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Website Privacy Policy



This privacy policy covers Rivermeet Counselling and its website at

It applies to information collected about visitors to the website. 


I respect the personal data you supply to this website and will not disclose your personal data to third parties under any circumstances, unless required to do so by law. I will not provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing. 


I am committed to the principles of data protection and privacy and carry out business in compliance with the UK Data Protection Act (DPA)1998, the UK Privacy and Electronic Communications Legislation of October 2003, the EU e-Privacy Directive and the EU General Data protection Regulation (GDPR) 2016/679.


Site Visitor tracking

When someone visits, a third party service, Google Analytics, is used to track user interaction, e.g.  to assess the number of people visiting this site, how they find and use the web pages and to understand their journey through the website.  Although GA records data such as your geographical location, device, Internet browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to Riversmeet Counselling. Google Analytics also records your computer’s IP address, which could be used to personally identify you, but Google do not grant Riversmeet Counselling access to this. 

The information generated relating to the website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google and Microsoft will store this information. Google's privacy policy is available at:

Microsoft’s privacy policy is available at

Google Analytics  makes use of cookies, details of which can be found on Google’s developer guides. If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, then we recommend you visit for detailed guidance. You can find out more about Google Analytics cookies here:


Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies.  For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.  Disabling cookies on your Internet browser will stop GA from tracking any part of your visit to pages within this website.  


Contact forms and email links

Should you choose to contact Riversmeet Counselling using the contact form on my Contact Me pageor an email link like this one, none of the data that you supply will be stored by this website or passed to / be processed by any of the third party data processors. Instead the data will be collated into an email and sent to me over the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP).  My SMTP servers are protected by TLS (sometimes known as SSL) meaning that the email content is encrypted using SHA-2, 256-bit cryptography before being sent across the Internet.  My local computers and devices then decrypt the email content.


Website server

This website is hosted by  Here is a link to their Privacy Policy.


Links to other websites

This website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave the site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, I cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites.


Storage of personal data

I do not store personal data from users of this website.


Security of your personal information

Reasonable technical and organisational precautions will be taken to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.  Of course, data transmission over the Internet is inherently insecure, and I cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the Internet.



Data Protection Controller

The data protection controller / officer of this website is:  Paula Annels at Riversmeet Counselling. who is registered and operates from:
45b High Street


RG29 1LF

Tel:   07512 684978



If you have any questions about this privacy policy or treatment of your personal information, please write/email me using the contact details above.


A full list of what information I control and process and for what purposes is set out in my notification with the Information Commissioner's Register of Data Controllers. My registration number is Z7078162. You can view the registration at the Information Commissioner's website.



Updating information

Please let me know if the personal information held about you needs to be corrected or updated.


Policy amendments

This privacy policy may be updated from time-to-time by posting a new version on the website.  Please  check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes. 





Privacy policy added

Dec 2020 review

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