GDPR AND PRIVACY
In compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA)
and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the following Privacy
Notices for clients, supervisees, students and retreatants come into effect on 25th May 2018. If you have any questions please contact Mary Younger
GDPR AND PRIVACY: Students and Retreatants
Privacy Notice comes into effect on 25th May 2018.
We are committed to maintaining your privacy and recognise
the importance of treating personal data ethically, carefully and considerately.
We undertake to take all reasonable, technical and procedural controls to
protect your personal information for the duration of its life, in all formats
that this information is held.
The Data Controller is MY Counselling & Psychology Services
LLP (MYC&P). Named contact: Mary Younger - Email: email@example.com Telephone: 07850 702640 or Write to: M. Younger, MY
Counselling & Psychology Services LLP, Suite 123, Dorset House, 25 Duke Street,
Chelmsford, CM1 1TB (secure mail-box address).
What types of personal
information is stored:
Your information is kept with your consent and used solely
for purposes of providing training, workshops and retreats. Personal data is
processed and can be stored in hard copy and on a computer. Information
collected involves names, telephone and email contact details and preferences, Data
is kept in paper and electronic files that are securely stored and password
protected. When appropriate and with
your consent, communication with you can be via email, phone calls, text and
Internal data networks are fire-wall protected. Secure passwords are
regularly changed and applied to computers and servers. Data is held at an
unidentified secure location. If there is a breach of information security,
this will be immediately reported to the Data Controller and Head of IT. The
incident will be investigated and all affected parties informed within two
working days. A serious breach will be reported to
the ICO. All steps taken to investigate and rectify the breach will be
documented and recommendations acted upon.
share your personal information with:
details, are confidential and may not be revealed to anyone without your
permission, except where disclosure is required by law and in assessing risk.
Marketing activity via email and leaflets is used in
relation to training, workshops and retreats. This will only take place with
your consent and this can be withdrawn at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We will ask for your explicit consent in relation
to send or stop sending any marketing messages.
If you chose not to provide
If you chose not to provide personal information, it may
prevent us from providing services and information. Any optional personal
information will be clearly marked at the point of collection.
will your information be kept:
Your personal information will be kept securely (hard
copy - in a locked file, electronic information – password protected) in secure
storage for 8 years. Your information will be kept to allow responses to any complaints
or questions, to show that you have been treated fairly and respectfully. After
8 years all paper and electronic files will be destroyed. Exceptions to this
are where information needs to be kept for legal or regulatory reasons. Your
privacy will continue to be protected in these circumstances.
copy of your personal information:
At any time you are entitled to request a copy of
your personal information, the source of the information, why this information
has been kept and who has access to it. Once we have received your written
request we will respond in writing within 30 days. Copies of your information
can be provided in a portable format. You may also request that your personal
information be passed to other organisations.
Every endeavour will be made to keep accurate
records, if your information needs updating or is incomplete, please contact
Mary Younger on email@example.com.
If you wish
to instruct us to stop using your information:
At any time you are entitled to object to the use of
your personal information and request this to stop or be restricted. This is
known as the ‘right to object’ and the ‘right to erasure’ (or ‘right to be
forgotten’). Reasons for stopping or restricting are: if it is not accurate, it
has been used unlawfully, it is not relevant any more but you want us to keep
it for use in legal claims. If any of these circumstances apply please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you wish your information to be erased, you may
request this in writing. If you feel that we should no longer be using your
personal information or what we are illegally using your data, you can request
that we erase the information we hold on you. When such a request is received,
we will confirm that the information has been deleted or tell you the reason
why it cannot be.
You have a right to complain to the ICO if you
believe that your data is being handled incorrectly
1. By telephoning 0303 123 1113
2. Email email@example.com
3. Additional contact methods are detailed on their
Changes to this
Our Privacy Notice is regularly reviewed, any updates
will be posted on our website at www.my-therapy.org.uk You can request a copy of our privacy notice by
using the contact details at the top of this document.