Since my Readers Club involves contacting people via email, I am legally obliged to have a privacy notice. (Just imagine this is DI Spicer talking to you, it’s much more fun…)
This privacy notice tells you about the information Mr Simms collected from you when you joined his Readers Club. In collecting this information, he is acting as a data controller and, by law, he is required to provide you with information about himself, about why and how he uses your data, and about the rights you have over your data.
Who is Chris Simms?
He’s an author. Pretty dodgy profession, in my view.
You can contact him at:
Any enquiries about his use of your personal data should be addressed to the email address above.
What personal data does he collect?
When you joined his Readers Club, he asked you for your email address. That is all the information about you he has.
Why did he collect this information?
To let you know – via email – about his activities as an author.
What will he do with your information?
Your information is stored in his secure MailChimp account. MailChimp, Chris tells me, is a leading email marketing service that allows small businesses (like his) to keep in touch with customers (like you).
He assured me your email address will never be shared with anyone else.
How long does he keep your information for?
He will keep your information for as long as he’s writing books and running a Readers Club. Your personal information will be deleted when he closes his Readers Club, but let’s hope that never happens – since it will also be curtains for me.
Your rights over your information
By law, you can ask what information he holds about you, and you can ask him to correct it if it is inaccurate.
You can also ask him to give you a copy of the information and to stop using your information for a period of time if you believe he is not doing so lawfully.
To submit a request, please use the contact information provided above.
Your right to complain
If you have a complaint about his use of your information, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office via their website at www.ico.org.uk/concerns
That’s it. Move along: there’s nothing else to see.