Help For Writers continues to monitor and ensure we work within the legal requirements as set out in the Data Protection Act 1998, Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 along with the new amendments effective from the 26th May 2011 as well as regulations that are currently in force within the United Kingdom, United States of America and the European Union.
Help For Writers is not legally obliged to make any appropriate ‘Notification’ to the Information Commission as any data held is only the bare minimum needed to fulfil our services to clients and therefore falls outside the legal requirement of notification.
We do not collect data and then sell it or pass it on to third parties, so whatever you tell us is kept safely and securely with us.
We don’t spam you with emails every day. We send out monthly newsletters or let you know if something very special is about to happen, but that is it. If you want to unsubscribe, you can easily do so by clicking on the link at the top or bottom of your email.
No data is kept on computers within our office, so even if our computers are stolen nobody can get hold of your details.
Unless you are a client, we only store minimum information such as name and email address – nothing else.
If you are a client, the same standards are used as above, but with additional layers of security including the use of 128 bit. All our sites and secure areas are fully owned and controlled by Help For Writers and not accessible to any third party.