MMI Consultancy a.k.a. Proofreading.uk.co.uk is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of all individuals and takes its responsibilities regarding the security of data very seriously. We abide by the rules of the Data Protection Act 2018 upheld by the Information Commissioner Officer (ICO). This includes processing any personal data lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner.
What information do we collect about you and why?
As part of our service we will only collect information from you so that we can facilitate proofreading / copy editing / copy writing services that maybe suitable for you. We call this factfinding which provides us with all the information that we need from you in order to provide you a with suitable service that meets your requirements.
Where you provide your personal data on our website it will be taken as a positive action that you would like us to contact you for the purpose as set out on our website.
We never store any information about the credit / debit card that you use for conducting transactions with us. All transactions are carried out through secure payment methods such as PayPal.
Who will it be shared with?
Where required we may forward your details on to regulatory authorities or fraud agencies where we have a legal obligation to do so. We may do this under the lawful basis legal obligation.
What we will do to ensure the security of personal information
We will not share any of the information you provide to third parties for marketing purposes or store any of your information outside of the United Kingdom. The information you provide will be held securely by us regardless of whether the information is in electronic or physical format. We use leading technologies and security measures to safeguard your information and keep strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it.
Any employees or subcontractors are under a confidentiality agreement. The client retains exclusive ownership of the copyrights and control over the documents shared.
How long will we retain your data
We will only hold data for no longer than is necessary. Where we have carried out services on your behalf, we will keep your file including your personal data on record for a minimum of six years, in line with the Limitation Act 1080. Where we need to hold your file for longer than this then we will inform you of the same.
What are your rights? You have the right to:
- Be informed about how we use, share and store your personal information
- Request access to the personal data we hold on you (also known as a Subject Access Request (SAR)). Where a SAR is requested, we will respond promptly and within one month from the date we receive the request
- Request your personal data is amended if inaccurate or incomplete
- Request your personal data is erased where there is no compelling reason for its continued processing and we don’t have a legitimate interest to retain it