Legal information

TechScribe® is the trading name of Mike Unwalla. Employment status: self-employed.

TechScribe is not related to these companies:

Dun & Bradstreet ( D-U-N-S Number: 23-232-5949.

Terms and conditions for software documentation projects

IR35 compliance (the off-payroll working rules)

IR35 is applicable to UK customers only.

The HMRC web page 'Understanding off-payroll working (IR35) (' tells you that "the off-payroll working rules can apply if a worker (sometimes known as a contractor) provides their services through an intermediary."

IR35 is not applicable to your contract with TechScribe, because there is no intermediary. Your organization has a direct contract with Mike Unwalla trading as TechScribe.

(If you want, I will work through an employment agency or as your temporary employee. But, in more than 20 years of trading, I have always worked directly with customers.)

Copyright notice

© All content is copyright by TechScribe.

To help you to understand copyright law, this section tells you what you are permitted to do.

You are permitted to do these things:

Unless you have written permission from us, or unless a web page has a Creative Commons Licence (, you are not permitted to do these things:

Privacy and data protection policy

Refer to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

This policy tells you how we use your personal data when you use TechScribe websites, when you contact TechScribe, or when TechScribe contacts you.

The data controller is Mike Unwalla.

Information that TechScribe collects

TechScribe websites do not use cookies. The TechScribe website statistics show the host names (websites) of visitors and the host names of referrers.

If you use the remote files version of the TechScribe term checker for ASD-STE100 Simplified Technical English, the website statics show that you access the data files.

Usually, the personal data that we collect is name, e-mail address, and business phone number. (At the same time, we collect information such as company name, company address, company website, company number, and VAT number.)

Usually, we keep company data and the related personal data for many years, because the business cycle is many years.

If you want TechScribe to delete your personal data, tell Mike Unwalla.

What TechScribe uses the information for

TechScribe collects personal data for these purposes:

We do not give your personal data to other persons or to other organizations, unless we met you at a business networking event and you tell us that we can give your personal data to other persons.

Compliance with codes of conduct

This section is a personal message from Mike Unwalla to the applicable personnel in large organizations.

In 2023, two organizations contacted me. They wanted me to complete their compliance documentation. One organization was a previous customer. The other organization was a possible customer for the TechScribe term checker for ASD-STE100.

TechScribe conforms to UK law. I will not complete your compliance documentation.

One organization wanted me to confirm that I comply with Malaysian law. I cannot do that, because I do not know Malaysian law.

One organization wanted me to complete a questionnaire about human rights. The first question was "Have you conducted a risk analysis of your entire supply chain, in particular regarding human rights violations and environmental damage?" No, I did not do this risk analysis.

I remind possible customers that I am a sole trader. I work from home. These types of compliance audits are not applicable to me.

Most persons want to make the world a better place. I accept that compliance documentation is an attempt to make sure that an organization does not deal with corrupt suppliers. But, there is defect with compliance documentation:

See also

Environmental policy

Quality policy

Trademark notice

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