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GDPR – Data Privacy Notice

Open Mind – Therapy (Including Open Mind – Training) 

  1. Your personal data – what is it?

Personal data relates to a living individual 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 (Paul Avard) possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data is is controlled by the General Data Protection Regulation (the ‘GDPR’), which came into law in May 2018.

  1. Who is Open Mind – Therapy (and Training)

Paul Avard is the data controller and owner of Open Mind Therapy (contact details below). This means that responsibility for your data is his responsibility. This policy sets out how your data is used, how it is processed and for what purposes.

  1. How is your personal data processed?

Open Mind – Therapy (and Training) complies with its obligations under the ‘GDPR’ by keeping personal data up to date; by storing it, and destroying it, securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect your personal data.

Your data is used for the following purposes:

  • To administer subscriptions to our newsletter
  • To notify you of future courses and other activities, and or services, related to training across a variety of topics, in which you might be interested
  • To help us to usefully respond to comments made on our blog
  • To help us in responding to requests made via the ‘contact us’ menu on the web-site
  • To help maintain accurate records of fees paid for accounting purposes and designing and carrying out further projects
  1. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?
  • We ask you to give ‘explicit’ consent, given freely and with full understanding, so that we can keep you informed about, news, activities, training sessions and other activities related to the work of Open Mind Therapy – Training via email or other electronic means
    • To this end we only process data received from people who have made contact with us via this website; through ‘contact’ us, ‘blog comments’, ‘newsletter’ or ‘email subscription’.
    • We do not sell or distribute, nor otherwise disclose, any personal data held by us, to any third-party, of any description.
  1. Sharing your personal data.

Your personal data will be treated as confidential and will not be shared for any purpose with any third-party, whatsoever.

  1. How long do we keep personal data?

We keep records until the various projects in which we are involved are completed, or until you tell us you wish to be taken off any, and or, all subscriptions to which you have variously subscribed. Or until the time the company ceases to trade. In which case all personal data will be electronically, completely and unequivocally erased.

  1. Your rights and your personal data

Unless subject to an exemption order under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data.

  • The right to request a copy of your personal data being held by Open Mind Therapy – Training
  • The right to have any data held about corrected should you feel anything held about you is incorrect
  • The right to request us to erase any personal data held by us that is no longer necessary in regards our professional relationship
  • The right to withdraw consent to us holding, or processing, any personal data at any time
  • The right, should there be a dispute between us in relation to the accuracy of the data we hold, to request a restriction be placed on further processing
  • The right to object to the use of your personal data
  • The right to lodge a complaint against us, with the Information Commissioners Office
  1. Further processing

If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this data Protection Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining the new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions. Where and whenever necessary, we will seek prior consent to the new processing.

  1. Contact Details

To exercise all your relevant rights, queries, or complaints please contact us, in the first instance by email at  or by post at 10 Greenway, Polesworth, TAMWORTH, Staffordshire, B78 1BU

Or, you can contact the Information Commissioners Office on + 44 (0) 303 123 1113 or by email at or via post at    The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF



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