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1. Introduction

This Privacy Policy (together with the terms and conditions and any other documents referred to in it) describes the type of information collected from you through this Website, how that information may be used or disclosed and the safeguards used to protect it.

Any third-party websites that are linked from this Website are not covered by this Privacy Policy. Please review the privacy statements of any such linked websites and applications to understand their information practices.

This Privacy Policy has been drafted to be as clear and concise as possible. Please read it carefully to understand the policies regarding your information and how it will be treated. By using or accessing this Website, you agree to the collection, use and disclosure of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy may change from time to time, and your continued use of the Website is deemed to be acceptance of such changes, so please check periodically for updates.

Please check back regularly to keep informed of updates to this Privacy Policy. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully and ensure that you understand it. Your acceptance of this Privacy Policy is deemed to occur upon your first use of this Website. If you do not accept and agree with this Privacy Policy, you must stop using this Website immediately.

You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues ( It would, however, be appreciated if you could contact me with your concerns before you approach the ICO. 

If you have any comments on this Privacy Policy, please email them to

2. Who I am

2.1 Here are my details:

– My Website address is

– And I trade under the name of jade taylor creative counselling

– I act as my own Data Protection Officer, and I can be contacted at

2.2 I respect your right to privacy and will only process personal information about you or provided by you in accordance with the Data Protection Legislation, which for the purposes of this Privacy Policy shall mean: (i) the retained EU law version of the General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (UK GDPR), (ii) the Data Protection Act 2018 and any other national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation, as amended or updated from time to time, in the UK and then (ii) any successor legislation to the UK GDPR or the Data Protection Act 2018 and other applicable privacy laws.

3. What information may be collected

3.1 Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).

3.2 I may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you, which have been grouped together as follows:

  • Identity Data includes first name, last name, username or similar identifier. When you email, phone, live chat or otherwise, I may collect information such as your first name, last name, email address and phone number. This is collected via the contact form, stored within the website and sent to my encrypted email address. I contact you directly from the encrypted email address using the details you shared. 

  • Contact Data includes your personal address, email address and telephone numbers.

  • Financial Data includes any information collected during the processing of payments.

  • Transaction Data includes details about payments and other details of Services you have been provided with.

  • Technical Data includes internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this Website.

  • Usage Data includes information about how you use this Website and Services.

  • Marketing and Communications Data includes your communication preferences.

  • Cookies Data, like many websites, “cookies” are used to enhance your experience and gather basic information about visitors and visits to our websites. Please refer to the “Do we use ‘cookies’?” section below for information about cookies.

  • Third Parties and Information received from other sources. I may receive information about you if you use referral services, agencies or charities. In this case, you will have been informed that data collected during your referral may be shared internally and combined with data collected on this Website.

  • Analytics includes third-party analytics services (such as Google Analytics) to evaluate your use of the Website, compile reports on activity, collect demographic data, analyse performance metrics, and collect and evaluate other information relating to our Website and internet usage. These third parties use cookies and other technologies to help analyse and provide data. By accessing and using the Website, you consent to processing data about you by these analytics providers in the manner and for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.

3.4 We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometrics data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences. 

3.5 Under UK GDPR, we will ensure that your personal data is processed lawfully, fairly, and transparently without adversely affecting your rights. We will only process your personal data if at least one of the following bases applies:

a) You have given consent to the processing of your personal data for one or more specific purposes;

b) processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or in order to take steps at the request of you prior to entering into a contract;

c) processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject;

d) processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of you or of another natural person;

e) processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller; and/or

f) processing is necessary for the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party, such as our financial payments, except where such interests are overridden by the fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject, particularly where the data subject is a child.

3.6 If you provide personal information to us about another data subject, you are responsible for ensuring that you have their consent to provide that data for the uses set out in this Privacy Policy and for bringing this Privacy Policy to their attention.

4. How we may collect and use your data

4.1 I (or third-party data processors, agents and sub-contractors acting on my behalf) may collect, store and use your personal information by way of different methods to collect data from and about you, including through:

Direct interactions. You may give me your information by filling in forms via this Website or by corresponding with me by post, phone, email or otherwise. This includes personal data you provide when you use the Service offered by this website.

4.2 In addition to the above, we may use the information in the following ways:

a) Present Website content effectively to you.

b) Provide information and services that you request or (with your consent) which I think may interest you.

c) Carry out my contract with you.

d) Provide the relevant Services to you

e) Tell you my charges.

4.3 I will only contact you electronically while you remain my client.

4.4 If you are a new client, you will only be contacted if you agree to it.

4.5 Records may be held of those links which are used the most to provide the most helpful information, but such information will be kept confidential and you will not be identified from this information.

4.6 Also, if you don’t want your personal data used for any of the other reasons set out in this section, you can let me know any time by emailing, and your data will be removed from my systems. However, you acknowledge that this will limit my ability to provide the best possible services to you.

4.7 In some cases, the collection of personal data may be a statutory or contractual requirement, and I will be limited in the services I provide you if you don’t provide your personal data in these cases.

4.8 I will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, I will use your personal data in the following circumstances:

a) In order to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you.

b) Where it is necessary for legitimate business interests (or those of a third party), and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.

c) Where I need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation, for example, compliance with health and safety, tax or other statutory obligations.

4.9 Generally, I do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data.

5. Cookies

5.1 All Cookies used by and on this website are used in accordance with current UK Cookie Law.

5.2 Cookies are used to distinguish users and improve our Website.

6. Where we store your data and security

6.1 It may occasionally be necessary to transfer some of your collected data to storage outside the UK. In the unlikely event that this happens, it may be processed outside the UK to fulfil your order, receive Services, and deal with payment. If data is stored or transferred outside the UK, all reasonable steps will be taken to ensure that your data is treated as safely and securely as it would be within the UK and under the UK GDPR. Your acceptance of this Privacy Policy shall be your consent to the storage or transfer of data outside the UK only if necessary.

6.2 Data security is of great importance to me, and to protect your data, I have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure data collected through this Website. In addition, access to your personal data is limited to those third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on my instructions and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

6.3 I have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where I am legally required to do so.

6.4 By giving me your personal data, you agree to this arrangement. I will do what I reasonably can to keep your data secure.

6.5 I have implemented security measures such as a firewall to protect any data and maintain a high level of security.

6.6 Notwithstanding the security measures that are taken, it is important to remember that the transmission of data via the internet may not be completely secure and that you are advised to take suitable precautions when transmitting data via the internet and you take the risk that any sending of that data may not be secure despite the efforts taken.

6.7 If we give you a password upon registration on our Website, you must keep it confidential. Please don’t share it.

6.8 Personal data will be kept for as long as necessary, which is usually the life of our relationship and up to a period of seven years after our relationship has ended. I may, however, be required to retain personal data for longer to ensure I comply with our legislative and regulatory requirements. Data retention obligations are reviewed to ensure that data is not retained for longer than legally required.

7. Disclosing your information

7.1 I will not disclose your information except in the following circumstances:

7.1.1 Any legal requirement to disclose information to the police or under a UK Court Order

7.1.2 As required by any referral service involved in your care

7.1.3 If we have a legal obligation to do so or in order to protect other people’s property, safety or rights.

7.1.4 If a safeguarding issue becomes apparent during our relationship.

7.2 I will contract with a Clinical Trustee to supply services to you if I cannot continue working.  The Clinical Trustee may require access to some or all of your data.

7.3 Where any of your data is required for such a purpose, I will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data will be handled safely, securely, and in accordance with your rights, my obligations, and the obligations of the third party under UK GDPR and the law. Any third party I share data with will not be permitted to use it for any purpose other than fulfilling their contract.

8. Your rights

8.1 I aim to give you strong controls over my use of your data.

8.2 Under the UK GDPR, you have the right to:

  • request access to, deletion of or correction of your personal data held by me at no cost to you;

  • request that your personal data be transferred to another person (data portability);

  • be informed of what data processing is taking place;

  • restrict processing;

  • to object to the processing of your personal data; and

  • complain to a supervisory authority.

8.3 You have the right to ask me not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. I will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if I intend to use your data for such purposes or if I intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes.

8.4 To enforce any of the foregoing rights or if you have any other questions about our Website or this Privacy Policy, please get in touch with me at

9. Links to other sites

9.1 Please note that my terms and conditions and policies will not apply to other websites that you get to via a link from this Website. I have no control over how your data is collected, stored or used by other websites and advise you to check the privacy policies of any such websites before providing any data to them.

10. Changes

10.1 If I change this Privacy Policy, the changes will be posted on this page, so please check this page for the current policy.

11. Terms and Conditions

12.1 Please also visit the Terms and Conditions page establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of this Website.

12. Your agreement

13.1 By using this Website and by way of acknowledgement, you agree to this Privacy Policy.

13. Dispute Resolution

14.1 I will use our best efforts to negotiate in good faith and settle any dispute arising out of or relating to this Privacy Policy or any breach of it.

14.2 Any dispute shall not affect my ongoing obligations under this Privacy Policy.

14.3 This Privacy Policy and any dispute or claim relating to or connected with it (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales, and the courts of England and Wales are the only place where disputes or claims relating to or connected with this Privacy Policy (including non-contractual disputes or claims) may be decided.

Social Media Statement

I have a social media presence. If you choose to comment or respond to my posts, I shall engage appropriately. I will not identify anyone as a client via my social media or breach confidentiality. I will not engage in counselling via social media. I do not accept friend requests from clients or the parents of clients. 

Professional Will

Upon my sudden death or incapacitation, my Professional Will gives my supervisor access to clients' personal data to contact them directly on my behalf.

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