This privacy policy sets out how I use and protect any personal data I may collect from you or you provide to me.  I am committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.

The data controller for your data is Dr Elaine Hickmott.

Disclosure of your data

I will never sell your data, will always keep your details secure and will never share them with any third parties for marketing purposes.

What I collect

I collect personal data which is limited to the type found on a typical business card; first name, last name, job title, organisation name, address, email, and telephone numbers.

If you contact me, I may keep a record of that correspondence.  If you send me personal information which identifies you via email, I may keep your email and email address.

What I do with the personal information I collect

Your data will be used for the purposes indicated when you submit the data or as detailed under this privacy policy.  Also, in order for me to provide the products, content, information or services you request, I need your personal data.  I use the personal data that I collect to communicate with you, deliver what you request, improve my service, and to present other information/content or my other product/service offerings which may be of interest.

To communicate with you:  I may use your personal data to send you important notices, such as communications about our transactions or changes to my terms, conditions, policies, and/or other internal purposes.

To deliver what you request:  I use your personal data to provide the products, information, content or services you request; to enable me to carry out my obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and me.

To improve my service:   I use your personal data to update and enhance my records, for internal record keeping and to respond to your enquiries.  I may use data to compile information relating to your use of my products and services and make recommendations about products/services and other areas that may interest you.  I may invite you to participate in my research studies or to contribute to content.

To present additional information/offerings that may be of interest to you:  I may contact you to make you aware of other additional products, information, content or services offered by me that may be of interest to you.

Legal basis for processing your personal data

I use the personal data you provide and I collect to supply you with high-quality products, information, content and services.  My legal bases for processing your data are as follows:

  • Clients:  Legal basis is contract.
  • Website/blog users and social media contacts:  Legal basis is legitimate interest.
  • Marketing to prospective clients and business contacts: Legal basis is legitimate interest.

In certain circumstances, I may use the lawful basis if I need to process personal data to comply with a common law or statutory obligation.

How long I keep your personal data

I retain your personal data for the duration of our business relationship.  I hold your information only as long as necessary for each purpose we use it, unless I have obtained your consent to use for another or similar purpose.

Your rights

You have the right to ask me not to process your personal data for marketing purposes.  Please contact me via my website contact form or email me at if you want your personal data erased or if you no longer wish for me to communicate with you for marketing purposes.

Controlling your personal information


You may request details of personal information which I hold about you under the Data Protection Act. If you would like a copy of the information held on you or have any related queries please contact me via

Please note that excessive or repetitive requests for the same data plus requests for multiple copies of the same data will incur an administrative fee.


If you believe that any information I am holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email me as soon as possible, at the above email address.  I will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.  I will take reasonable steps to create an accurate record of any personal data you have submitted.  However, I do not assume responsibility for confirming the ongoing accuracy of your personal data.

Website and cookies

My website is hosted at, which is run by Automattic Inc. I use a standard WordPress service to collect anonymous information about users’ activity on the site, for example, the number of users viewing pages on the site.

WordPress requires visitors that want to post a comment to enter a name and email address.  If you wish to follow my blog on the same website, and you are not already a subscriber to WordPress, WordPress will also ask for your name and email address.

For more information about how WordPress processes data, please see Automattic’s privacy notice.

My website uses cookies from and selected partners.  Find more details on the WordPress Cookie Policy.

Links to other websites

This privacy policy does not cover the links within my website site linking to other websites.  Please read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

Please note that once you have used these links to leave my website, I cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy policy.


I am committed to ensuring that your information is secure and take seriously our responsibility to safeguard and secure the information I collect online.

Policy changes

I may change this policy from time to time by updating this document. Please check this document from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

This privacy policy was last reviewed on 4 October 2022.

Your point of contact

For all privacy policy and related issues or questions please contact me via email at