This document refers to personal data, which is defined as information concerning any living person (who hereafter will be called the data subject) that is not already in the public domain.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which is EU wide and far more extensive than its predecessor the Data Protection Act, along with the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR), seek to protect and enhance the rights of EU data subjects. These rights cover the safeguarding of personal data, protection against the unlawful processing of personal data and the unrestricted movement of personal data within the EU and its storage within the EEA.
For the purposes of providing psychological therapy, Niamh Fitzpatrick will collect only what is relevant and necessary for your psychological consultation and intervention. During the psychological sessions, notes will be taken, which may include details concerning your home and work life, also your mental health history, plus any relevant medication, treatment or other issues affecting your mental health. This data is always held securely.
This data will not be shared with anyone, except in limited circumstances related to your care that require the sharing of your data with other healthcare practitioners such as GPs, consultants, surgeons, legal teams, and/or medical insurance companies, usually arising from a client request. However, if a request for a report comes in from a source other than you, Niamh Fitzpatrick will always contact you first (in writing), to get your permission (in writing) to share your data, including what data you permit sharing and what you do not.
Contact details provided by you such as telephone numbers, email addresses, postal addresses may be used to remind you of future appointments and to respond to your enquiries, including making telephone contact and emailing information to you.
Contact details provided by you such as telephone numbers, email addresses, postal addresses may be used to write letters and reports (e.g. referral or update letters) to appropriate Medical Consultants, Referral letters to your GPs, or reports that you have requested from Niamh Fitzpatrick in writing.
Some basic personal data may be collected about you from your visits to this website, including but not limited to, personally identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.
Through agreeing to this privacy notice you are consenting to Niamh Fitzpatrick processing your personal data for the purposes outlined. You can withdraw consent at any time by using the email address provided at the end of this Privacy Notice.
Niamh Fitzpatrick will keep your personal information safe and secure, no one else will have access to your records, except if you request others to have access or give written permission for others to have access.
Niamh Fitzpatrick will continue to store personal data for ten years from the date of consultation. After ten years, all personal data will be deleted, unless basic information needs to be retained to meet future obligations to you. Records concerning minors who have received treatment will be retained for ten years after the minor has reached majority.
Security & Data storage
Any data stored will be held on Google cloud servers managed by Siteground with nodes primarily in the EU.
Your rights as a data subject
At any point whilst Niamh Fitzpatrick is in possession of, or processing your personal data, all data subjects have the following rights:
You have the right to request a copy of the information held about you. You have a right to correct data held about you that is inaccurate or incomplete. In certain circumstances you can ask for the data held about you to be erased from records. Where certain conditions apply you have a right to restrict the processing. You have the right to have the data held about you transferred to another organisation.
To access what personal data is held, identification will be required.
Niamh Fitzpatrick will accept the following forms of identification (ID) when information on your personal data is requested: a copy of your driving licence, passport, birth certificate and a utility bill not older than three months. A minimum of one piece of photographic ID listed above and a supporting document is required. If dissatisfied with the quality, further information may be sought before personal data can be released. All requests should be made to [email protected].
In the event that you wish to make a complaint about how your personal data is being processed by Niamh Fitzpatrick, you have the right to complain to: [email protected]. If you do not get a response within 30 days, you can complain to the DPC.
Office of the Data Protection Commissioner. Canal House, Station Road, Portarlington, Co. Laois, R32 AP23, Ireland.
Phone +353 (0761) 104 800 | LoCall 1890 25 22 31 | Fax +353 57 868 4757 |
email [email protected]