Privacy Notice

Privacy Notice

Claire Roberts Nutrition is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

Claire Roberts Nutrition and Reflexology holds some information about you. This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, through your use of our site clairerobertsnutrition.com, including any information you provide by signing up to our newsletter, attending an online event or taking part in a competition, is used, who we may share that information with and how we keep it secure.

This notice does not provide exhaustive detail. However, we are happy to provide any additional information or explanation needed. Any requests for this should be sent to claireroberts.therapist@gmail.com.

We keep our Privacy Notice under regular review. This Privacy Notice was last reviewed in July 2020.

Claire Roberts Nutrition and Reflexology provides nutritional therapy and reflexology services to clients with an aim to improve their health through diet and lifestyle interventions and/or physical treatments.  We focus on preventative healthcare, the optimisation of physical and mental health and chronic health conditions.  Through nutritional therapy consultations, dietary and lifestyle analysis and biochemical testing, we aim to understand the underlying causes of your health issues which we will seek to address through personalised dietary therapy, nutraceutical prescription (supplements) and lifestyle advice.

Claire Roberts Nutrition and Reflexology also provides educational services to the public including workshops and seminars on all aspects of health and wellness.

Information provided by you

You provide us with personal data in some or all of the following ways:

  • by completing a nutritional therapy and/or reflexology questionnaire or consultation sheet
  • by signing a terms of engagement form
  • during a nutritional therapy consultation
  • through email, over the telephone, on video calls or by post
  • by taking credit card and online payment
  • through online forms
  • by subscribing to our newsletter or other publications
  • requesting resources or marketing to be sent to you
  • entering a competition, prize draw, promotion or survey
  • giving us feedback
    • attending a live or online talk, event, webinar or workshop.

This may include the following information:

  • basic details such as first name, last name, marital status, title, postal address, email address, contact details (including telephone numbers) and next of kin

 

  • health information including your previous medical history, dietary, lifestyle, supplement and medicine details, biochemical test results, clinic notes and health optimisation plans and GP other medical and health professionals contact information
  • details of previous contact we have had with you, such as referrals and appointment requests
  • bank details (including bank account and payment card details)
    • usage data such as information about how you use our website, products and services and web pages you visited prior to coming to this website

 

  • marketing and communications data including your preferences in receiving marketing communications from us and our third parties and your communication preferences
  • technical data, which may include your internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser types and versions, browser plug-in types and versions, time zone setting and location, device information, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this site.

We use this information in order to provide you with direct healthcare.  This means that the legal basis of our holding your personal data is for legitimate interest.

Following completion of your healthcare we retain your personal data for the period defined by our professional association BANT and registrant body, FHT, Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).  This enables us to process any complaint you may make.  In this case the legal basis of our holding your personal data is for contract administration.

Information we get from other sources

We may obtain sensitive medical information in the form of test results from biochemical testing companies.  We use this information in order to provide you with direct healthcare.  This means that the legal basis of our holding your personal data is for legitimate interest.

We may obtain sensitive information from other healthcare providers.  The provision of this information is subject to you giving us your express consent. If we do not receive this consent from you, we will not be able to coordinate your healthcare with that provided by other providers, which means the healthcare provided by us may be less effective.

We act as a data controller for use of your personal data to provide direct healthcare.  We also act as a controller and processor in regard to the processing of your data from third parties such as testing companies and other healthcare providers.  We act as a data controller and processor in regard to the processing of credit card and online payments.

We undertake at all times to protect your personal data, including any health and contact details, in a manner which is consistent with our duty of professional confidence and the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) concerning data protection.  We will also take reasonable security measures to protect your personal data storage.

We may use your personal data where there is an overriding public interest in using the information e.g. in order to safeguard an individual, or to prevent a serious crime.  Also where there is a legal requirement such as a formal court order. We may use your data for marketing purposes such as newsletters but this would be subject to you giving us your express consent.

We will keep information about you confidential.  We will only disclose your information with other third parties with your express consent with the exception of the following categories of third parties:

  • our registrant body, CNHC, and our professional association, BANT, for the processing of a complaint made by you
  • any contractors and advisors that provide a service to us or act as our agents on the understanding that they keep the information confidential
  • anyone to whom we may transfer our rights and duties under any agreement we have with you
  • any legal or crime prevention agencies and/or to satisfy any regulatory request (g. CNHC) if we have a duty to do so or if the law allows us to do so

We may share your information with supplement companies and biochemical testing companies as part of providing you with direct healthcare.  We will not include any sensitive information

We will seek your express consent before sharing your information with your GP or other healthcare providers.  However, if we believe that your life is in danger then we may pass your information onto an appropriate authority (such as the police, social services in the case of a child or vulnerable adult, or GP in case of self-harm) using the legal basis of vital interests.

We may share your case history in an anonymised form with our peers for the purpose of professional development.  This may be at clinical supervision meetings, conferences, online forums, and through publishing in medical journals, trade magazines or online professional sites.  We will seek your explicit consent before processing your data in this way.

We may send you marketing emails, which you can unsubscribe from by clicking the link at the bottom of the email. We share your contact information with Mailchimp, our email marketing provider, so they can send these emails on our behalf. Mailchimp’s privacy policy is available here.

Every individual has the right to see, amend, delete or have a copy, of data held that can identify you, with some exceptions. You do not need to give a reason to see your data.

If you want to access your data you must make a subject access request in writing to claireroberts.therapist@gmail.com.Under special circumstances, some information may be withheld.   We shall respond within 20 working days from the point of receiving the request and all necessary information from you.  Our response will include the details of the personal data we hold on you including:

  • sources from which we acquired the information
  • the purposes of processing the information
  • persons or entities with whom we are sharing the information

You have the right, subject to exemptions, to ask to:

  • have your information deleted
  • have your information corrected or updated where it is no longer accurate
  • ask us to stop processing information about you where we are not required to do so by law or in accordance with BANT and CNHC guidelines
  • receive a copy of your personal data, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit that data to another controller, without hindrance from us
  • object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you.

We do not carry out any automated processing, which may lead to automated decision based on your personal data.

If you would like to invoke any of the above rights then please write to the Data Controller at Claire Roberts Nutrition and Reflexology by emailing claireroberts.therapist@gmail.com.

We only use information that may identify you in accordance with GDPR. This requires us to process personal data only if there is a legitimate basis for doing so and that any processing must be fair and lawful.

Within the health sector, we also have to follow the common law duty of confidence, which means that where identifiable information about you has been given in confidence, it should be treated as confidential and only shared for the purpose of providing direct healthcare. We will protect your information, inform you of how your information will be used, and allow you to decide if and how your information can be shared.

We also ensure the information we hold is kept in secure locations, restrict access to information to authorised personnel only, protect personal and confidential information held on equipment such as laptops with encryption (which masks data so that unauthorised users cannot see or make sense of it). We ensure external data processors that support us are legally and contractually bound to operate and prove security arrangements are in place where data that could or does identify a person are processed.

Claire Roberts Nutrition and Reflexology is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) as a data controller and collects data for a variety of purposes. A copy of the registration is available through the ICO website (please search by business name).

All records held by Claire Roberts Nutrition and Reflexology will be kept for the duration specified by guidance from our professional association BANT.

  • Forms

: we use electronic forms on our website making use of an available ‘forms module’ which has a number of built-in features to help ensure privacy. We also aim to use secure forms where appropriate.

In compliance with EU legislation, the following table lists the use of cookies on this web site:

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Eg, These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

 

Cookies are small. We do not make use of cookies to collect any private or personally identifiable information. The technical platform of this website uses cookies solely to aid the proper technical functioning of the website. The cookies used contain random strings of characters alongside minimal information about the state and session of the website, which in no way collects or discloses any personal information about you as a visitor.

Advanced areas of this site may use cookies to store your presentation preferences in a purely technical fashion with no individually identifiable information. Note also our statement on analytics software below – as analytics software also uses cookies to function.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. Your browser’s help file may also contain information and instructions for removing persistent cookies. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

 

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Like most websites, we make use of analytics software in order to help us understand the trends in popularity of our website and of different sections. We make no use of personally identifiable information in any of the statistical reports we use from this package. We use an analytics package called Google Analytics who provide details of their privacy policy on the Google website.

Any changes we make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page.  We advise that you check this page regularly to keep up to date with any necessary changes.

If you have a complaint regarding the use of your personal data then please contact us by emailing the Data Controller at claireroberts.therapist@gmail.com and we will do our best to help you.

If your complaint is not resolved to your satisfaction and you wish to make a formal complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), you can contact them on 01625 545745 or 0303 1231113.