(effective Dec 2021).
Name and age – this is basic information that helps me get to know you.
Address, email address, phone number – I use this as a way of contacting you regarding your sessions. I will mainly use the method you first contacted me on but if I cannot reach you, I will try a different method.
Next of kin/medical professional's details – If I was worried that you were at risk then I may need to contact your next of kin or medical professional, if I can. I will let you know when/if I am going to do this.
Session notes – I keep brief notes of our session(s), these will be kept securely.
It is very unlikely that I will share your data. I will not sell it on or use it for unethical reasons. I may have to share it if my notes are subpoenaed by court, if you or anyone you tell me about is at harm or risk of harm I may have to pass this information on. I may also discuss your case during supervision but I only use your first name.
All paperwork is stored on my password protected computer. Your phone number(s) may be kept in my business mobile phone with your first name and last initial. Only I will access your information.
I will keep your details and session notes for the time required by my insurer (currently 7 years).
After this time I will destroy any document with your personal information and delete your phone number out of my mobile phone.
Life Hypnotherapy and our website, www.lifehypnotherapy.nz, requires your personal information so we, or our partners, can provide you with the goods, services or information requested. Your information is kept safe and is not given or on-sold to other parties. It is collected when you contact us directly, fill in a form on our website, or use our booking agents. By contacting us, or using our website, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.
The type of information we collect about you may include information such as:
Our booking agents collect your payment information (e.g. your credit or debit card details) and some or all of the above information.
We keep your information for the period necessary to fulfil our obligations to you for the services you require, and as long as we are obliged by New Zealand law.
We respect your Personal Information and take all reasonable steps to ensure it is kept safe. However no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is considered 100% secure.
Should you suspect any loss or misuse of your personal information please let us know as soon as possible.
To enquire about your personal information, please contact Life Hypnotherapy:
If you wish to complain about how we use your personal information please first email or write to us detailing your concerns. Your privacy and your concerns are important to us so will endeavour to address your concerns promptly.
If we are unable to, you can complain to the New Zealand Privacy Commissioner.
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