Who I am
I am an avid writer and blogger. My write ups are based on sustainability in the business world. I offer content marketing and strategy for businesses. In the course of our communication and business, I may collect, use and am responsible for certain personal information about you. It is regulated under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which applies across the European Union and the United Kingdom. I will be responsible as a ‘controller’ of the personal information for the purpose of GDPR.
Collection and use of your personal information
When you access my website, contact me, send me feedback, or purchase services via my website, your personal information (such as name, address and other contact details) may be collected. This personal information will be used to verify your identity, provide services to you, notify you of any changes to our website or to our services that may affect you and to improve our services.
Legal basis for processing your personal information
There needs to be a legal base for processing your personal information and it depends on what information is being processed and why. The following may be one of the legal basis for me to process your personal information:
Where you have given a clear consent to process your personal information.
Where the use of your personal information is necessary to fulfil a contractual obligation that I have with you or to take necessary steps before entering into a contract.
Where the use of your personal information is necessary for complying with the law (not including contractual obligations).
Where the use of your personal information is necessary for performing a task in the public interest or official functions, and the task or function has a clear basis in law.
Where the use of your personal information is necessary for my legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of a third party (unless there is a good reason to protect your personal information, which overrides the legitimate interests).
Sharing your personal information
Your personal information will not be shared with any third party. It may be shared with law enforcement or other authorities if required by applicable law.
I may send you information about my services, competitions and special offers, which may be of interest to you. Where I have your consent or it is in my legitimate interests to do so, I may do this by email. This will be done only if you opt in to receive email marketing, and you may unsubscribe at any time.
Under the GDPR, you have a number of important rights free of charge. (For further information on each of those rights, see the Guidance from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on individuals’ rights under the GDPR.) If you would like to exercise any of those rights, please email me at email@example.com
Keeping your personal information secure
The access to your personal information is limited to those who have a genuine business need to know it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorised manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
To lodge a complaint
I hope that I resolve any query or concern you raise about the use of your information. The GDPR also gives you the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. The supervisory authority in the UK is the Information Commissioner who may be contacted at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/ or by telephone: 0303 123 1113.