This is an area I take extremely seriously. I will never disclose information about you for private gain and I take every possible precaution to ensure that your private, sensitive information is stored securely and cannot be accidentally disclosed to or hacked by malicious third parties.
However, there are circumstances when I might break confidentiality in order to protect a client from serious harm or for legal reasons. Wherever possible I will always try to secure formal consent before doing so. If this is not possible for any reason I expect to be held accountable for making such a decision.
I enter into a formal data protection and confidentiality agreement with all of my clients so the limits to confidentiality are clear from the very beginning of our relationship. For more information please visit my business and confidentiality pages here.