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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you hire me as a freelancer, contact me, or otherwise use my services through other sites.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control but may work through – for example PeoplePerHour.

Information I Collect

I do not ask for any personal information from you, but by contacting me you will be automatically be providing me with your email address, more than likely your name, and your phone number if you want to speak over the phone. You may also provide me with other contact information whilst I am creating designs for you – for example addresses, phone numbers, social media handles, employee names etc. that are part of a design.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

  • as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to communicate, or address invoices.
  • I do not have a mailing list, and I do not store contact information in a database. I simply have email addresses in my contact list in my email client, and I retain copies of invoices I have created for HMRC purposes.
  • I will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

Information sharing and disclosure

  • I do not share customer information with any third parties, the only circumstance that any information woud be shared is in compliance with the law. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 6 years – for HMRC records.

Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU

I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services (Dropbox – I store all my files here) in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Dropbox is Privacy Shield certified.

Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

  • You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
  • Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
  • You can object to my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
  • If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Amy Harrison, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at amy@amyharrisondesign.co.uk. Alternately, you may mail me at:

Amy Harrison, 14 Cottesmore Drive, Loughborough, LE11 2RL