Alfreton Physiotherapy Ltd (“Alfreton Physiotherapy”) are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our patients and website visitors.
. Alfreton Physiotherapy are to be considered a data controller for the purposes of this policy and in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation, effective from 25 May 2018 (“GDPR”) Alfreton Physiotherapy are registered with the Information Commissioners Office
DATA PROTECTION OFFICER
Alfreton Physiotherapy have decided that a Data Protection Officer is not required to be compliant with GDPR
Alfreton Physiotherapy hold and process data under varying legal basis including consent, contract and legitimate interest.
For example: Data held on patient records following a consultation are held and processed on a legal basis. By law we are obliged to keep all patient records and data for a minimum of 8 years. Where minors have been treated, we must retain records until they are minimally aged 25. Paper records are stored securely in locked filing cabinets.
Data taken from online booking systems and online records are stored securely on the cloud via our practice management software “Cliniko”.
Email Newsletter subscription data is held digitally by our providers which include Mailchimp and Active Campaign. The legal basis for holding this data is consent. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link at the bottom of each newsletter.
Testimonials. If you have been kind enough to leave a video or written testimonial we will gain your full written consent before publishing it. You may withdraw your consent at any point by informing us by phone, email or letter.
Communication with other Health Professionals: It is often necessary and essential to liase with other health professionals and pass your data to them. We will always gather your consent before passing your data on in this way.
Communication with third parties; This includes communication with insurance companies, employers, claims managers etc. All communication with third parties will only be undertaken following gaining your consent.
Our website does not directly process any data, however it does process some data through indirect means, such as by utilising cookies which can track a user’s actions on the website in an anonymised form. We have no access to individual personal data via these cookies. You can disable their use, by adjusting your browser settings.
Alfreton Physiotherapy’s website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics
Although this website can include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are still advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. (External links are clickable text / banner / image links to other websites etc.)
We cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note that they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned
Alfreton Physiotherapy operate a regular email newsletter program, used to inform visitors about products and services. Users can subscribe through an online automated process should they wish to do so at their own discretion.
Email marketing campaigns published by Alfreton Physiotherapy may contain tracking facilities within the actual email, linked to our website tracking. This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity
In compliance with UK Spam Laws and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003, subscribers are given the opportunity to un-subscribe at any time through an automated system.
YOUR RIGHTS: RETAINING AND DELETING INFORMATION
Personal data that we process, for any purpose, shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes
You have the right to confirmation as to whether or not we process your personal data. purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned and the recipients of the personal data
You have the right to request copies of data held by Alfreton Physiotherapy, providing the rights and freedoms of others are unaffected
Requests for copies of data should be made to email@example.com
The first copy will be provided free of charge. Additional copies may be subject to a reasonable fee. Electronic data will be emailed to you. Paper copies of records can be collected at our premises on the production of photographic identity e.g passport or driving licence.
YOUR RIGHTS TO CORRECT, ERASE, OBJECT TO, RESTRICT DATA AND WITHDRAW CONSENT
You have the right to have any inaccurate personal data about you rectified and, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to have any incomplete personal data about you completed
In some circumstances you have the right to the erasure of your personal data without undue delay. Those circumstances include: the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed; you withdraw consent to consent-based processing; you object to the processing under certain rules of applicable data protection law; the processing is for direct marketing purposes; and the personal data have been unlawfully processed. However, there are exclusions of the right to erasure. The general exclusions include where processing is necessary: for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information; for compliance with a legal obligation; or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims. In some circumstances you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data. Those circumstances are: you contest the accuracy of the personal data; processing is unlawful but you oppose erasure; we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of our processing, but you require personal data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; and you have objected to processing, pending the verification of that objection. Where processing has been restricted on this basis, we may continue to store your personal data. However, we will only otherwise process it: with your consent; for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person; or for reasons of important public interest
You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation, but only to the extent that the legal basis for the processing is that the processing is necessary for: the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of any official authority vested in us; or the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party. If you make such an objection, we will cease to process the personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims
.You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes (including profiling for direct marketing purposes). If you make such an objection, we will cease to process your personal data for this purpose
You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes on grounds relating to your particular situation, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest
If you consider that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.
You have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal
NHS National Opt-Out Facility
You can choose whether your confidential patient information is used for research and planning.
Who can use your confidential patient information for research and planning?
It is used by the NHS, local authorities, university and hospital researchers, medical colleges and pharmaceutical companies researching new treatments.
Making your data opt-out choice
You can choose to opt out of sharing your confidential patient information for research and planning. There may still be times when your confidential patient information is used: for example, during an epidemic where there might be a risk to you or to other people’s health. You can also still consent to take part in a specific research project.
Will choosing this opt-out affect your care and treatment?
No, your confidential patient information will still be used for your individual care. Choosing to opt out will not affect your care and treatment. You will still be invited for screening services, such as screenings for bowel cancer.
What should you do next?
You do not need to do anything if you are happy about how your confidential patient information is used.
If you do not want your confidential patient information to be used for research and planning, you can choose to opt out securely online or through a telephone service.
You can change your choice at any time. To find out more or to make your choice visit nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters or call 0300 303 5678
Alfreton Physiotherapy reserve the right to change and/or vary our website, services and/or policies at any time. Please check our website to see any latest variation.
Alfreton Physiotherapy is owned and operated by Alfreton Physiotherapy Ltd. Our address is Limes Medical Centre, Limes Avenue, Alfreton, DE55 7DW
Please contact us by firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 01773 833133 or by post at the above address should you need to contact us about anything within this policy.
V1 GDPR Consent May 2018