Privacy Policy

As a freelance translator based in the UK, I am a controller and processor of personal data under the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). You can contact me via the details provided on this website.

Why do I process personal data?

Processing personal data is necessary for conducting my business activities as a freelance translator. Specifically, I collect, store and use personal data for the following purposes:

  • to communicate with my clients and potential clients, and to issue quotes;
  • to provide translation, proofreading and other related services;
  • to address any queries and complaints regarding translation, proofreading or other work performed in the past;
  • to maintain business records;
  • to comply with legal requirements.
The personal data collected includes information necessary to communicate with my clients, such as their name, email address, and telephone number. I may also obtain personal data from documents sent for translation or editing. Documents translated or proofread by me are archived for future reference, with no view to using the personal data they contain. I do not use personal data for profiling purposes, and I do not transfer personal data to unauthorised third parties.

Legal basis

I process personal data to perform the translation, proofreading or other services requested, or to take steps necessary to fulfilling job requests (“performance of a contract”).

Who else may have access to the personal data I process?

For administrative reasons, other parties, including my email provider, may have access to the personal data I process. These parties are compliant with the EU General Data Protection Regulation, or in the case of US companies, self-certified under the US Privacy Shield framework.

How long do I keep personal data?

I retain the personal data of my clients for as long as it may be useful in our business relationship. I archive past translation work and other assignments for future use. If you want me to remove your personal data from my records, you can contact me and I will do so unless legally obliged otherwise; for example, according to British regulations, business records must be kept for at least five years.

Do you have the right to access your data?

You may contact me at any time to request a copy of your personal data, or to ask me to rectify or remove the information I hold.

Your right to lodge a complaint

If you have any concerns about how I process your personal data, please contact me. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority in the UK (the Information Commissioner’s Office, or ICO) or in the country where you live.