The Crescent Practice is committed to complying with the terms of the General Data Protection Regulation applied by European legislation effective from 25th May 2018 and to the responsible and secure use of your personal data. The Crescent Practice has a legitimate interest in processing personal data in order to provide counselling and psychological services. The purpose of this statement is to let you know what personal information The Crescent Practice collects and holds, why we collect this data, how long it is kept and your rights over your personal data, The Crescent Practice is defined by this legislation as a Data Controller.
1. Information about you
1. We collect personal information from you when you enquire about our counselling and psychological services in order to set up an initial appointment. This information includes contact details, your availability and other relevant personal information. If you decide to engage with one of our practitioners you will receive a contract detailing the length of time your data will be stored, how it will be stored and how you can access it.
2. Our use of this information
2.1 Your personal information will be used only to provide you with our services and to give you information relating to our services. We will not share your personal details with any other person or organisation without your knowledge and permission, unless there is a legal requirement, if there is a child or adult safeguarding issue, or a perceived risk of harm. A breach of confidentiality is when a person shares information with another in circumstances where it is reasonable to expect that the information will be kept confidential.
3.1 We will take all reasonable precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of information you give us.
3.2 Communications in connection with this service may be sent by e-mail. For ease of use and compatibility, communications will not be sent in an encrypted form unless you require it and give us permission to communicate with you in that way. E-mail, unless encrypted, is not a fully secure means of communication. Whilst we endeavour to keep our systems and communications protected against viruses and other harmful effects, we cannot bear responsibility for all communications being virus-free.
4. Your rights over your personal data
4.1 If you would like to see the information we hold about you, or would like to correct, update or delete any records, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any concerns about our use of your data, please contact us. We will do our utmost to resolve any concerns you have, but if these are not resolved to your satisfaction, you may choose to contact the ICO.