I believe privacy is a fundamental human right.
I’m not an expert on privacy by any means. So I decided to follow the guidelines from an organisation that champions privacy – Mozilla.
Committing to the Personal Data Promise
I use Mozilla’s Personal Data Promise as my benchmark for privacy done right.
This means I commit to:
I make a point of knowing less about you. The only data I want is the data that serves you in the end.
I ask myself: do we / I actually need this? What do we need it for? And when can we delete it?
Keep it safe
I adhere to the guidelines set forth here. In a nutshell, if I do collect any personal data relating to you, I keep it on secure servers.
There’s no hidden agenda here. My work doesn’t depend on secretly abusing your trust. My Privacy Notice is actually readable. If you want any information on any data I might have about you, just ask.
I care about your privacy. When I collect information about you, I adhere to the Personal Data Promise when handling that information.
Things you should know
I may receive personal information about you based on your interaction with me on social media platforms; if you submit a general contact form; if you submit a project brief / contract proposal; if you submit feedback of a request to me; or if you engage with a product / resource.
If you engage with my social media accounts, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn, I may receive personal information about you. If you use these networks, their privacy policies apply, and you should read them.
General contact form
Submitting the general contact form requires users to submit their name and email address. This is so I can see who sent the form, and so I can get in touch with them if they wanted me to. Users can also send a “subject” (Subject) and “message” (Your Message). I use this information to process and evaluate messages and to communicate with senders of said messages. You shouldn’t send me your mobile phone number unless you want me to call you. I may not call you even if you send me your contact information.
Project / Contract Proposals
Submitting contact forms relating to projects / contracts proposals usually require users to submit their name, email, and phone number so I can get in touch with them if they wanted me to. Users are also required to select a budget for the project. This is largely we can save each other time in that I may not consider discussing roles which do not have a sufficient budget. If appropriate and eligible, I may consider pro-bono work. Users can also send a “subject” (Subject) and “message” (Tell me about your project”). I use this information to process and evaluate messages and to communicate with senders of said messages.
Engaging with Products / Resources
Where you engage with free resources / products, I may ask you for your name and email address to keep you updated on future releases, offers, resources, etc. I will never require you to submit your information to gain a free resource.