My website is straightforward and the only place data from you will be collected is through the contact form which is SSL protected so fully encrypted, as is the rest of my website.
If you do decide to come to therapy with me, I will hold your personal data in the form of a Contact Details form, which will be emailed to you before sharing a counselling contract. This contract is an agreement of the terms and conditions of the therapeutic relationship.
This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data I collect from you, or that you provide to me, will be processed by me.
Please read the following carefully to understand my views and practices regarding your personal data. By visiting www.lifecarecounseling.com, you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.
For the purpose of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679)) , the data controller is Naomi Marston.
Your details will be stored and kept securely and confidentially in a safe filing system (in a locked safe) – I am updating my systems to go paperless, so your form will be scanned into a password protected document and deleted once our therapeutic relationship has ended. Printed off forms will be shredded and discarded.
Information I may collect from you
We may collect and process the following data about you:
Information provided by you.
You may provide information about yourself by filling in forms on this website or by corresponding with me by phone or email, and other.
This includes information you provide when you subscribe to my blog, comment on a blog post or send a message through my contact form, and when you report a problem with my site.
The information you provide may include but not limited to your name, address, e-mail address and phone number.
Information I collect about you.
We may receive information about you if you use any of the other websites we operate or the other services we provide. We are also working closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers, credit reference agencies) and may receive information about you from them.
Uses made of the information
I use information held about you in the following ways:
Information you provide, and information I collect about you.
I will use this information to carry out my professional and contractual obligations during out therapeutic relationship. This includes:
Contracting and ensuring the terms found in the contract are upheld by both parties. In case of an emergency or where disclosure might be necessary – I will contact your GP or next of kin in these cases, with your knowledge and consent UNLESS it is a case of terrorism or money laundering, which by law I must report without the need for consent. Information I receive from other sources.
This might only be the case when referred by EAPs or other third parties. The data will be handled safely as above.
Disclosure of your information
I will not share your personal information with anyone else, unless there is a duty to disclose in order to comply with any legal obligation (terrorism alerts, money laundering).
The only other person involved in your case – only your first name will be known to them, or if you choose to be anonymised further, initials or aliases can be used – will be my Supervisor, who is held by the same privacy, data protection and confidentiality clauses as described here and in my contract.
Where I store your personal data
The data collected is kept in a double password protected electronic system, and discarded once our professional relationship has ended.
Access to information
The current Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act.
You have the right to opt-out of receiving marketing emails or surveys from me. I have added this clause in my contract. You can also let me know whether you want to change how I use your data.
Rights to Access
You have the right to ask for a copy of your personal information, free of charge, in an electronic or paper format. You also have the right to ask me to amend or change any incorrect information about you.
Rights to be forgotten
You have the right to ask me to delete any information that I hold about you, including personal information that is no longer relevant to original purposes – for example when our therapeutic relationship has ended or if you wish to withdraw consent. In all cases and when considering such requests, these rights are obligatory unless it’s information that I have a legal obligation to retain.
You have the right to receive your personal information as previously provided, and to transfer this information to another party.
***If you follow a link from my websites to any other websites, do have a look at their own privacy policies, for your information and security.***