GDPR Privacy Notice – 25 May 2018
This Privacy Notice explains what Personal Data the Clinic holds, why we hold and process it, who we might share it with and your rights and freedoms by Law under the terms of the Data Protection Act 2017 and the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
Why we retain Personal Data
Patient data, i.e. your name, address, telephone number, DOB and medical notes are held for the purpose or providing patients with appropriate, high quality, treatment. We hold patients’ data because it is in our legitimate interest to do so as without it we cannot work effectively.
Suppliers data is held to enable us to manage their contracts.
Staff employment data is held in accordance with Employment, Taxation and Pension laws.
Who might we share your data with?
We only share data if it is done securely and it is necessary to do so. If you wish us to share your data to an appropriate third party this must be done in writing.
Patient data may be shared with other professionals within the Clinic who need to be involved in your care. All data held by the Clinic, including patient data is held on a secure encrypted computer system.
Employment data will be shared with government agencies such as HMRC.
We are required under UK Law to keep your basic personal data such as name, address, date of birth etc and medical details for a minimum of 6 years after which time it will be securely destroyed.
- To be informed about the personal data we hold and why we need to hold it.
- You can access a copy of your data by contacting us directly. We will acknowledge your request and provide a response within one month or sooner.
- If at any point you believe the information we hold is incorrect you may request to see this information and have it corrected or deleted.
If you have any queries or complaints, please contact our Data Protection Officer, Ann Middleton, who will do her best to resolve the matter. You can also contact the Information Commissioner directly at :
www.ico.org.uk/concerns or by calling 0303 123113