I am a registered sole trader providing editorial services to authors and publishers. I also write books myself. My web address is www.racheljrowlands.com. For my writing, I’m represented by Thérèse Coen at Hardman & Swainson.
Last updated on 20th October 2021.
The types of data I collect
- Email address.
- Contact postal address.
- Information relating to your enquiry or your project if you become a client, such as word count, genre, title of project, pen name and so on.
- Technical details, including your IP address and WordPress.com ID and username.
I do not use personal data for marketing or promotional purposes without your consent.
Why I collect data and how I use it
- To send you my email newsletter if you’re a subscriber. You will only receive emails you have signed up to receive.
- To respond to your requests for information (such as scheduling and booking editorial services).
- To enable certain functions on this website.
- To contact you during an ongoing editing project or conversation.
- For accounting and tax purposes.
- To record your agreement with the terms and conditions of my services.
- To track views and website data.
How I collect data
- Contact form (Caldera Forms).
- Email (via Bluehost).
- Newsletter signup form (MailPoet). Here is their privacy notice. MailPoet sends newsletter emails via the MailPoet sending service.
- Jetpack (website statistics). You can view a complete list of recorded activities here.
- WordPress and Automattic (website statistics).
- Google Forms. I may ask you to fill out a new client form via Google Forms in order to more easily collect your details. You can read Google’s privacy policies here.
- I do not share data with third parties without permission or unless I am required to do so by law.
- I do not sell, lease, or distribute personal information unless compelled by law to do so.
How I store data
- I retain contact form submissions for a period of two months for customer service purposes.
- Editorial project files are stored on a password-protected computer only accessible by myself.
- Editorial project emails are stored on a password-protected computer and email only accessible by myself.
- Editorial project files are regularly backed up to an external hard drive, stored in a secure location.
- Dropbox, a cloud-based file management system, is used for backup storage. It is protected by a password and registered with EU–US Privacy Shield.
- Google Forms. I may ask you to fill out a new client form via Google Forms in order to more easily collect your details and this may be stored on Google Forms. You can read Google’s privacy policies here.
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How long I keep your data
- As many customers/clients work with me more than once, I do not delete data such as names and email addresses unless specifically asked to do so.
- HMRC requires me to keep records of data for at least 5 years after the 31 January submission deadline for the relevant tax year.
You have the right to ask me to delete or amend your records or data and can do so by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also write to me at:
Rachel Rowlands / Rachel Rowlands, Editor & Writer
Unit 26244, PO Box 4336, Manchester, M61 0BW