The policies are under construction. In the meantime, please bear in mind:
How I access and store your personal data:
If you send me a message via this website, I may store any personal data that you type into my contact form
- on my phone
- on my email providers’ servers
- in hand-written or printed records
- on my hard drive or any other data storage device
If you email me, I will be able to see your IP address and your IP address will be stored on my email providers' servers alongside any other personal data that you share with me via email. My email providers are currently based in the UK and in Germany.
If you message, email, phone, or contact me in any other way, I may store any additional personal data that you share with me via these methods on my email providers’ servers, on my phone, on my hard drive or other storage device, in hand-written records and in printed records.
I may change my service providers or the way in which I process and store your personal data in the future but I will always ensure that all my service providers are GDPR compliant.
How to delete your personal data:
If you don’t want me to hold on to your personal data, please let me know in my contact form or in response to any of my communications and I will delete your personal data as soon as possible. However, if we do start a collaboration, I will have to retain your information (such as your name, your email address, your home/business address, your phone number, your job title and any information pertaining to projects, payments and/or refunds) for business purposes.
How long I retain your personal data:
I will store your personal data and payment details for 6 years upon completion of our collaboration to ensure compliance with tax, insurance and other regulations. If the mandatory retention period changes, so will the need for me to retain your personal data. The mandatory retention period may change for me in case I move to a different legislation.
Collaboration will be classed as "completed" on the receipt date of the most recent payment, on the payment date of the most recent refund, or on the date when the most recent project query is settled (whichever occurs last).
If we don't start a collaboration, I may store your personal data for up to 5 years or until you ask me to delete it, whichever occurs first. I may delete your personal data sooner at my sole discretion, for example, if I deem a future collaboration to be extremely unlikely.
Who has access to your personal data:
I will never give your personal data to any third parties other than:
- My accountant or bookkeeper, in case I perform billable work for you
- The tax authorities in the UK or any other country to which I might relocate during or after our collaboration, in case I perform billable work for you
- Any law enforcement authorities, should the need arise
- A court, law firm or debt collection agency, should the need arise
- My professional indemnity insurance provider, should the need arise
- Any service providers that process personal data on my behalf, or gain access to your personal data while performing essential business services for me. This mainly applies, but is not limited to, IT services
When you will hear from me:
If we don't start a collaboration, but I still have your personal data, I will contact you about any changes of policy, or in case of a data security breach. I may contact you about changes in my upcoming availability if I have reason to believe that you are still interested in booking my services.
Additionally, if we do start a collaboration, I may regularly contact you about my upcoming availability.
By sending me a message, you agree to the aforementioned conditions.