Privacy policy

Privacy policy

Who I am

My name is Catherine McIntosh, and I operate McIntosh Translations as a freelance copywriting and translation firm registered in the Netherlands (Dutch Chamber of Commerce number 65159519). You may contact me in my capacity as the data controller through my contact form.

Why I process your personal data

I may collect, store and/or use your personal data solely to issue a quotation, provide professional services, issue invoices and/or comply with legal requirements. Personal data collected may include your name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, company name and information and/or employer. I will never use your personal data for marketing purposes or share your information with any third party without your express consent, other than my accountant for McIntosh Translation activities. I collaborate with an external accountant who takes care of my finances. She only processes personal information insofar as this is required for invoicing/accounting activities for McIntosh Translations.

The legal basis for processing your data is to perform the services you request or to take necessary steps prior to fulfilling that request (GDPR 6(1b) “performance of a contract”). The same legal basis also applies if you provide me with a service.

How long I keep your personal data

I keep personal data for at least seven years in order to comply with tax obligations. In the case of services received, I will keep your personal data for up to seven years solely for administrative purposes. All email communications are routinely deleted and purged after seven years.

Your data access rights

You may contact me at any time to request a copy, rectification or erasure of your personal data.

Your right to lodge a complaint

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

Note regarding cookies

You can visit my website without giving away your personal information. McIntosh Translations uses Google Analytics and Cookies in order to analyse how the website is used. Aside from the approximate location (IP address), the information collected by Google Analytics is mostly anonymous traffic data including browser information, device information, and language. I do not collect additional information, such as your age, gender, interests, bank details or clickstream. The collected information is used to provide an overview of how people are accessing and using the McIntosh Translations website. It is not used for any additional purposes, such as to profile those who access my website.

This Privacy Notice was updated in May 2018.