Who we are
This website address is: https://chrissharpcounselling.com and is secured by end-to-end SSL encryption of data (look for the padlock in the address bar).
(NOTE: chrissharpcounselling.co.uk also redirects here)
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Cookies are used for essential functionality and for Google Analytics measurement. You can opt out of analyics cookies by selecting “no” in the cookie bar at the bottom of this website.
If you leave a comment on this 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.
When visitors leave comments on the site, the data shown in the comments form is collected, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string is logged to help spam detection.
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.
How long we retain your data
Cookie data is stored for as little time as necessary. Most functional cookies will be deleted at the end of your session. Analytics cookies typically last for around one month.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
Personal data used for bookings are retained for five years for insurance reasons.
What rights you have over your data
If you have booked an appointment or left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me.
You can also request that I erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data I am 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.
All personal data used for bookings are held on file in paper format. Emails between yourself and Chris Sharp may be kept on the email server indefinitely.
How we protect your data
This website is protected by end-to-end SSL encryption, securing the data you send and receive via this website.
I retain non-identifying information in other documents for the purposes of tracking client hours, payments, client feedback, etc. These documents are password protected.