The DPA & GDPR May 2018
We and this website complies to the DPA (Data Protection Act 1998) and already complies to the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which comes into effect from May 2018. We will update this policy accordingly after the completion of the UK's exit from the European Union.
Your Confidentiality in the Case of Infection (GDPR)
If you have tested positive for the coronavirus, or I am notified that either you or if I have encounter Coronavirus. I may be required to notify local health authorities that you have been in the therapy base or have to submit your data to the track and trace system following Governments procedures (GDPR). If I must report this, or submit your data, I will only provide the minimum information necessary for their data collection and will not go into any details about the reason(s) for our visits .
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Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors or use the cookie control system if available upon their first visit.
Website Visitor Tracking
This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. The software will save a cookie to your computers hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information.
Adverts and Sponsored Links
This website may contain sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through our advertising partners, to whom may have detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve.
Downloads & Media Files
Any downloadable documents, files or media made available on this website are provided to users at their own risk. While all precautions have been undertaken to ensure only genuine downloads are available users are advised to verify their authenticity using third party anti virus software or similar applications.
We accept no responsibility for third party downloads and downloads provided by external third party websites and advise users to verify their authenticity using third party anti virus software or similar application.
Contact & Communication With us
Users contacting this us through this website and visiting us in the centre do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use.
Where we have clearly stated and made you aware of the fact, and where you have given your express permission, we may use your details to send you products/services information through a mailing list system. This is done in accordance with the regulations named in 'The policy' above.
Email Mailing List & Marketing Messages
We operate an email mailing list program, used to inform subscribers about products, services and/or news we supply/publish. Users can subscribe through an online automated process where they have given their explicit permission. Subscriber personal details are collected, processed, managed and stored in accordance with the regulations named in 'The policy' above. Subscribers can unsubscribe at any time through an automated online service, or if not available, other means as detailed in the footer of sent marketing messages (or unsubscribe from all Mailchimp lists). The type and content of marketing messages subscribers receive, and if it may contain third party content, is clearly outlined at the point of subscription.
Email marketing messages may contain tracking beacons / tracked clickable links or similar server technologies in order to track subscriber activity within email marketing messages. Where used, such marketing messages may record a range of subscriber data relating to engagement, geographic, demographics and already stored subscriber data.
External Website Links & Third Parties
Although we only look to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website.
Shortened URL's; URL shortening is a technique used on the web to shorten URL's (Uniform Resource Locators) to something substantially shorter. This technique is especially used in social media and looks similar to this (example: http://bit.ly/zyVUBo). Users should take caution before clicking on shortened URL links and verify their authenticity before proceeding.
We cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite our best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and we cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.
Social Media Policy & Usage
We adopt a Social Media Policy to ensure our business and our staff conduct themselves accordingly online. While we may have official profiles on social media platforms users are advised to verify authenticity of such profiles before engaging with, or sharing information with such profiles. We will never ask for user passwords or personal details on social media platforms. Users are advised to conduct themselves appropriately when engaging with us on social media.
There may be instances where our website features social sharing buttons, which help share web content directly from web pages to the respective social media platforms. You use social sharing buttons at your own discretion and accept that doing so may publish content to your social media profile feed or page. You can find further information about some social media privacy and usage policies in the resources section below.
Release of Liability, Waiver of all Possible Claims and Assumption of Risk
**Please review before signing**
I hereby acknowledge that I have agreed to meet with Melanie Warburton, meTIME massage therapy (the “MTMT”), at St johns business centre ,west vale (the “Facility”), for the purpose of receiving hands on Massage therapy treatments (the “Services”).
I acknowledge and accept that there is a risk that I could be exposed to COVID-19 while attending at ST john’s business centre. I also acknowledge and accept that while receiving services, the MTMT may need to be closer than the recommended social distancing guidelines to assess and/or treat me. I acknowledge and confirm that I am willing to accept this risk as a condition of attending at the Facility to receive services from the MTMT.
In consideration of the MTMT agreeing to see me in person at the Facility, I agree to release the MTMT and the Facility, their officers, directors, employees, agents and volunteers (the “Releases”) from any and all causes of action, claims, demands, requests, damages or any recourse whatsoever in respect of any personal injuries or other damages which may occur or arise as a result of exposure to COVID-19 during my visit to the Facility and/or through the provision of services to me by the MTMT.
I do hereby acknowledge and agree that notwithstanding the generality of the foregoing, I declare that I will not commence litigation or otherwise seek to recover damages or other compensation against the Releases based on any action, claim, demand, request, loss or any recourse whatsoever arising from any potential or actual exposure to COVID-19 while attending at the Facility and/or through the provision of services to me by the MTMT. I further acknowledge that the Releases can rely on this Release of Liability, Waiver of all Possible Claims and Assumption of Risk as a complete defence to any and all claims, damages, causes of action, or recourse or liability that may arise at any time.
I have carefully reviewed this Release of Liability, Waiver of all Possible Claims and Assumption of Risk and acknowledge that I fully understand the terms as set out above. I acknowledge that I am signing this Release of Liability, Waiver of all Possibilities .
INFORMED CONSENT FOR IN-PERSON SERVICES DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
This document contains important information about our decision (yours and mine) to have massage therapy treatments considering the COVID-19 pandemic 2020/21.
Please read this carefully and let me know if you have any questions. When you sign this document, it will be an official agreement between us.
Decision to Meet Face-to-Face and undertake your massage therapy appointment.
We have agreed to meet in person for therapy. If there is a resurgence of the pandemic or if other health concerns arise, however, I may require cancelling your appointment. If you have concerns, we will talk about it first and try to address any issues. You understand that, if I believe it is necessary, I may determine that we re-arrange your appointment booked with meTIME massage therapy for everyone’s well-being.
If you decide at any time that you would feel safer waiting for your appointments or you are showing symptoms, I will respect that decision, if it is feasible and clinically appropriate.
Treatments being offered to you during COVID-19 pandemic.
During this uncertain time, I have taken the decision to limit the treatment I will provide to clients, as the Therapy is close contact and can be transmitted face to face following FHT, IFA and GOV.COM GUIDELINES. Do not worry they will not be gone forever – below are treatments that will be available to you until further notice –
· Swedish Back, neck, and shoulders (face down) or full body (wearing mask, client, and therapist)
· Aromatherapy back, neck and shoulders (face down) or full body (wearing mask, client, and therapist)
· Kinetic chain release KCR (Clothed and face masks worn client and therapist)
· Dry cupping therapy (face down)
· Head & neck massage
Your Responsibility to Minimize Your Exposure
To obtain services in person, you agree to take certain precautions which will help keep everyone (you, me, and our families, [my other staff] and other clients) safer from exposure, sickness and possible death. If you do not adhere to these safeguards, it may result in termination of your therapy.
· You will only keep your in-person appointment if you are symptom free.
· If you have symptoms of the coronavirus, you agree to cancel the appointment ASAP. If you wish to cancel for this reason, I will charge you our normal cancellation fee.
· You will wait in your car or outside until no earlier than 5 minutes before our appointment time.
· You will wear a face mask within the treatment room and face to face consultations.
· You will use alcohol-based hand sanitizer when you enter and leave the therapy room.
· You will bring a bottle of water with you for your aftercare.
· You will have a quick temperature check upon arrival for test and trace purposes.
· You will use the WC toilet facilities before you arrive for your appointment to reduce spread of the coronavirus and infection control.
· You will adhere to the safe distancing precautions we have set up in the therapy room and the main building.
My Commitment to Minimize Exposure
My practice has taken steps to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus within the therapy room to keep you and I safe and well.
· I will be wearing PPE face masks, visor, and aprons appropriate to treatments.
· I will have regular covid tests.
· I will sanitize my hands, wrists forearms and elbows before and after each client.
· Office seating and equipment used in the therapy room has been arranged for appropriate physical distancing.
· The clients seating in the therapy room is disinfected after each client.
· Hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol is available in the therapy room.
· I will schedule appointments at specific intervals to minimize the number of people in the waiting room and cleaning time.
· I ask all clients to wait in their cars or outside until no earlier than 5 minutes before their appointment times. Do not arrive earlier than needed.
· Credit card, pads, pens, and other areas that are commonly touched are thoroughly sanitized after each use.
· I will ensure the therapy room is well ventilated through the day.
· Tissues and rubbish bins are easily accessed. Rubbish is disposed of on a frequent basis.
· Common areas are thoroughly disinfected at the end of each day.
· The Therapy couch is disinfected before and after each treatment.
If You or I Are Sick
You understand that I am committed to keeping you, me, and all our families safe from the spread of this virus.
If you show up for an appointment and I believe that you have a fever (temperature check) or other symptoms /coughing /colds, or believe you have been exposed, I will have to require you to leave the therapy room immediately. We can follow up with any follow up appointments through telephone communications as appropriate.
If I test positive for the coronavirus, I will be shielding according to Gov.com and notify test and trace, I will notify you so that you can take appropriate precautions.