Data Protection and Privacy Policy

I am registered with the ICO (Information Commissioners Office. I am  committed to safeguarding the privacy of my website visitors; this policy sets out how I will treat your personal information.

This website uses cookies. By using this website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

(1) What information do I collect?

I may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

(a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation)

(b) information relating to any transactions carried out between us on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases you make of the goods or services

(c) information that you provide  for the purpose of registering

(d) information that you provide for the purpose of subscribing to my website services, email notifications and/or newsletters

(e) any other information that you choose to send

(2) Cookies

A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

I may use both”session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on the website. I will use the session cookies to: keep track of you whilst you navigate the website; I will use the persistent cookies to enable our website to recognise you when you visit.

Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies may remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.

I use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to this website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

I may publish Google Adsense interest-based advertisements on our website. These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests. To determine your interests, Google will track your behaviour across the web using cookies. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using Google’s Ads Preference Manager, available at: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/. You can opt-out of the Adsense partner network cookie at: http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html. However, this opt-out mechanism uses a cookie, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you should use the Google browser plug-in available at: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/plugin.

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one.

(3) Using your personal information

Personal information submitted  via this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.

I may use your personal information to:

(a) administer the website;

(b) improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;

(c) enable your use of the services available on the website;

(d) send to you goods purchased via the website, and supply to you services purchased via the website;

(e) send statements and invoices to you, and collect payments from you;

(f) send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;

(g) send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;

(h) send to you a newsletter and other marketing communications relating to my business  which I think may be of interest to you by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can inform me at any time if you no longer require marketing communications);

I will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.

(4) Disclosures

I may disclose information about you:

(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;

(b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;

(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend my legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);

Except as provided in this privacy policy, I will not provide your information to third parties.

(5) International data transfers

Information that I collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which I operate in order to use the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

(6) Security of your personal information

I will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and I cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

(7) Policy amendments

I may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

(8) Your rights

You may instruct me to provide you with any personal information I hold about you.

I may withhold such personal information to the extent permitted by law.

(9) Third party websites

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

 

(11) Contact

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal information, please write to me by email using the contact form provided on the contact page.

(12) Data controller

The data controller responsible in respect of the information collected on this website is Sharon Jones of The Stress Less Clinic.

 

Credit: This privacy policy is based on a free SEQ Legal template available at Website Law.

 

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