I respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits this website, www.talktoatherapist.co.uk (“This Site”). I, Ernesto L Brea am committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should you provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, it will only be used in accordance with this Privacy Statement or any specific privacy notice that you are personally issued.
This privacy statement is issued on behalf of Ernesto L Brea Counselling. When I mention, “I”, “me”, “my”, or “myself” in this Privacy Statement, I am referring to the relevant person responsible for processing your data, Ernesto L Brea (“Data Controller”).
This Privacy Statement sets out how this site uses the personal information that you provide, or which is collected during your visit to my pages. It explains in detail what types of personal data I may collect from you and why, how it is handled, and how it is kept safe, both during and following your visits to this site and in any other interactions with this site and Ernesto L Brea, and importantly, what rights you have in relation to this.
I may change this statement from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page occasionally to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This Privacy Statement is effective from 14th February 2021.
This Privacy Statement is not applicable to any Internet websites controlled by third parties not affiliated with myself, Ernesto L Brea that this site may link to (“Third Party Sites”). Please review the privacy statements of Third Party Sites as I am not responsible for and have no influence on the content or the privacy practices of Third Party Sites.
This statement is subject to any additional terms of disclaimers or other contractual terms you have entered into with me such as client privacy statements or notices, and any applicable mandatory laws and regulations.
Please read this Privacy Statement carefully and ensure that you understand it. Your acceptance of this Privacy Statement is deemed to occur upon your first use of this site. If you do not accept and agree with this Privacy Statement, you must stop using this site immediately.
I know that there’s a lot of information here, but I want you to be fully informed about your rights, and how I may use your personal information. I hope the following sections will answer any questions you have but if not, please do get in touch with me by contacting me on the details below.
A data controller is the individual or legal person who controls and is responsible to keep and use personal information in paper or electronic files. I am the data controller as defined in accordance with current Data Protection Legislation. Details of Data Protection Legislation can be found in the “Legal Information” section below.
Data Protection law says that I can use personal information only if I have a proper reason to do so. The law on data protection sets out several different reasons where I may collect and process your personal data, including:
In most instances the personal information about you I collect is gathered directly from the therapy sessions I will have with you if you are a client, I may also collect information from the following sources:
Data you give to me:
When you visit this website my web server may automatically record details about your visit, including:
Data from third parties I work with:
I want to give you the best possible therapy experience. If you contact me or use my services I have a legitimate or sometimes, contractual basis to use your personal information.
Under a legitimate interest, data privacy law allows me to collect your information as part of being able to understand your needs and provide you with the highest levels of professional service.
Here are some of the ways I may use your personal data:
Remember, if you choose not to share your personal information with me, or refuse certain contact permissions, I might not be able to provide some services you’ve asked for.
I will inform you where I require your consent to process your personal data. Otherwise, I will process your personal information to meet my legitimate business interests or where it is needed to comply with a legal obligation. In addition, I may also process your personal information prior to entering into an agreement with you, or in order to perform an existing arrangement.
In most cases if I need to share your personal information I will seek your consent or advise you that I have a legal obligation to share your data. I may share your personal information with the following:
Further information is collected from you if you decide to engage in personal psychotherapy or counselling or a contractual agreement with me. Details of what personal information is gathered and how it is managed will be made available to you through a separate Privacy Notice that will be issued to you if you engage further with me in any way.
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information, details of how can be found below in the “Your rights over your personal data’” section. I do not require your information for direct marketing purposes as I do not undertake such activities.
I will not distribute your personal information to third parties unless I have your permission or am required by law to do so.
Your personal information is only processed within the United Kingdom of Great Britain and European Economic Area (“the EEA”) (the EEA consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein), and as such is subject always to contractual restrictions regarding confidentiality and security in line with applicable data protection laws and regulations. I will not disclose your personal information to parties who are not authorised to process them.
I will keep your personal information for as long as you are a client or supplier of mine. I will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes I collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory, accounting, or reporting requirements.
Details of my retention periods will be made available to you through a separate Privacy Notice that will be issued to you if you engage further with me in any way.
At the end of a retention period, your information will either be deleted completely or anonymised, for example by aggregation with other information so that it can be used in a non-identifiable way for statistical analysis, publications and business planning.
I may keep your information for longer than 7 years if I cannot delete it for legal, regulatory or technical reasons. If I do, I will make sure that your privacy is protected and only use it for those purposes.
In any of the situations below, if you are looking to have me provide, correct or erase your personal information please contact me directly via the details already provided in this Privacy Statement.
Where permitted by relevant Data Protection Legislation you have the right to request:
In order for me to protect the confidentiality of your information, I will ask you to verify your identity before proceeding with any request you make under this Privacy Statement.
Please let me know if you are unhappy with how I have used your personal information. You can contact me by email: email@example.com or by post: 814 Printworks, 22 Amelia St., London SE17 3BZ.
You also have the right to complain to the UK’s Supervisory Authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Find out on their website: https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint.
I am committed to ensuring that your personal information is secure. To prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, I have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information I collect online.
All electronic messages sent to and from Ernesto L Brea Counselling are protected by reasonable technical and organisational measures and may only be accessed in justified cases in line with applicable laws and regulations (e.g. court order, suspicion of criminal conduct, violation of regulatory obligations) to specific persons in defined functions (e.g. Legal, IT).
The Internet is generally not regarded as a secure environment, and information sent via the Internet (such as to or from my website or via electronic message) may be accessed by unauthorised third parties, potentially leading to disclosures, changes in content or technical failures. Even if both sender and receiver are in the same country, information sent via the Internet may be transmitted across international borders and be forwarded to a country with a lower data protection level than exists in your country of residence.
Please note that I accept no responsibility or liability for the security of your information whilst in transit over the Internet to me.
Notice to European Users: this Privacy Statement has been prepared in accordance with current Data Protection Legislation. By this I mean, the Data Protection Act 1998, the Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC), the Electronic Communications Data Protection Directive (2002/58/EC), the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (SI 2426/2003) (as amended), the Human Rights Act 1998, the European Convention on Human Rights, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU 2016/679) and all applicable laws and regulations relating to the processing of the personal information and privacy, including where applicable the guidance and codes of practice issued by the Information Commissioner, and the equivalent of any of the foregoing in any relevant jurisdiction. References to legislation include any amendments made to those laws from time to time.
This website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave this site, you should note that I do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, I cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this Privacy Statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
If you have any queries about how I use your personal data, you can contact me by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by post: 814 Printworks, 22 Amelia St., London SE17 3BZ.