Privacy Policy

 

This privacy policy, as part of the consent form, sets out how I use and protect any personal information that you provide us with. I am committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. 

 

Should I ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using my services, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy policy. 

This privacy policy is effective from 01/01/2021 and will be regularly reviewed and updated.

Any identifiable information that you share with me will only be used in accordance with this privacy policy. 

Why I collect your data:

  • I collect your personal data because you give me consent to do so, to provide independent nutrition and dietetic services to you.

I may collect the following information: 

  • Name, DOB, age, sex, next of kin, GP name and address, marital status and living arrangements & occupation;

  • Contact information – home address, email and contact telephone numbers;

  • Clinical and health information provided by the client.

I require this information for: 

  • Professional clinical record keeping of client information in accordance with the British Dietetic Association Guidance for Records and Record Keeping.

  • Sharing information with relevant health care professionals (only when consent is given by the client).

In exceptional circumstances, information about a client may be disclosed without consent if it is in the public interest to do so. This might be in circumstances where disclosing the information is necessary to prevent a serious crime or serious harm to other people. 

 

Security:

I am committed to ensuring that your information is secure. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, I have put in place standard operating procedures to safeguard and secure the information I collect. 

 

Controlling your personal information:

 

I will not distribute, sell, or lease your personal information to third parties unless I have your explicit permission or are required by law to do so. 

You may request details of personal information which I hold about you under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If you would like a copy of the information held on our files, please contact me at carolinebletcher@gmail.com

 

If you believe that any information I am holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact me as soon as possible. I will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect. 

Records made by me relating to the care of a client, will be stored for eight years (in line with British Dietetic Association Guidance for Records and Record Keeping).