This Consultancy will manage the information we collect from you with great concern for privacy and confidentiality and in accordance with current professional and legal standards. Although the security of your personal data has continuously been addressed by reference to the British Psychological Society's (BPS) Code of Conduct and the Health & Care Professionals (HPCP) Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics, the way this Consultancy handles personal information has been strengthened and made more transparent by the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements.
The GDPR requires us to identify the legal basis upon which we process your personal data. We shall proceed with your assessment and all associated activity on the basis of (a) our contract with you and (b) our legitimate interest to hold and process your personal data.
Contract - we need to process your personal data to fulfil our contractual obligations to undertake a psychological assessment, which you have agreed for us to do. We will process all personal data that you share with us for the purpose of your assessment and will do so lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner. Our processing of your personal data is, therefore, necessary if we are to fulfil our contract with you.
Legitimate Interests - as you will reasonably expect, given the context and nature of our relationship, the intended purpose for processing your personal data is to conduct a psychological assessment, which includes psychometric profiling. Inevitably, educational and occupational psychology assessments involve the processing of special category data, including information, for example, about your health, educational achievements, cognitive functioning, personality, interests and family history. Depending upon the nature of the contract with you, we have a legitimate interest to collect such personal data for the purpose of forming a professional opinion or diagnosis. In so doing, we will only collect information from you that is relevant to the purpose of undertaking that assessment and the associated and expected reporting, profiling and advising.
We should emphasise that we take our responsibility for protecting and holding your personal data very seriously and will continue to do so in accordance with our professional codes of conduct and the GDPR regulations. Following the assessment and the compilation of the final assessment report, all client questionnaires, all raw data test sheets and all other personal data will be permanently deleted/destroyed. Your final assessment report will be held electronically for 7 years within your customer record file. During this time you will be able to ask for an electronic copy of the report. Please note there may be an administration charge for this. We would therefore, strongly recommend that you keep a copy of your report securely. After this time we will not be able to supply you with a copy of your report.
When you engage in certain activities on this site, such as downloading information or making contact with us, we may ask you to provide certain information about yourself. The information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used to support your relationship with us; it will not be passed to any third party service provider.
We work closely with other organisations to perform functions on our behalf, especially processing credit card payments. They are provided with personal information necessary to perform the task and may not use it for any other purpose. We do not keep credit card information.
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