Privacy Policy

Who is Cosmos Counselling

Cosmos Counselling is owned and controlled by Amanda Croft FdSc Counselling, BA (Hons), PGCE, RegMBACP (Accredited).

I am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).  My registration number is ZB267730.

Our privacy policy

Cosmos Counselling must collect and process the personal data of people I work with to provide the service I offer. This Privacy Policy document describes how I collect, use and share your data and how you can control the way I use your data.

Definitions

I have highlighted some of the words in this Privacy Policy, indicating that they have specific meanings as described below:

Personal Data

Personal Data is data about a living individual who is identifiable from the data (possibly via other data that I have or am likely to receive).

Usage Data

Usage Data is data generated through the process of using this Service (for example, your IP address and how long you remain on a web page). Usage Data is automatically collected as you progress through the site.

Cookies

Cookies are small pieces of data stored by a website on a User’s device.

Data Controller

The Data Controller is the person responsible for controlling how and why I use any personal data which is myself.

Data Processors (or Service Providers)

Data Processor (or Service Provider) means anyone person who processes data on behalf of the Data Controller.  I use various Service Providers to order to process and deliver our Service such as Wix, Google and Norton.

Data Subject

Data Subject is any living individual who is the subject of Personal Data.

User

The User is the person using our Service.

Service

The Service is this website and what it offers: https://www.cosmoscounselling.co.uk

The types of data I collect

I collect the following types of data:

Personal Data

While using this Service, I might ask you to provide elements of Personal Data. I have set out below the places where I ask for your data.

Usage Data

I also collect data about how the Service is accessed and used. This autogenerated Usage Data includes information such as your IP address, browser type and version, device type, operating system and version.

Analytics

I use Google Analytics to understand how the users interact with the Service. Google Analytics tracks your route to and through the website and does so using cookies.

Cookies

Cookies store small amounts of data on your device. I do not use or store any cookies without your consent. You can also control how your browser processes cookies in your browser settings. However, if you do not accept cookies, some of the Service might be unavailable or might not work as designed.

The data I collect

Usage Data

Every time you interact with the Service, you generate Usage Data.  I require this data to make the Service work.  I do not keep Usage Data except as below.

Website Contact Form

When you submit a contact form from the website, the details you entered are sent to me by email and stored on the server. The emails are sent and received using an encrypted connection to protect your data.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this Service may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc).  Embedded content from other websites behaves in the same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.  I have no control over the way third-party sites collect or use your data.

How long I keep your data

If you submit a form, I store the information provided for as long as required to deliver the service requested.

Sharing Data

I use the following external services and might share some of your data with them:

Wix.com

I use Wix to host this Service.  Wix offer secure hosting for every Wix website.  While I do not explicitly share any data with them, they hold and maintain the database upon which this Service relies.  Wix are fully GDPR compliant and have a privacy policy available at About Privacy | WIX 

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a service that tracks and reports how people interact with and use the Service. The service relies on tracking cookies that users must actively consent to receive. Google Analytics uses only Usage Data. I do not send any Personal Data to Google Analytics. Google’s privacy policy is available from https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

Gmail

I use Gmail to process emails. When you submit a form from this website, Wix sends the details to us by email. All emails are sent and received using encrypted connections to protect your data.  Google operates the Gmail service. Their privacy policy is Privacy Policy – Privacy & Terms – Google

Google Fonts

The site uses Google Fonts. These are downloaded when you visit our site, and Google can see your IP address. Google’s privacy policy is https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

Google Maps

I use Google Maps to display the location of the service and provide directions. When you visit the location pages your IP address is sent to Google. If you ask for directions, you are also sending location data to Google so they can give you the directions you requested. Google’s privacy policy is https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

Norton 360

I  use Norton 360 to protect this site and your IP address may be sent to Norton. Their privacy policy is at Privacy | NortonLifeLock.

Your rights under GDPR

Under GDPR, all individuals have rights over Personal Data.  You can request that I erase any Personal Data I hold about you. The right to erasure does not include any data I must keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Additional information

How we protect your data

I store and process your data on secure servers.  There is no external access to your data.  The website is built using industry-standard software, automatically updated to the current release, to help prevent data breaches.

What data breach procedures I have in place

I have never had a data breach. If I discover any infringement, I will notify all affected parties as per data protection legislation and best practice.

Change log

10/04/2018

  • Privacy policy instigated

02/04/2020

  • Privacy policy reviewed

08/08/2021

  • Privacy policy reviewed

27/05/2022

  • Privacy policy reviewed