Who we are
My website address is: www.harmonycounsellinglincs.co.uk
Harmony Counselling is required by my insurance company and professional membership body (NCS) to keep records in relation to the counselling services offered. Any personal information is held and processed in accordance with the General Data Regulation May 2018. Relevant, accurate and up to date information will be kept about individuals, and for the purposes of the counselling service only. All personal information held will be destroyed and deleted after 5 years. Information held electronically will be stored in an encrypted device, and all paper records will be stored in a secure filing cabinet. Any paper records no longer required will be destroyed by shredding.
Individuals can request a copy of information held about them by Harmony Counselling for a fee of £10, payable by cheque or bank transfer. The request should be made in writing to the address above, or by email to email@example.com. A copy of an identification document such as a valid passport or driving licence, and proof of address will need to be provided. Should information held involve more than one individual, consent from all individuals involved will need to be given for the information to be released.
Information discussed and records are kept for counselling purposes only. In the interest of confidentiality, the service will not provide information or records for use in legal proceedings.
What personal data we collect on this website and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
We collect your name and email address so that we can contact you. Your details are stored on our secure server and in our email software.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
We do not share your data with any third parties
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.