Privacy Policy

Your privacy is extremely important to Sofalive Limited, registered number: 9985032.   This Policy is part of our Terms and Conditions which can be found on our website.  When you use or visit www.sofalive.com you accept and agree to both the Terms and Conditions and to the Privacy Policy.

Please read the following carefully to understand how we will treat your personal data.  If you do not agree to be bound to the Privacy Policy, you should stop using the Sofalive website and platform immediately.

We need to gather and use information or data about you as part of our business and to manage our relationship with you.  Our policy is detailed below but if you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy please email us at info@sofalive.com or write to 450 Streatham High Road, London, SW16 3PX.

Information Collection

When you sign up to use the Sofalive Platform as a User or a Provider, the personal information we collect may include your name, address, email address, telephone number and if you are a User, the contact details of a third party to contact if there are concerns for your safety or the safety of others. We do not store Users’ bank details.  All payments you make are through PayPal and all information collected by us is encrypted and protected with the following software 128 Bit encryption on SSL.

If you are a Provider, the personal information we collect is your name, address, email, telephone number and your bank details to be able to pay you.   All payments are made through PayPal.  All information collected by us is encrypted and protected with the following software 128 Bit encryption on SSL.

We suggest you check PayPal’s Privacy Policy here: https://www.paypal.com/en/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full

How we use your information

If you are a User, we will use your name and email address to confirm payment and to send you the direct link to access your counselling session/s.

If you have consented, we may send you information of promotions and our newsletter.

If you are a Provider, we will use your personal information to verify your status to use the Platform and to communicate via email and/or phone, all relevant information you need to know.

Who has access to your personal information

Users:

Providers you book will not have access to your personal details unless as detailed below in our Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement.

We will not sell or rent your information to third parties.

We will not share your information with third parties for marketing or any other purposes.

We are legally bound to share your personal information if a Court of Law requests the information we hold.

Providers:

Users have no access to your personal information unless in the case outline below in our Compliant with Laws and Law Enforcement.

The personal information you provide will be available to authorised personnel of Sofalive Limited who will need to access the information in order to do their roles.


Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement

We comply with the law and will disclose personal information if requested by a Court of Law.

Users:

As part of each Provider’s therapeutic diligence, you should be aware that Providers may be obliged to disclose information to law enforcement or other authorities to conform to their professional and legal responsibilities.  If this arises we will give your personal information to the Provider.

Specifically, and without limitation, you should be aware that the law requires mental health professionals to disclose information and/or take action in the following cases: (a) reported or suspected abuse of a child or vulnerable adult; (b) serious suicidal potential; (c) threatened harm to another person; (d) court-ordered presentation of treatment.

We may disclose information, including Personal Information, to take precautions against liability.

Session Content

Your sessions will not be recorded by Sofalive Limited. All discussions are within the exclusive domain of your chosen Counsellor who is bound by their Governing Body’s code of ethics.

Cookies

Like many websites, we use “cookies”.  We use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site and to provide interest-based advertising.

You can change your browser’s settings to accepting cookies. Turning cookies of may result in a loss of functionality when using our website.

Social and General Information Tools

We would be using several publicly-available tools and information exchange resources, such as (but not limited to) a blog, a Facebook page, a Twitter account, a Google Plus account and others . Any testimonials you provide may be freely read and accessed by others.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our website.

In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.

Data Retention

You may review, update, correct or delete the Personal Information in your Member dashboard by editing it online whenever you wish to. If you would like us to delete your Personal Information or any other information from our system, please email: tech@sofalive.com.

As a User or Provider, we will keep a log of all bookings and any payments made, for five years so we can comply with our legal obligations.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We may update this privacy statement at our sole discretion. The date of the last revision of this policy appears at the end of this page. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy policy and practices.

Under 18

Our website it intended for adults aged 18 years and above.  If you are under 18 please do not use the website.

Review of the Privacy Policy

We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated in April 2018.