2. Who am I
My name is Christine Birch and I am a freelance translator of Italian and French documents into English. I am based in the UK and, as such, subject to the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation which came into force on 25 May 2018. You can contact me via the details provided on my contact page.
3. Why I process your personal data
I collect, store and use your personal data to issue a quote, provide a translation or editing service that you request, or to comply with legal requirements.
4. Types of personal data collected
Personal data collected may include your name, postal address, email address, telephone number and VAT number. It may also include banking details, personal information on documents sent for the express purpose of translation or editing. All data is processed on password-protected computers and is not accessible by third parties.
I do not use your personal data for marketing purposes, nor do I disclose it to unauthorised third parties.
5. Legal basis for collecting and processing personal data
I process personal data: to comply with legal obligations; to carry out the service requested by you; and for legitimate business purposes (e.g. engaging with clients and record-keeping).
6. Retention of personal data
Data relating to quotes will be retained for up to six months. For work carried out, I am obliged to retain your personal data for five years to comply with tax obligations. I will delete email communication after five years.
7. Your rights and your personal data
If you have any concerns about how I process your personal data, please contact me. You may at any time request a copy of your personal data or ask me to rectify or remove the information I hold. I will take action without undue delay and, in any event, within one month of receipt of the request.
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.
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