to contact you any longer I will delete your contact details within 24-hours of your request and record this so I do not contact you again.
I am a member of the Society of Authors and have discussed how I respond to the Act with their legal team and will continue to do so when I need guidance.
I am also keen to ensure this document meets your needs so please let me know what I can do to improve things and I will do my best to act on your suggestions.