Your privacy matters
Privacy and confidentiality are hallmarks of the work that we do. The consent for and security surrounding the information provided by the coachees with whom we work is among our highest priorities - in short, we are committed to protecting your personal information.
The Climate Change Coaches are fully compliant with the current General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) guidance. This page provides further information about the data we collect, why we collect it and how we use it. It also provides guidance on what you can do if you would like to request a copy of your information, make a complaint or delete your personal information.
How we obtain personal data
Personal data may come to us in several ways. These include:
- Information provided to us through the "Get in touch" form on the website
- Information provided to us via email
- Information discussed either in person, over the internet (e.g. Skype or Zoom), or by telephone in follow up to your face to face coaching session.
- Information provided to us by a referrer (e.g. a sponsor in your company or a friend or former client) by formal letter, in person, by email or by telephone.
What personal information we collect
This will vary according to both the nature of the interaction and relationship between you and The Climate Change Coaches. Generally speaking, we may collect:
- Your full name and title
- Your home address (for clients) and business address (for companies), your email address(es) and telephone number(s)
- Your date of birth
- Psychometric data (should you share a psychometric profile with us)
- Bank account details should you enter into a financial arrangement with us for some reason (for payments and refunds)
What we do with your personal information
Your personal information is used solely to provide you with the best possible care or service.
If we work with you beyond your initial coaching session, or if you email us with information, we will keep accurate and detailed notes of our discussions. These may be both written notes or held electronically. Written notes are stored securely in a dedicated and secure locked filing cabinet and electronic records are securely stored and password protected. The Climate Change Coaches email accounts are protected using random sequence generated passwords that are changed on a regular basis and are only accessible to the individual to whom they are dedicated.
For event hosts, companies and community groups, any information that you provide, either directly or through the process of the discussions and consultations that are had will be stored securely either in paper format or as a password protected electronic file (as above).
None of this information will be shared with any third party unless we have your express consent to do so.
The sole exceptions to this rule are:
a) if we are required to share information by law
b) if your safety or that of someone else is at serious risk
Even in these highly unlikely cases, however, we will make every effort to discuss the process with you in full and walk you through anything that we have to do together.
Crucially, we will never sell or lease your personal information to any 'third parties' (such as other companies, or marketing agencies).
We also really value feedback, both in terms of helping us develop and provide better services but also to offer new coachees the opportunity to hear a little more about what we do and how we do it. We're hugely grateful for the opportunity to use use feedback as part of a 'testimonial', but wherever we would like to do this we will ask for your explicit consent before doing so. Furthermore, you will always able to rescind this consent at a later stage, including removing the feedback from our records and website.
How we store your personal information
The personal information that we hold digitally is securely stored and password protected. Any written information is held securely in a dedicated and secure locked filing cabinet in a secure location.
The right to be FORGOTTEN
You have the express right to have any of your personal information that we hold deleted or removed from our records at any time. This is called the right to be forgotten. In order to do this, we will need to make sure that the request has been made by the person to whom the information pertains and so we may ask a couple of security questions to ensure that this is the case. Requests can be made directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
Any further information can be requested at email@example.com
Please note, this privacy notice was last updated on 1st December 2018