Privacy and Data Protection Policy

This page explains the privacy policy for this website and how Melanie Thompson will use and protect any information about you that you provide when you visit this website.

This page also includes the Privacy and Data Protection Policy for Melanie Thompson technical communications.

Any personal information submitted by you on this website will not be shared with third parties.


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Privacy and Data Protection Policy

Version 1.0 May 2018.

Data Protection

  1. All project-related files for ‘live’ projects are stored on a password-protected computer that only I control.
  2. All emails for ‘live’ projects are stored on a password-protected computer that only I control.
  3. Files are backed up regularly to an external hard drive which is stored in a secure location and is also password protected.
  4. All project-related files and all emails for ‘completed’ projects are stored in a password-protected archive.
  5. I do not use cloud storage for client materials unless by prior arrangement (e.g. for the purpose of sharing files with clients or colleagues via Dropbox or Google Docs).
  6. I have taken steps to protect the security of information on my mobile phone and external hard drives.
  7. I have a security procedure in place that ensures all personal data is irretrievably wiped from all old devices before I dispose of them.

Personal Data

  1. I collect your personal data (as defined under the GDPR) so that I can: provide you with a service; respond to your enquiries; keep you up to date with new services/availability.
  2. I keep your data while you are a client and after your project is completed (for tax purposes).
  3. I collect your data directly (i.e. when you provide your details or join my mailing list).
  4. I do not share your personal data with third parties unless I have asked for your permission to do so.
  5. I will not sell, lease or distribute your personal information to third parties unless I am compelled by law to do so.
  6. You can opt out of any marketing communications at any time by emailing me or using an unsubscribe link.
  7. All new and existing clients are made aware of my Privacy and Data Protection Policy via links in my main email signature: (a) to this Policy; and (b) to join or unsubscribe from my newsletter mailing list (which is hosted by a GDPR-compliant provider).

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