Statement of Intent
Also any information you choose to supply regarding the purpose of your enquiry or therapy session(s). I rely on client consent for handling and processing personal data under ‘special categories of personal data’ for health details.
Elevated Therapy may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 5th May 2018.
How is this information used?
Possibly, I may use your information to contact you to give a review or testimonial for the work we have undertaken together. I may contact you by email or phone regarding this.
In the course of our sessions
For the purposes of clarity, I do not receive or retain your bank details.
Under the General Data Protection Regulations which are effective from May 2018 you have the following rights:
the right to be informed: (which is why I have produced this policy)
the right of access: if you wish to see your file then please make a request in writing to me, Michael, the Data Processor. I will provide you with the information within 30 days of your request.
the right to rectification: this is your right to request changes to any information I hold that is factually inaccurate. If you believe any of the information I hold on you is incorrect then please let me know as soon as possible and I will make the relevant changes.
the right to erasure: given the nature of our work – I am required to hold your details for a period of 8 years, from the date of your last visit or, if the client is a child, until his or her 25th birthday, or 26th birthday if the client was 17 when the treatment ended. Afterwards, information will be securely destroyed.
the right to restrict processing: I will only use the information for the purposes that I have stated above. I uphold the common law principles of confidentiality where the duty to keep confidence is measured against the concept of ‘greater good’. If in my opinion as a therapist there is good reason to believe not to disclose would cause danger or serious harm to self, the therapist or others then your GP or other appropriate agencies may be contacted. Only information required to ensure safety of relevant parties would be disclosed.Information may have to be disclosed without consent for the prevention, detection or prosecution of a crime. The sharing of anonymous case histories with supervisors and peer support groups is not a breach of professional confidentiality.
the right to data portability: this right is more relevant to IT companies e.g. the sharing of information when moving from one utility provider to another. I will not share your information without your specific consent, other than in the situations described above.
the right to object: I will not contact you for marketing purposes unless you have given me specific consent to do so.
the right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling: I will not use your information for profiling purposes.
I am committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, I have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information I hold. I also have CCTV both outside and inside the premises for the explicit purposes of crime prevention and public safety. This information is secure and where necessary, encrypted. Access is restricted, and images are only retained for a short period of time.
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Dr. Michael Millett
Elevated Therapy International
21 Dudley Road
Tel: 0333 121 0788 / 01476 568800
Registered with the ICO (Information Commissioners Office). Ref: ZA358064