Step Into Your Thoughts

Sarah Jane Watson
BA (Hons) Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Who we are

This website is maintained by Step Into Your Thoughts

This site fully respects your right to privacy. Any personal data you volunteer will be used for the purpose for which you supply it and will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

We may collect the following categories of personal information from you:

  • Contact information, including name, email address, street or mailing address, and telephone or mobile phone number;
  • Demographic information, including age, date of birth, gender, interests, country and zip code;
  • Unique online identifiers, including username and password, and your device’s Internet Protocol (IP) address;
  • Geolocation information, including your actual or approximate location (for example, from the IP address of your device or computer);
  • Internet and other electronic network activity;
    and Other information you provide to us in connection with a request.


We use cookies, web beacons and similar technologies to automatically collect internet and other electronic network activity, including information about your computer as you browse our Site. Cookies are text files containing small amounts of coded information that are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each future visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. Cookies and similar technologies help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised experience, for example, by storing information about how you use our site and allowing us to recognise you when you return. You may refuse to accept cookies by changing the privacy settings on your internet browser but this can mean certain parts of our site may not work properly. We and our business partners may automatically or passively collect information as you browse our Site such as connection information (including the domain name and Internet Service Provider), browser type and version, mobile device ID, cell phone carrier, operating system and device type, average time spent on our Site, pages viewed, traffic to and from the websites, information accessed, the IP address you use to connect to the Internet and related geographical information about your computer or mobile device, and advertising data and other standard weblog information. Such information is sometimes referred to as web analytics and/or clickstream data.

Web beacons” (also known as image tags, pixel tags, GIFS or web bugs) are small pieces of code used to collect advertising data, such as counting page views, promotion views or advertising responses. Web beacons or similar technologies may be used for various purposes, including, without limitation, to count visitors to the Site, to monitor how users navigate the Site, to count how many sent e-mails were actually opened or to determine whether content sent was actually viewed.

Who we share your data with

We will only share your personal information with others as described in this Privacy Policy. We may provide your personal information to companies that help us with our business activities (e.g. shipping or processing an order, assisting us in Site operations, providing customer service, delivering email newsletters, etc.) or that assist us in improving our products, content, services or advertising. These companies are authorised to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services.

How long we retain your data

We will retain your information for as long as your account is active and as needed to provide you services. We will use and retain your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements. What rights you have over your data Suggested text: 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 your data is sent / Consent to Processing

Our Site is operated in the Republic of Ireland. If you are located outside of the European Union, please be aware that information we collect will be transferred to and processed in the European Union. By using our Site, or providing us with any information, you fully understand and consent to this transfer, processing and storage of your information in the European Union, a jurisdiction in which the privacy laws may not be as comprehensive as those in the country where you reside and/or are a citizen.

Social Networks/Online Communities

Widgets – Our Site may include interactive mini-programs that provide specific services from another company (e.g., displaying digital news feeds, playing music, “liking” or sharing content, etc.), often referred to as widgets.  You may have the opportunity to submit personal information, such as your email address, for collection through a widget.  A widget may also use browser or Flash cookies and/or collect clickstream and usage data. Information collected by a widget is governed by the privacy policy of the company that created it.

Email and Newsletter Preferences

You may choose to stop receiving newsletters, updates or marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in such emails.


If you have previously enabled your computer or mobile device to send us location information, you may be able to opt-out from further allowing us to access such information by changing the settings on your computer or mobile device or by uninstalling the application.

Managing your cookies & tracking technology preferences

To manage your cookie preferences on our Site, please refer to the “Manage Cookies” link in the cookie banner of the Site.

Additional Information

Links to Other Sites – Our Site includes links to other sites whose privacy practices may differ from those of our site. If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy policies.  We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policy of any site you visit.

Changes To This Policy

By using our Site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.  We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time and, as such, we encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.