Outlined in this policy
Data Obtained and retained
Kept up to date and accurate
Legally retained information for a specified period in association with The National Hypnotherapy Society
Measures taken to securely store data
Ensure GDPR compliance is adhered to
What is Data Protection
The data Protection Act aims to protect an individual’s rights and freedom to privacy, in respect of personal data processing.
It applies to paper and electronic records containing personal information relating to living individuals who can be identified from the data.
Individuals have the right to gain access to their own data; they are entitled to make a subject access request in order to do this. This implies access to:
A description of their personal data
The purposes for which it is being processed
Details of whom this information may be disclosed to and in what circumstances
Types of date held
Data classes refers to the type of data which is being held about clients. Stephanie Murphy holds the following type of details:
Personal details – name, email address, phone numbers
Some limited medical information (disclosure of serious health conditions and medication)
Doctor’s name and address
Hypnotherapy scripts, which are anonymised
Hard copy storage
Client details are collected by means of a client questionnaire and contract, to be signed by both Stephanie Murphy and the client – with a scanned copy provided so that both parties have access to the terms of engagement.
Both the contract, questionnaire and any notes shall be kept in a securely locked filing cabinet, accessed only the sole key-holder, Stephanie Murphy.