Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is for the website and is presented by Ruth Shaw. This document outlines the responsibilities and rights of the individuals who choose to use it.

This policy sets out different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations, rights & 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.


The website and its owner takes a proactive approach to user privacy and ensures 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.

The information contained in this website is for general information and for the purpose of informing customers about their purchase process in undertaking services from Ruth Shaw Counselling. The information is provided by Ruth Shaw Counselling and we endeavour to keep all information up to date and correct. However, we reserve the right to revoke information upon our discretion. We make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability regarding the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

Through this website we present the ability for you to link to other websites which are not under the control of Ruth Shaw Counselling. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of external sites linked to through . The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse any views expressed within them.


Users contacting and/or its owner do so at their own discretion. Any personal information provided through contact form submissions or direct contact made to Ruth Shaw Counselling via telephone, email, social media or any other communication method will remain secure within the application used by Ruth Shaw Counselling to process that information. For example, by emailing Ruth Shaw Counselling your email address and any information you provide on that email communication will be stored by Ruth Shaw Counselling, using the secure email service provider chosen by Ruth Shaw Counselling. You will also, by making this communication with Ruth Shaw Counselling, be agreeing to Ruth Shaw Counselling making contact with you directly for the purposes outlined in your initial communication. Ruth Shaw Counselling will not add you to a mailing list, or pass your information onto a third party as a result of this communication. You will also not be contacted directly by Ruth Shaw Counselling regarding matters outside of the initial subject area unless deemed by Ruth Shaw Counselling as an area of immediate interest relating to the benefit of yourself or your business. After three years of continued non-contact, your personal information will be deleted. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email submission process, including using reputable secure services, hosting and password security regarding access to the information provided.

This is by no means an entire list of your user rights in regard to receiving email marketing material. If you would like to find out more about your communication rights, please visit

If you would like to remove your information after having contacted Ruth Shaw Counselling in this way, please contact me directly on [email protected] and I will remove your information within 30 days honouring the right to be forgotten under the GDPR.


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, similar to;

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.


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.


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].

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.


This website uses tracking information and analytical software to review performance and assist in improving both the website and the marketing activity used to attract people to this website. This information does not carry personal details or information which could render an individual identifiable. This information is used to profile data such as the location website traffic is coming from or the pages that are most well used within the website. This information is gathered on this website by the use of cookies. When visiting this website, you have the option to restrict the use of cookies for the duration of your visit by choosing to not opt into the pop-up option at the top of the screen. Please be aware, this may cause some elements of the site to be restricted in functionality.


If you have made contact with Ruth Shaw Counselling or believe that Ruth Shaw Counselling retains your data you have the right to the following:

– The right to be informed on the data held.

– The right of access to information held.

– The right to erasure of data held on you.

– The right to restrict processing of your data.

– The right to data portability.

– The right to object.

– The right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling of identifiable data.

If you would like any more information on your data rights, or you think this website is in breach of your data rights you can contact

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Ruth Shaw Counselling is a sole trader business owned and managed by Ruth Shaw. [please contact directly for further information].