Privacy Policy

This privacy policy, as part of the consent form, sets out how ‘Lydia Leighton Nutrition and Wellbeing’ uses and protects any personal information that you provide us.  Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using our services, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy policy.  

Lydia Leighton Nutrition and Wellbeing is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.   

We aim at all times to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018.  This policy applies to all of our dealings with you including when you interact with our website   Our site is hosted by WordPress whose servers are located in the US, Europe and around the world.  

This privacy policy is effective from 10th July 2019 and is regularly reviewed and updated. 

By giving your consent you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy. You may withdraw your consent at any time.  

Why we collect your data: 

We collect your personal data because you give us consent to do so, to provide our independent nutrition and dietetic services to you. 

You may have opted in to receive regular newsletters. 

What we collect: 

We collect your name and email address.  We may also collect the following: 

  • Information in relation to consent and gathered during assessment;  
  • Further medical/clinical information in relation to reports from other health professionals. 

What we do with the information we gather:  

We require this information for the purpose of: 

  • Providing appropriate Nutrition and Dietetic services to you; 
  • Dealing with your enquiry if you complete our contact form; 
  • Assessing and understanding your requirements; 
  • Professional clinical record keeping of client information; 
  • Sharing information with relevant health care professionals (only when consent is given by the client). 

If you would like to keep up to date with Lydia’s ‘Eat Better Today’ blog you have the option to opt in.   We will not automatically add your email address to a database.  You can change your preferences at any time by unsubscribing. 

In exceptional circumstances information about a client may be disclosed without consent if it is in the public interest to do so. This might be in circumstances where disclosing the information is necessary to prevent a serious crime or serious harm to other people.  

Storage of your personal data: 

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place encrypted electronic systems and standard operating procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.   

Controlling your personal information: 

We will not share your information with third party marketing agencies without your consent, nor will we contact you for marketing purposes unless you give your consent or are required by law to do so.  If you consent to us contacting you for marketing purposes at any stage, you can change your mind at any time by exercising your right to ask us not to contact you by emailing us at [email protected]  

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  If you would like a copy of the information we hold, please contact Lydia Leighton at [email protected].  

Our website may, from time to time, contain links to and from other websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.  Please check before you submit any Personal Data to these websites. 

If you believe that any of the information which we hold about you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact Lydia Leighton on [email protected].   We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect. 

Records made by Lydia Leighton Nutrition and Wellbeing relating to the care of a client, will be stored for eight years (in line with British Dietetic Association Guidance for Record Keeping).  We may also be under an obligation to store your Personal Data for longer in accordance with our professional indemnity insurers requirements.   

How you can withdraw and request to be deleted from our files: 

You can withdraw consent and request to be deleted from our files if you do not wish us to make use of your personal information in this way.  To make a request please contact Lydia Leighton at [email protected]

Should you have any queries in relation to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) please contact Lydia Leighton at [email protected].   

Reviewed and updated 11/07/23