Practical Data Protection for Complementary Therapists, Personal Trainers and Personal Coaches

By: Computer Law Training Limited  03/11/2010
Keywords: data protection, compliance, Complementary Therapy

Half-Day Course in Practical Data Protection for Complementary Therapists, Personal Trainers, Personal Coaches - August 27th, 2011

Have you ever wondered whether your business should be registered with the Information Commissioner?  (Or maybe you’ve never heard of the Information Commissioner?)

You could be breaking the law if you keep information about your customers without registering.  Worse still, you could be damaging your relationship with your clients.  It doesn’t matter whether you have a full-time clinic or a couple of clients one afternoon a month.  In a business like yours there has to be complete trust between therapist and client; if your clients don’t know what you’re doing with their personal details, you could lose that trust.

You need to know the legal requirements and how to comply with them – and also what could happen if you don’t comply.  On this course you’ll learn that and more:

  • **Who needs to register with the Information Commissioner, who doesn’t, and how to do it
  • **What personal data you’re allowed to collect, and how to collect and use it legally
  • **How to handle young people's personal data
  • **What precautions you should take if you need to share information with other health-related professionals
  • **Where you can store clients’ data, and for how long – and how to keep it safe
  • **How to use personal data for marketing without upsetting your clients or breaking the law
  • **How to safely handle requests from your clients or other enquirers for data you hold.

The approach taken in this course is that you need to know the legal requirements and how to comply with them.  You also need to know the possible consequences of non-compliance.  From this position you can decide how much resource to commit to compliance and which aspects to focus on.

This course is designed specifically for the unique requirements of Health, Wellbeing and Fitness practitioners, and will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about Data Protection but didn’t know you should ask. It’s  being given by Tim Musson, Managing Director of Computer Law Training Ltd., a Data Protection and Electronic Commerce Law training and consultancy firm.  Tim has a Master’s degree (LLM) in IT and Telecomms Law and over 30 years’ experience of training in Information Systems, Information Management and Computer Law .

The course will be held at Delta House, just 200 yards from Livingston North Station, which is 20 minutes by train from Edinburgh, Haymarket.  The course will run on Saturday 27th August 2011, 10.00-13.30. There are just 12 places available at £50 each, so book your place today at

If you have any questions about the course or would like to explore alternative dates please contact Tim Musson at [email protected]

Keywords: Complementary Therapy, compliance, data protection

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