Karen Williams

Privacy Policy

 

Thank you for visiting my website at https://karenjwilliams.co.uk. This page has information about the privacy policy for this site.

This privacy policy has been placed here to comply with The Data Protection Act 1998 c. 29 which implements the EU Data Protection Directive 1995. This details data protection principles that anyone defined as a data controller under the Act must abide by. For owners and users of websites in the UK, detailed guidance is available on this from the Information Commissioner’s Office.

 

  1. Introduction

1.1    We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; in this policy we explain how we will treat your personal information.

1.2    By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

  1. Credit

2.1    This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal.

  1. Collecting personal information

3.1    We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

(a)    information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including geographical location, referral source, length of visit, and page views);

(b)    information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us or send through our website (including the communication content and metadata associated with the communication); and

(c)    any other personal information that you choose to send to us.

3.2    Before you disclose to us the personal information of another person, you must obtain that person’s consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with this policy.

  1. Using personal information

4.1    Personal information submitted to us through our website will be used for the purposes specified in this policy or on the relevant pages of the website.

4.2    We may use your personal information to:

(a)    administer our website and business; and

(b)    keep our website secure and prevent fraud.

4.3    We will not supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party’s direct marketing.

  1. Disclosing personal information

5.1    We may disclose your personal information to any of our insurers or professional advisers insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.

5.2    We may disclose your personal information:

(a)    to the extent that we are required to do so by law;

(b)    in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings; and

(c)    specifically with respect to data about website usage collected by Google Analytics, all data sharing settings in Google Analytics are disabled except for Technical Support.  This means that should technical support be necessary for the purposes of service or finding solutions to technical issues, technical support representatives from Google Analytics would be able to access the Google Analytics data and account for this website.  Google Analytics keeps all data secure and confidential and no individual user of the website can be identified from the data.  Google Analytics’ own privacy policy may be accessed here.

5.3    Except as provided in this policy, we will not provide your personal information to third parties.

  1. Retaining personal information

6.1    This Section 7 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal information.

6.2    Personal information that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.

6.3    Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 7, we will retain documents (including electronic documents) containing personal data:

(a)    to the extent that we are required to do so by law; and

(b)    if we believe that the documents may be relevant to any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings.

  1. Security of personal information

7.1    We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

7.2    We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall-protected) computer.  Computer backups are made onto an external hard-drive which is stored securely.

7.3    You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

  1. Amendments

8.1    We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.

  1. Your rights

9.1    You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you; provision of such information will be subject to:

(a)    the payment of a fee (currently fixed at GBP 10); and

(b)    the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity (for this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address).

9.2    We may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law.

9.3    You may instruct us at any time not to process your personal information for marketing purposes.

  1. Third party websites

10.1  Our website includes hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites.

10.2  We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of third parties.

  1. Updating information

11.1  Please let us know if the personal information that we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

  1. Cookies

12.1  Our website uses cookies.  Please see the separate Cookie Policy for details.

  1. Data protection registration

13.1  We are registered as a data controller with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office.

13.2  Our data protection registration number is Z2904510.

  1. Our details

14.1  This website is owned and operated by Karen J Williams.

14.2  Our principal place of business is at The Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education, Beauchamp Lodge, 2 Warwick Crescent, London W2 6NE.

14.3  You can contact us:

(a)    by post, using the postal address given above;

(b)    using our website contact form;

(c)    by telephone, on the contact number published on our website from time to time; or

(d)    by email, using the email address published on our website from time to time.

 

Last updated:  13th December 2017