Soma Psyche Therapy GDPR statement


Soma Psyche Therapy (SPT) recognises that client confidentiality is paramount. Soma Psyche Therapy is subject to the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR) and the Irish Data Protection Act 2018.
The information you submit will be kept confidential and with the highest standards of security. The information you provide will be held and used in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
Personal information provided by you will only be used for the following purposes:
•    Delivering therapies (including associated clinical supervision)
•    Booking appointments
•    Billing
SPT may also be required under law to surrender records to a legal authority. We will inform you of any such request unless forbidden by law.
Please understand it is not possible to deliver an effective service if I cannot hold any client records at all.
Where is data stored?
Coded records are stored in a locked filing cabinet. Client names are coded  to protect identity. Soma Psyche Therapy not share your records with any commercial organization under any circumstances. Soma Psyche Therapy will not share any records with another therapist, GP or allied professional unless given clear permission from a client as part of the therapeutic process.
How long is data retained?
All records must be retained for a period of 7 years after the last appointment. However, all records will be destroyed at any time if you request it in writing by registered post.
Your rights
You can ask to see your records at any time. Please allow up to 14 days for this process. If you think some information is incorrect or not needed for the above purposes, you may request correction or removal. Since this is an important change, please do so in writing via registered post. You can request all records held on you be destroyed. Please allow up to 14 days for us to comply. Requests for destruction of records should be sent in writing via registered post.
Your email is NOT added to any distribution lists.
Any other information you supply to Soma Psyche Therapy is in adherence with the confidentiality guidelines of the IAHIP and ICP 

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