The terms, ‘we’, ‘us’ and ‘our’ are references to Tavistock Clinic.
In accordance with the rules of the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’, for further information please visit www.ico.org.uk), Tavistock Clinic acts as a ‘data controller’ and this privacy notice sets out the basis on which the data that we collect from you will be processed, whether this information has been gained through our website, or via other methods and platforms, that you have engaged in to communicate with us.
About Tavistock Clinic
We are physiotherapy specialists based in Crawley and you can contact us via the following means:
- Our website: https://www.tavistockclinic.com
- Our registered office address: The Pinnacle, Station Way, Crawley, RH10 1JH
- Our contact number: 07490072592
- Our email address: email@example.com
The Relevant Laws & Your Rights
Amongst the many laws and regulations regarding Data Protection and Privacy, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2016 is one of the most important, along with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 and 2011. Further information regarding these regulations and your rights can be found at the UK Information Commissioners Website: www.ico.org.uk .
Please note that when asserting your rights listed below briefly, Tavistock Clinic may be able to invoke certain exemptions that allow us to continue to access and process your personal information and we may deny any requests made by yourself in order for us to comply with another legal obligation, or for the establishment, defence or exercise of legal claims. We will make reasonable efforts to fulfill your request; we reserve the right to charge a fee where permitted by law; and we may ask you to provide proof of identity in order to process your request.
You have the right to access your personal information; you have the right to update your personal information; you have the right to erase your personal information; you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal information; you have the right to anonymise your data; you have the right to transfer your personal information; you have the right to object to the processing of your personal information; and you have the right to obtain a copy of personal information safeguards used for transfers outside your jurisdiction.
If you have concerns on the way that we are handling your personal data, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the ICO (further details can be found on their website www.ico.org.uk), although we ask you to try to resolve these issues with us first, even though you may complain to a supervisory authority at any time.
Information we may collect and hold on you
We may collect personal data that identifies you, when voluntarily provided by yourself (via our website or other online platforms, through email contact, telephone contact or in person) or from a third party to whom you have provided your prior consent to disclose the information to us. The data that we typically will collect includes:
- Basic details such as name, address and contact details;
- Details of contact we have had with you throughout your treatment with us including information regarding treatment sessions;
- Professional information (including but not limited to job title, qualifications, previous experience and NI number);
- Details of the services you have accessed;
- Treatment notes and reports about your health and any treatment you have received;
- Your feedback and treatment progress information;
- Information surrounding complaints and incidents which may have arisen;
- Recordings of calls, inbound and outbound;
- Details of visits to our website (including your IP address, login information, and other analytical information). Please refer to our Cookie heading below for more details; and,
- Any other personal data we collect in the course of providing our services or in the course of operating our business.
How will we use this information?
In general we use your data to provide our services to you, including the following specific purposes:
- Responding to your initial queries and requests for further information about Tavistock Clinic;
- Supporting you throughout your treatment;
- Sending you your service related information;
- Decision making by the healthcare professionals involved in your treatment;
- For administrative and record keeping purposes;
- To obtain your feedback in relation to your experience with Tavistock Clinic;
- To assemble statistical data;
- To facilitate marketing and business development;
- To allow the billing of services provided and to obtain payment or collect debts;
- To process and respond to any complaints, concerns or incidents;
- To support the legitimate interests of our business
- To comply with any other legal, professional or regulatory obligations; and,
- To audit our services and the use of our websites.
We have the right to continue to process your data for many legal reasons such as performance of contract and compliance with regulatory and legal obligations, or any other legitimate interest we may have as a business. As such we may process your data without your knowledge or consent, where the law requires this.
Please note that we have a legal requirement to document your treatment. These notes may include further sensitive data about your health, which will be used only in accordance with the provision of our health care services and to assist you in your care plan. Please note we always act in accordance with our duty of confidentiality.
We may extend the use of your personal data, if this is in line with the original purpose for which we have obtained it. We may for example speak to other practitioners or medical advisers to assist in your treatment programme.
If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will ensure we have explained this to you and obtained your prior consent.
We may share your data with third parties due to a legal or regulatory obligation; as a result of changes in our business ownership; to ensure payment of owed bills e.g. referring to a debt collection agency; if you have requested for us to do so; and in order to fulfill our treatment obligations to you.
We will not transfer your data outside of the European Union.
Tavistock Clinic has various procedures in place, (including physical, operational and electronic ones), in order to secure and safeguard the data we collect. We keep our procedures under review and update them when necessary.
Tavistock Clinic must keep your records for a minimum period of time in order to comply with legal and regulatory obligations imposed on our healthcare industry. We will typically retain your data for a period of 8 years, if it is no longer required for the lawful purposes for which it was obtained.
The length of time for which we will retain your data may also depend on the following factors:
- The length of time necessary to complete our contract with you;
- Any time limits for establishing or defending legal claims or responding to complaints/incidents;
- Any period necessary to comply with our legal obligations under EU/UK law; and,
- Any periods for retention that is recommended by regulators or professional bodies.
Cookie data is that which relates to your usage of our site. As such, your browser may send us data such as the time, date and duration of your visit, your IP address, the website that linked you to us, and the pages you have visited on our site.
Cookies enable a website to track the patterns of usage, in order to assist you further on your next visit.
If you do not want to receive cookies, then we would recommend you alter your browser settings and delete the cookies set on your device.
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