privacy policy
I am a registered sole trader operating as Taliha Quadri. I offer proofreading/editing services to authors and publishers. My client/customer base is worldwide.

This policy describes how I protect and make use of the information you give me.

If you are asked to provide information, it will only be used in ways stated in this policy.

This privacy policy was last updated on 2 February 2021.

why do i collect data from you?
I gather and use certain information about you in order to:
respond to your requests for information (e.g. my availability or a quote for editorial services)
allow me to contact you while an editing project is ongoing

what information do i collect from you?
I collect the following minimal information:
- name
- contact postal address
- email address
information pertinent to your enquiry (e.g. word count, nature of project, whether you're an author or an editor)

how do i use this data?
The data I collect is used as follows:
- For my internal accounting processes (e.g. so I can invoice you) and so that I am compliant with my tax authority (HMRC) should it request an audit.
- To contact you in response to your enquiry, order, quote, special offer or booking.
- To record your agreement to the terms and conditions of my editorial services.

I will never use this data for marketing or promotion purposes without getting your permission in writing first (for example, to publish your testimonial for me on my website).

how do i collect your personal data?
I collect and store the minimal information you send me via email (Zoho Mail).

I will never lease, distribute or sell your information to third parties unless you give me written permission to do so, or I am required to do so by law.

A cookie is a small file placed on your computer’s hard drive. It enables my website to identify your computer as you view different pages on my website. 

ai_user ­ associated with the Microsoft Application Insights software, which collects statistical usage and telemetry information for apps built on the Azure cloud platform. ai_user is a unique user identifier cookie enabling counting of the number of users accessing the application over time.
JSESSIONID is a cookie generated by Servlet containers like Tomcat or Jetty and used for session management in J2EE web application for HTTP protocol. Since HTTP is a stateless protocol there is no way for Web Server to relate two separate requests coming from the same client and Session management is the process to track user session using different session management techniques like Cookies and URL Rewriting.
consent_cookiereference to the cookie consent notice manager.

Cookies do not provide me with access to your computer or any information about you other than that which you elect to share with me.

You can use your web browser’s cookie settings to determine how my website uses cookies. If you do not want my website to store cookies on your computer or device, you can amend your settings. Please note that this may affect how my website functions, and some pages may become unavailable to you.

To learn more about cookies, visit All About Cookies.

how do i store your personal data?
The minimal information I collect is stored on the following data servers:
- Dropbox. This is my cloud-based file management system accessed via my password-protected computer. My Dropbox account is protected by a two-step password-authentication process. You can access Dropbox's privacy policy here.
- PayPal. This is the password-protected online payment service I use for editorial-services clients who elect not to be invoiced via direct bank transfer.
- Zoho Mail. This is the secure, password-protected server I use to communicate via email. The Zoho Mail datacenter is in Dublin, Ireland and has enterprise standard compliance and security. You can access Zoho Mail's privacy policy here.
- Coconut. This is the accounting app I use to send invoices. Your name, email address and a project summary are stored. You can access Coconut's privacy policy here, their security policy here, and their terms of use here.

Dropbox's servers are based in the US but are registered with the EU–​US Privacy Shield.
All PayPal transactions are subject to the PayPal Privacy Policy. Your data will used for accounting purposes only and will never be divulged to third parties.

how long do i keep your data for?
Because many of my customers and clients work with me more than once, I do not delete data unless specifically requested to do so.

HMRC requires me to keep records for 'at least 5 years after the 31 January submission deadline of the relevant tax year'. See 'How long to keep your records'.
Please ask if you want me to delete or amend your records. As long as I'm complying with HMRC's legal requirements, I'll action your request immediately.

with whom is your data shared?
No one, unless you request that I do so in writing, or HMRC elects to audit my business.

Contact me
If you have any questions or requests for modification or removal of your data, you are welcome to email me at editor[at]

If you need assistance with creating your own GDPR-compliant website privacy policy, the ICO provides some excellent guidance.
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