Privacy & Consent Notice
MICHELLE SAPORTA - GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)
GDPR brought in new legal protection for personal information in May 2018. This tells you what personal information I gather via my website, and why, and what your rights are.
Therapist’s Name/Identity: Michelle Saporta
Therapist’s Contact Details:
Telephone No: 07791076096
Email address: [email protected]
Address: 18 Highworth Place, Witney, OX28 4AA
Data Controller Contact Details: As Above
Data Protection Officer: As Above
The Purpose of processing Client Data
In order to give professional reflexology treatments, I will need to gather and retain potentially sensitive information about your health. I will only use this information for informing reflexology treatments and associated recommendations concerning aspects of health and wellbeing which I will offer to you. I take basic contact details and information via my website to allow me to contact you and handle bookings.
Please be aware that if you send me any sensitive medical/health information, I will only hold and use this if we proceed to treatment, at which time I will require explicit consent from you to hold this data. If we do not proceed to treatment I will erase this information
Lawful Basis for holding and using Client Information
As a full member of the Association of Reflexologists, I abide by the AoR Code of Practice and Ethics. The lawful basis under which I hold and use your information is my legitimate interests i.e.my requirement to retain the information in order to provide you with the best possible treatment options and advice.
As I hold special category data (i.e. health related information), the Additional Condition under which I hold and use this information is: for me to fulfil my role as a health care practitioner bound under the AoR Confidentiality as defined in the AoR Code of Practice and Ethics.
For more information see GDPR special topics lawful basis here
What information I hold and what I do with it
In order to give professional reflexology treatments, I will need to ask for and keep information about your health. I will only use this for informing reflexology treatments and any advice I give as a result of your treatment. The information to be held is:
I will NOT share your information with anyone else (other than within my own practice, or as required for legal process) without explaining why it is necessary, and getting your explicit consent.
How Long I Retain Your Information for
I will keep your information for the following periods:
Your data will not be transferred outside the EU without your consent.
Protecting Your Personal Data
I am committed to ensuring that your personal data is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, I have put in place appropriate technical, physical and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information I collect from you.
I will contact you using the contact preferences you give me in relation to:
GDPR gives you the following rights:
To know how your information will be held and used (this notice).
To see your therapist’s records of your personal information, so you know what is held about you and can verify it.
To tell your therapist to make changes to your personal information if it is incorrect or incomplete.
For you to request your therapist to erase any information they hold about you
You have the right to request limits on how your therapist uses your personal information.
Under certain circumstances you can request a copy of personal information held electronically so you can reuse it in other systems.
To be able to tell your therapist you don’t want them to use certain parts of your information, or only to use it for certain purposes.
To be able to complain to the ICO if you feel your details are not correct, if they are not being used in a way that you have given permission for, or if they are being stored when they don’t have to be.
Full details of your rights can be found here
If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please use the contact details given above.
If you are dissatisfied with the response you can complain to the Information Commissioner's Office; their contact details are here
Should you proceed to treatment, a hard copy will be provided at our first treatment in order to confirm that you have understood and accepted my privacy statement and your rights under the GDPR.