Privacy Policy

1.  Introduction

This privacy policy describes how the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation (ESTD) collects, processes, stores and shares member’s data.

This Privacy Policy only relates to personal data collected by ESTD via the ESTD website, application forms, emails and telephone calls. Any personal data collected by ESTD are used in accordance with Dutch data protection legislation.

Users should be aware that if they access other websites and click on links provided, these are outside our control. If they provide personal data to other companies, the privacy policies of those companies determine the uses to which that information is put and the ESTD Privacy Policy will no longer apply.


2. The Data Protection Bill 2017

ESTD complies with the principles of the Data Protection Bill 2017 in accordance with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).


3. Purpose of data 

The data we collect from members are the data required to provide professional services to members, communicate with members and validate and verify the legitimacy of applicants.  The data held by ESTD are collected at the time of application by members and may include name, surname, home address, clinic address, email, phone number(s), website, certificates of qualifications and records of continued professional development.


4. Disclosures - Sharing of data

ESTD may disclose your personal information (including to trusted third parties) for the purposes for which the data are primarily held, or for a related secondary purpose and in some cases we may disclose information without your consent. Your personal and sensitive information may be disclosed to ESTD employees, ESTD representatives, or service providers we use to deliver aspects of our service such as database or email software facilities.

Data are shared upon request on behalf of a member with external companies that provide practitioner services to verify qualification and status claims.

Data are shared internally with administrators for the purpose of verifying payments and refunds.


5. Legacy data

Applications by members to join ESTD are kept on record for up to 3 years. Applicants who have been barred, banned or otherwise excluded from membership are kept on record to prevent renewed access to ESTD in keeping with the interests of public safety.


6. Device specific data

The following information may be collected through your device and browser:

●     Your device’s IP address (collected and stored in an anonymized format)

●     Your email address, including first name and surname

●     Device screen size

●     Device type (unique identifiers) and browser information

●     Geographic location (country only)

●     Preferred language used to display the webpage


7. Digital Log data

Our servers automatically record information which is created using our software. Data includes:

●     Referring domain

●     Pages visited

●     Geographic location (country only)

●     Preferred language used to display information

●     Date and time when pages were accessed or created


8. Consent

ESTD membership is voluntary. By joining ESTD, members consent via their application to receive information relating to the activities of ESTD in the form of newsletters, regulatory updates, upcoming seminars, webinars, events, training, special offers and information relevant to the profession.


9. Opting out

Opt out mechanisms are in place on all ESTD mailings and communications. Users can choose to opt out at any time by clicking the opt-out button at the bottom of mailings or emailing ESTD directly with a request to opt out.


10. Use Made of Personal Information

Personal information provided to ESTD will be used for the purposes of providing services to our members.  Any personal information which is collected by ESTD will be used by ESTD only in accordance with current data protection legislation.

In addition, personal information may be used for statistical analysis.

Personal data will be collected and processed by ESTD for the following purposes

1.    to process your membership;

2.    administration;

3.    to validate and confirm your rights to access free and discounted offers with external companies;

4.    to validate and confirm your status (at your request) to external companies;

5.    to process Continuous Professional Development certificates;

6.    to register your attendance at ESTD events

7.    to record complaints or misdemeanours.

Processing personal data for the above purposes may entail sharing the information with employees, contractors, agents and professional advisors and regulators of ESTD.

Written agreements exist between ESTD and such parties that there must be no further disclosure of such personal data.


11. Consent

By providing personal data to ESTD, users consent to the processing of such data by ESTD as described in this Privacy Policy.


12. Verifying, updating and amending your personal information

If, at any time, a user wants to verify, update or amend their personal data they may write to:

Verification, updating or amendment of personal data takes place within 10 working days.


13. Storage of personal data

Data are stored in a secured, encrypted, cloud based database by by Own Cloud KEI.PL Dziedzic Pasek Przybyła Sp. J., Zakopiańska 9, 30-418 Kraków, Poland. Payments are processed according to the requirements of 12.9 PCI DSS v3.2 in accordance with PCI security standards[1] .


14. Processing of data

Personal and financial data are processed and handled by Own Cloud KEI.PL Dziedzic Pasek Przybyła Sp. J., Zakopiańska 9, 30-418 Kraków, Poland[2] , a cloud provider with recognised certifications and audits.

All personal data are fully backed up and stored in highly secure AWS data centres with 24/7 infrastructure monitoring, with immediate notification and recovery in place in the event of a data breach.

PayPal is used to process payments for memberships and sponsorships. All PayPal transactions are subject to the PayPal privacy policy. All data handled by PayPal are handled securely by a single data controller for administrative purposes.


15. Cookies

A “cookie” is a small text file that is placed on a user’s computer hard drive by a website. There are several types of cookie and the most common are often referred to as ‘session’ cookies. These are used to keep track of information needed by a user as they travel from page to page within a website. These cookies have a short lifetime and expire within a few minutes of the user leaving the site.

Other types of cookies can be used to track internet activity after the user has left a website. These are usually sponsored by organisations external to the website being visited and are generally known as ‘third party’ cookies. These usually have a long lifetime with several months being quite common. They are ‘harvested’ and ‘refreshed’ whenever the user visits a page where the same or a similar cookie is being used.

ESTD uses benign, short lived ‘session’ cookies to tell whether a website user has logged in, where to find details that can be used to pre-fill parts of on-line forms and to personalise the user’s visit to the website.

ESTD cookies do not analyse visits to other website or any searches undertaken whilst on the ANP website.

Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default; however, it is possible to set a browser to reject cookies. If this is done it is important not to exclude the benign and useful session cookies. Choose an option that rejects all third party and long lived cookies.

ESTD uses cookie free technology that uses Internet Protocol (IP) information exchanged during the course of normal web activity combined with data enhancement technology to get detailed analytics information.


16. Links to Third Party Websites

This Privacy Policy applies solely to the personal data collected by ESTD and does not apply to third party websites.

ESTD is not responsible for the privacy policies of third party websites. ESTD advises users to read the privacy policies of other websites before registering any personal data.


17. Security

ESTD holds your personal data in accordance with the security provisions of the Dutch data protection legislation.

If you have any questions about security please contact ESTD:


18. Notification of Changes

ESTD will notify all users of any changes it makes to its Privacy Policy. If ESTD decides to change its Privacy Policy, it will post such changes on this page so that you are always aware of how ESTD uses your personal data.

Users have the right to ask ESTD, in writing, for a copy of all the personal data held about them upon payment of a fee (“subject access request”) and to request that ESTD correct any inaccuracies in that information.


19. Your rights over your data

You have the right to rectify, amend, correct or erase your data except where there is a legal basis for refusal.