Privacy & Cookie Policy

This privacy policy is for this website; www.healing-handssanctuary.co.uk and served by Riana George and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it. It explains how we comply with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the DPA (Data Protection Act) [pre GDPR enforcement] and the PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations).

This policy will explain areas of this website that may affect your privacy and personal details, how we process, collect, manage and store those details and how your rights under the GDPR, DPA & PECR are adhere to. Additionally it will explain the use of cookies or software, advertising or commercial sponsorship from third parties and the download of any documents, files or software made available to you (if any) on this website. Further explanations may be provided for specific pages or features of this website in order to help you understand how we, this website and its third parties (if any) interact with you and your computer / device in order to serve it to you. Our contact information is provided if you have any questions.

The DPA & GDPR May 2018

We and this website complies to the DPA (Data Protection Act 1998) and already complies to the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which comes into affect from May 2018. We will update this policy accordingly after the completion of the UK's exit from the European Union.

Use of Cookies

This website does not use cookies nor does it use and visitor tracking software of any kind.

Downloads & Media Files

Any downloadable documents, files or media made available on this website are provided to users at their own risk. While all precautions have been undertaken to ensure only genuine downloads are available users are advised to verify their authenticity using third party anti virus software or similar applications. We accept no responsibility for third party downloads and downloads provided by external third party websites and advise users to verify their authenticity using third party anti virus software or similar applications.

Contact & Communication With us

Users contacting us through this website do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use.

Your rights under GDPR

Under the GDPR, from the 25 May 2018, you have several rights, including:-

Right of access. You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you.

Right of rectification. You have the right to correct data that we hold about you that is inaccurate or incomplete.

Right to be forgotten. In certain circumstances, you can ask for the data we hold about you to be erased from our records.

Right to restriction of processing. Where certain conditions apply, you to have the right to restrict processing of your data.

Right of portability.

Right to object. You have the right to object to certain types of processing such as for direct marketing.

Right to object to automated processing, including profiling. You have the right to object to the legal effects of automated processing or profiling.

Collection and use Of Personal Data including email addresses

We collect only the data that is necessary to carry out the purpose of contacting and arranging the appropriate healing sessions. We don't use mailshot or any other form of marketing. Data kept during a healing session is hard copy and is kept in accordance with the Reiki Federations (of which Riana is a member) Codes of Practice and in accordance with our Insurance company, they are both for a seven year period after the last appointment.

Disclosure of personal data

Healing Hands Sanctuary will endeavour to handle your data with the utmost of care and responsibility, and all data will be destroyed at the designated time after the last appointment. Email and contact details will be destroyed immediately upon request (see your rights under GDPR above).

External Website Links & Third Parties

Although we only look to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. Shortened URL's; URL shortening is a technique used on the web to shorten URL's (Uniform Resource Locators) to something substantially shorter. This technique is especially used in social media and looks similar to this (example: http://bit.ly/zyVUBo). Users should take caution before clicking on shortened URL links and verify their authenticity before proceeding. We cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite our best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and we cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.