Statement of Intent
How is this information used?
I will ask you for your GP contact details and some basic health information. There are some conditions that are contra indicated for hypnotherapy and sometimes there are circumstance where it may be necessary to contact your GP before commencing therapy. I will inform you of this at our appointment should this appear appropriate.
I will ask you for details of your next of kin. This is used very rarely and only in emergency situations You do not have to consent to the collection of information, however, if you choose not to provide it, I may not be able to work with you. In the course of our sessions I will ask for your email address for the purposes of sending you a recording to listen to as part of the therapy. It may also be necessary to send emails to confirm or rearrange appointments. I will make a note of information you provide me in order that we can plan bespoke therapy sessions and identify/produce scripts which will be used in session and/or which can be sent to you to listen to between sessions.
For the purposes of clarity, I do not receive or retain your bank details. Under the General Data Protection Regulations which are effective from May 2018 you have the following rights: the right to be informed (which is why we have produced this policy) the right of access: if you wish to see your file then please make a request in writing to Nicole Wetherell, the Data Processor. I will provide you with the information within 30 days of your request.
The right to rectification: this is your right to request changes to any information I hold that is factually inaccurate. If you believe any of the information I hold on you is incorrect then please let me know as soon as possible and I will make the relevant changes.
The right to erasure: given the nature of our work I am required to hold your details for a period of 7 years. After this your information will be securely destroyed. the right to restrict processing. I will only use the information for the purposes that I have stated above.
I uphold the common law principles of confidentiality where the duty to keep confidence is measured against the concept of ‘greater good’. If in my opinion as a therapist there is good reason to believe not to disclose would cause danger or serious harm to self, the therapist or others then your GP or other appropriate agencies may be contacted. Only information required to ensure safety of relevant parties would be disclosed. Information may have to be disclosed without consent for the prevention, detection or prosecution of a crime. The sharing of anonymous case histories with supervisors and peer support groups is not a breach of professional confidentiality.
The right to data portability: this right is more relevant to IT companies e.g. the sharing of information when moving from one utility provider to another. I will not share your information without your specific consent, other than in the situations described above. the right to object: I will not contact you for marketing purposes unless you have given me specific consent to do so. the right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling: I will not use your information for profiling purposes.
Cookies are small files which ask your permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive so that it can analyse web traffic to my website. Through this I can see which of my website’s pages are being viewed. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but you can modify your setting to decline them if you prefer. If you choose to do this you may find that you cannot make full use of my website.
Information logged automatically:
Web servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your web browser.
The generic information generated about your use of our website (including your IP address) may therefore be transmitted to and stored by third parties, such as Google and Facebook, on servers in the United States.
This information may be used by us for the purpose of analysing the popularity and use of our site and of individual pages, and to enable us to appropriately target and measure the effectiveness of our advertising. By using our website, you consent to the processing of this generic data about your visit for the purposes set out above. No personally identifiable information is stored.
Information requested from you:
It is not possible for any personal information to be obtained automatically. You may choose to provide us with your contact details via this site. This information will be used only for the purpose of responding to communication from you or fulfilling a service on the site and is not shared with Google or any other third party.
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