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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy may be the most painful thing I’ve ever written but hopefully it’s less painful for you to read.

What’s All This About?

This privacy policy applies to Melissa D’Anzieri (this website) and our email correspondence. By using this site you agree to this policy.

I’m No Gossip

I take your privacy seriously. Very seriously. You can be sure that unless it’s required by law, I won’t be sharing your info with any third parties. Ever.

What I Have on You

It’s not all that much, really.

Contact forms

When you send me a message via the contact form on this site, I receive an email with your name and email address.


When you email me directly, I receive your name and email address.


When I send you an invoice via email, it contains your name, business name and business address.

What I do with It

  • Use your name and email address to communicate with you via email about your project and my services.
  • Include your name, business name and business address in the invoices I send you by email.
  • Store it for my records and HMRC. For tax purposes, I’m legally required to hold this information about you for seven years. If you’d like this information to be securely destroyed after this time, just contact me at


Your information is stored securely on my computer. While it’s not Fort Knox, it’s encrypted, password protected, has up-to-date anti-virus software, and I’m the only one who uses it.

I also back up my files on an external encrypted hard drive.


No, not those kind of cookies.

Cookies are small pieces of information in text file format that are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your computer’s hard drive.

This website doesn’t use any first-party (Melissa D’Anzieri) cookies or collect any personally identifiable information.

However, I have some links in my portfolio to some of my work hosted on YouTube. Embedding videos from YouTube means my site has the following third-party (YouTube) marketing cookies:


Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.


Estimates the user’s’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.


Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has viewed.






Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube videos.

You can choose whether or not you wish to accept these cookies when you view my website.

You can find out more about YouTube’s Cookie Policy here:

Marketing and GDPR

From time to time I may send a personalised email to an individual at their business email address to market my services. I only contact those who can be seen to have legitimate interest in copywriting or screenwriting services.

I do not have a newsletter or send generic marketing emails. In other words, if we’re not currently working together on a project, you won’t hear from me much. Just shout if you need me.

Links to Other Websites

I sometimes link to other websites, for example in my portfolio to better showcase my work. This privacy policy doesn’t apply to these third party sites (they have their own).

ICO Registration

I’m exempt from ICO registration due to only processing personal data for the core business purposes.

Want to Talk to Me About This?

Feel free to get in touch with me at if you need further clarification, to request a copy of the information I hold about you, or no longer want to be contacted by me.


I may occasionally need to update this privacy policy. Any changes will be published here and I would encourage you to view this page every so often.

Last reviewed: 04/05/2020

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