1.0 Our core beliefs regarding user privacy and data protection
User privacy and data protection are human rights
We have a duty of care to the people within our data
Data is a liability, it should only be collected and processed when absolutely necessary
We loathe spam as much as you do!
We will never sell, rent or otherwise distribute or make public your personal information
2.0 Relevant legislation
Along with our business and internal computer systems, this website is designed to comply with the following national and international legislation with regards to data protection and user privacy:
UK Data Protection Act 1988 (DPA)
EU Data Protection Directive 1995 (DPD)
EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR)
This site’s compliance with the above legislation, all of which are stringent in nature, means that this site is likely compliant with the data protection and user privacy legislation set out by many other countries and territories as well. If you are unsure about whether this site is compliant with your own country of residences’ specific data protection and user privacy legislation you should contact our data protection officer (details of whom can be found in section 9.0) for clarification.
3.0 Personal information that this website collects and why we collect it
This website collects and uses personal information for the following reasons:
3.1 Site visitation tracking
Like most websites, this site uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction. We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages and to see their journey through the website.
Although GA records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us. GA also records your computer’s IP address which could be used to personally identify you but Google do not grant us access to this. We consider Google to be a third-party data processor (see section 6.0 below).
Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop GA from tracking any part of your visit to pages within this website.
3.2 Our blog
Should you choose to add a comment to any posts that we have published on our blog, the name and email address you enter with your comment will be saved to the WordPress website database, along with your computer’s IP address and the time and date that you submitted the comment. This information is only used to identify you as a contributor to the comment section of the respective blog post and is not passed on to any of the third-party data processors detailed below. Only your name will be shown on the public-facing website.
Your comment and its associated personal data will remain on this site until we see fit to either 1.) remove the comment or 2.) remove the blog post. Should you wish to have the comment and its associated personal data deleted, please email us here using the email address that you commented with.
If you are under 16 years of age you MUST obtain parental consent before posting a comment on our blog.
NOTE: You should avoid entering personally identifiable information to the actual comment field of any blog post comments that you submit on our blog.
3.3 Contact forms and email links
Should you wish to contact us via the Contact Page, you can send an email to our Google Mail account, telephone us or connect via Facebook. Your data is not stored by us in this event and is held by the third party email provider you use, our third-party data processor – Google (in mail and contacts). If you use the Contact Form the data is processed by Wix forms and sent to our Gmail account, firstname.lastname@example.org
3.4 Email newsletter
If you choose to join our email newsletter, the email address that you submit to us will be forwarded to MailChimp who provide us with email marketing services. We consider MailChimp to be a third-party data processor (see section 6.0 below). The email address that you submit will not be stored within this website’s own database or in any of our internal computer systems.
Your email address will remain within MailChimp’s database for as long as we continue to use MailChimp’s services for email marketing or until you specifically request removal from the list. You can do this by unsubscribing using the unsubscribe links contained in any email newsletters that we send you or by requesting removal via email. When requesting removal via email, please send your email to us using the email account that is subscribed to the mailing list.
If you are under 16 years of age you MUST obtain parental consent before joining our email newsletter.
While your email address remains within the MailChimp database, you will receive periodic newsletter-style emails from us for as long as you wish to. You can unsubscribe at any time.
4.0 How we store your personal information
As detailed in section 3.2 above, if you submit a comment to a blog post published on our blog some personal information will be stored within this Wordpress’ website database. This is currently the only occasion where personal data will be stored on any of our websites. This data is currently stored in an identifiable fashion; a limitation of the content management system that our blog website is built on (WordPress).
All students are required to complete a paper record for their training sessions and these are held in a locked cabinet and are confidential. The paper records contains your contact information, details of any relevant medical history and information pertaining to your sessions with us (if you choose to attend with us for Reiki healing sessions) for insurance purposes. We are legally obliged to hold this information securely on your behalf.
5.0 About this website’s server
This website is hosted by Wix. It is therefore part of the third-party data processors listed in 6.0.
6.0 Our third-party data processors
We use a number of third parties to process personal data on our behalf. These third parties have been carefully chosen and all of them comply with the legislation set out in section 2.0. All of these third parties are based in the USA and are EU-U.S Privacy Shield compliant.
Google – Website, Gmail, Contacts & Drive
Mailchimp – Newsletter and Mailing List
Wix - Web Hosting
Wordpress – Blog Site
Facebook & Twitter - Social Media
7.0 Data Breaches
We will report any unlawful data breach of this website’s database or the database(s) of any of our third-party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.
8.0 Data Controller
The data controller of this website is: Debi Barr, Rocks n Rituals, 66 Ballymacormick Road, Bangor BT19 6AB.
9.0 Data Protection Officer
Ms Debi Barr
Owner, Reiki Training NI
Telephone: 077 2960 0085
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