Who we are
Our website address is https://www.somersetcounselling.co.uk.
What personal data is collected and why
When visitors leave comments on the site I collect the data shown in the comments form, along with the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
Contact details may be collected and held electronically if you decide to become a client; otherwise, your information will not be retained for more than one month.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
I use search engine analytics (such as Google, Bing) analytics to help monitor the number of visitors to this site, However, I do not knowingly share any data with any third parties; this would go against all my counselling beliefs.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), I also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.