Healthcare Writing

Colleen Shannon, Freelance Medical Writer

Privacy and data protection policy

Colleen Shannon, trading as Healthcare Writing, respects the privacy of website users. Healthcare Writing is based in the UK and uses and retains information for business and professional purposes in line with UK data protection regulations. This website may use Google Analytics. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information by using cookies on users’ computers. This information helps create usage reports. Google stores this information. Google’s privacy policy is available here:

Personal information
I will only use personal information to:

  • Provide specifically requested information (such as answering your e-mails or contacting you when necessary)
  • Send you communications I think may interest you
  • Carry out my legitimate business that may include providing communications services for others, consultancy and advisory services, education, training and preparing information with a view to publication.

Please inform me if you do not wish to receive any of my communications.

Consent will be sought whenever possible and required. However, some information may be held for journalistic purposes, where consent may not be required.

I will only disclose personal information where I am required to do so by law.

Information security
I take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of personal data. I cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

Data protection policy amendments
I may update this policy from time to time by posting revisions here. Please check here occasionally for any changes.

User rights
Users may request copies of personal information held, subject to providing appropriate evidence of identity (for example, a copy of the photo pages of a passport certified by a solicitor or bank, plus a copy of a utility bill showing your current address).

I may withhold information within legal limits.

By e-mailing me, you authorise me to retain such personal information within the scope of current legislation.

Other websites
I accept no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of other websites.

Updating information
Please inform me if your personal information needs correcting or updating.

Queries about this policy and data retention should be sent to: or by post to: Data Controller, Colleen Mary Shannon (Healthcare Writing),
c/o National Union of Journalists, Headland House, 72 Acton Street, London WCIX 9NB.

The data controller is Colleen Mary Shannon. The data protection fee number is Z3438973.