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PRIVACY POLICY

This is to inform you what data I am collecting from you and what I intend to do with it.

What data do I keep and why do I need it?

Address, email address, and phone number – I use this as a way of contacting you regarding your sessions. I will mainly use the method you first contacted me on but if I cannot reach you, I will try a different method.

Next of kin/Medical professionals’ details – If I was worried that you were at risk then I may need to contact your next of kin or medical professional, if I can. I will let you know when/if I am going to do this.

Session notes - I keep brief notes of our session(s) in a locked cabinet.

Will I share your data and if I do, who will I share it with and for what purpose?
It is very unlikely that I will share your data. I will not sell it on or use it for unethical reasons. I may have to share it if my notes are subpoenaed by court, if you or anyone you tell me about is at harm or risk of harm I may have to pass this information on. I may also discuss your case during supervision but I only use your first name.

How will I store your data?
Example text: It is mainly stored as hard copy in a locked filing cabinet. Immediately after the work is finished, I transfer the data with your initials to my password protected computer. Your phone number(s) may be kept in my business mobile phone with your first name and last initial. Only I will access your information.

How long will I store your data for and how will I dispose of it?
I will keep your details and session notes for the time required by my insurer.

After this time I will destroy any document with your personal information. 

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