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?
Name and Age: This is basic information that helps me get to know you.
Address, Email 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 Professional’s 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); details of storage can be found below.
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?
It is mainly stored as hard copy in a locked filing cabinet.
Immediately after the work is finished I transfer the data 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 (currently 7).
After this time, I will destroy any document with your personal information and delete your phone number out of my mobile phone.