Who I am
I am Stephen York a registered sole trader operating as Stephen York Editorial (Services).
I collect, store, and use your personal data only to
- respond to requests for information about the services I provide
- provide editing, proofreading or writing services, as requested
- comply with legal requirements, such as for the HM Revenue & Customs.
The data I collect would normally include
- your name
- your email address
- information about your enquiry (for example, the service you require, the duration of the project, the timescale, expected word count).
The way I use your data
- to contact you in response to your enquiry or booking
- to contact you about an ongoing project with queries or for clarification
- for my own internal accounting processes (for example, to send invoices), and so that I comply with the requirements of the tax authority (in my case, Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs – HMRC).
I will not use this data for marketing or promotion purposes without gaining your permission in writing first. For example, if I wish to publish a testimonial you have written or to mention your name in any business listings I have online.
A cookie is a small file placed on your computer’s hard drive, which enables my website to identify your computer as you view various pages on my website.
- Google Analytics
- WordPress or any such other host for my website
Cookies do not give me access to your computer or provide any information about you other than that which you want to share with me.
How I collect data and how you can control it
I collect the minimum of information when you contact me by email or using the Contact form.
I will never share your information with anyone else unless you give me permission to do so in writing, or I am required to do so by law.
Where your data is stored
The minimal information I collect is stored on the following:
How long I will keep your data for
Because I work with many of my clients more than once, I do not delete your data on completion of a project unless you request me to do so. Please ask if you want me to delete or amend your records. As long as I am still observing the law, I will do this promptly.
HMRC requires me to keep records for at least 6 years. See HMRC’s How long to keep your records.
Links from my website
My website contains links to other websites over which I have no control. If you provide information to a website I have linked to, I am not responsible for its protection and privacy.