My cookie and GDPR policies tell you how I treat your data and what it is used for.


Cookies are small text files that help organise and store browsing information when people visit a website. They are not programmes, and cannot damage your computer or any files you have on it, nor can they transmit viruses. Find out more about cookies in general here.

The cookies I have as part of my site don’t collect any personal information or anything which can identify you as an individual. They don’t add you to a mailing list nor do they enable me to contact you after your visit. Mostly, they help the site work better, especially interactive parts of it, like the menus. 

The below list details the cookies used in our website.

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I use WP Visitor Statistics to check how many people have visited this site. It is designed to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), as it doesn’t collect any personal data. Please see THIS LINK for more information.

I use Mailchimp to administer my newsletter, and your name and email address will be held on their website if you sign up to receive it. Their privacy policy is HERE.

I also embed some links, adverts, or content from other websites such as Amazon. These are clearly identified, but if you click on them you may be presented with cookies from these other sites. I cannot control the dissemination or operation of these cookies and you should check with the websites they come from for more information about them.

I use Stripe to process your payments if you purchase a book from me directly. This means your financial and contact details are held on Stripe’s servers. Their privacy policy is HERE.

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If you read to the back of Their Worlds, Your Words, you’ll find that if you email me the answers to some simple questions, you can be granted permission to log in to the private area of this site to access therapy resources. Emailing me means I’m holding your personal data and Data Protection issues apply.

If you purchase books from this site, I will have access to your personal details such as name and address to enable me to fulfil your order.

My company, Yorkshire Therapies & Training Ltd, is registered with the ICO –

I am both the Data Controller and the Data Protection Officer. My contact details are; Debbie Waller, email phone 01977 678593.

You have no legal requirement to share any information with me, but if you do not do so you will not be able to access the extra resources or purchase books.

The information about you that I collect comes from you when you email me or place an order. The purpose of collecting personal information from you is to give you extra resources for working with your clients or fulfilling your order.

The categories of data/information I collect include your name and email address.
The lawful basis for my collecting and processing this data is legitimate interests or contact. If you email, phone or contact me via social media with enquiries or to request access to the private area of this site, it is a legitimate interest of my business to use your contact details to reply to you or to provide that access. If you purchase a book, we have a contract which I use your personal details to complete.

I am the only person who has access to this information unless
– there is a legal requirement for me to share the information (e.g. a court order or
a warrant is issued)
– you ask me in writing to share your information with someone else
– I am temporarily or permanently rendered incapable of acting (e.g., by ill health or death) in which case my therapeutic executor (David Waller) will be given access to your contact details.

I keep the information you give me as long as you want to be able to log in to the site.

You have rights over the information I hold about you. These are
– Portability – you can ask me to send your information to someone else
– Rectification – if you think my records are wrong you can ask me to change them
– Erasure – in some circumstances you can ask me to remove your details from my
records (this is sometimes called ‘the right to be forgotten’)
– Fair profiling – you can ask that any processes I automate are done by a person
instead of a computer. I don’t automate any information processing on this site.
– Right of access – you can have a copy of the information I hold at any time, by
requesting it in writing. If you do this it will be provided within 30 days and free of
– Restricting processing – in some circumstances you can request that I stop
processing your information
– Objection – you can object to the way I process information (e.g. if it is used to send
you direct marketing you don’t want to receive) and you can ask me to stop using it
in that way
– Information – you have the right to understand how I collect and process your
information (hence this privacy notice)
You can learn more about your GDPR rights on

You can withdraw your permission for me to use your information at any time. You have a right to complain to the ICO if you have any problem with the way I store or use your data, or if you do not think your rights are being respected.