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Privacy & Data Protection Policy

London Hypnotherapy Academy Privacy Policy

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)

1.0 Cookie policy

1.1 LHA Website

This site uses Google Analytics to track website usage. We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages.

Although Google Analytics 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.

GA makes use of cookies, details of which can be found on Google’s developer guides.

Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop GA from tracking any part of your visit to pages within this website.

1.2 Hypno Vault

The Hypno Vault is a members only area for students enrolled at LHA.Your first and last name, login name and email address are stored on this website server and this website uses cookies to enable you to remain logged in.If you choose to disable cookies in your internet browser, then you will not be remembered by this website and you will have to log in every time you wish to access the student’s area.

2.0 Articles 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 this website’s 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. Only the name you provide will be shown on the public-facing website.

2.1 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 using the email address that you commented with.

2.2 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 this website.

3.0 Contact forms, email links and phone messages

3.1 Should you choose to contact LHA using the contact form on the Contact page, Discovery Day page or by clicking a link to email us directly none of the data that you supply will be stored by this website or passed to / be processed by any of the third party data processors.

3.2 Phone messages are processed by Best Reception.Your enquiry, name, email address and phone number are logged and then sent to us via email.

3.3 Email is stored on our encrypted, password protected computer as well as the email server.

3.4 Text messages are stored on a password protected phone.

3.5 If you book a free consultation with me through my website your details will be processed by Calendly and synched to my Google calendar.

We would suggest that you always consider email and text messages as insecure media and not include personal, confidential or otherwise sensitive information within them.

All phone and email communications listed above will be stored for 1 year, after which they will be deleted.To request that they deleted before this time frame please email [email protected]

4.0 Email newsletter

When you enrol in a class at LHA (either for the practitioner diploma or a CPD), the email address that you provide to us will be forwarded to MailChimp who provide us with email marketing services. MailChimp is a third party data processor.

4.1 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 address that is subscribed to the mailing list.

While your email address remains within the MailChimp database, you will receive periodic (approximately one per month) newsletter-style emails from us.

5.0 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 mentioned above. The companies that are based in the US are EU-U.S Privacy Shield compliant.

5.1 Payment Data Processors

When you pay to attend a course your payment information is processed by the one of the following third party payment processors.Again these companies have been carefully chosen and comply with the legislation mentioned above.

6.0 Data Breeches

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.

7.0 The Right to Be Forgotten

If you wish to exercise your right the erasure LHA commits to removing all of your identifiable data within 30 days.If you exercise this right LHA will no longer have any record of any courses that you attended and will not be able to serve as a reference to any accrediting body.

8.0 Data Controller

The data controller of this website is: Lorraine McReight trading as the London Hypnotherapy Academy.

Whose trading offices are:

421 Durnsford Rd

Wimbledon

SW19 8EE

Registered with the ICO under the reference ZA256850

9.0 Data Protection Officer

Ms. Lorraine McReight
London Hypnotherapy Academy
Telephone: 020 8947 3360
Email: [email protected]

10.0 Changes to our privacy policy

This privacy policy may change from time to time in-line with legislation or industry developments. We will not explicitly inform our clients or website users of these changes. Instead, we recommend that you check this page occasionally for any policy changes. We will clearly explain any policy changes in a log below.




London Hypnotherapy Academy Privacy policy

1. Introduction

1.1 We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors and service users.

1.2 This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of our website visitors and service users; in other words, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data.

1.3 By using our services/website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

1.4 In this policy, "we", "us" and "our" refer to London Hypnotherapy Academy. .


2. Credit

2.1 This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal (https://seqlegal.com).


3. How we use your personal data

3.1 In this Section 3 we have set out:

(a) the general categories of personal data that we may process;

(b) the purposes for which we may process personal data; and

(c) the legal bases of the processing.

3.2 We may process data about your use of our website and services ("usage data"). The usage data may include our IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use. The source of the usage data is Google analytics. As this is third party aggregate data we do not need a legal basis to process it.If you wish to not be tracked by Google analytics you can disable cookies in your internet browser.

3.3 We may process your account data ("account data"). The account data may include your login, name and email address. You provide us with the information needed to create these accounts. The account data may be processed for the purposes of operating our website, providing our services, ensuring the security of our website and services, maintaining back-ups of our databases and communicating with you. The legal basis for this processing is contract, as you are our student.

3.4 We may process your personal data that are provided in the course of the use of our services ("service data"). The service data may include your name, address, phone number, previous education and vocational qualifications. This information is information that you provide to us. The service data may be processed for providing our services and communicating with you. The legal basis for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract.

3.5 We may process information that you post for publication through our services ("publication data"). The publication data may be processed for the purposes of enabling such publication and administering our website and services. The legal basis for this processing is consent.

3.6 We may process information contained in any enquiry you submit to us regarding services ("enquiry data"). The enquiry data may be processed for the purposes of offering, marketing and selling relevant services to you. The legal basis for this processing is consent.

3.7 We may process information relating to transactions, including purchases of courses, that you enter into with us ("transaction data"). The transaction data may include your contact details, your card details and the transaction details. The transaction data may be processed for the purpose of supplying the purchased services and keeping proper records of those transactions. The legal basis for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract.

3.8 We may process information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and/or newsletters ("notification data"). The notification data may be processed for the purposes of sending you the relevant newsletters. The legal basis for this processing is legitimate interests.

3.9 We may process any of your personal data identified in this policy where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the protection and assertion of our legal rights, your legal rights and the legal rights of others.

3.10 We may process any of your personal data identified in this policy where necessary for the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, or obtaining professional advice. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper protection of our business against risks.

3.11 In addition to the specific purposes for which we may process your personal data set out in this Section 3, we may also process any of your personal data where such processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.

3.12 Please do not supply any other person's personal data to us.


4. Providing your personal data to others.

4.1 We may disclose your personal data to our insurers and/or professional advisers insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, obtaining professional advice, or the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.

4.2 We may disclose your name and email address to Mailchimp identified at http://www.mailchimp.com as reasonably necessary for sending out mailing list emails (Privacy policy).

4.3 We may disclose your name and email address to FaceBook identified at http://www.facebook.com as reasonably necessary for adding you to the private LHA students group (Privacy policy).

4.4 Phonecalls to the reception service are processed by Best Reception.Your name and phone number will need to be disclosed to them in order for us to communicate with you. (Privacy Policy)

4.5 Financial transactions relating to services are handled by our payment services providers, WorldPay and PayPal. We will share transaction data with our payment services providers only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing your payments, refunding such payments and dealing with complaints and queries relating to such payments and refunds. You can find information about the payment services providers' privacy policies and practices at https://www.worldpay.com/uk/privacy-policy and https://www.paypal.com/en/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full

4.6 In addition to the specific disclosures of personal data set out in this Section 4, we may disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person. We may also disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.

4.7 These third parties have been carefully chosen and all of them comply with the legislation mentioned above. The companies that are based in the US are EU-U.S Privacy Shield compliant.


5. Retaining and deleting personal data

5.1 This section sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal data.

5.2 Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.

5.3 We will retain your personal data as follows:

(a) Mailing list information will be kept until we either stop using Mailchimp to process our email mailing list or your request to be removed from this mailing list.

(b) The period of retention of student enrolment information including qualifications attained will be determined based on information provided to us by our insurer (currently advised as 5 years minimum).

5.4 Notwithstanding the other provisions of this section we may retain your personal data where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.


6. Amendments

6.1 We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.

6.2 You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.

6.3 We may notify you of changes to this policy by email.


7. Your rights

7.1 In this section, we have summarised the rights that you have under data protection law. Some of the rights are complex, and not all of the details have been included in our summaries. Accordingly, you should read the relevant laws and guidance from the regulatory authorities for a full explanation of these rights.

7.2 Your principal rights under data protection law are:

(a) the right to access;

(b) the right to rectification;

(c) the right to erasure;

(d) the right to restrict processing;

(e) the right to object to processing;

(f) the right to data portability;

(g) the right to complain to a supervisory authority; and

(h) the right to withdraw consent.

7.3 You have the right to confirmation as to whether or not we process your personal data and, where we do, access to the personal data, together with certain additional information. That additional information includes details of the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned and the recipients of the personal data. Providing the rights and freedoms of others are not affected, we will supply to you a copy of your personal data. The first copy will be provided free of charge, but additional copies may be subject to a reasonable fee. You can access your personal data by emailing [email protected]

7.4 You have the right to have any inaccurate personal data about you rectified and, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to have any incomplete personal data about you completed.

7.5 In some circumstances you have the right to the erasure of your personal data without undue delay. Those circumstances include: the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed; you withdraw consent to consent-based processing; you object to the processing under certain rules of applicable data protection law; the processing is for direct marketing purposes; and the personal data have been unlawfully processed. However, there are exclusions of the right to erasure. The general exclusions include where processing is necessary: for compliance with a legal obligation; or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

7.6 In some circumstances you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data. Those circumstances are: you contest the accuracy of the personal data; processing is unlawful but you oppose erasure; we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of our processing, but you require personal data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; and you have objected to processing, pending the verification of that objection. Where processing has been restricted on this basis, we may continue to store your personal data. However, we will only otherwise process it: with your consent; for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person; or for reasons of important public interest.

7.7 You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation, but only to the extent that the legal basis for the processing is that the processing is necessary for: the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of any official authority vested in us; or the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party. If you make such an objection, we will cease to process the personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

7.8 You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes (including profiling for direct marketing purposes). If you make such an objection, we will cease to process your personal data for this purpose.

7.9 To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal data is:

(a) consent; or

(b) that the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract,

and such processing is carried out by automated means, you have the right to receive your personal data from us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. However, this right does not apply where it would adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

7.10 If you consider that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.

7.11 To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal information is consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal.

7.12 You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by written notice to us at [email protected]


8. About cookies

8.1 A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

8.2 Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

8.3 Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.


We use cookies for the following purposes:

(a) authentication - we use cookies to identify you when you log into the Hypno Vault.

(b) analysis - we use cookies to help us to analyse the use and performance of our website and services such as Google Analytics

Managing cookies:

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

(a) https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);

(b) https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);

(c) http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);

(d) https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);

(e) https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and

(f) https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).


Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.


9. Our details

9.1 This website is owned and operated by Lorraine McReight, trading as the London Hypnotherapy Academy.

9.2 We are registered with the ICO with the registration reference ZA256850 and our registered office is at 421 Durnsford Rd, London, SW19 8EE.

9.3 Our principal place of business is at 421 Durnsford Rd, London, SW19 8EE

9.4 You can contact us:

(a)by post, to the postal address given above;

(b)using our website contact form;

(c)by telephone, on the contact number published on our website; or

(d)by email, using [email protected]

10. Data protection officer

Our data protection officer's contact details are: Lorraine McReight [email protected]