- Section One - Handling of data within the practice
- Section Two - Detailed relating to our website including how our website provider Weebly deals with your data
At Barton Veterinary Centre we take your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information to administer your account and to provide the products and services you have requested from us. We will never sell your data and we promise to keep your data safe and secure.
Any details you supply us that are personally identifiable will be held and processed in accordance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Barton Veterinary Centre is the trading name of Barton Companion Animal Services LTD Company No. 6538849, The Old Police Station, 4 High St., Barton upon Humber, DN18 5PA.
Any queries relating to your personal data can be addressed to the Data Protection Manager – Peter Buxton BVMS MRCVS. Address any queries to Peter at the above address or to email@example.com
How we collect data within our practice
The majority of data we hold within the practice is supplied by you, the client, when you register with us.
We will also at times gain data from 3rd parties – an example of this would be if you were previously registered with another vet and we gain your permission to retrieve this information.
How we process the data that we hold
The majority of time the data we hold will be processed under the basis of Legitimate under General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). This would be to communicate with you regarding, for example, appointments, boosters, results or similar. The form of this communication may be by telephone, mail, sms or e-mail. We may use 3rd parties to distribute our communications.
The retention of notes regarding patients is required under Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) regulations. Data generated will also relate to transactions when settling accounts. This information is retained for the use of our accountants and for HMRC. The holding of this data is processed on the basis of Legal under GDPR.
Whilst in the practice you may be asked to sign consent forms. We retain these forms as part of the clinical and/or financial records. These are processed under Legal for GDPR.
At times we will process your data on the basis of Consent. Examples of this would be when we enter your personal data against a microchip number or when we process an insurance claim on your behalf. Or if you have agreed to recieve marketing electronically.
How we retain data
Data is retained for 10 years after your last contact with the practice. Data which is no longer required will be destroyed. Some data we are legally required to retain under RCVS regulations or against HMRC inspection and will be retained for a greater period of time.
Under GDPR there are 8 rights of the individual:
- The right to be informed
- The right of access
- The right to rectification
- The right to erasure
- The right to restrict processing
- The right to data portability
- The right to object
- The right not to be subjected to automated decision making
Please visit https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/ for much more detailed information regarding your rights. Please remember under some bases for processing data you may not have all the rights – for example data processed under Legal.
As a reminder Barton Veterinary Centre’s Data Protection Manager is Peter Buxton BVMS MRCVS – contactable by writing at the practice or at firstname.lastname@example.org
You have the right to make a complaint about data processing – https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/ for further information about your rights.
For purposes of this Agreement, “Service” refers to the Company’s service which can be accessed via our website at www.bartonveterinary.co.uk or through our mobile application. The terms “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to the Company. “You” refers to you, as a user of Service.
II. INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We may collect both “Non-Personal Information” and “Personal Information” about you. “Non-Personal Information” includes information that cannot be used to personally identify you, such as anonymous usage data, general demographic information we may collect, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, preferences you submit and preferences that are generated based on the data you submit and number of clicks. “Personal Information” includes information that can be used to personally identify you, such as your name, address and email address.
In addition, we may also track information provided to us by your browser or by our mobile application when you view or use the Service, such as the website you came from (known as the “referring URL”), the type of browser you use, the device from which you connected to the Service, the time and date of access, and other information that does not personally identify you. We use this information for, among other things, the operation of the Service, to maintain the quality of the Service, to provide general statistics regarding use of the Service and for other business purposes. We track this information using cookies, or small text files which include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to a user’s browser from our servers and are stored on the user’s computer hard drive. Sending a cookie to a user’s browser enables us to collect Non-Personal Information about that user and keep a record of the user’s preferences when utilizing our services, both on an individual and aggregate basis. The Company may use both persistent and session cookies; persistent cookies remain on your computer after you close your session and until you delete them, while session cookies expire when you close your browser. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your Internet browser help file directions. If you choose to disable cookies, some areas of the Service may not work properly.
III. HOW WE USE AND SHARE INFORMATION
In general, we do not sell, trade, rent or otherwise share your Personal Information with third parties without your consent. We may share your Personal Information with vendors and other third-party providers who are performing services for the Company. In general, the vendors and third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide for the Company. For example, when you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery, or return a purchase, you consent to our collecting and using such personal information for that specific purpose, including by transmitting such information to our vendors (and their service providers) performing these services for the Company.
However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment processors, have their own privacy policies in respect of the information that we are required to provide to them in order to use their services. For these third-party service providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so that you can understand the manner in which your Personal Information will be handled by such providers.
IV. HOW WE PROTECT INFORMATION
We implement reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices in order to protect your Personal Information and ensure that such Personal Information is not accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed. However, these measures do not guarantee that your information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such precautions. By using our Service, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks.
V. YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING THE USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
VII. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
VIII. AGE OF CONSENT
By using the Service, you represent that you are at least 18 years of age.
X. MERGER OR ACQUISITION
XI. EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS & OPTING OUT
We will send you Service-related announcements on occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if our Service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, or a new enhancement is released, which will affect the way you use our Service, we might send you an email. Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature. Based upon the Personal Information that you provide us, we may communicate with you in response to your inquiries to provide the services you request and to manage your account. We will communicate with you by email or telephone, in accordance with your wishes. We may also use your Personal Information to send you updates and other promotional communications. If you no longer wish to receive those email updates, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each update or communication.
XII. CONTACT US & WITHDRAWING CONSENT