Privacy policy

(en Español) 

Who I am

My name is Alice (Ailish) Marie Josephine Maher and I operate in Spain as a freelance translator and editor of texts in English. You may contact me in my capacity as the data controller through my email (see Contact page).

Why I process your personal data

I collect, store and use your personal data only to issue a quote, provide a translation or editing service that you request or to comply with legal requirements. I do not use your personal data for marketing purposes. Personal data collected may include your name, postal address, email address, telephone number and ID or tax number. Personal data may also include special categories such as health information, but only if you send these data to me for the specific purpose of translating or editing. The legal basis for processing your data is to perform the services you request or to take necessary steps prior to fulfilling that request ('contract'). The legal basis for processing special categories of personal data such as health information is your explicit consent for me to translate or edit that information ('consent').

Who else receives your personal data

I do not outsource work. If I am unable to do a job, I may refer you to a colleague. On occasion, I may send a text or part of a text to a colleague for revision (a second opinion). In such cases, I would eliminate all personal data in advance. If I have a non-disclosure agreement with you, I will not share any of your texts with a third party. For administrative purposes, other parties that may have access to your personal data include my accountant, computer technician, website and email hosting services and cloud backup systems. All these parties are GDPR-compliant.

How long I keep your personal data

In the case of quotes, I delete all personal data after six months. In the case of services rendered, I keep personal data for five years to comply with Spanish tax obligations. For translation reference purposes, and only if strictly necessary, I may keep personal data for up to ten years when the personal data form part of the text itself. I delete email communications after five years. I keep all personal data, original and translated/edited documents as long as payment remains pending and for as long as necessary in the event of dispute

Your data access rights

You may contact me at any time to request a copy of, rectification or erasure of your personal data. I will take action without undue delay and in any event within one month of receipt of the request.

Your right to lodge a complaint

Should you have any concerns about how I process your personal data, please contact me. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority in Spain or in the country where you live.

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This Privacy Notice was updated in April 2018. I will review and update it when necessary.