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Privacy, Confidentiality, & Data Protection
I collect personal information from students and potential students as part of the enrolment process, to help me decide if I can offer you a place on my courses. In handling this information, I am bound by the Data Protection Act (DPA).
- I am registered with the ICO as a data handler
- I keep the information you give me for seven years after your graduation, which is the length of time suggested by my professional body and insurance company for client records: they don't have separate advice for trainers
- You can have a copy of the information I hold at any time, by requesting it in writing. The ICO says I have up to a month to provide this, and it must be provided as electronic data in a commonly used format
- You have a right to compain to the ICO if you have any problem with the way I store or use your data
I maintain the same level of confidentiality for students as I do for clients which means that I only divulge sensitive information where
- there is a legal requirement for me to do so e.g. where the Children's Act applies or a court order is issued
- there is good cause to believe that if I do not disclose information you or others would be exposed to a serious risk of harm.
In addition, if a third party (e.g. an employer or someone offering training grants) is involved in your application I may share relevant information with them.
My professional body's code of ethics also allows me to share anonymous case histories verbally or in hypnotherapy publications for the purposes of supervision or training. Anonymous means your personal details are removed and no information that might identify you is used.
What are cookies?
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