Since the 25th of May 2018 the “Algemene Verordening Gegevensbescherming” (AVG) is functioning. This law forces companies to explain to you in easy language how they are dealing with your personal data. Your privacy is very important to Sakura shiatsu and I would like to clarify how I am handling your personal data.
Sakura shiatsu is a practice for shiatsu treatments and other massage techniques for people with specific medical problems, but also to prevent medical problems.
To be able to make a plan for treatment of your medical problems, some data are required. The following data are required: name, address, place of residence, telephone number, e-mail address and date of birth. Futhermore you are asked to provide information about your health and lifestyle, information about relevant medical examinations and treatments and use of medication. All these data are being saved and kept in a medical file. Keeping a medical file is also obligatory by Dutch law.
Sakura shiatsu will handle your medical file with great care and will make sure that other people or companies do not have access to this file. I, as your therapist, am the only one who has access to this file and I have by law a therapist-client confidentiality.
Data from your file may be used for treatment by another therapist during my absence, but only with your consent.
Parts of your file could perhaps be used in intervision sessions with other colleagues. In that case the data will only be used fully anonymously.
Some of the data from your file will be used for financial administration in order to create an invoice. The invoice will contain data required by your health insurance company in order for them to cover the expenses. The following data will be mentioned on the invoice:
- your name, address and place of residency
- your date of birth
- the treatment date
- a short description of the treatment, for instance ‘behandeling natuurgeneeskunde’
- the costs of the treatment
Apart from the above mentioned, Sakura shiatsu will never share anything from your file with anyone else without your explicit approval.
At all times you have the right to examine your file or obtain data from your file to share these with other therapists or health care institutions or to modify data. You are also entitled to have these data removed from your file or to withdraw your already given permission to save these data.
Sakura shiatsu will save your medical file for 15 years, as required by Dutch law.