Information I may collect from you
When you contact me, I may ask you for personal data and other information to allow me to provide you with the therapy sessions that you require. This could include the following:
- Full name
- Email address
- Telephone number
- Name & Address of your GP
- Next of Kin
The internet is not completely secure. I cannot guarantee the security of your personal data transmitted by email. Any transmission is at your own risk. Some of the information you provide to me may be considered sensitive personal data as defined under the Data Protection Act 1998. This means information about your personal details, physical or mental health and sexual life. I use all possible security tools to keep your data safe and to prevent any access to them by keeping my Antivirus up to date, using very strong password and changing it regularly, Sign Out after any login, not accessing my email from public computers and other security measures. Because a copy of your email also kept in your mail box (in your Sent Mail), I do advice that you do the same and keep your email secure. It is also your responsibility to keep our conversations secure at your end.
How do I intend to use your personal data?
To provide a service: I may contact you for reasons relating to the therapy sessions. I would use your contact details to manage this and may retain them for future references. I may also contact your next of kin or your GP in case of emergency.
Will my personal data be shared with other organisations?
Your personal data provided by you via email will only be used by me. However, in exceptional circumstances such as protecting human safety, if the law requires it; I may pass your personal data to Public Authorities or your GP. I will not otherwise disclose your personal data to anyone.
How long will you retain my personal data?
I will retain your personal data for as long as is necessary for the required service to be provided to you. All retained personal data will be securely disposed of when it is considered to be of no further use.
You have the right, under the Data Protection Act 1998, to be provided with a permanent copy of certain personal data that I hold about you (i.e. personal contacts or notes, if there is any). The Data Protection Act does not entitle you to see non-personal data or information about other data subjects. You have rights under the Data Protection Act which you can exercise at any time by writing to me by email.