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Chris Gelder Hypnotherapy is the business name of sole trader, Chris Gelder and I am the Data Controller and Processor of Chris Gelder Hypnotherapy.
The basis on which I keep client data is that of “Legitimate Interests”. This means that the data is necessary for me to fulfil the contract that we have together (ie to provide therapy) and that it is data that you would reasonably expect me to hold and use.
For those who enquire about therapy, the data I hold includes any information you have sent me by email/text/message.
For those who book and attend at least one session, the brief data I hold includes:
Health data is regarded as a special category of data by the General Data Protection Regulation. The condition for processing this special data is “processing is necessary for medical diagnosis, the provision of health care or treatment pursuant to contract with a health professional”.
Data is not shared with anyone, except possibly your GP, and for any reasons covered by the Requirements for Disclosure which are detailed and discussed when we first meet.
The data is primarily used to enable me to provide therapy for you.
Details of where data is held:
Your data is kept for 7 years. The length of time is based on the stipulation of my insurer. After this time any paper records are shredded and computer records permanently deleted.
Chris Gelder Hypnotherapy (London) takes the security of data seriously and as such:
If there is any breach of data security will give full details to the Information Commissioners Office and any person affected within 72 hours of the breach and do all possible to minimise any potential impact.
You have rights with regards to the data held.
Chris Gelder Hypnotherapy does not engage in direct marketing and any form of processing data for purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics. automated decision making and profiling.
We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.
If you have any questions regarding this policy, or your dealings with our website, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.