GDPR - Data Policy Statement

TalktoKev recognises the importance of client confidentiality, especially relating to the often personal and sensitive information shared when engaging a counselling & psychotherapy service. He is subject to the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR) and the Irish Data Protection Act 2018.

He will apply appropriate protection and management of any information you share with us. The information you submit will be kept confidential and with the highest standards of security. The information you provide will be held and used in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Any personal information provided by you will only be used for the following purposes:

    • Booking appointments

    • Emergency contact information

    • General case assessment (may discuss topics or issues with my supervisor while protecting your confidentiality).

I avoid keeping detailed notes as I may be required under law to surrender records to a legal authority. I will inform you of any such request unless forbidden by law.

Where is the data stored?    In a securely locked and protected device. This can only accessed by me.

How long is data retained?     All records must be retained for a period of 7 years after the last appointment.

Your rights    You can demand to see all our records on you at any time. Please allow up to 14 days for us to provide them. If you think some information is incorrect, or not needed for the above purposes, you may request we correct or remove it. Since this is an important change, please do so in writing via registered post. Where records are held on computers, in the interest of preserving data security, we reserve the right to provide printed copies instead of electronic files.

You can demand we destroy all records we hold on you. Please allow up to 14 days for us to comply. Requests for destruction of records should be sent in writing via registered post.

Website Enquiries – GDPR Statement : Your Name , Email and phone number is used only to communicate directly with you about psychotherapy services or mental advice for which you have indicated an interest. Under no circumstances is this information passed on or shared in anyway with any other third party or used by us for any purpose other than to communicate about mental health services. Your email is NOT added to any distribution lists .

Any other information you supply to us pertaining to your participation in counselling/psychotherapy services is held under the strictest of security and in adherence with the confidentiality guidelines of the IACP.

Cookie Policy

May 19th, 2021

This cookie policy explains how talktokev.com uses cookies and similar technologies to recognise you when you visit our website at https://www.talktokev.com It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them.

In some cases we may use cookies to collect personal information, or that becomes personal information if we combine it with other information.

What are cookies? Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used websites work, or to work more efficiently as well as to provide reporting information.

Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, Kevin O'Sullivan) are called first-party cookies. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called "third-party cookies". Third-party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and Analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer when you visit the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.


Why do we use cookies? We use first and third-party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for websites to operate, and we refer to these as "essential" or "strictly necessary cookies".Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our online properties. Third-parties serve cookies through our websites for advertising purposes. This is described in more detail below.

The specific types of first and third-party cookies served through our websites and the purposes they perform are described below (please note that the specific cookies served me vary depending on the specific online properties you visit ):

How can I control cookies? You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie rights by setting your preferences in the cookie consent manager. The cookie consent manager allows you to select which categories of cookies you accept or reject. Essential cookies cannot be rejected as they are strictly necessary to provide you with services. The cookie consent manager can be found in on our website if you choose to reject cookies you may still use our website so so you're very your access to some functionality and areas of our website may be restricted. You may also set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls controls very from browser to browser, you should visit your browser's help menu for more information. In addition most advertising networks offer you away to opt-out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information please visit http://wwwaboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.

This specific types of first and third-party cookies served through our websites and the purposes they perform are described below (please note that the specific cookies served me vary depending on the specific online properties you visit ):

Essential Website Cookies
Essential website cookies strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our websites and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas.

What about other tracking technologies like web Beacons? Cookies are not the only way to recognise or track visitors to our website. We may use other, similar technologies from time-to-time, like web Beacons (sometimes called "tracking pixels" or "clear GIFs") These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognise when someone has visited our websites are opened an email including them. This allows us, for example to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within a website to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to the website from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of email Marketing campaigns. In many instances these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly and so declining cookies will impair their functioning .

Do you use Flash cookies or local shared objects? Websites may also use so-called "flash cookies" (which are also known as local shared objects or "LSOs") to, among other things, collect and store information about your use of our services, fraud prevention and for other site operations.

If you do not want flash cookies stored on your computer you can adjust the settings of your Flash Player to block Flash Cookies storage using the tools contained in the website storage panels setting panel. You can also control Flash Cookies by going to the global storage settings panel and the following the instructions (which may include instructions that explain for example how to delete existing flash cookies (referred to "information" on the macromedia site), how to prevent flash LFOs from being placed on your computer without your being asked, and (for Flash Player 8 and later) how to block the operator of the page you are on at the time).

Please note that setting the Flash Player to restrict or limit acceptance of Flash cookies may reduce or impede the functionality of some flash applications including potentially flash applications used in connection with our services .

Do you serve targeted advertising? Third parties may serve cookies on your computer or mobile device to serve advertising through our websites. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertising. This can be to collect information about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services of potential interest to you. The information collected through this process does not enable us to us or them to identify your name, contact details, or other details that directly identify you unless you choose to provide these.

How often will you update this cookie policy? We may update this policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational legal or regulatory reasons. Please therefore revisit this cookie policy regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies.

The date at the top of this cookie policy indicates when it was last updated.

Can I get further information? if you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies please contact us via our contact form.





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