- GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)
- DPA (Data Protection Act) [pre-GDPR enforcement]
- PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations)
Above all, this policy explains areas of this website that may affect your privacy and personal details. It outlines how I process, collect, manage and store those details.
Further explanations may be provided for specific pages or features of this website to help you understand how I, this website and its third parties (if any) interact with you and your device.
The DPA 1998 and GDPR 2018
Firstly, this freelance writer website complies with the DPA (Data Protection Act 1998) and GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) from May 2018. I will update this policy accordingly after the completion of the UK’s exit from the European Union.
What are cookies? Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer hard drive. They track, save and store information about the user’s interactions on a website. This allows the website, through its server, to provide the users with a tailored experience.
If users wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this UK blog on to their computer’s hard drive, they should take the necessary steps. They should go into their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website. This includes its external serving vendors or cookie control system upon their first visit.
Website Visitor Tracking
Also, this website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors and their behaviour. The software saves a cookie to your computer’s hard drive to track and monitor engagement and usage of the website. But it will not store, save or collect any personal information.
Adverts and Sponsored Links
Additionally, this freelance writer blog may contain sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through my advertising partners, who may have detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve.
Therefore, users should click on sponsored external links at their own risk. I can’t be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.
Downloads and Media Files
Morever, any downloadable documents, files or media made available on this website are provided to users at their own risk.
As a result, I accept no responsibility for third party downloads and downloads provided by external third party websites. Because of this, I advise users to verify their authenticity using third-party anti-virus software or similar applications.
Contact and Communication
Furthermore, users contacting me through this freelance writer website do so at their own discretion. They also provide any personal details at their own risk.
Rest assured that your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required.
Where I have clearly stated and made you aware of the fact, and where you have given your express permission, I may use your details to send you products or services information through a mailing list system.
Email Mailing List and Marketing Messages
To break it down for you, I operate an email mailing list program called MailerLite.
For example, I use this email service provider to inform subscribers about products, services and new posts I publish. Users can subscribe through an online automated process where they have given their explicit permission.
Subscriber personal details are collected, processed, managed and stored in accordance with the regulations above. Even so, subscribers can unsubscribe at any time in the footer of sent marketing messages (or unsubscribe from all MailerLite lists). The type and content of marketing messages subscribers receive, and if it may contain third party content, is clearly outlined at the point of subscription.
Email marketing messages may contain tracking beacons, tracked clickable links or similar server technologies to track subscriber activity. Where used, such marketing messages may record a range of subscriber data relating to engagement, geographic, demographics and already stored subscriber data.
External Website Links and Third Parties
Although I only look to include high-quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external links on this freelance writer website. (External links are clickable text, banner or image links to other websites.)
Please also note that URL shortening is a technique used on the web to shorten URLs (Uniform Resource Locators) to something substantially shorter. This technique is especially used in social media and looks similar to this (http://bit.ly/zyVUBo). Users should take caution before clicking on shortened URL links and verify their authenticity before proceeding.
I can’t guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite my best efforts. Therefore, users should click on external links at their own risk. I can’t be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.
Social Media Policy and Usage
There may be instances where this website features social sharing buttons. These help me to share content directly from web pages to the respective social media platforms.
Social sharing buttons are used at your own discretion. You can find further information about social media privacy and usage policies in the resources section below.
Finally, all the images and copy on this website belong to me (Katie Davies) unless otherwise stated. Please ask my permission if you wish to use any of my content and link it back to me.
This website accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation, such as affiliate marketing. PR samples and products that I’ve been gifted with are marked with a (*). However, I only feature items on my blog that are fitting of my personal style and audience.
This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. I believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post are clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.
I’m not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this UK blog are purely my own. If I claim or appear to be an expert on a certain topic or product or service area, I will only endorse products or services that I believe, based on my expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.
If you would like to use any of my photographs for commercial use then please email me with your enquiry.
This website does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.
Resources and Further Information
- Overview of the GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation
- Data Protection Act 1998
- Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003
- The Guide to the PECR 2003
- HR Form Templates
v.3.0 2019. Edited and customised by Katie Davies.