PRIVACY POLICY

 

Introduction

I process all personal information I may collect from you in compliance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (2018) regulations and requirements.  Your personal information will only be collected from you if you consent.  By visiting my website, you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.

Your personal information collected on my website

 

On opening my website, you are informed that my site uses cookies.  You are given the option of consenting to or opting out of these cookies. 

 

Please see details in my Cookie Policy.

 

How and what type of personal information is collected from you?

 

If you use my website or enter any personal information on my website, for example, via the Contact Form or email link, this will be collected and stored.  This personal information may include your name, email address, phone number, IP (internet protocol) address, computer and connection information. 

 

Why is this personal information collected from you?

 

  • to provide you with and to operate my website service;

  • to contact you about my counselling service;

  • to create aggregated statistical data which I may use to provide and improve my services; 

  • to comply with applicable laws and regulations.

 

How is your personal information stored?

 

My website is hosted by Wix.com which provides me with the online platform that allows me to present my counselling service to you.  Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications.  Your data is stored on secure servers behind a firewall. 

 

For information on how Wix.com safeguards your personal information, please contact me (details below).

 

How is your personal information used, shared or disclosed?

 

Your personal information is shared with Google Analytics who collect and measure information about your activity on my website.

 

To find out more about how Google Analytics safeguards your personal information:

 

Privacy Policy – Privacy & Terms – Google 

 

Your personal information will not be used, sold, transferred or otherwise disclosed for any purposes to any other parties without your consent. 

 

How I communicate with you using the personal information collected on my website

 

If you contact me through my website or directly by email or telephone, I will use your personal contact details to reply to you.

 

To ensure your privacy is protected, I have secure wi-fi and my computer and email address are security protected, password protected and my email is encrypted.  My counselling telephone is PIN locked and is not a smartphone and therefore your personal information is secure and will not be linked to any social networks.    

 

Email messages, telephone voice and text messages, our communication history and any personal details will be deleted at the end of our communications if you do not take up my counselling services.  I do not save your personal details unless you take up my counselling services.  If you do, I will then provide you with a Counselling Agreement and Data Protection Policy.

 

Security of information transmission:

Protecting your privacy is of the utmost importance to me.  Please be aware, however, that I cannot guarantee the security of personal information transmitted via email or telephone so any transmission is at your own risk.

 

Your rights to your personal information

 

You have the right to ask to see the personal information I hold about you (for which I would need advance notice).  You can ask me to amend or delete any information that is incorrect and I will do so unless I have a legal obligation to keep it.

Links to and from my website

My website contains links to and from other organisations' websites.  This Privacy Policy applies to my website only.  If you go to another website from mine, please read the other website's privacy policy to find out how they handle your personal information.  When you come to my website from another website, I may receive personal information about you from the other website.  Please read the other website's privacy policy for more information about this.

Privacy Policy updates

I reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, so please review it frequently.  Changes will take effect immediately upon being posted on my website.  If changes are made, I will notify you about them on this page.

My contact information


If you have any questions or would like to access, amend or delete any personal information I hold about you, you can contact me at LH.email@protonmail.com.

26/11/2020