I may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page regularly to ensure that you are happy with any changes. The latest update to this Policy is intended to conform with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into effect on 25 May 2018.
When you fill in the Contact Form you are invited to give me the following information:
I require this information in order to:
I am committed to ensuring that your information is secure. The information you provide to me via the Contact Form comes to me by means of an email, which is stored encrypted on an email-hosting server; it is read by my email client via IMAP and is not stored on my computer system. The information from the Form is transferred to a simple offline paper system and the email is then deleted from the server (along with its associated Trash entry.)
Having received your details, I will contact you according to your preferences and await your response. If I do not receive any response within 3 weeks I shall destroy the paper record of your details. I also destroy the paper record when a) the end has come to a series of therapy sessions, or b) you have requested me to do so (see the next section.)
No records or transcriptions of any kind will be made of our therapy sessions, and I will not disclose any part of your details or the therapy sessions to any third party unless exceptions apply - see the Confidentiality section in the Terms and Conditions.
A checkbox has been included on the Contact Form which you must check (fill) in order to consent to my collection, storage and use of the information you have supplied on the Form, and in order for the Form's data to be sent to me. Without indicating your consent in this way, the initial therapeutic contact cannot be established.
The GDPR also stipulates that you, as client, should be able to:
For a) you may ask me, at our next scheduled meeting, for a paper copy of your current record. I can then supply you with the information by hand at the meeting following. You will be asked to sign and date the copy of the record.
For b) you may give me, at our next scheduled meeting, the nature of the required change(s). I shall then implement the requested change(s) and supply you with the confirmation by hand at the meeting following. You will be asked to sign and date the copy of the changed record.
For c) you may ask me, at our next scheduled meeting, to delete your entire record. You will be asked to sign and date a statement to that effect. I shall make the deletion at the earliest opportunity after that, though you should understand that my doing so necessarily terminates our therapeutic relationship.
The following rôles apply for GDPR purposes:
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Given all this, you may still prefer to disable cookies on this site and the most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. I suggest consulting the Help section of your browser, or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.
My website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily; examples include audio/video recordings (eg. YouTube) and external articles. However, once you have used these links to leave this site, you should note that I do not have any control over those other websites. Therefore, I cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites, and they are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.