The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) came into force in the UK on 25th May 2018. It is directly applicable to UK businesses. This means the UK government did not need to implement any legislation in order for it to have effect. It is the responsibility of any business or similar organisation to ensure compliance with the principles of the GDPR.
As a self-employed sleep trainer, you are operating a business. As part of the running of your business, you will be processing personal data. The GDPR protects personal data.
Personal data is data that relates to a living individual who can be identified:
(a) from those data, or
(b) from those data and other information which is in the possession of, or is likely to come into the possession of, the data controller
and includes any expression of opinion about the individual and any indication of the intentions of the data controller or any other person in respect of the individual.
Personal data can include anything that makes an individual identifiable, for example email addresses.
Some types of personal data receive higher levels of protection because they are sensitive personal data. This means that they relate to an individual’s:
(a) racial or ethnic origin;
(b) political opinions;
(c) religious beliefs or other beliefs of a similar nature;
(d) trade union membership;
(e) physical or mental health or condition;
(f) sexual life;
(g) commission or alleged commission of any criminal offence; or
(h) proceedings for any offence committed, or alleged to have been committed, the disposal of such proceedings, or the sentence of any court in such proceedings.
I have revised my data protection policy in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), which came into force in the UK on 25th May 2018 and which applies to my business in exactly the same way that it does to businesses and other organisations.
What information do I collect about you?
I collect information about you when you join my mailing list or book any of my sleep-coaching services. [I will also collect information if you voluntarily complete customer surveys.
How will I use the information about you?
I collect information about you in order to design and implement sleep-coaching plans, and if you agree, to email you about other services or events I think may be of interest to you.
I will not share your information with anyone other than any future employees of Rachael Wilson Sleep Consultant for the purposes of carrying out the activities mentioned above.
Email addresses added to our mailing list will be stored securely with [for example, MailChimp] and are not held separately by me Rachael Wilson Sleep Consultant. Please see [for example, MailChimp’s website] for details of how they keep this information safe.
I would like to send you information about my services, events and updates and these will be sent by email. If you have consented to receive such emails at any time you may opt out at a later date, either by clicking the unsubscribe link in your most recent email, or by contacting me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org and requesting this removal.
You have a right at any time to stop me from contacting you for marketing purposes.
If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please email email@example.com.
Access to your information and corrections
You have the right to request a copy of the information that I hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I want to ensure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask me to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate.
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