Annie Mitchell Psychologist

Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: http://anniemitchellep.co.uk.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

AnnieMitchellep Ltd will manage the information we collect from you with great concern for privacy and confidentiality and in accordance with current professional and legal standards.

Although the security of your personal data has continuously been addressed by reference to the British Psychological Society’s (BPS) Code of Conduct and the Health & Care Professionals (HPCP) Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics, the way we handle personal information has been strengthened and made more transparent by the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements.

The GDPR requires us to identify the legal basis upon which we process your personal data. We shall proceed with your assessment and all associated activity on the basis of (a) our contract with you and (b) our legitimate interest to hold and process your personal data.Contract – we need to process your personal data to fulfil our contractual obligations to undertake a psychological assessment, which you have agreed for us to do. We will process all personal data that you share with us for the purpose of your assessment and will do so lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner.

Our processing of your personal data is, therefore, necessary if we are to fulfil our contract with you.\n\nLegitimate Interests – as you will reasonably expect, given the context and nature of our relationship, the intended purpose for processing your personal data is to conduct a psychological assessment, which includes psychometric profiling. Inevitably, educational psychology assessments involve the processing of special category data, including information, for example, about your health, educational achievements, cognitive functioning, personality, interests and family history.

Depending upon the nature of the contract with you, we have a legitimate interest to collect such personal data for the purpose of forming a professional opinion or diagnosis.

In so doing, we will only collect information from you that is relevant to the purpose of undertaking that assessment and the associated and expected reporting, profiling and advising.

We should emphasise that we take our responsibility for protecting and holding your personal data very seriously and will continue to do so in accordance with our professional codes of conduct and the GDPR regulations. After the assessment we will actively keep your data in two forms: (a) a hard file for seven years and (b) an e-copy of your test scores and report indefinitely. It is in our legitimate interests to do the latter; a good example is of someone who has mislaid their report, arising from an assessment ten years ago, but who now needs a copy to support their request for reasonable adjustments in the workplace under the terms of the Equality Act, 2010. We might also want to hold your data to support our decision making if ever that is questioned or there is a follow-up assessment in the future.