I know this isn’t the most exciting thing you will ever read but it will clearly explain how I use your data and protect your privacy.

Who we are

Our website address is: https://rodwellhypnotherapy.co.uk. This website is also accessed via www.rodwellhypnotherapy.com, www.emmarodwell.co.uk and www.emmarodwell.com and this Privacy Policy covers all websites and social media accounts linked to Rodwell Hypnotherapy.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Analytical information about who visits my website and what pages they look at are collected anonymously via clicky.com and Google analytics. This information is purely for me to see which pages get the most visitors so I can update their content more frequently.

Who we share your data with

I will not share your data with anyone unless I am legally enforced to do so by a ruling court of law.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Clients data will be kept in line with legal requirements and will be stored according to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, or are or have been a client you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact details and additional information

Obviously in order to provide you with therapeutic support I need to collect certain personal information from you. For example when you contact me I may ask for your name and some personal details about you or your child’s issue(s). When you proceed to work with me I will ask for your name, address, telephone number, date of birth, email address, and other data that could directly or indirectly identify you. This will all be stored securely and is compliant with GDPR.

How we protect your data

Your personal information is kept private and secure in line with GDPR legislation.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If there is a data breach you and any relevant authorities would be informed as soon as possible. We would also review what happened and put in place improvements to ensure it doesn’t happen again.

What third parties we receive data from

The analytics information as outlined above in Who we share your data with.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

I will not share your details with anyone unless I am legally enforced to do so by a ruling court of law.


We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Updated: 5.7.18

Well done if you read this far. Now go and have some fun! With all good wishes, Emma.