Privacy & cookies
(Why I collect your personal data and what I do with it)
When you supply your personal details to me they are stored and processed for 4 reasons. (the bits in bold are the relevant terms used in the General Data Protection Regulation – i.e the law):
1. I need to collect personal information about your health in order to provide you with the best possible treatment. You requesting treatment and my agreement to provide it constitutes a contract. You can, of course, refuse to provide the information, but if you were to do that I would not be able to provide treatment.
2. I have a “Legitimate Interest” in collecting that information because without it I couldn’t do my job effectively and safely.
3. I also think that it is important that I can contact you in order to confirm your appointments or to update you on matters related to your care. This again constitutes “Legitimate Interest”, but this time it is your legitimate interest.
4. Provided I have your consent, I may occasionally send you general information/offers. You may withdraw this consent at any time – just let me know by any convenient method.
I have a legal obligation to retain your records for 7 years after your most recent appointment, after this period you can ask me to delete your records if you wish.
Your records are stored on paper, kept in a locked filing cabinet, and the building is always locked outside of working hours.
I will never share your data with anyone who does not need access without your written consent.
Only the following people/agencies will have access to your data:
Practitioner(s) in order that they can provide you with treatment.
I use the booking system “shedul” which sends appointment reminder messages, so your name, email address and phone number will be saved on their server. They DO NOT have access to your medical data or sensitive personal information)
You have the right to see what personal data of yours I hold, and you can also ask me to correct any factual errors.
Provided the legal minimum period has elapsed, you can also ask me to erase your records.
Website “cookies” and Other Technologies
Ursula Ellis Holistics website, appointment booking system, social media pages and advertisements may use “cookies” and other similar technologies. These technologies help us better understand user behaviour, tell us which parts of our website people have visited, and facilitate and measure the effectiveness of advertisements and web searches.
The data gathered by website “cookies” and other similar technologies is Non-Personal information and cannot be used to identify any specific individual.
On visiting our website, you will be presented with the option to decline the use of “cookies,” which you can do with no detrimental effect on the provision of our services to you. Additionally, most web browsers have the facility to disable cookies and other tracking technologies – you should refer to guidance for your particular browser software.
I want you to be absolutely confident that I am treating your personal data responsibly and that I am doing everything I can to make sure that the only people who can access that data have a genuine need to do so.
Of course, if you feel that I am mishandling your personal data in some way, you have the right to complain.
Complaints need to be sent to what is referred to in the jargon as the “Data Controller”.
Here are the details you need:
5 Standard Quay Faversham Kent ME13 7BS
If you are not satisfied with the response, then you have the right to raise the matter with the Information Commissioner’s Office