YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION –
GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)
GDPR is bringing in new legal protection for personal information from 25 May 2018. This tells you what personal information I gather via my website and why, and what your rights are.
Therapist’s Name/Identity: Lorraine Prescott
Therapist’s Contact Details:
Telephone No: 07790 385809
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 48 Salisbury Road, Penenden Heath, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 2TX
Data Controller Contact Details: Lorraine Prescott
The Purpose of processing Client Data
In order to give professional holistic therapy treatments, I will need to gather and retain potentially sensitive information about your health and/or current situation, or that of your child or animal. I will only use this information for informing holistic therapy treatments and associated recommendations concerning aspects of health and wellbeing which I will offer to you.
I take basic contact details and information via my website to allow me to contact you and handle bookings.
Please be aware that if you send me any sensitive medical/health information, I will only hold and use this if we proceed to treatment, at which time I will require explicit consent from you to hold this data. If we do not proceed to treatment I will erase this information.
Lawful Basis for holding and using Client Information
As a full member of the Association of Reflexologists / Federation of Holistic Therapists / Complementary Therapists Association / National Council of Psychotherapists / Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council / VRT The Booth Method / Healing Animal Organisation / Association of Merishia Therapists (Student), I abide by their respective Codes of Practice and Ethics. The lawful basis under which I hold and use your information is my legitimate interests i.e. my requirement to retain the information in order to provide you/your child/your animal with the best possible treatment options and advice
As I hold special category data (i.e. health-related information), the Additional Condition under which I hold and use this information is for me to fulfil my role as a health care practitioner bound under the above-detailed member organisations’ Confidentiality as defined in their respective Code of Practice and Ethics.
What information I hold and what I do with it
In order to give professional holistic therapy treatments, I will need to ask for and keep information about your health/your child’s health/your animal’s health. I will only use this for informing holistic therapy treatments and any advice I give as a result of your treatment. The information to be held is:
I will NOT share your information with anyone else (other than within my own practice, or as required for legal process) without explaining why it is necessary and getting your explicit consent.
How Long I Retain Your Information for
I will keep your information for the following periods: 8 years for clients over the age of 18 and any animal clients; until the age of 25 for children treated under the age of 18; and, for a client who is 17 years old when treated, until they reach the age of 26.
Your data will not be transferred outside the EU without your consent.
Protecting Your Personal Data
I am committed to ensuring that your personal data is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, I have put in place appropriate technical, physical and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect from you.
I will contact you using the contact preferences you give me in relation to:
GDPR gives you the following rights:
Full details of your rights can be found by CLICKING HERE.
If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please use the contact details given above.
If you are dissatisfied with the response you can complain to the Information Commissioner's Office; their contact details can be found by CLICKING HERE.
I have seen this document and understand that you will hold and use my personal information, or that of my child or animal, using it in order to provide me/my child/my animal with the best possible treatment options and advice in line with the statements above, and agree to you sharing my personal information, or that of my child or animal, with any health care professional as agreed and discussed in advance for the purpose(s) and benefit(s) described above.