For the purposes of privacy and protection of your data I am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). This requires me to keep information in accordance with the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) coming into effect on 25th May 2018 in all EU countries.
WHAT IS GDPR?
The intention of the GDPR is to give people greater ownership of their personal data and increase their right to privacy. This legislation is in response to the use that social media and other large companies make of our personal data without our knowledge. It is intended that those companies must ask for explicit consent to collect and process personal data.
For detailed information about your rights under the GDPR CLICK HERE to visit the ICO website.
HOW DOES THIS EFFECT YOU?
The data that I keep consists of minimum contact details, name, mobile number and email address. All of this information is encrypted and password protected and is kept separate to clinical notes.
Separate to those contact details I keep process notes that are my clinical reflections on our work. They are anonymised so that individuals are not recognisable. My purpose in keeping these reflections is to help me hold and keep track of our process.
All of the information that I hold is encrypted with a company called Boxcryptor, using AES-256 and RSA encryption. CLICK HERE to visit the Boxcryptor site for further information.
I will not share your data with anyone without your explicit consent, except where the law requires me to, and if that requirement arises I will discuss it with you at all stages where possible.
There will be times that email, text and on occasions WhatsApp are used for communication. Be aware that these systems are not encrypted and so it is advisable to keep personal information to a minimum. It is more secure to speak on the phone or in person.
The GDPR requires that you give explicit consent to my use of your data as described above. I ask that you complete the form below by entering your first name and email, then click the submit button.
If you have queries or concerns please contact me at your convenience and/or the Information Commissioner’s Office.