Privacy Notice

Who Périphrase are:

We are three siblings who operate as freelance translators in the United Kingdom, France and Australia respectively. You may contact any of us via the details given in our Contact page.

Data protection:

Keeping your data safe is very important to us. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy notice.

When you use this website, certain personal data will be collected. This privacy notice explains which data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose we do this.

Please note that transmitting data via the internet (e.g. when communicating via email) is never entirely secure. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

 Personal and special data:

“Personal data” is any personal information which relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data.

“Special data” is sensitive information which relates to an individual’s racial or ethnic origin, sexuality, health status, political beliefs, union membership or criminal background. Although we do not ask you to provide any special data, it may be contained in the document(s) you upload in order to obtain a quote.

Why we process your personal data:

We collect, store and use your personal data only to issue a quote, provide a translation or editing service that you request, or to comply with legal requirements. We do not use your personal data for marketing purposes.

Contact form:

When you use the contact form, the details from the form, including the contact data you provide there, will be stored so that we can process your enquiry and respond to any follow-up questions. We will not share this information without your consent.

We therefore process the data provided in the contact form on the basis of your explicit consent (GDPR Art. 6(1)(a). You may withdraw your consent at any time. All you need to do is send us an informal email. Lawful processing of the data until we receive your withdrawal of consent remains unaffected by the withdrawal.

Who else has access to your personal data?

If we send a text for revision or editing to a colleague, that text will be anonymised, so your personal data will not appear in it. Other parties may have access to your personal data for administrative purposes. These include our accountants, website and email hosting services, and cloud backup systems. All these parties are GDPR-compliant.

How long we keep your personal data:

We will keep the information you provide in the contact form until you ask us to delete it, withdraw your consent, or the purpose for keeping the data no longer applies (for example, after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular retention periods relating to orders we delivered – remain unaffected.

 Withdrawing your consent:

We only process your personal data with your express permission. You may withdraw your consent at any time. All you need to do is send us an informal email. Lawful processing of the data until we receive your withdrawal of consent remains unaffected by the withdrawal.

 Your right to information, objection and removal

You have the right to free information about your personal data we hold, where it came from and who received and why we process it. If you believe that any of the information is incorrect, or disagree with the purpose for which we use it, you have the right to demand that we correct or delete it, or to object to the stated use of your data. You can always contact us at any of the addresses listed on the “Contact” page. We will act as soon as possible, but in any case within one month following receipt of your request.

 Your right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority:

Please contact us if you have any concerns about how we process your personal data. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority in the United Kingdom, France or the country where you live if you suspect a breach of data protection regulations.


This website uses cookies. These are small harmless data files that are transferred to your computer’s hard drive when you access a website. We use cookies on our website to analyse user traffic and to enable you to fill in the contact form when you visit our website.

None of the cookies used on our website collect personal information about you.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”, which will be automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Some cookies however, will remain in your device until you delete them. These cookies enable our website to recognize your browser on your next visit.

You can set up your browser so that it tells you when cookies are being set and only allow them on a case by case basis, deny the acceptance of cookies completely or in certain instances, and activate automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Disabling cookies may compromise the functionality of this website.

Any cookies that are necessary for executing the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions you require (requesting a quote) are stored on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in storing cookies so that the services we provide work are optimised and free of technical errors.

 Server log files

As the operator of this website, we automatically collect and store information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of server request
  • IP address

These data are not combined with any other data sources.

This data is collected on the basis of Art. 6(1)(b) of the GDPR, which permits processing of data in order to fulfil a contract or carry out pre-contractual activities.