Who we are

Near West EMDR group

Our website address is: https://nearwestemdr.org.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.


Near West EMDR Group is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.  This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed.  Please read the following carefully to understand how we will treat and regard your personal data. We may change this policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our services, you’re agreeing to be bound by this policy.  Any questions regarding this policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email via our contact page.

Near West EMDR group is a Regional Group of the EMDR Association UK and Ireland. The aim of the group is to support therapists to provide EMDR therapy which is effective, efficient and ethical and to make this as widely available as possible to adults, children and young people

Membership of Near West EMDR group is free and is open to all clinicians who are members of the EMDR Association UK and Ireland and who live or work within the geographic region . We aim to provide high quality and low cost EMDR training and to offer networking opportunities for EMDR therapists in the region. We also support and co-ordinate smaller local groups within the locality such as peer supervision groups and journal clubs.

1. Information that you provide by filling in forms on our website which includes requesting further services such as workshops.
2. If you contact us by email, records of the correspondence may be kept
3. We may ask you to complete surveys although you do not have to respond to them.
4. Details of your visits to our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access and use.

The lawful basis for processing your data is consent.

1. Personal data that we collect from you via any contact forms through our site will either be sent securely to our email addresses, or will be stored on our servers inside the European Economic Area (“EEA”).
2. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

1. To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.
2. To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
3. To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.
4. To notify you about changes to our service.
If you are an existing member, we will only contact you by electronic means with information about services similar to those which are in line with the aims of Near West Group

We may disclose your personal information to any member of our team.
1. We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
A. If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use;

B. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks and affiliates and other websites related to EMDR. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

1. We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for statistical purposes. This is statistical data about our clients’ browsing actions and patterns and does not identify any individual.
2. For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general Internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:
a) To estimate our audience size and usage pattern;
b) To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests;
c) To potentially recognise you when you return to our site.
3. You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. Or by refusing on the pop up button when you first you our site. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our site.

You have certain rights concerning the information we hold about you , as defined under the General Data Protection Regulation. If you wish to exercise these rights please contact us.

You may request a copy of any data we hold about you.

The accuracy of your information is important to us. If you change email address, or any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date (such as your accreditation status) please contact us so that we can correct our records.

You have the right to request erasure of your personal information and, unless there is a compelling reason for the data not to be erased (for example if we need to use that data to fulfil our contractual or legal obligations), your personal data will be deleted on request.

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page.

In order to protect your information from loss, misuse or unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical and electronic procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect. These steps include the following:
Data minimization
Password best practice
Security best practice concerning devices (PCs, laptops, mobile devices, online accounts, website hosting, physical access and storage.

We will promptly notify you of any unauthorized access to your personal information.

If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal information you can contact us directly and we will investigate the matter. If you are not satisfied with our response you can contact the EMDR Association UK and Ireland or you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office