Privacy Policy

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), requires all business organisations who collect and use personal information to do so in a manner that protects your privacy and rights. The GDPR covers the processing of all personal data. I treat your data with the utmost care and will only use or share it for the purposes agreed with you in advance.

I am registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) for the purposes of data protection. I will keep various personal details about you and your loved one, such as your name, address, date of birth, with general notes from our meeting together. I will sometimes use your phone number or email address to send reminders of appointment times or other information relating to a session.

Any personal or family details discussed are purely for the purposes of writing your ceremony, which you will see and approve. I will not disclose these details to anyone who is not a guest at, or connected to, your ceremony, without your express written consent. All notes taken are shredded after use. Scripts are retained on secure computer files. Printed scripts are destroyed after use except a paper copy of the script that I will send to you after the ceremony.
All personally identifiable data will be destroyed after 7 years of the ceremony taking place.

I will not give your personal data to any third party, except where required to do so by law under duress of any legal proceeding or investigation.
In an emergency, such as being admitted to hospital for example, any family information for forthcoming funerals would be passed to a Celebrant colleague them to contact you to discuss with you the way forward.

Under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) (May 2018), I am required to ask you for consent for me to keep and use this information as part of the Funeral Celebrant agreement between us. This means you can see any information I hold about you, ask for it to be changed where you consider it to be incorrect, and for it to be deleted. You can withdraw your consent at any time.

I will ask for your written confirmation in our first meeting that you give consent to me keeping and using this information in the manner described above.