Privacy Policy

7 Gateways to Inner Wisdom™ recognises that sensitive information disclosed to this business requires special care and protection. We are required by law, as detailed in the Information Privacy Act 2000 (“The Act”), to comply with a strict code of conduct to maintain the privacy of all personal information on record. This Privacy Policy complies with the privacy principles set out in the Act and explains how we apply them in practice.

Personal and Sensitive Information
7 Gateways to Inner Wisdom™ collects the following personal and sensitive information and undertakes to hold it in a secure manner.

– Name and title
– Full contact details
– Credit card and/or bank details
– Personal opinions and comments on matters held on record
– Other documentary information

This information is collected directly from individual persons, application and feedback forms, subscriptions, event registrations, correspondence, phone calls and e-mails. 7 Gateways to Inner Wisdom™ collects, uses, and holds only information relevant to the conduct of its business as a private psychotherapy practice and personal development education provider. This includes maintaining contact details of clients and students and others who have agreed to provide such details, providing information about offers and events, organising events, holding events and private consultations, and participating in community focused education and advocacy. 7 Gateways to Inner Wisdom™ undertakes to maintain a high quality of data on record and to update that information as appropriate. Additional personal information will only be collected if necessary to maintaining a high standard of service to clients and the community, and the individuals involved will be consulted by the means specified in the act. Additional sensitive information as defined in the Act, will only be collected with the consent of individuals involved and in accordance with the Act.

The information will only be used within 7 Gateways to Inner Wisdom™ for the purpose for which it was collected and in accordance with the Act. 7 Gateways to Inner Wisdom™ will not disclose any personal or sensitive information to a third party without written consent of the individual concerned. In the event of a formal ethical complaint against an individual pertaining to conduct, competency or breaches of the law, 7 Gateways to Inner Wisdom™ may be obliged to disclose personal information to an appropriate third party in accordance with the Act.

The entire process of collection, storage, transfer and use of personal information will be undertaken in a secure manner such that it fully protects all personal and sensitive information. On the cessation of connection with 7 Gateways to Inner Wisdom™, the personal information will be held securely and disposed of appropriately when the information is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected and in a manner specified by the Act.

Access and Correction
Individuals are entitled to access their own personal and sensitive information held by 7 Gateways to Inner Wisdom™. Individuals are also entitled to change incorrect or out of date information. The request for access to personal information must be made in writing and the request will be processed in accordance with the Act.

Where lawful and practical, 7 Gateways to Inner Wisdom™ will offer the option for anonymity when providing personal information in the process of transacting 7 Gateways to Inner Wisdom™ business.

How to make a complaint about breach of privacy
We will take all due care to make sure that breaches of privacy will not occur but if you do have a complaint it is very important that you let us know. Please contact the business owner, Dr Michele McCrea, directly.

Please note this document is only a summary of the Act and based on the requirements for informing the public specified in the Act. Further information may be obtained from Dr Michele McCrea, owner of 7 Gateways to Inner Wisdom™.