This privacy notice provides you with details of how I collect and process your personal data through your use of my website adamcollinscoaching.com and in the course of any coaching relationship we enter into.
I, Adam Collins, am the data controller and I am responsible for any personal data I hold about you.
It’s very important that the information I hold about you is accurate and up to date. Please let me know if at any time your personal information changes by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Adam Collins Coaching is the trading name of Adam Collins Coaching Limited, providing services as a Personal Transformational Coach.
What data do I collect about you, for what purpose, and how do I collect it?
If you are a coaching client or potential coaching client, I will collect data about you in the form of your name, home address, email address, telephone number and video calling address (Skye, Zoom etc). The data is held within the emails or messages you may send me, the pre-coaching questionnaire you may complete, the pre coaching session questionnaires, as well as within my confidential paper notes. I will use the data you provide me with to contact you via email, video calling, mail or telephone for the purpose of communicating with you within the context of our coaching work together. I will never share your personal data with any third party for their own marketing purposes.
While using my website, I may collect information about you, such as your IP address, details about your browser and equipment. It collects this information by using cookies and other similar technologies. I may receive data from third parties, such as analytic providers like Google (based outside the EU), advertising platforms like Facebook (outside the EU) or providers of payment services such as Paypal (outside the EU).
I do not collect any sensitive data about you. Sensitive data refers to data that includes details about your race, ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data. I also do not collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.
Sharing your data - with whom and why might I share it?
From time to time I may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below:
- Service providers who provide IT and administration services.
- Professional advisers, including lawyers, bankers, auditors, accountants, insurers.
- Government bodies that require me to report processing activities.
I require all parties to whom I transfer your data to respect the security of your personal data, and to treat it in accordance with the law. I only allow such third parties to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with my instructions.
What do I do with your data, and how long do I hold on to it for?
I will only keep hold of your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes I collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting or reporting requirements.
When deciding what the correct time is to keep the data for, I loom at its amount, nature and sensitivity, potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure, the processing purposes, if these can be achieved by other means and legal requirements.
For legal and tax purposes I am required to keep basic information about my clients (including contact details, financial and transaction data) for up to seven years after they stop being clients.
In some instances I may anonymise your personal data for research or statistical purposes, in which caseI may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
Your legal rights
Under data protection laws you have rights in relations to your personal data that include the right to request access, correction, erasure, restriction transfer, to object to processing, to portability of data, and (where the lawful ground of processing is consent) to withdraw consent.
You can see more about these rights at:
If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please email me using the contact page.
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data, nor to exercise any of the other rights.
I may need to request specific information from you to help me confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. I may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up my response.
I will do my best to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take me longer than a month if your request is particularly complex, or you have made a number of requests. In this case, I will notify you.
If you are not happy with any aspect of how I collect and use your data, you have the right to complain to the Information Commisionner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). I would be grateful if you contact me first if you do have a complaint so that I can try to resolve it for you.
What about links on my website to third party sites?
What is a cookie?
A “cookie” is a piece of information stored on your computer’s hard drive which records how you move around a website. When you revisit the website, the cookie enables it to present tailored options based on the information stored from your last visit. Cookies can also be used to analyse traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes.Cookies are used by almost all websites and do not harm your computer system.
If you want to check, change or refuse what cookes you accept, this can usually be changed within your browser setting. You can disable/block cookies at any time by activating this function within your browser settings. However, if you opt to block all cookies (including essential cookies), you may not be able to access part or all of my site, and the site functionality may not work for you.
For more information on cookies, visit https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/online/cookies/