Who I am
Our website address is: https://mind-health.co.uk
Peter Spurrier 07957 576254
Rowland Rank Centre,
205 Aldwick Road,
West Sussex PO21 3AD
What personal data I collect and why I collect it
Upon starting therapy, basic personal information will be collected for contact and identification reasons. During our therapy meetings, an assessment of your psychological health will be completed, and notes will be taken during sessions. These will include personal and sensitive details about your life. The assessment and notes are used solely for the delivery of a therapy service to you.
I don’t collect comments from the website at this time and don’t have plans to in future.
The contact forms on this website are hosted in SSL secure space and the forms are sent as encrypted emails so any information you send us with this method is as secure as we can make it but please remember plain emails are not as safe and you should refrain from sending sensitive information. However we receive your information we will look after in a secure environment in accordance with the details in this policy.
A cookie is a small text file which we transfer to your hard drive through your web browser when you visit our website or open certain emails. It enables our own system to recognise you when you visit our website again and improve our services to you. The information can be used to enhance the content of our website and make your use of it easier. Cookies are not harmful to you or your computer/device.
By continuing to browse our site, you consent to our placing cookies on your computer (unless you have chosen to disable them via your browser (see below). However, if you do not allow cookies on your computer you will not be able to fully access and make purchases or reservations on our website.
The cookies used on this site are only for collecting data on traffic and to improve your browsing experience no sensitive data is collected in this way. To understand how people use our site, and to discover areas on our site with issues, we use Google Analytics and an internal web stats program. Most websites use some sort of analytics program like this. The data it collects helps us see things like how many people visit our site, which country they are from, how many pages they visited, how fast our site loaded, and so on. All data collected is completely anonymous, it does not identify you as an individual in any way.
WordPress is the Content Management System (CMS) that runs this website. It uses a cookie when logging in and out and is essential for proper website operation. It is only set if you are a registered user, so for most people it is not set at all. User data is all anonymous.
You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.
Who I share your data with
There may be times where your information needs to be shared with 3rd parties. I will explicitly ask your consent before doing so, and the data will be sent to 3rd parties securely.
How long I retain your data
Your information is kept for the time necessary to provide the therapy service requested, however outside of this I will hold your details and session notes for a period of 7 years following the end of treatment to comply with legal obligations that are placed upon me by my insurers. In the case of a child under 13 then records will be kept 7 years after they reach the age of majority (18). After this date, all data will be securely deleted.
What rights you have over your data
You have rights relating to the information I hold to verify the accuracy or to ask for them to be supplemented, deleted, updated or corrected. You have the right to request a copy of the information that I hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email or write to me via the contact details stated in this agreement. Information will be provided to you within 30 days.
We want to make sure that your information is accurate and up to date. You may ask me to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate. You have a right to request the transfer of your data to another individual or company.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
How I protect your data
Information will be kept securely and confidentially in line with the data retention policy as stated above.
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
The lawful basis for my holding and using your information is in relation to the delivery of a contract to you as a health care professional. As an accredited member of the BABCP, I operate under a strict code of confidentiality.