Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is for this website emma-forbes.uk and served by Emma Forbes and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it.

The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.

How will I use and store your data?

Your privacy is of utmost importance. I am currently taking steps to become fully GDPR compliant.

I will never share your personal details with anyone. If I need to share your details with a 3rd party for example your doctor, I will always ask for your permission first.  I will also contact you via email or text message to confirm appointments.

All personal data that I collect about you for is stored in a locked filing cabinet in a paper file under your name, there is no electronic copy. My electronic devices are password protected, and not identifiable by name.

I will hold this data for as long as deemed necessary by my insurance company. I will then shred any paper files and I will delete you from my contacts list on all my electronic devices.

View, change or request deletion of your personal information

At any time, you can visit this page to request to view, update, delete your personal details or report a data breach, if you are concerned that one  has taken place.

The Website

This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies to all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.

The Practice Rooms, where I practice, uses an online contact form which have their own privacy policies. I recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled.

Contact & Communication

Users contacting this website and/or its owners do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998. We also adhere to the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2018. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email submission process but advise users using such form to email processes that they do so at their own risk.

This website and its owners use any information submitted to provide you with further information about the products / services they offer or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. This includes using your details to subscribe you to any email newsletter program the website operates but only if this was made clear to you and your express permission was granted when submitting any form to email process. Or whereby you the consumer have previously purchased from or enquired about purchasing from the company a product or service that the email newsletter relates to. This is by no means an entire list of your user rights in regard to receiving email marketing material. Your details are not passed on to any third parties.

External Links

Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. External links are clickable text / banner / image links to other websites.

The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links.

Cookie Policy

This website uses cookies to better the users experience while visiting the website. Where applicable this website uses a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to the website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer / device. This complies with recent legislation requirements for websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user’s computer / device.

CookieTypeDurationDescription
comment_author_*Persistent11 monthsKeeps a copy of your author name when you've made a comment on a blog post so you don't have to add it again the next time you want to post a comment
comment_author_email_*Persistent11 monthsKeeps a copy of your email address when you've made a comment on a blog post so you don't have to add it again the next time you want to post a comment
comment_author_url_*Persistent11 monthsKeeps a copy of your website URL when you've made a comment on a blog post so you don't have to add it again the next time you want to post a comment
viewed_cookie_policyPersistent1 yearTracks if you have agreed to accept cookies so we don't continue to display the cookie bar.

Additional Information about the Google Analytics Cookies: These cookies are used to store information, such as what time your current visit occurred, whether you have been to the site before, and what site referred you to the web page. They cookies contain no personally identifiable information but they will use your computer’s IP address to know from where in the world you are accessing the Internet.
Google stores the information collected by these cookies on servers in the United States. Google may transfer this information to third-parties where required to do so by law, or where such third-parties process the information on Google’s behalf.

Opt-out
In order to provide website visitors with more choice on how data is collected by Google Analytics, Google has developed the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. The add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to stop data being sent to Google Analytics. The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on does not affect usage of the website in any other way. A link to further information on the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on is provided below for your convenience.
http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=None

For more information on the usage of cookies by Google Analytics please see the Google website. A link to the privacy advice for this product is provided below for your convenience.
http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html

Disabling Cookies

If you would like to restrict the use of cookies you can control this in your Internet browser. Links to advice on how to do this for the most popular Internet browsers are provided below for convenience and will be available for the Internet browser of your choice either online or via the software help (normally available via key F1).

Date: May 2018
Edited and customised by: Emma Forbes