Art Therapy is regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). As well as reassuring the public that practitioners are working within a regulatory system which is monitored by an impartial governmental institution, the HCPC also provides clarification to the public and professional registered members, of the practitioner standards of knowledge, skills and expertise which define the specific role, requirements and expectations of an art therapist. In order to ensure that skills and knowledge are maintained the HCPC also require practitioners to maintain and update their practice in relation to these standards.
Additionally art therapists are registered and accountable to their board of ethics, The British Association of Art Therapy (BAAT) and/or UKCP registered.
GDPR > DATA PRIVACY NOTICE
Your Personal data – what is it?
Personal data relates to a living person who can be identified from that data. Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (the “GDPR”), by law from 25th May 2018.
How we use your information
We process personal data relating to the provision of art therapy services, trainings and workshops. This is to enable us to provide the services that you have requested.
The personal data includes basic identifiers such as name, address, email address and contact phone numbers. It may also include personal and family history, medical history (inclusive of any psychiatric history and or treatment) and other personal information where this information has been shared with me including IP addresses.
Collecting and using your information in this way is lawful because:
- the processing is necessary for the performance of our services to you;
- the processing is necessary for the performance of legal and professional obligations to which we are subject.
How we share your information with third parties
We will not share information about you with third parties without your consent unless the law allows this.
We may be required by law to pass on some of the personal data which we have collected under statutes (or other legislative professionals) enacted from time to time, for example if there is a court order requiring disclosure of personal data or professional obligations.
How long do we keep your personal information and how do we store it:
We only keep your information for as long as we need it or for as long as we are required by law to keep it. We keep details of your name, address, date of birth, contact telephone numbers and contact email addresses on the computer which is password protected and occasionally on the mobile telephone which is both password and finger protected.
You have the right to:
- ask for access to your personal information;
- ask for the rectification of the information we hold about you;
- ask for the erasure of information about you;
- ask for any processing of your personal information to be restricted;
- ask to receive your data in a form allowing you to transit it to another controller (portability);
- or object to processing your information.
If you want to use your rights, for example, by requesting a copy of the information, which we hold about you, please contact us at the above postal addresses or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are not happy with the outcome, you may raise a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office, whose details are as follows:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 if you prefer to use a national rate number.