Empowering the Freelance Economy

Privacy Policy

Introduction

The Freelance Informer (freelanceinformer.com) is a source of information and news for contractors, agencies and employers involved in the freelance employment sector. Freelance Informer Ltd keeps its readers informed on tax issues, market demand, jobs, IR35, new legislation and more. Our services are business centric and as such our collection and processing of your personal data is in regard to the fulfilment of our business aims.

We understand that you are aware of and care about your own personal privacy interests, and we take that seriously. This Privacy Notice describes Freelance Informer Ltd’s policies and practices regarding its collection and use of your personal data and sets forth your privacy rights. We recognise that information privacy is an ongoing responsibility, and so we will from time to time update this Privacy Notice as we undertake new personal data practices or adopt new privacy policies.

Data Protection Officer

Freelance Informer Ltd is headquartered in London in the United Kingdom. Freelance Informer Ltd have appointed an internal data protection officer. If you have any questions or concerns about Freelance Informer Ltdpersonal data policies or practices, you can contact us at anytime:

Freelance Informer Ltd
Apartment 902
7 Pearson Square
London
W1T 3BP

Freelance Informer Ltd registered in England No. 11994364

0800 311 2266
dpo@etztec.com

How we collect and use (process) your personal information

1. Personal information you give to us:

A. Registered Users – Newsletters

When you become a registered user of Freelance Informer Ltd, we collect information about you including (but not limited to) your name, and email address. We collect these details for the purposes of sending a newsletter.

We process your personal information under the General Data Protection Regulation Article (6)(b) in order to provide you with information and internet forum services. We may also process this information to undertake standard business functions and under the General Data Protection Regulation Article (6)(f) to inform you of relevant events, content, and other benefits or opportunities. Freelance Informer Ltd may also use this information to help us understand our customers’ needs and interests, to better tailor our products and services to meet those needs.

B. Publications

Freelance Informer Ltd offers a great deal of content on our website. In addition to producing original content, Freelance Informer Ltd also subscribes to news feeds and blogs produced by others, which we often link to from our website. This means you may find yourself on the Freelance Informer Ltd website or reading an email from Freelance Informer Ltd and we will offer you a link to another organization’s website where you will find content that we feel will be relevant and useful to you. At these times, you will be leaving the Freelance Informer Ltd website. Freelance Informer Ltd is not responsible or liable for content provided by these third-party websites or personal information they may happen to gather from you.

You may manage your subscriptions to Freelance Informer Ltd newsletters by subscribing or unsubscribing at any time. If you have any difficulties managing your email or other communication preferences with Freelance Informer Ltd, please contact us at hello@etztec.com.

C. Your correspondence with the Freelance Informer Ltd

If you correspond with us by email, the postal service, or other form of communication, we may retain such correspondence and the information contained in it and use it to respond to your inquiry; to notify you of Freelance Informer Ltd services; or to keep a record of your complaint and the like. As always, if you wish to have Freelance Informer Ltd “erase” your personal information or otherwise refrain from communicating with you, please contact us at: hello@etztec.com.

D. Purposes for processing your data

As explained above, Freelance Informer Ltd processes your data to provide you or the company you work for, with the goods or services you have requested or purchased from us. We use this information to refine our goods and services to better tailor them to your needs and to communicate with you about other services we offer that may assist your business.

2. Personal information we get from third parties

Freelance Informer Ltd does not receive personal information about individuals from third parties.

3. What happens if you don’t give us your data

You can enjoy much of the information on our website without giving us your personal data. Some personal information is necessary so that Freelance Informer Ltd can authenticate you so that we know it is you and not someone else. You may cancel your subscription at any time and your details will be erased.

Use of the Freelance Informer Ltd Website

As is true of most other websites, Freelance Informer Ltd’s website collects certain information automatically and stores it in log files. The information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, the region or general location where your computer or device is accessing the internet, browser type, operating system and other usage information about the use of our website, including a history of the pages you view. We use this information to help us design our site to better suit our users’ needs. We may also use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website, analyse trends, track visitor movements, and gather broad demographic information that assists us in identifying visitor preferences. Freelance Informer Ltd’s website also uses cookies, web beacons and click tracking. It does not track users when they cross to third party websites, does not provide targeted advertising to them, and therefore does not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals.

Cookies, web beacons and click tracking

Cookies are pieces of data that a Web site transfers to a user’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Web beacons are transparent pixel images that are used in collecting information about website usage, e-mail response and tracking. Click tracking is a means of measuring the number of clicks a particular advert/image/banner receives.

The Site uses cookies to provide enhanced functionality on the site (e.g., user ID and password prompts) and aggregate traffic data (e.g., what pages are the most popular). These cookies may be delivered in a first-party or third-party context. Freelance Informer Ltd may also use cookies, click tracking and web beacons in association with e-mails delivered by Freelance Informer Ltd. Our Site also captures limited information (user-agent, HTTP referrer, last URL requested by the user, client-side and server-side clickstream) about visits to our Site; we may use this information to analyse general traffic patterns, to perform routine system maintenance or to provide our clients with metrics related to the success of their recruitment campaign. You have many choices with regards to the management of cookies on your computer. All major browsers allow you to block or delete cookies from your system. To learn more about your ability to manage cookies and web beacons, please consult the privacy features in your browser.

Data subject rights

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation and other countries’ privacy laws provide certain rights for data subjects. A good explanation of them (in English) is available on the website of the United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office.

This Privacy Notice is intended to provide you with information about what personal data Freelance Informer Ltd collects about you and how it is used. If you have any questions, please contact us at @etztec.com.

If you wish to confirm that Freelance Informer Ltd is processing your personal data, or to have access to the personal data we may have about you, please contact us at dpo@etztec.com.

You may also request information about: the purpose of the processing; the categories of personal data concerned; who else outside of Freelance Informer Ltd might have received the data from us; what the source of the information was (if you didn’t provide it directly to us); and how long it will be stored. You have a right to correct (rectify) the record of your personal data maintained by us if it is inaccurate. You may request that we erase that data or cease processing it, subject to certain exceptions. You may also request that Freelance Informer Ltd cease using your data for direct marketing purposes. In many countries, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the appropriate data protection authority if you have concerns about how Freelance Informer Ltd processes your personal data. When technically feasible, Freelance Informer Ltd will—at your request—provide your personal data to you or transmit it directly to another controller.

Reasonable access to your personal data will be provided at no cost upon request made to Freelance Informer Ltd at dpo@etztec.com. If access cannot be provided within a reasonable time frame, we will provide you with a date when the information will be provided. If for some reason access is denied, we will provide an explanation as to why access has been denied.

What legal basis do Freelance Informer rely on to process personal information?

  • Consent (this can be withdrawn at any time)
  • To fulfil a contract
  • Legitimate interest (including relevant and tailored communications related to contracting and selling and supplying advertising services to our customers)
  • Legal Obligations (to comply with any legal representations)

Security of your information

To help protect the privacy of data and personally identifiable information you transmit through use of this Site, we maintain a range of physical, technical and administrative safeguards. We update and test our security technology on an ongoing basis. We restrict access to your personal data to those employees and clients who need to know that information to provide benefits or services to you. In addition, we train our employees about the importance of confidentiality and maintaining the privacy and security of your information. We commit to taking appropriate disciplinary measures to enforce our employees’ privacy responsibilities.

Changes and updates to the Privacy Notice

By using this Site, you agree to the terms and conditions contained in this Privacy Notice and the website Conditions of Use and/or any other agreement that we might have with you. If you do not agree to any of these terms and conditions, you should not use this site or any Freelance Informer Ltd services. You agree that any dispute over privacy or the terms contained in this Privacy Notice and Conditions of Use, or any other agreement we have with you, will be governed by the laws of the United Kingdom.

As our business changes from time to time, this Privacy Notice and Conditions of Use are expected to change as well. We reserve the right to amend the Privacy Notice and Conditions of Use at any time, for any reason, without notice to you, other than the posting of the amended Privacy Notice and Conditions of Use at this Site. We may e-mail periodic reminders of our notices and terms and conditions and will e-mail customers of material changes thereto, but you should check our Site frequently to see the current Privacy Notice and Conditions of Use that is in effect and any changes that may have been made to it. The provisions contained herein supersede all previous notices or statements regarding our privacy practices and the terms and conditions that govern the use of this Site.

Questions, concerns or complaints

Please contact our privacy officer at the address below:

Freelance Informer Ltd
Apartment 902
7 Pearson Square
London
W1T 3BP

0800 311 2266
dpo@etztec.com