Privacy Notice

Who I am

My name is Linda Comyns and I operate as a freelance translator, writer, editor and teacher/trainer in the Netherlands. You may contact me in my capacity as the data controller by email (, by post (Poldermolen 74, 6003BB Weert, The Netherlands) or by telephone (+31 657220530).


Why I process your personal data

Unless you yourself provide me with your personal data, I collect, store and use your personal data only for the purposes of issuing a quotation, providing a translation, writing, editing, proofreading, teaching/training or other language service and/or to comply with legal requirements. Personal data collected and processed may include your name, postal address, email address, telephone number, employer, school, course and bank account number. Personal data may also include special categories such as personal data from persons under 16 years of age (including name, postal address, telephone number, email address, school/college, course), but only if you provide this data to me for the specific purpose of providing English lessons or for translating, writing, editing or proofreading services.


How long I keep your personal data

For quotations, I delete all personal data after one year.

For work carried out, I keep your personal data for seven years to comply with tax obligations and if it is embedded in a translation, for up to ten years to preserve the integrity of my personal translation resources.

For services received, I keep your personal data for seven years to comply with tax obligations.

Emails - I delete email communications after seven years.



Who else receives your personal data

I do not use your personal data for marketing purposes and I do not sell data to any third party. I only share your data for the purposes of fulfilling a request or to comply with legal obligations. If I send a text for revision or editing to a colleague, that text will be anonymised so your personal data will not appear in it. For administrative purposes, other parties may have access to your personal data, including my accountant and the providers of my website and email hosting services. All these parties are GDPR-compliant.


How I keep your personal data safe

I take great care to ensure the safety of your personal data and take appropriate measures to prevent misuse, loss, accidental or unauthorised access, disclosure and modification. If you suspect that your data is nevertheless not sufficiently secure or that it has been misused, please contact me.


Your data access rights

You may contact me at any time to request a copy, rectification or erasure of your personal data. Please send your request to I will take action without undue delay and in any event within one month of receipt of the request.


Your right to lodge a complaint

Should you have any questions or concerns about how I process your personal data, please contact me. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority in the Netherlands or the country where you live.


Note about cookies

Cookies are small data files created by a website and stored on your computer or mobile device. I use cookies that are essential for the working of the website. They cannot identify you.


This Privacy Notice was last updated in February 2024. I will review and update it when necessary.