Karen Long  07444  381901 

info@notleyosteopaths.co.uk

PRIVACY NOTICE

Why we collect your personal data and what we do with it 

When you supply your personal details to this clinic they are stored and processed for 4 reasons (the bits in bold are the relevant terms used in the General Data Protection Regulation – ie the law):

 
1. We need to collect personal information about your health in order to provide you with the best possible treatment. Your requesting treatment and our agreement to provide that care constitutes a contract. You can, of course, refuse to provide the information, but if you were to do that we would not be able to provide treatment. 

2. We have a “Legitimate Interest” in collecting that information, because without it we couldn’t do our job effectively and safely. 

3. We also think that it is important that we can contact you in order to confirm your appointments with us or to update you on matters related to your medical care. This again constitutes “Legitimate Interest”, but this time it is your legitimate interest. 

4. Provided we have your consent, we may occasionally send you general health information in the form of articles, advice or newsletters. You may withdraw this consent at any time – just let us know by any convenient method. 

 


We have a legal obligation to retain your records for 8 years after your most recent appointment (or age 25, if this is longer), but after this period you can ask us to delete your records if you wish. Otherwise, we will retain your records indefinitely in order that we can provide you with the best possible care should you need to see us at some future date. 

Your records are stored on paper, in locked cupboards, and the offices are always locked out of working hours. Contact details are stored on our office computers. These are password-protected, backed up regularly and the offices are locked and alarmed We will never share your data with anyone who does not need access without your written consent.




Only the following people/agencies will have routine access to your data: 

  • Your practitioners in order that they can provide you with treatment.
  • Our reception staff, because they organise our practitioners’ diaries, and coordinate appointments and reminders (but they do not have access to your medical history or sensitive personal information) 
  • Other administrative staff, such as our bookkeeper. Again, administrative staff will not have access to your medical notes, just your essential contact details


If you have any questions , please contact me