Joanna Cocking Data Privacy Policy

Your personal data – what is it? Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data. Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

How do I process your personal data? I comply with my obligations under the GDPR by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.

I use your personal data for the following purposes: To inform individuals of the times and dates of treatment sessions. To maintain my own accounts and records. To assist in my assessment of your health status and diagnosis, and in forming a treatment plan and deciding if a referral is necessary. To keep a record of your progress. To enable the writing of a report if required by your GP or Health Insurance company.

What is the legal basis for processing your personal data? Explicit consent of the data subject. I will only share your data with third parties with your consent.

How long do I keep your personal data? I keep the personal data for a period of eight years. Records are then destroyed securely.

Your rights and your personal data. You have the following rights with respect to your personal data:
The right to request a copy of your personal data.
The right to request that I correct any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date.
The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary to keep it.
The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time unless there is another legal basis for doing this.
The right to request that the data controller provide the data subject with his/her personal data and, where possible, to transmit that data directly to another data controller (known as the right to data portability).
The right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing.
The right to object to the processing of personal data.
The right to lodge a complaint.