Privacy Notice

A few words on data privacy

My name is Steph Noviss (trading as Sense of Style Translations) and I provide freelance translation, editing and proofreading services.

I am based in the United Kingdom and as such I am subject to the requirements of EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 which came into force on 25 May 2018. I am registered as a data controller with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

I am committed to protecting your personal data and respecting your privacy. This privacy notice outlines how I collect and use your personal data, why I may disclose it to others and how I keep it secure.

All information you provide to me, whether through your use of my website or via email or other communications, will be used solely in the ways described in this privacy notice.

What personal data I process and why

Personal data collected may include your name, job title, contact information (postal address, email address and phone number), tax number, payment and delivery conditions, banking details, other information voluntarily supplied by you, and information that may appear in source documents and reference material sent for the express purpose of translation, editing or proofreading.

Your data may be collected, stored and used for the following purposes:

  • Issuing quotes
  • Providing the service(s) you have requested
  • Responding to your queries
  • Keeping business records for internal administrative use and for tax purposes
  • Optimising my website to suit your preferences
  • Customer relations (e.g. keeping you informed of any changes in my services or availability)
  • Complying with legal requirements

I may also process special categories of personal data from time to time, but this will only apply if you send me this type of data for the specific purpose of translating, editing or proofreading it. By commissioning a project containing special categories of personal data, you confirm that the data subject has consented for such data to be processed to the extent strictly necessary for the project to be completed. Special categories of personal data will only be used for the purpose of providing the service(s) you have requested.

The lawful basis for processing your data is to provide the service(s) you request or to take necessary steps prior to fulfilling that request (“performance of a contract”).

I do not use your personal data for marketing purposes.

How long I retain your personal data

I will keep your personal data for up to 10 years unless you ask me to delete or remove it sooner (subject to my legal and tax obligations).

Should you ask me to delete translations before the 10-year period has expired, I cannot be held responsible for queries or claims relating to the content, as I have no way of verifying the accuracy of the original content.

Who may have access to your personal data

Some information may be shared with third parties for administrative purposes only, as set out in this privacy notice, including the providers of my cloud backup and web and email hosting services. All these parties are GDPR-compliant, or, in the case of US companies, are self-certified under the US Privacy Shield framework.

I will never sell or lease your personal data to third parties.

I do not outsource work to other translators, editors or proofreaders.

I do not use online machine translation tools to translate your documents; therefore, any personal data contained within documents entrusted to me for translation will not be at risk of being leaked online by such tools.

About this website

The Sense of Style Translations website ( is hosted by Limited, based in the UK. You can read their privacy policy on their website.

This website does not have a contact form and therefore the only data it collects is cookies (please see Cookies below and Cookie Declaration).

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure so I cannot guarantee the security of your information when it is transmitted to my website or from third-party websites – any transmission is at your own risk – however, I take appropriate measures and use security features to prevent unauthorised access.

Links to other websites

This privacy notice does not cover links on this site that lead to other websites. You are advised to read the privacy notices on any websites you visit.


Cookies are small files stored on a user’s computer or device. The Sense of Style Translations website uses cookies to remember your preferences and analyse user traffic. For more details please see my Cookie Declaration.

You can change your browser’s cookie settings to accept or refuse cookies. However, please be aware that in some cases refusing cookies may reduce website functionality. You are not required to accept any cookies to use this site.

Google Analytics

The Sense of Style Translations website uses Google Analytics, a service that sends web traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with other data held by Google.

The reports provided by Google Analytics are used only to help improve the website, and I do not combine this information with any personal data. The cookies set by Google Analytics can only be used by Google and can be refused if required, by disabling cookies on your browser as described above.

Embedded content from other websites

This website may include embedded content (e.g. images, videos, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the user has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Social media

The Sense of Style Translations website does not include any share or like buttons provided by third-party social media platforms. However, I sometimes make use of these platforms outside the scope of this website and I may collect information concerning interactions with my social media profiles from time to time. I do not store individual user identifiers and therefore this information cannot be used to identify users individually; rather, this information is used to monitor the overall performance of my social media campaigns.

Security measures

I take precautionary measures to ensure your personal data is protected. The devices I use to store and process personal data are password protected, are updated when updates become available, and cannot be accessed by third parties. Anti‑virus software is installed on these devices to prevent theft or destruction of this information. This anti‑virus software is updated when updates become available. Firewalls are in place on all devices used for storing or processing personal data to prevent remote unlawful third-party access. Data is backed up to a cloud storage service daily so that personal data can be recovered in the event of loss or damage.

Your data access rights

In accordance with European General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679, you are entitled to request a copy of your personal data that I hold. You can also ask me to rectify, erase and restrict processing of your personal data and you can object to this processing. I will respond to your requests and concerns as soon as possible and no later than one month after receiving notification of your request and/or concerns. My contact details can be found at the end of this privacy notice.

Your right to make a complaint

If you have any concerns about how I process your personal data, please contact me. You have the right to make a complaint with the supervisory authority in the UK (the ICO), or in the country where you live.

Changes to this privacy notice

This privacy notice will be reviewed as necessary. Any changes made will become effective as soon as they are published on my website.

Last updated: 29 April 2019.

How to contact me

If you want to contact me about this privacy notice or in my capacity as a data controller, please send an email to:

Alternatively, you can write to me at the address below:

141 Bodycoats Road, Chandler’s Ford, Hampshire SO53 2NP, United Kingdom.