• This Consultancy will manage the information we collect from you with great concern for privacy and confidentiality and in accordance with current professional and legal standards. Although the security of your personal data has continuously been addressed by reference to the British Psychological Society's (BPS) Code of Conduct and the Health & Care Professionals (HPCP) Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics, the way this Consultancy handles personal information has been strengthened and made more transparent by the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements.
  • The GDPR requires us to identify the legal basis upon which we process your personal data.  We shall proceed with your assessment and all associated activity on the basis of (a) our contract with you and (b) our legitimate interest to hold and process your personal data.
  • Contract - we need to process your personal data to fulfil our contractual obligations to undertake a psychological assessment, which you have agreed for us to do.  We will process all personal data that you share with us for the purpose of your assessment and will do so lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner.  Our processing of your personal data is, therefore, necessary if we are to fulfil our contract with you.
  • Legitimate Interest - as you will reasonably expect, given the context and nature of our relationship, the intended purpose for processing your personal data is to conduct a psychological assessment, which includes psychometric profiling.  Inevitably, educational and involve the processing of special category data, including information, for example, about your health, educational achievements, cognitive functioning, personality, interests and family history.  Depending upon the nature of the contract with you, we have a legitimate interest to collect such personal data for the purpose of forming a professional opinion or diagnosis.  In so doing, we will only collect information from you that is relevant to the purpose of undertaking that assessment and the associated and expected reporting, profiling and advising.  
  • We take our responsibility for protecting and holding your personal data very seriously and will continue to do so in accordance with our professional codes of conduct and the GDPR regulations.  After the assessment we will actively keep an e-copy of your test scores and report indefinitely.  It is in our legitimate interests to do the latter; a good example is of someone who has mislaid their original report, arising from an assessment ten years ago, but who now needs a copy to support their request for reasonable adjustments in the workplace under the terms of the Equality Act, 2010.  We might also want to hold your data to support our decision making if ever that is questioned or there is a follow-up assessment in the future.
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