Shire Proofreading

Putting proofs through their paces

Your privacy
is paramount

Your right to privacy

GDPR and security

Your right to privacy

Proofreading privacy

Your privacy when using my services is outlined below.

Who I am

My website address is


If you use the contact form provided on the website to enquire about my proofreading services, my website may save the details you enter in the form of cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details should you choose to use the contact form again. These cookies will last for one year.

Links to other websites

Pages on my website include links to other relevant websites. When you use these links to visit the websites referred to, the websites you visit may also collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking and monitor your interaction with that embedded content.

Who I share your data with

I only use your data for the purposes of contacting you, providing a quotation for work, ongoing communication and invoicing.

How long I retain your data

My website will retain personal data and text entered into the contact form provided indefinitely. I am the sole administrator of this website. If you supply personal data outside the website by emailing me directly, I will keep this data for a maximum of seven years.

What rights you have over your data

If you have used the contact form provided on this website to contact me, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. Furthermore, you can also request that I erase any personal data I hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal or security purposes.

GDPR and security

What is the GDPR?

The GPDR (General Data Protection Regulation) policy applies to personal data that could identify you. Under GDPR you have the right to:

  • be informed, automatically and immediately, that I will hold any data I’ve asked for
  • access the data I hold about you, within a month
  • have me rectify inaccurate or incomplete data, usually within a month
  • ask me to delete your data
  • restrict my processing of your data
  • object to me processing your data
  • not be subject to automated decision-making and profiling by me.


When you contact a professional engaged in proofreading, privacy is a major concern. I am committed to ensuring that your information is always secure. To prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, I have appropriate procedures in place to safeguard the information I collect about you.

I do not use any paid online advertising; consequently, there will be no links between my business and your online activity.

I use HTTPS and SSL security on my website; you can verify this by looking at the uniform resources locator (URL) of my website. The ‘s’ in ‘https’ stands for secure, which indicates that my site is using a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificate. I use cookies minimally on the site. My site contains links to other websites but, once you have used these links to leave my site, I have no control over the sites on which you land. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement for each of these other sites.

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