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Sara Briner Psychosexual Therapy Relationship Counselling in Exeter & Chudleigh, Devon

Privacy notice.

This privacy notice explains how information you provide to Sara briner is used and protected, and why it is collected.

Gaining your consent

When you use the services of Sara Briner, you will be informed how the information you provide will be used, stored and destroyed. At times, it may also be necessary to share this information. If you do not want your information shared, you can state this. However, there are certain circumstances when I may still need to share it, for example:

For any purposes discussed with you when you supply your information
In order to protect a child, vulnerable adult, yourself or the public from harm or abuse
For the prevention and detection of a crime
If I am legally compelled by a court or law.

What information is collected

When using the services of Sara Briner you may give personal information, including:

Personal details
Family, lifestyle and social circumstances
Financial details
Employment and education details.

You may also provide sensitive personal information, including:

Information about sexual difficulties
Physical or mental health details
Racial or ethnic origin
Religious or other beliefs of a similar nature
Offences and alleged offences.

This information might be obtained in person, telephone, email or by skype.

Each time you visit this site, the following information may be automatically collected:

Technical information - including the Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the internet; your browser type and version; the time zone setting; and your operating system and platform.
Information when you visit the website - information is collected that tells Sara how many people have looked at each page and gives a percentage. It does not identify who has visited each page.

Your information may be used to:

Respond to any enquiries you make
Provide information and services you request
Carry out the contract agreed between us
Contact you regarding appointments
Identify and protect those at risk of harm or abuse, including yourself
Maintain accurate records and accounts
Meet statutory obligations, for example by insurers or professional bodies
Administer and improve this site
Advertise the business
Aid training and learning.

How your information is protected

Any information you provide is confidential, except when Sara has a professional or legal obligation to share it (as outlined above in the section ‘Gaining your consent’) or in circumstances where you authorise it to be shared. Your information is stored securely and access to it is controlled and restricted. Information is securely destroyed in accordance with the minimum time period stated by legal and professional regulations.

The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although Sara endeavours to protect your personal data, the security of information transmitted to this site or via email, text message or voicemail message cannot be guaranteed. Any personal information you send is at your own risk. Once Sara has received your information she will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

How to access and amend your information

You can request access to the information held about you. You may also ask for this personal information to be amended or deleted. I will provide this, except in circumstances where I am required to keep the information for legal, professional or auditing purposes.
Any requests for your information to be accessed, shared, amended or deleted must be made in writing.

Who to contact

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the data controller is Sara Briner. Sara is responsible for collecting and processing your personal information. Processing includes the retrieval, organisation, use, protection, and deletion or destruction of information, and its disclosure to other agencies.

A full list of what information I control and process, and for what purposes, is set out in the Information Commissioner's Office register of data controllers. My registration number is ZA249116, and the registration can be viewed on the Information Commissioner's Office website.

Questions, comments, information access and amendment requests, and any complaints should be addressed to Sara Briner and emailed to brinersara@gmail.com.

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