GDPR, Data Protection, and Confidentiality
What are cookies?
Sadly no chocolate chips of any kind are involved! The cookies we are talking about are small text files that help organise and store browsing information. They are not programmes, and cannot damage your computer or any files you have on it, nor can they transmit viruses. Find out more about cookies in general here.
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Contact forms, newsletter sign-ups and paypal buttons collect your name and contact details. The purpose of collecting this information is
- to answer your enquiries
- to provide you with the free ebooks offered on the site
- to send you my monthly newsletter
- to provide you with items you have purchased, e.g. taster day places
Hypnotherapy training enrolment forms collect your name and contact details, your learning and payment preferences, your medical history, and details of any criminal convictions. The purpose of this is
- to decide if I can offer you a place on one of my courses
- to administer a course once you are enrolled
- to provide ongoing support and supervision
- to enable me to invoice you and receive payment, and to keep proper records and accounts
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