Privacy Policy

Annabelle Davis Centre
School Bungalow
Peterborough PE7 3JD

Charity Registration No. 1190555

The Young People’s Counselling Service is committed to protecting the rights and freedoms of data subjects and safely and securely processing their data in accordance with all of our legal obligations. This policy sets out how we seek to protect personal data and ensure that our staff understand the rules governing their use of the personal data to which they have access in the course of their work.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about any aspect of this policy or how YPCS handles your information please email

1. The information we collect

We will only ask for or collect the personal information we need to provide and improve the service our clients expect.

You may share with us: your name, address, email address and telephone number.

2. Who is collecting it

The Young People’s Counselling Service (Charity Registration No. 1190555) is the data controller for the personal data. A data controller determines the purposes and means of processing personal data.

Our registered address is Annabelle Davis Centre, School Bungalow, Broadway, Yaxley, Peterborough PE7 3JD.

3. How is it collected

Personal data is collected in one or more of the following ways:

  • When you call us
  • When you send us an email
  • When you ask us to send you service information
  • When you contact us via the form on our website
  • When you share your contact details with us at an event or fundraiser
  • When you accept cookies on our website

Our websites uses Google Analytics to track user interaction. We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages and to see their journey through the website. Although GA records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us. Google Analytics also records your computer’s IP address which could be used to personally identify you but Google do not grant us access to this. We consider Google to be a third party data processor.

If you choose to subscribe to our email newsletter, the email address that you submit to us will be forwarded to MailChimp who provide us with email marketing services. We consider MailChimp to be a third-party data processor.

4. Why is it being collected?

The primary legal basis for processing your personal data is contractual, to allow us to carry out the service agreed between you and the Young People’s Counselling Service.

In addition we may also process your personal data on the basis of our legitimate interest in carrying out marketing activities and developing new services. However we will only send you marketing communications if you have told us it is okay to do so.

5. How we use it

Our main reason for collecting and using your personal information is to provide and improve the service that you expect from us. We use the information you share with us in the following ways:

  • To respond to queries and requests
  • To communicate with you
  • As long as you’re happy for us to do so, to tell you about our other services
  • To allow us to improve your experience through client satisfaction surveys

6. Who it is shared with

Most importantly, we never sell your personal information to anyone and only share it as outlined in this Privacy policy or when you ask us to.

We share your personal information with certain third parties who provide services on our behalf. They only have access to the personal information they need to perform those services. They are required to keep your personal information confidential and may not use it other than as we ask them to and always in accordance with this Privacy policy.

The third parties who provide services on our behalf fall into the following categories:

  • Third-party delivery services.
  • Third parties that assist us with our marketing.
  • We will also share your personal information if we are required to do so by law.

7. How long is it kept

We only keep your personal information for as long as we need to, to be able to use it for the reasons given in this Privacy policy, and for as long as we are required to keep it by law.

8. Links to third party websites

We may provide links to other websites which are not operated and controlled by the Young People’s Counselling Service.

We have no control over and are not responsible for the content of those sites or how the third parties responsible for them collect and use your personal information. We do not endorse or make any representations about third party websites.

Third party websites may have their own privacy policies explaining how they use and share your personal information. You should carefully review those privacy policies before you use these websites to make sure that you are happy with how your personal information is being collected and shared.

9. How your personal data is protected

We are committed to protecting your personal information. We use appropriate technical and organisational measures, including encryption, to protect your personal information and privacy, and review those regularly.

We protect your personal information using a combination of physical and IT security controls, including access controls that restrict and manage the way in which your personal information and data is processed, managed and handled.

We also ensure that our staff are adequately trained in protecting your personal information.

10. How can you change the way we contact you about our services?

We will only send you email marketing communications when you have told us that you are happy for us to do so.

You can change the way that we contact you via email in the following ways:

Opt-In/Start Contacting Me

If you hadn’t previously asked us to send you marketing communications, you can ask us to start contacting you (sometimes called an “opt-in”) by:

  • Contacting us and stating that you would like to receive communications from us.
  • Using the newsletter subscription feature on our website.
  • Rectifying Incomplete or Incorrect Personal Data

If you would like to change the information we hold about you this can be done by:

  • Contacting customer services either verbally or in writing. Proof of identity may be requested.

Opt-Out/Stop Contacting Me

If you want to stop receiving email marketing communications from us (sometimes called “opting out”), you can do so at any time by:

  • Contacting us stating that you no longer wish to receive such communications
  • Using the unsubscribe option included in all our email correspondence (on all marketing and support communications)
  • Emailing us at

Our newsletter will continue to be delivered by direct mail. It is used to keep our clients up-to-date with charity news, which we regard as being of legitimate interest under the General Data Protection Regulation.

11. Your rights

You have the right to access, update and amend personal information that we hold about you. You can also:

  • Object to our use of your personal information for certain purposes
  • Ask us to limit or restrict our use of your personal information
  • Ask us to remove or delete personal information about you

If you would like to exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal information, please email

If you are not satisfied with our response to your request, you also have the right to refer the matter to the Information Commissioner in the UK at

12. Recruitment Privacy Notice

Our Recruitment Privacy Notice is a separate document.

13. Changes to this Privacy Policy

This privacy policy may change from time to time in line with legislation. We will not explicitly inform our clients or website users of these changes. Instead, we recommend that you check this page occasionally for any policy changes.

Young People’s Counselling Service
Annabelle Davis Centre
School Bungalow
Peterborough PE7 3JD

Phone: 01733 903288

Registered Charity No. 1190555