Harmony Acupuncture and Nutrition recognises that your privacy is important and is committed to respecting your privacy. We will apply appropriate protection and management of any information you share with us. The information you provide will be held and used in accordance with European data protection law, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (2016/679).

Harmony Acupuncture and Nutrition may change this Policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check the relevant website page (harmonyacupuncture.ie) from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes made.

Data Processed

The information collected by Harmony Acupuncture and Nutrition includes name, date of birth, contact number, address, email address, medical history and, possibly, copies of medical records from other medical practitioners or other given to Harmony Acupuncture and Nutrition  by the patient themselves.

This data is collected by means of a telephone call, an email, a completed Appointment Request form from our website, completed questionnaires, and/or from the patient before or during an appointment.

This data is processed in order to book an appointment, provide the best acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine treatments and for billing purposes.

On occasion, Harmony Acupuncture and Nutrition may use patient information to conduct clinical studies to help us improve upon services provided. If information is used for this purpose the patient will be anonymous, so no identifying details will be disclosed.

The information received and collected about a patient is strictly private and confidential.  It is used and viewed only by the healthcare professionals employed by Harmony Acupuncture and Nutrition , unless, in the best interest of the patient, a practitioner determines that there is a need to communicate with another practitioner or healthcare professional outside of Harmony Acupuncture and Nutrition. This would happen with the patient’s prior knowledge and would be for one of two reasons: for the purposes of treatment by a locum or for provision of Chinese Herbal Medicine by a qualified practitioner.

Harmony Acupuncture and Nutrition will not give, share, sell, or transfer any personal information to a third party unless required by law. Under absolutely no circumstances would this communication happen without the signed consent of the patient.

All patient data will be held for 7 years after the date of the last visit.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect electronically and on paper. These procedures include the use of a locked filing cabinet for secure storage of paper-based data and passwords for electronic devices3. The only person who has access to patient data is the Data Controller, Rachel Barry.

Links to other websites 

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information 

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to the Data Controller: Rachel Barry emailing us at info@harmonyacupuncture.ie
  • We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.
  • You may request details of personal information which we hold about you. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to Harmony Acupuncture and Nutrition Unit 6, Holbar House, East Douglas Village, Cork
  • If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to Harmony Acupuncture and Nutrition at the above address or email info@harmonyacupuncture.ie We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
  • You can object to the use of your data at any time by writing to Harmony Acupuncture and Nutrition at the above address.

Your Data protection on our Website.

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Links to other Websites

What are your rights?

Your Consent 

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