Should you proceed to have a treatment, I will ask you to sign a privacy & consent notice to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation coming into force in May 2018.
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 forming reflexology treatment plans and associated recommendations concerning aspects of health and wellbeing which I will offer to you.
Data Controller contact details: Theresa Thompson
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:
'a) my legitimate interests ie: 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.
What information I hold and what I do with it
IIn 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 treatments. 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 appropiate technical, physical and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect from you.
I will contact you using the contact preferences you give me in relation to:
GPDR gives you the following rights:
Full details of your rights can be found at https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/.
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 at: www.ico.org.uk