I am a registered sole trader operating as Dark Sky Pages. I provide editorial, commercial, developmental and administrative support to the literature sector. I work with publishers, book festivals, creative writing organisations, charities, bookshops and independent authors. My clients are predominantly in the UK but may be worldwide.
Why do I collect data from you?
I collect and use information about you in order to:
- respond to your requests for information and provide mutually agreed services
- allow me to contact you while a project is ongoing
- better understand how visitors use this website.
What information do I collect from you?
I collect only the following minimal information:
- your name
- your contact postal address, if required
- your email address and/or telephone number
- information pertinent to your enquiry, e.g., the length of your manuscript for editorial work or metadata about a title I may present to bookshops on your behalf
- copies of our email correspondence.
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).
I do not collect any financial information via this website. If you engage my services, I will send you an invoice by email or by post. I accept cheques only in exceptional circumstances for accessibility reasons and would not otherwise hold your financial information.
I may keep project information, documents and correspondence indefinitely unless you ask me to delete them. This is for ease of reference in the event of undertaking future projects with you. I will also maintain a record of our contract for services for reference purposes and to maintain my business records.
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.
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.
To learn more about cookies, visit All About Cookies.
To read Google’s privacy statement, and how you can request that I remove your information from my analytics data, see Google’s data privacy policies and approach and its data processing terms.
How do I collect your personal data?
I collect and store limited information via the following forms:
- Contact form (via WordPress)
- Email (via GSuite)
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.
You can ask me to remove your data from WordPress at any time.
How do I store your personal data?
The limited information I collect is stored on the following data servers:
DATA SERVERS IN THE UNITED STATES
Dropbox and Google’s servers are based in the US but are registered with the EU–US Privacy Shield.
How long do I keep your data for?
As several of my 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. If I’m complying with HMRC’s legal requirements, I can action your request immediately.
With whom is your data shared?
No one, unless you request in writing that I share it with someone, or HMRC chooses to audit my business.
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