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PRIVACY POLICY 

cookies, gdpr and data protection

Everyone loves reading a privacy policy ... said nobody ever. But they're essential to protecting your data and here's how my website keeps your details to itself.

Just so you know, I'm talking about myself in the first person — as I do throughout this website — because this business is solely by me, Sarah Mullaney. However, the legal entity this information refers to is my business, She's a Writer. Basically, I don't say 'we' because it's just 'me'.

 

What data I collect, and why
 

Personal data

The only personal information I collect via this website is from the contact form which includes:

  • Your email address

  • Your name
     

This is only used to get in touch with you to handle your enquiry, and to connect with you as our business relationship develops.

Cookies


Cookies are pieces of information that a website like mine will store on your hard drive and sometimes use to track information about you, like what language you prefer to use when browsing the web. 

Cookies can’t be used to track any personal information, passwords or credit card details.  

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you’d rather they didn’t, you can change your browser settings to prevent this. It will mean your online browsing won’t be as convenient: your browser won’t remember the URLs of the sites you visit frequently or store your login information, so you’ll have to remember it for every site. And any ads and offers you see online won’t be as relevant to you as they would otherwise be. 

Analytics


This website also uses Google Analytics so I can work out what pages are popular, and with what sort of visitor. This helps me improve the site and make it more appealing for you. 

Google Analytics stores usage data which may include your IP address, location, referral source (for example if you landed here via an online link), how long you stayed and which pages you looked at – although a lot of this is aggregated data, so I won’t be able to personally identify you. 

Please don’t supply anyone else’s personal data, unless required by law or you have their explicit consent to do so.


Security of your data


You recognise that the Internet is not a 100% secure platform for communication and so the security of data shared via the internet can’t be guaranteed. She's a Writer is not responsible for any damages which you, or others, may suffer as a result of the loss of confidentiality of such information.

However, I take every precaution to safeguard your information. All personal data is kept stored on a server in a secure environment. The devices I work on are password protected.  Data held in the cloud is password protected and held on encrypted systems, and third-party software has its own security systems. 

Your rights 


You have the right to:

  • request access to your personal data 

  • ask for incorrect personal data to be corrected

  • ask for your data to be erased if I no longer need it (for example, if you are no longer a client)  

  • opt out or unsubscribe at any time from any marketing communications 

  • withdraw your prior consent to the use of your data.


To exercise any of your rights, contact me at shesawriterinfo@gmail.com.
 

UPDATES TO THIS POLICY


Any future updates to my privacy policy will be made on this page, so please come back to check at any time. 

 

Last updated: April 2021