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Privacy Policy

Working with Cancer – Privacy Policy for Coachees With Cancer

At Working with Cancer, we are committed to protecting the personal information that we obtain. In particular, we know that when providing our coaching and training sessions, you are entrusting us with confidential information and we will do our utmost to protect that information.

This privacy policy explains how we process your personal information, when we provide our services. If you have any questions or comments about this privacy policy, please let us know by email to

Where we decide the purpose or means for the processing of the personal information that you provide, we are the “data controller”. As data controller, we will comply with all applicable data protection laws.

Where we are a service provider to your employer and you have come to us due to that partnership, your employer is the data controller and we are processing your personal information in accordance with their instructions.

1. How we use your personal information

Providing our Services

As applicable, we will use information about you for delivering our services under an agreement between us, and to contact you about matters requiring your attention. We may also ask you to fill in forms such as our pre- and post-coaching questionnaire.

We may receive information about you from third parties such as: the charity who referred you to us or through whom you contacted us, your employer, or a clinician, relative, colleague or friend who referred you to us. We will never give these third parties confidential information about you.   

When providing one-to-one coaching, training workshops or consultancy advice to your employer, we will keep a record of our sessions.

The information we hold about you may include:

Your Enquiries

If you contact us about our services, the forms you complete or the emails you send may include information about you, such as your name, your email address, and your enquiry. We use this information to process and respond to your enquiries.  

2. Do we share your personal information with anyone else?

We always keep your information confidential, but may disclose it to our personnel (for example, our coaches) or suppliers insofar as it is reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy policy, provided that they never make independent use of the information.

In addition, we may disclose your information to the extent that we are required to do so by law (which may include to government bodies and law enforcement agencies); in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings; and in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention).

If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of our business or assets, the information we hold may be included as part of that sale, in which case you will be notified of any changes in ownership or use of your information, as any choices you may have regarding that information.

Except as provided above, we will not provide your information to third parties.

3. Your rights in relation to personal information which we process relating to you

You have the following rights over the way we process personal information relating to you.  We aim to comply without undue delay, and within one month at the latest:

Please send your requests to

4. Retention

We will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal information, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal information, the purposes for which we process your personal information and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

Given the above, we will retain the following information about you: (i) our coaching notes, (ii) emails and (iii) completed pre and post questionnaires, for no longer than two years following the end of our coaching relationship with you.  After two years, this information will only be kept in anonymised aggregated form.

5. Security

We will take all reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss misuse or alteration of your personal information.  This includes ensuring that the notes or information about you are kept in a secure place and on computers and/or other technology which are doubly password protected e.g. access to a laptop and email are both password protected.  All our associates use WWC email and are regularly reminded of their responsibility to protect personal information.

In particular, we will take precautions to protect against the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, or alteration, and unauthorised disclosure of or access to the personal information transmitted, stored or otherwise processed by us. Please be aware that, while we make the security of your personal information a high priority, no security system can prevent all security breaches.

6. Changes

This policy may be updated from time to time. We will notify you of any changes.

7. International Data Transfers

We do not transfer personal information outside of the EU.