Privacy Notice

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The New Bridges Counselling Services collects and processes personal data of people we work with to carry out its functions. Our Privacy Notice details our commitment to being transparent about how we collect and use your data and to meeting our GDPR obligations.

Who are we

Data Controller: Bruce Davies

What information we collect

We ask for your name and contact details which are known as ‘personal data’. During our work together will make a note of what we have talked about during our session. This may contain other ‘personal data’ you share such as age, marital status, children, date of birth, gender or occupation and ‘special category data’ such as race, ethnic origin, politics, religion, health, sex life or sexual orientation.

Why we collect personal data

The lawful basis on which we use this information

To collect and use data you share, we must show the ICO that we have a lawful basis to do this. We also need to tell you what this lawful basis is.

We have determined that ‘legitimate interests’ is the most appropriate lawful basis for both personal (article 6) and special category data (article 9). See https://bit.ly/2FLs0Bu for more details.

How we store your data

Your data will be stored in a fireproof lockable cabinet, on a password protected laptop and/or on a mobile phone (Touch ID enabled).

How long we will keep your data

Your data will be kept for the duration of our work together. When our work together has finished, all data except for session notes (which will be stored for up to 7 years) will be deleted or securely disposed of.

How your information may be shared

We would only share data in line with ethical and legal obligations. These are:

Your rights

You have the right:

If you have any concerns about how we have used your data please contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF – Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 (national rate).

If you would like to discuss anything in this privacy statement, please contact Bruce Davies via email bwldavies@gmail.com