What do I collect about you and why?
First of all, let me say how delighted I am that you browse my blog and social media. When you visit my blog and/or contact me through social media, you have the option to provide me with your email address. This enables you to join my flight and receive blog updates. The updates are solely for your reading pleasure. I do not send you a regular newsletter, nor directly market my services to you in these updates.
As a reader of my blog and/or social media, some details such as your IP address may be collected and cookies may be dropped onto your device. IP Address is a technical term for your device’s electronic address. Unfortunately, cookies are not the soft, chewy and chocolatey kind. Instead, they are small text files that are used to identify your device, track your visit to a website or application, or remember your preferences.
Sharing my words with you is joyful, and these double when you decide to work with me. When we work together, through a commission of work, collaboration or other, I have a legitimate interest in collecting a little more information such as your name, contact details, address and billing information as I cannot operate my business properly without these details. I will do my best to ensure these administrative matters do not get in the way of producing the soulful content for you.
What is the lawful basis that allows me to collect this?
By filling your email address to subscribe to my blog, you are saying yes, and providing consent. In other words, you are choosing to receive the updates. It would break my heart to see you go, but at any time, you can inform me you no longer wish to receive the updates. All you have to do, is send me an email at email@example.com and add the text ‘Remove from mailing list’ or ‘Unsubscribe’.
When we work together, through a commission of work, collaboration or other, I have a legitimate interest in collecting a little more information as I cannot operate my business properly without these details.
Who is the controller of the information?
I use the name alegria bohem on my blog, and blog inquiries are directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. However, the ‘Controller’ of the information is Bohem Notes, which is the trading name for my caption and content writing business. You can contact me at email@example.com.
Will I share your information?
No, I will not share your information with anyone unless I am required to do this by law, or an order of the Court.
Where will I store your information?
Keeping your information safe and secure is important to me. Below are a list of tools and products that I currently use and/or subscribe to:
- Google suite of products for correspondence and record keeping;
- WordPress for my blog, Bohemian Crossing;
- Xero accounting software for billing and invoicing;
- Zoom, Whatsapp or classic telephone call for audio and video communications.
Where possible, I will store your information in the UK. However, service providers may use storage facilities elsewhere. I have exercised care to select approved and known service providers and will ensure that contracts and licences are in place for any service providers I use.
In general, I will keep your information for the length of time required by law or till you inform me otherwise. As a minimum, financial records must be kept for 6 years and other details will be kept for 12 months after we stop working together. Thereafter, I will take necessary steps to dispose of the information securely.
Kindly note that I may from time to time add more tools to enhance the services. Please do check in to this page every once in a while, for updates.
What are your rights?
You may request to view and obtain a copy of the personal information I hold about you (known as a ‘Subject Access Request’). You may also ask me to correct or delete your personal information. These are at no costs to you. If you would like a copy of your information, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate the nature of your request in the subject line. For example: ‘Request to View Personal Data Information’. I appreciate if you could take this step as it would be helpful for me. Upon receipt of your email, I will have one month to respond to you.
It would break my heart to see you go, but at any time, you can also inform me that you no longer wish to receive the blog updates. All you have to do, is send me an email at email@example.com and add the text ‘Remove Details’ or ‘Unsubscribe’.
More information on your rights can be found on the Information Commissioner’s website at www.ico.org.uk.
How to complain
I am certain we can resolve any differences on a mutual and amicable basis. However, if for any reason we are unable to or you wish to seek other recourse, you can make a complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, Telephone 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope the terms of this Privacy Notice are clear to you. Once again, I extend my heartfelt thanks for your support.
This privacy notice was published on 27 November 2020 and may be updated from time to time.