This statement explains the privacy and the Data Protection practices which apply to this website, as provided by Pregnancy Options Centre, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations.
Our aim is to safeguard our users' privacy whilst providing a personalised and valuable service. Collecting personal information is necessary if we are to satisfy the expectations and requirements of our users, e.g. by communicating with them and providing an interactive service. We appreciate that you do not want the personal information you provide to us distributed indiscriminately and here we explain what information we collect, what we do with it and what controls you have.
At Pregnancy Options Centre, we are committed to protecting your privacy. We follow strict security procedures to ensure that your personal information is not damaged, destroyed, or disclosed to a third party without your permission, and to prevent unauthorised access. The computers that store the information are kept in a secure facility with restricted physical access, and we use secure firewalls and other measures to restrict electronic access.
Any personal information such as name, postal address, telephone number, and email address given via this website will only be used to provide a requested service and will not be disclosed to any other third party without your prior permission or unless we are required to do so by law.
Data Access Requests
All data subject access requests for personal information made to Pregnancy Options Centre under the General Data Protection Regulations will be dealt with by the Trustee with responsibility for Data Protection.
Pregnancy Options Centre will provide copies of the information it holds, by post, subject to the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulations. If you would like to make a Data Protection Access Request please write to us at St John's House, St John's Street, Chichester PO19 1UU or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that we only keep counselling records for 3 years after counselling has ended. This is in line with the BACP’s Professional Conduct Procedure for raising a complaint. If a client is under 18, then this changes to 3 years after the client turns 18.
Any counselling notes that are stored are anonymised. Notes are stored to support the counsellor and client in the counselling process.
Any statistical information shared for publicity purposes will not allow any clients to be identifiable. No specific information about a client will be used publicly without their written consent.
Any non-personal information such as IP address, pages accessed, and files downloaded will only be used to determine how many individuals use our site, how many people visit on a regular basis, which pages are most popular, and which pages are least popular. This information doesn't tell us anything about who you are or where you live, it is simply used to enable us to monitor and improve our service.
Any personal information submitted via our website is treated in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations. To find out more about your entitlements under this legislation, visit the Information Commissioner's website, or read more about it here.
Approved February 2017