General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

New Data Protection Legislation came in to force in the UK on 25th May 2018. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is EU wide legislation, and is currently being enacted into UK law and will become the 2018 Data Protection Act.

As a client or potential client of Heather Hull ~ Holistic Healthcare, I wish to advise you on how I will be handling and storing your data to comply with GDPR.

This legislation affects every business that handles personal data for clients. Personal data has been defined by the Act as ‘any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified’, this will include such data as name, contact details, date of birth.

Fair Processing Notice for Heather Hull ~ Holistic Healthcare

The personal data I collect about you will include data relating to your name, address, date of birth, wider contact details and data relating to ‘health’ if applicable. 

I will process your personal data to allow me to provide you with my services as your therapist or Reiki Master Teacher in a lawful manner.

Your data will also be used to manage future communications between us including making, changing or cancelling appointments and Reiki training courses and about my services.

You can opt out from receiving such communication services at any time by emailing and including ‘GDPR Opt Out’ as the subject heading or writing to Heather Hull, GDPR Opt Out, Orchard House, 47a Main Road, Holmesfield, Dronfield, Derbyshire, S18 7WT.

Data Sharing

I never have and never will sell, rent, share or distribute your personal information to any third parties in any way unless required to do so by law or under the terms of my Practice and Public Liability Insurance Policy.

I will only use your data for the purpose for which it was collected. I will only grant access to or share your data where I am required or entitled to do so by law under lawful data processing.

Should you wish to receive a hard copy of my Privacy Notice, please email: and include ‘GDPR Request’ in the subject heading. You may also write to Heather Hull, GDPR Request, Orchard House, 47a Main Road, Holmesfield, Dronfield, Derbyshire, S18 7WT.

Privacy Notice of Heather Hull ~ Holistic Healthcare

Record Keeping and the GDPR

GDPR notes that personal data should be kept for no longer than is necessary. 

I am obliged under the terms of my insurance to keep consultation records of each treatment delivered: “The records shall be kept for at least 7 years following the last occasion on which treatment was given. In the case of treatment to minors, it is advisable that records should be kept for at least 7 years after they reach the age of majority (18).” These records are only recorded by hand on paper and are stored in a locked filing cabinet, to which only I have access.

The Statute of Limitation in the UK (i.e. time when an individual is able to bring a claim) is 6 years for certain injury claim situations, or 6 years after the individual reaches the age of majority in the case of minors. However, these 6 years start from the date that the injury was discovered, not from the time that the alleged incident that caused it occurred. 

For this reason, I choose to keep records for longer than 7 years following the last occasion on which treatment was given.

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