YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION – GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)
 
GDPR is bringing in new legal protection for personal information from 25th May 2018. This tells you what personal information I gather via my website and why and what your rights are.
 
Therapist’s Name/Identity:   Miss Julie Lloyd – Reflexologist
 
Therapist’s Contact Details:
Telephone No:    07853 309219
Email address:    julie@jdsreflexology.co.uk
Address:          73 Rodney Road, Kingswood, Bristol, BS15 1EH
 
Data Controller Contact Details:    As above
 
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 your reflexology treatments and associated recommendations concerning aspects of health and well-being which I may choose to discuss with you.
 
I take basic contact details and information via my website to allow me to contact you and handle bookings.
 
Lawful Basis for holding and using client information
As a full member of the Association of Reflexologists (AoR), I abide by their Code of Practice and Ethics. The lawful basis under which I hold and use your information is:
my legitimate interest -  i.e. 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 reflexologist bound under the AoR Confidentiality as defined in their Code of Practice and Ethics.
 
What information I hold and what I do with it
In order to give professional reflexology treatments, I will need to ask for and keep information about your health. I will only use this for your reflexology treatments and any advice I give as a result of your treatment. The information to be held is:
Your contact details
Medical history and other health-related information (which I will take from you at the first consultation)
Treatment details and related notes (which I will take after each treatment)
 
I will NOT share your information with anyone else (other than within my own practice, or as required for legal purposes) without explaining why it is necessary and getting your explicit consent.
It may be helpful to your treatments for me to share your information with other health care professionals involved in your care to provide a full and comprehensive treatment plan.
 
How long I retain your information for
I will keep your information for the following periods:
1. ‘claims occurring’ insurance: (records to be kept for 7 years after last treatment)
2. law regarding children’s records (records to be kept until the child is 25 or if 17 when treated, then 26)
3. CNHC requirements to retain information for 8 years
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 appropriate technical, physical and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information I collect from you.
I will contact you using the contact preferences you give me in relation to:
Appointment times and dates
Reflexology information or information relating to your health
Special offers and promotions (you may unsubscribe from this at any time)
 
Your rights
GDPR gives you the following rights:
The right to be informed: 
To know how your information will be held and used (this notice).
The right of access: 
To see my records of your personal information so you know what is held about you and can verify it.
The right to rectification: 
To tell me to make changes to your personal information if it is incorrect or incomplete.
The right to erasure (also called “the right to be forgotten”): 
For you to request me to erase any information I hold about you.
The right to restrict processing of personal data:
You have the right to request limits on how I use your personal information
The right to data portability:
Under certain circumstances you can request a copy of personal information held electronically so you can re-use it in other systems.
The right to object:
To be able to tell me you don’t want me to use certain parts of your information or only to use it for certain purposes.
Rights in relation to automated decision-making and profiling.
The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO): 
To be able to complain to the ICO if you feel your details are not correct, if they are not being used in a way that you have given permission for, or if they are being stored when they don’t have to be.
 
 
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
 
Therapist's rights
Please note:
If you don’t agree to me keeping records of information about you and your treatments, or if you don’t allow me to use the information in the way I need to for treatments, I may not be able to treat you.
I have to keep your records of treatment for a certain period as described above, which may mean that even if you ask me to erase any details about you, I might have to keep these details until after that period has passed.
I can move my records between my computers and IT systems, as long as your details are protected from being seen by others without your permission.