cookies, gdpr and data protection
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
The only personal information I collect via this website is from the contact form which includes:
Your email address
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 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.
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.
Legal basis for processing data
She's a Writer is a data processor registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), reference number ZA567571.
This means that any data I process complies with the UK GDPR requirements, in line with the accountability principle.
The legal basis for processing your data will be any of the following:
Consent – if you are an existing customer or consent to signing up to receive marketing communication
Legal obligation – for tax purposes
Contract – if you become a client
Legitimate interest – if you would reasonably expect to be contacted in the course of a normal business relationship, or for direct marketing.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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Last updated: April 2021