Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

The data controller is Qi Lin Traditional Chinese Medicine

Our address is 35 , Preston Brook Rathangan, Co Kildare

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


Data collected during any online booking such as name, email and phone numbers are held in our system for the purposes of booking appointments. We do not use this data for marketing and do not share with third party vendors

Data collected during treatments are held in a cloud storage service for security reasons. Our cloud provider is Google.


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 anonymized 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: 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

Contact form data is held in our Google email service and use for the purposes of inquiries and bookings.


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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


we use google analytics to monitor our site performance, no personal data is collected here

Who we share your data with

we share data with google (G Suite) for storage, email services and security services (encryption, two factor authenication)

How long we retain your data

any data collected with the treatments including date of treatment, and details of treatment, are held for seven years in line with best practice. After that period the data will be securely deleted

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize 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.

In line with GDPR regulations, you can request a copy of your data at anytime with photo id and Qi Lin Traditional Medicine will forward you that data within 30 day on receipt of request

Where we send your data

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

We send data to google severs for storage, encryption, email and security

Your contact information

Keith Dowling

Qi Lin Traditional Chinese Medicine

35 Preston Brook




Additional information

How we protect your data

google services (G suite) hold all data in a secure cloud environment

What data breach procedures we have in place

Any data breaches will be reported to the Data Protection commisioners office within 72 hours and any persons affected will be contacted as soon as possible.

What third parties we receive data from

We do not receive personal data from third parties

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Appointments are automatically approved. If there is a change in the scheduled appointment, another email will be send to amend this along with a phone call.

Plugin: Smush

Note: Smush does not interact with end users on your website. The only input option Smush has is to a newsletter subscription for site admins only. If you would like to notify your users of this in your privacy policy, you can use the information below.

Smush sends images to the WPMU DEV servers to optimize them for web use. This includes the transfer of EXIF data. The EXIF data will either be stripped or returned as it is. It is not stored on the WPMU DEV servers.

Smush uses the Stackpath Content Delivery Network (CDN). Stackpath may store web log information of site visitors, including IPs, UA, referrer, Location and ISP info of site visitors for 7 days. Files and images served by the CDN may be stored and served from countries other than your own. Stackpath’s privacy policy can be found here.

Smush uses a third-party email service (Drip) to send informational emails to the site administrator. The administrator’s email address is sent to Drip and a cookie is set by the service. Only administrator information is collected by Drip.

Akismet Plugin

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).