Privacy Statement updated 7.10.2018 (will be discussed in our initial session)
In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) I take your privacy seriously and the following explains what data I keep and why I need to do so:
Name and age– this is basic information that helps me to get to know you
Address, email address, phone number– I use this as a way of contacting you regarding sessions. I will mainly use the method you first contacted me on but if I can’t reach you I will try a different method.
GP Details- If I was worried that you were at risk then I may need to contact your GP or emergency services, I will inform you before doing so.
Session notes – I keep very brief anonymous notes of our sessions.
Will I share your data and if I do who will I share it with and for what purpose?
It is very unlikely that I will share your data. I will not sell it on or use it for unethical reasons. I may have to share it if my notes are subpoenaed by court, if you or anyone you tell me about is at risk of harm I may have to pass this information on to emergency services, GP or social care. You have a right to access notes written about yourself. I also have regular supervision where I talk about my work but I always keep your identity anonymous.
How will I store your data?
It depends on the data, it’s mainly all stored on paper and locked in a filing cabinet. Your phone number is stored in my mobile phone with your first name added as a contact and will also be deleted approximately one month after our work ends. Your email address may be stored on my work email account. Both my mobile and MacBook are password protected.
How long will I store your data for and how will I dispose?
I’ll keep your brief session notes, your name and unique code for up to 7 years. (As recommended by my insurance company and professional governing body)
I’ll shred or make the document I gather your personal information on illegible approximately 1 month after our work finishes.
I’ll delete your phone number out of my mobile phone approximately 1 month after our work finishes along with any stored email addresses.
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