Last updated: 24 May 2018
Who Am I?
My name is Jane Talbot [“I”] and I run janetalbot.com [“this website”]. You can get hold of me here: firstname.lastname@example.org. All the courses and coaching programmes I advertise on this website are offered under the umbrella of my main coaching and training business, Jane Talbot ~ Humans Resourced.
My Commitment to You
I’m committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of both visitors to this website and of people who work with me directly, either as coaching clients or delegates on my courses. It’s important for you to know that I will never sell, rent or trade email lists with other companies and businesses for marketing purposes.
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This website uses traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. Anonymised site stats are generated which show me which pages are visited most frequently, for example. The site stats are numbers only. These site stats help me to tailor my website to customer needs. I only use this anonymised data for statistical analysis purposes.
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FOLLOWING MY ADVENTURE BLOG?
If you choose to get blog updates by EMAIL ONLY by clicking on the ‘Follow‘ bottom [the button is located in the footer of my website], your email address will be held by janetalbot.com. It is held so you can receive the latest blog posts direct to your email inbox. When you supply your email address via the ‘Follow’ button, you will be sent an email and asked to confirm your subscription. When you confirm your subscription, you will also get a link to WordPress.com, where you can manage subscriptions.
If you are a WordPress blogger, and you choose to follow my blog via your WordPress Reader, your WordPress blogger User Name is collected, as well as the URL of your blog/website, and stored by janetalbot.com. If you have a Gravatar account, I can click on your selected image icon and see your Gravatar.
If you are a WordPress blogger and you follow my adventure blog, WordPress will give me the option to follow your blog too.
If you follow by email, you can unfollow my Adventure Blog at any time by clicking ‘Unfollow’ when you receive an email update. You can also go to janetalbot.com, locate the ‘Follow my Blog by Email box‘ in the footer, and enter your email address. You’ll get a message saying that you already follow the blog AND a ‘Following’ button will be flagged to you. You can manage your settings and unsubscribe via this ‘Following’ button.
If you are a WordPress blogger, you may manage your settings [including unfollowing the blog] by clicking on the ‘Follow’ button on my website [while you are signed in to WordPress.com]. A message will come up saying that you are already following this blog as well as a ‘Manage’ link. Click on ‘Manage’ and you will then be able to manage settings and unfollow my blog. Alternatively, sign in to Worpdress.com and manage your subscription direct through your WordPress Reader.
Email addresses and WordPress User Names collected via the follow button are stored securely on janetalbot.com. If you choose to follow by email only, WordPress.com notifies me by email [providing your email address within the body of the email] as well as storing it in on my website. I delete blog follower notifications from my email system as soon as I have read the email.
Your blog-following data [email address or WordPress User Name, blog/website URL] will be held for the life of the blog – or until you unsubscribe. Email data collected in this way will be used for no other purpose other than the blog updates you subscribed to.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
Through janetalbot.com you can link to other websites. I have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites, nor over their privacy/cookie policies. If you have questions about how a website uses your information, you’ll need to check that website’s privacy statement.
DID YOU SIGN-UP TO MY MAILING LIST?
If you have signed up to my mailing list, I will respect the marketing permissions you agreed to. The sign-up form for the mailing list states that I will use the information you provide to keep in touch with you about my writing, storytelling performances, courses, podcasts, webinars, coaching programmes, and news. You can change your mind about being on my mailing list at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from me, or by contacting me at email@example.com.
If you haven’t signed up to my mailing list, and you email me, I will not automatically add you to my mailing list! You need to opt in to my mailing list to be included on it. If you ask me to add you to my mailing list, I will ask you to sign up via the online sign-up form.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU PAY FOR COACHING OR A COURSE
Paying For Courses and/or Coaching through PayPal
If you are interested in 1-1 coaching or a course, the first step is to email me to arrange a ‘chemistry call’. Once we are both confident that coaching/the course is right for you, I’ll send you a PayPal booking link or invoice, as well as relevant documents [coaching contract or course booking form]. PayPal complies with general data protection regulations [GDPR]. I don’t have access to your credit/debit card details.
Other Ways of Paying for Courses and Coaching
You may also pay by direct bank transfer. Once we are both confident that coaching/the course is right for you, I’ll email you a PDF invoice and relevant documents [coaching contract or course booking form]. I will need your name and physical address for the invoice.
I keep a hard copy of invoices and PayPal receipts for my tax records. I need to keep these records for at least 5 years after the 31 January submission deadline of the relevant tax year to comply with HMRC [UK] regulations.
Terms & Conditions
You can find more information about Terms & Conditions here.
YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Your Telephone Number
If you work with me [ie. you are a coaching client or a course delegate], I will ask for your telephone number as part of the booking process. Having your telephone number means that I can contact you in case of emergencies [eg. I need to reschedule a coaching call at late notice.]
If you are a private client [coaching or course delegate], I will not store your telephone number under ‘Contacts’ on my phone. I will note your number and keep it securely [offline] until our contractual relationship has ended [including any agreed period of aftercare]. The paper record of your number will then be destroyed.
If you are a business-business contact [eg. I am a registered supplier for your organisation, I have a work contract for your organisation, or I have a long-standing supplier relationship with your organisation], I may store the details of my main contact for your organisation under ‘Contacts’ on my phone. When the business-business relationship is deemed ended, the contact details will be removed from my phone.
If you are a private client and we do coaching work via Skype, as soon as the coaching contract is concluded [the contract duration may include a mutually agreed period of aftercare], I will remove your Skype contact details from my Skype account.
Your Email Address
If you work with me [ie. you are a coaching client or a course delegate], your email address will be used as the main method of contact. When our contractual relationship is deemed ended [including any agreed period of aftercare], I will delete your email address from my email ‘address book’.
If you work with me, email trails will be deleted once our contractual relationship is deemed ended [including any agreed period of aftercare]. However, if the emails contain information relevant to our work together [eg. relevant to session notes and/or information for the coaching contract/course booking form], those emails will be printed off and stored securely for a period of 5 years. Keeping records for a period of 5 years is a requirement of my insurance provider.
Coaching Contracts and Course Booking Forms
When you book a coaching session with me, or when you book on a course, you’ll be asked to sign a coaching contract or complete a course booking form. For both coaching contracts and course booking forms, I ask for your name, email address and telephone number. This information helps me to keep in contact with you before a course starts [eg. I will email you joining instructions and manuals, where relevant] and during our working relationship.
The forms also ask for other information relevant to the work we will be doing together. This information helps me to plan my work with you and get a clearer understanding of your outcomes and expectations – and some of the challenges you hope to work through.
Coaching contracts and course booking forms will not be stored digitally, but they will be stored securely offline for a period of 5 years. This ensures I meet the terms and conditions of my professional insurance. After 5 years, the forms will be destroyed.
Both the coaching contract and booking form contain more information about data protection and confidentiality.
Coaching Session Notes
If we enter a 1-1 coaching relationship, I will need to keep secure paper [offline] records relating to our sessions. Keeping records for a period of 5 years is a requirement of my insurance provider. These records also help me to prepare for sessions with you: I review the notes from previous sessions before each new session [this is particularly helpful if there are long gaps between sessions]. The records kept are brief notes. Your name is included in the notes, the date of the session, a short description of the work carried out during the session and any ‘homework’. You may ask for a copy of these records at any time [and many clients like to take their own notes during the session too]. After a period of 5 years, these records will be destroyed.
Other Sensitive Information
If you are a coaching client, and you share sensitive personal data [e.g. details of your emotional health, physical health etc.] that relates to the work we are doing together with me by email, the email trail will be printed off and stored with your coaching session notes [see ‘Coaching Session Notes’ and ‘Your Emails’].
ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
If you want to access the personal data I hold about you, please email your request to me [Jane Talbot] at firstname.lastname@example.org
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