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Privacy and Cookies Policy

I am registered as a sole trader called Alison Proofreader.  I offer a bespoke proofreading service.  My policy describes how I protect and make use of the information on my website.  Information provided will only be used in ways stated in this policy.

Why do I collect data?

I gather information about you in order to:

  • respond to your requests

  • allow me to contact you during a proofreading project

  • enable certain functions on my website

  • for me to better understand how visitors use my website

I collect the following information from my contact form and a sign up to my blog:

  • name

  • email address

  • your enquiry 

By entering your information into my contact form you are giving consent for me to contact you.  You can withdraw your consent at any time.  Your consent will be stored on my website analytics with Wix.

How do I use data?​

  • To contact you in response to your enquiry and about future blogs

I will never use this data for marketing purposes without getting your permission first. 

How do I use cookies?

A cookie is a small file placed on your computer’s hard drive that enables my website to identify your computer as you view different pages.  I use cookies for web analytics using ​Google Analytics.  Cookies do not provide me with access to your computer or any other information about you.

I will never lease, distribute or sell your information to third parties unless you give me written permission to do so, or I am required to do so by law.  You can ask me to remove your data at any time and you have the right to lodge a complaint.

How do I store your personal data?

The information I collect is stored on Wix, my website host.  You can access Wix's privacy policy with the link below.

How long do I keep your data for?


  • HMRC requires me to keep records for at least 5 years after the submission of my self assessment tax return.

Who do I share your data with?

I share your data with no one unless HMRC audits my business.


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