Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies between you, the User of this Website, and Laura Isabel Snijder Ruan, the owner and provider of this Website ( This privacy policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us or provided by you in relation to your use of the Website.

Please read this privacy policy carefully.

Definitions and interpretation

1. In this privacy policy, the following definitions are used:


Collectively all information that you submit to Laura Snijder via the Website. This definitions incorporates, where applicable, the definitions provided in the Data Protection Laws;


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Data Protection Laws

Any applicable law relating to the processing of personal Data, including but not limited to the Directive 96/46/EC (Data Protection Directive) or the GDPR, and any national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation, for as long as the GDPR is effective in the UK.


The General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679.

"Laura Snijder," "we" or "us"

Laura Isabel Snijder Ruan, an England-based freelance translator of English to Spanish and vice versa, also known as Laura Snijder and hereinafter referred to as Laura Snijder.

UK and EU Cookie Law

The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011;

"User" or "you"

Any third party that accesses the Website and is not either

(i) employed by Laura Snijder and acting in the course of their employment or 

(ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to Laura Snijder and accessing the Website in connection with the provision of such services;


The website that you are currently using, and any subdomains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.

2. In this privacy policy, unless the context requires a different interpretation:

  • the singular includes the plural and vice versa;
  • references to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or apprentices ate to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices of this privacy policy;
  • a reference to a person includes firms firms, companies, government entities, trusts and partnerships;
  • “including” is understood to mean “including without limitation”;
  • reference to any statutory provision includes any modification or amendment of it;
  • the headings and subheadings do not form part of this privacy policy.

Scope of this privacy policy

This privacy policy applies only to the actions of Laura Snijder and Users with respect to this Website. It does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from this Website including, but not limited to, any links we may provide to social media websites or external instant messaging applications, including but not limited to Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp.

For purposes of the applicable Data Protection Laws, Laura Snijder is the “data controller.” This means that Laura Snijder determines the purposes for which, and the manner in which, your Data is processed.

Data collected

We may collect the following Data, which includes personal Data, from you:

  • name;
  • contact Information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;
  • VAT number;
  • banking details;
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests;
  • personal information on CV’s or information on documents sent for the express purpose of translation or editing;
  • information on documents or materials sent with a view to receiving a quote or cost estimate for our services;
  • IP address (automatically collected);
  • web browser type and version (automatically collected);
  • operating system (automatically collected);
  • a list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on this Website, and the site you exit to (automatically collected);

in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy,

How we collect Data

We collect Data in the following ways: data is given to us by you; and data is collected automatically.

Data that is given to us by you

Laura Snijder will collect your Data in a number of ways, for example:

  • when you contact us through the Website, by telephone, post, email, social media channels, messaging applications including, but not limited to, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger or through any other means;
  • when you enter a competition or promotion through a social media channel;
  • when you use our services;
  • when we make quotes for our services;
  • when we provide translation or editing services as requested by you;

in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy,

Data that is collected automatically

8. To the extent that you access the Website, we will collect your Data automatically, for example:
  • we may from time to time automatically collect some information about your visit to the Website. This information helps us make improvements to Website content and navigation, and includes your IP address, the date, times and frequency with which you access the Website and the way you use and interact with its content.
  • recopilaremos sus datos automáticamente a través de cookies según la configuración de cookies de su navegador.
For more information about cookies, and how we use them on the Website, see the section below, headed “Cookies.”

Our use of Data

9. Any and all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Website. Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons:

  • internal record keeping;
  • improvement of our products/services;
  • transmission by email of marketing materials that may be of interest to you;
  • contact for market research purposes which may be done using email or instant messaging applications;

in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy,

10. We may use your Data for the above purposes if we deem it necessary to do so for our legitimate interests. If you are not satisfied with this, you have the right to object in certain circumstances (see the section headed “Your rights” below).

11. For the delivery of direct marketing information to you via e-mail, we’ll need your consent, whether via an opt-in or soft-opt-in:

  • a soft opt-in consent is a specific type of consent which applies when you have previously engaged with us (for example, you contact us to ask us for more details about a particular product/service, and we are marketing similar products/services). Under “soft opt-in” consent, we will take your consent as given unless you opt-out.
  • For other types of marketing, we are required to obtain your explicit consent; that is, you need to take positive and affirmative action when consenting by, for example, checking a tick box that we’ll provide.
  • If you are not satisfied about our approach to marketing, you have the right to withdraw consent at any time. To find out how to withdraw your consent, see the section headed “Your rights” below.

12. We may use your Data to show you adverts and other content on other websites. If you do not want us to use your data to show you adverts and other content on other websites, please turn off the relevant cookies (please refer to the section headed “Cookies” below).

Who we share your Data with

13. If we deem it necessary to provide you translation, editing or proofreading services for documents containing personal data, as arranged by you, we may share your Data with the following groups of people:

  • our employees;
  • third party language service providers who provide services to us which require the processing of personal data;

in each case, in accordance with this privacy policy,

Keeping Data Secure

14. We will use technical and organizational measures to safeguard your Data, for example:

  • we store data on password-protected computers that are not accessible to third parties;
  • we can store your data on cloud-based storage services, including but not limited to Dropbox or Google Drive with a view to access it if our systems fail;

15. Technical and organizational measures include measures to deal with any suspected data breach. If you suspect any misuse or loss or unauthorised access to your Data, please let us know immediately by contacting us via this email address:

16. If you want detailed information from Get Safe Online on how to protect your information and your computers against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other online problems, please visit Get Safe Online is supported by HM Government and leading businesses. Get Safe Online is supported by HM Government and leading businesses.

Data retention

17. We will keep your personal data for 10 years unless you ask us to delete or remove it sooner or until you request that the Data be deleted. Should you ask us to delete translations before the 10-year period has expired, we cannot be held responsible for queries or claims relating to the content, as we have no way of verifying the accuracy of the original content.

18. Even if we delete your Data, it may persist on backup or archival media for legal, tax or regulatory purposes.

19. You have the following rights in relation to your Data:

  • Right to access - the right to request (i) copies of the information we hold about you at any time, or (ii) that we modify, update or delete such information. If we provide you with access to the information we hold about you, we will not charge you for this, unless your request is “manifestly unfounded or excessive.” Where we are legally permitted to do so, we may refuse your request. If we refuse your request, we will tell you the reasons why.
  • Right to correct - the right to have your Data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • Right to erase - the right to request that we delete or remove your Data from our systems.
  • Right to restrict our use of your Data - the right to “block” us from using your Data or limit the way in which we can use it.
  • Right to data portability - the right to request that we move, copy or transfer your Data.
  • Right to object - the right to object our use of your Data including where we use it for our legitimate interests.

20. To make enquiries, exercise any of your rights set out above, or withdraw your consent to the processing of your Data (where consent is our legal basis for processing your Data), please contact us via this email address:

21. If you are not satisfied with the way a complaint you make in relation to your Data is handled by us, you may be able to refer your complaint to the relevant data protection authority. For the UK, this is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO’s contact details can be found on their website at

Transfers outside the European Economic Area

22. Data which we collect from you may be stored and processed in and transferred to countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). For example, this could occur in the following events, including but not limited to:

  • If our servers are located in a country outside the EEA or one of our language service providers is situated in a country outside the EEA. 
  • If you contact us through social media channels or instant messaging applications that have servers outside the EEA, including but not limited to Facebook, Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp.
  • If we back up your Data in cloud-based storage services, including but not limited to Dropbox and Google Drive. 

23. The persons, companies and entities to which we transfer your Data will be bound by rules approved by Data Protection Laws applicable in the European Union. We hire "cloud computing" services from US-based companies under the EU-US Privacy Shield.

24. To ensure that your Data receives an adequate level of protection, we have put in place appropriate safeguards and procedures with the third parties we share your Data with. This ensures your Data is treated by those third parties in a way that is consistent with the Data Protection Laws

Links to other websites

25. This Website may, from time to time, provide links to other websites. We have no control over such websites and are not responsible for the content of these websites. This privacy policy does not extent to your use of such websites. You are advised to read the privacy policy or statement of other websites prior to using them.


26. This Website may place and access certain Cookies on your computer. Laura Snijder uses Cookies to improve your experience of using this Website and to improve our range of services. Laura Snijder has carefully chosen these Cookies and has taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at all times.

27. All Cookies used by this Website are used in accordance with current UK and EU Cookie Law.

28. Before the Website places cookies on your computer, you will be presented with a message bar requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies, you are enabling Laura Snijder to provide a better experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of the Website may not function fully or as intended. 

29. This Website may place the following Cookies:

Type of Cookie


Analytical/performance cookies

They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Targeting cookies

These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

30. You can find a list of Cookies that we use in the Cookies Schedule.

31. You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. Fur further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser.

32. You can choose to delete Cookies at any time; however you may lose any information that enables you to access the Website more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, personalization settings.

33. It is recommended that you ensure that your internet browser is up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.

34. For more information generally on cookies, including how to disable then, please refer to You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer.


35. You may not transfer any of your rights under this privacy policy to any other person. We may transfer our rights under this privacy policy where we reasonably believe your rights will not be affected.

36. If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of this privacy policy (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision will, to the extend required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of this privacy policy will not be affected.

37. Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission by a party in exercising any right or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy.

38. This Agreement will be governed by and interpreted according to the law of England and Wales. All disputes arising under the Agreement will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts.

Changes to this privacy policy

39. Laura Snijder reserves the right to change this privacy policy as we deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on the Website and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the privacy policy on your first use of the Website following alterations. 

You may contact Laura Snijder by email at


This privacy policy was created using a document from Rocket Lawyer (

Last updated 4 June 2020.

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