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Privacy Policy 

This notice is for this website; [www.ink-stains.co.uk] owned by [Claire McGowan] and governs the privacy of those who use it. It explains how we control, process, handle and protect your personal data while browsing or using this website, including your rights under current laws and regulations. 

 

Definitions:

"I" or "The Website" refers to [author name]

"you", "the user" refers to the user of the Website.

GDPR means General Data Protection Act.

Processing of your personal data

Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) we control and process personal information about you electronically.

 

Lawful basis: Consent
 

  1. The reason we use this basis: You gave us consent to use your data when you signed up to this newsletter

  2. We process your information in the following ways: To send you a newsletter and keep you updated with special offers and news about my books.

  3. Data retention period: We will continue to process your information until you opt out.

  4. We do not share your information with third parties.

 

Lawful basis: Legal obligation
 

  1. The reason we use this basis:  To pay my taxes correctly (only in the case of writing clients) 

  2. We process your information in the following ways: I must maintain a list of clients with name, address, and purchases for tax inspections in line with HMRC guidelines

  3. Data retention period: Six years

  4. Sharing your information: We do not share your information with third parties. 

  5. If, as determined by us, the lawful basis upon which we process your personal information changes, we will notify you about the change and any new lawful basis to be used if required. We shall stop processing your personal information if the lawful basis used is no longer relevant.

Your rights

Under the GDPR your rights are as follows. 

  • the right to be informed;

  • the right of access;

  • the right to rectification;

  • the right to erasure;

  • the right to restrict processing;

  • the right to data portability;

  • the right to object; and

  • the right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling.

 

Internet cookies

We do not use cookies on the website.

Data security and protection

We ensure the security of any personal information we hold by using secure data storage technologies [provided by Wix.com] in how we store, access and manage that information. 

Email marketing messages & subscription

Under the GDPR we use the consent lawful basis for anyone subscribing to our newsletter or marketing mailing list. We only collect certain data about you, as detailed in the "Processing of your personal data" above. Any email marketing messages we send are done so through wix.com. 

 

You can opt out of receiving emails or ask to see the data we hold for you, or request we remove your data at any time by the following methods:

 

 

UPDATED July 2018