Al Hidden Copywriter – terms and conditions of website usage

Welcome to my website. If you continue to browse and use this website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with my Privacy Notice govern Al Hidden Copywriter’s relationship with you in relation to this website. The term ‘Al Hidden Copywriter’ or ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the owner of the website. The term “you” refers to the user or viewer of our website.

The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use: the content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice; neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law; your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements; this website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions; nauthorised use of this website may give to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence; rom time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s); our use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of England and Wales.

Copyright notice

This website and its content is copyright of Al Hidden Copywriter. All rights reserved. Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following: you may print or download to a local hard disk extracts for your personal and non-commercial use only; you may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge the website as the source of the material. You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.

Website disclaimer

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by Al Hidden Copywriter and whilst we endeavour to keep the information up-to-date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of this website.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of Al Hidden Copywriter .We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, Al Hidden Copywriter takes no responsibility for and will not be liable for the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.


All trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. Microsoft and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Al Hidden Copywriter – Terms & Conditions

When we work together in partnership as copywriter and client, it is in both of our interests and good business practice, to have an agreed set of ground rules (my standard Terms & Conditions) that will help us work together and avoid the possibility of any misunderstandings about our business relationship.

Download my Terms & Conditions in PDF format


Al Hidden Copywriter

Website Privacy Notice (includes GDPR Policy)

Version 1.0; 25 May 2018


I'm committed to ensuring that the privacy of prospective clients, contracted clients and past clients is protected. This Privacy Notice has been compiled to reflect the changes arising from the new GDPR law introduced on 25 May 2018.

Personal Data is information that can be used alone or with other information to identify, contact or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context.



IMPORTANT preliminaries

I generally work with companies in a Business-to-Business (B2B) capacity, not directly with individuals in a Business-to-Consumer (B2C) capacity. To do this, I ask for basic information, including names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses, so I can administer a business relationship before, during and after entering into a contractual relationship to provide my services. I DO NOT use email marketing software. I DO NOT currently operate a customer database/CRM. I keep customer names, phone numbers, email addresses and postal addresses (of which the latter may be regarded as personal data if it refers to a residential address from which a sole trader or partnership operates) on computer hard drives or encrypted external backup hard drives. From time to time, I also print quotations, invoices and other business documents for reference.


Please see the existing cookie consent option on my website.

Website Contact form

My Contact page at includes a reminder that you should read my website Privacy Notice. By completing and submitting this form, you acknowledge that I've advised you to read my Privacy Notice, and that you have either done so or waived your opportunity to do so.

The data that you submit via my website Contact form (including your name, phone number, email address, subject and message details) will be stored on one or more of the following: my website provider's secure server; my computers' local hard drives; my encrypted external backup hard drives; as a hard copy document.

The legal basis for this processing is my legitimate interest, namely monitoring and improving my website and services.


Contacting me by phone, email or in person

If you contact me initially by phone, email or in person, I may ask for basic personal information such as your name, phone number and email address to record your enquiry and prepare for the possibility of us entering into a contract. If you do this, the information you supply will be stored as one or more of the following: hard copy; on my computers' local hard drives, which are backed up onto encrypted portable hard drives.

The legal basis for this processing is my legitimate interest for the purposes of taking steps, at your request, prior to entering into a contractual relationship for supply of my services.


When you become my client

If you become my client and we enter into a contractual agreement for you to use my services, I may ask you for additional information. This will not usually involve personal data, though it may by inference include your home address if your business operates from that address.

The information you give me may be stored as one or more of the following: hard copy; on my computers' local hard drives; backed up onto encrypted portable hard drives.

Data you supply relating to your business and its banking (which may by inference include your personal account details) will be stored as hard copy and/or on my computers' local hard drives, which are backed up onto encrypted portable hard drives.

The legal basis for this processing is for the purposes of taking steps at your request during our contractual arrangement.


Why do I retain data?

I retain data from prospective clients and others, and clients with whom I have entered into a contractual agreement.

I do this in order to handle enquiries for my services, carry out work that I am doing under a contractual agreement, invoice for work done, or to communicate about current, prospective and historical services that I provide or have provided, and related work that I have collaborated on.

I shall retain your personal data for at least as long as legally required (currently up to seven years) for compliance with a legal obligation to which I am subject, for my legitimate interests, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.

Thereafter, at my discretion, I may retain this data and other project information for reference or in case you or someone else from your organisation contacts me about a historical project.

The legal basis for this processing is my legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of my website, business and communications with users.


Communicating by email

If you disclose additional data to me via email, phone or in conversation, it may be stored as hard copy and/or on one or more of my computers' local hard drives, which are backed up on encrypted portable hard drives.

I may process information contained in, or relating to any communication that you send to me ('correspondence data'). The correspondence data may include the communication content associated with the communication. The correspondence data may be processed for the purposes of communicating with you and record-keeping.

The legal basis for this processing is my legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of my website and business and communications with prospective, current and former clients.


Providing your personal data to third parties

Before, during and after we enter into a contractual agreement for my services, I may provide data to third parties in one or more ways including the following:

Partner service providers

Where relevant to a prospective, current or historical business relationship, I may disclose your data to any partner organisations that I work with before, during or after we enter into a contractual arrangement.

Professional advisers

I may disclose your personal data to my professional advisers insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes of obtaining professional advice.

Compliance with legal obligations

In addition to the specific disclosures of personal data detailed above, I may also disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation I must comply with, or to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another individual.

Business networking

At my discretion, based on common sense and business judgement, I may also pass your name, email and/or phone number to a third party who, in my judgement, has a genuine interest in using your services or otherwise entering into a contractual or any other business-relationship with you. This is fundamental to business networking and it has taken place between business people for thousands of years.

The legal basis for this is my legitimate interests, to enable me to administer my business, and to enable compliance with prevailing legal requirements.


Mailing lists

I do not operate, nor do I intend to operate, my own mailing list or use third-party mailing list software.


How do I protect your data

My website is hosted by an established, professional specialist. Any data provided by my website is stored on secure servers in the UK.

My office computers

My office computers are password protected and protected by regular scans with various proprietary antivirus and anti-malware software. They are located in a private property equipped with appropriate security measures including physical security, a professionally maintained alarm system; SmartWater property marking and associated signage.

Backup external hard drives

I back up the data from my office computers onto encrypted portable hard drives.

Other devices (including laptops, tablet computers and mobile phones)

Any other devices that I use are password or PIN protected, SmartWater marked and labelled, and scanned with proprietary antivirus/anti-malware software.

Hard copy documents

When I store information as hard copy, it is normally kept in my office and therefore subject to the same property security as my office computers. If I need to take this information away from my office I take allr easonable measures to protect it.


Data requests

My data protection officer's contact details are as follows:

Al Hidden
Phone: 01242 520 573

You may request a copy of any record that I hold against your name; provision of such information will be subject to the following: (a) your request not being found to be unfounded or excessive, in which case a charge may apply; and (b) the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity (for this purpose, I will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a recent utility bill showing your current address). Please allow 30 days for me to retrieve and provide your record to you.

If you have supplied me with personal information and no longer wish to be contacted, please tell me in writing so I can remove your contact details. Please note that if we are currently working under a contractual agreement, this may affect my ability to offer or fulfil the agreed provision of my services and be deemed to be termination of our contract by you, as covered by my Terms & Conditions of business.

Changes to this Privacy Notice

I may change this policy from time to time by updating this website page. Because of this, you should check this page from time to time to make sure that you are happy with the latest version of the policy.



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