Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is for this website addictionexpertbristol.com and served by Victoria Kihlstrom and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it.

The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations and requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.

How will I use and store your data?

Your privacy is of utmost importance. I am currently taking steps to become fully GDPR compliant.

I will never share your personal details with anyone. If I need to share your details with a 3rd party for example your doctor, I will always ask for your permission first.

All personal data that I collect about you for is stored in a locked filing cabinet under a personal file under your name. My electronic devices are password protected.

I will hold this data for as long as deemed necessary by my insurance company. I will then shred any paper files and I will delete your information from my contacts list on all my electronic devices.

View, change or request deletion of your personal information

At any time, you can visit this page to request to view, update, delete your personal details or report a data breach, if you are concerned that one a has taken place.

The Website

This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies to all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.

Contact & Communication

Users contacting this website and/or its owners do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998. I also adhere to the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2018. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email submission process but advise users using such form to email processes that they do so at their own risk.

Your details are not passed on to any third parties.

External Links

Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. External links are clickable text / banner / image links to other websites.

The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.

This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

Shortened Links in Social Media

This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls [web addresses] (this is an example: http://bit.ly/zyVUBo).

Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.

Cookie Policy

This website uses cookies to better the users experience while visiting the website. Where applicable this website uses a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to the website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer / device. This complies with recent legislation requirements for websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user’s computer / device.

CookieTypeDurationDescription
comment_author_*Persistent11 monthsKeeps a copy of your author name when you've made a comment on a blog post so you don't have to add it again the next time you want to post a comment
comment_author_email_*Persistent11 monthsKeeps a copy of your email address when you've made a comment on a blog post so you don't have to add it again the next time you want to post a comment
comment_author_url_*Persistent11 monthsKeeps a copy of your website URL when you've made a comment on a blog post so you don't have to add it again the next time you want to post a comment
PHPSESSIDSessionBrowser SessionAllows the website server to track an individual around the website to display any appropriate information for that user. For example, track that the user has logged in and show them information for logged in users.
viewed_cookie_policyPersistent1 yearTracks if you have agreed to accept cookies so we don't continue to display the cookie bar.
Wordpress_clef_statePersistent1 dayUsed as part of Clef, a two factor authentication plugin
_gaPersistent2 yearsThis is a Google Analytics Cookie. It is used to distinguish users. (For more information see: Google Analytics Cookie Usage)
_gatPersistent1 minuteThis is a Google Analytics Cookie. It is used to throttle request rate. (For more information see: Google Analytics Cookie Usage)
_gidPersistent24 hoursThis is a Google Analytics Cookie. It is used to distinguish users. (For more information see: Google Analytics Cookie Usage)

Disabling Cookies

If you would like to restrict the use of cookies you can control this in your Internet browser. Links to advice on how to do this for the most popular Internet browsers are provided below for convenience and will be available for the Internet browser of your choice either online or via the software help (normally available via key F1).

Date: July 2018
Edited and customised by: Victoria Kihlstrom