The personal data we process, how long we keep it and why.
We hold your data in line with our Information Governance Policy for ten years in line with British College of Optometrists and The General Optical Council best practice for legitimate interest and the purposes of health care. You have the right to access your data subject to reasonable request, which includes rights over rectification, erasure and processing. Data is stored on paper records in monitored cabinets and computer systems, where all hardware and software is secure and password protected.
The purpose of processing data and the lawful basis of this.
We process your data where necessary for the legitimate interest of the practice except where such interest is overridden by your rights of freedom.
Sharing of data and why
We share your data with registered health professionals and those under their supervision in the interests of health care. We may share data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
We would seek express consent if data were used for marketing purposes.
How to complain to the ICO
If you feel there is a breach of your data rights, you may contact the Information Commissioner’s Office at www.ico.gov.uk
A FULL COPY OF OUR GDPR POLICY IS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST