I am a freelance editor registered as a sole proprietorship in Ontario, Canada, operating as Lopt and Cropt Editing Services. I provide editing services and coaching services to authors and businesses worldwide.
I collect information from you in order to
Respond to requests for information
Enter into a contract for editing services
Allow you to sign up for my newsletter
Determine how people use my website
If we work together and enter into a contract (standard for editing services), I collect the following information from you:
Your legal name
Your pen name, if you’re using one
Your email address
Other information that allows me to communicate with you, if necessary (for example, your phone number if you prefer to speak on the phone, or your Skype username if we talk via Skype)
All this information remains confidential. I don’t share your information with anyone without your express permission and will absolutely NOT sell it to anyone. The information I collect is solely to provide the necessary components to a contract and/or to communicate with you.
Any files (manuscript drafts, contracts, etc.) that we share are saved on a secured computer and hard drive. These files are confidential and are not shared with anyone without your consent, unless I’m legally obligated to do so. Should a security breach occur, I will inform you within 72 hours if your information is at risk.
I do not delete client information unless explicitly asked because I work with many of my clients on a repeat basis. Per the Canadian Revenue Agency, I keep records for six years.
I use the following services to store data: