Privacy is a fundamental human right but with the advancement of digital technology and social media being so mainstream individuals are revealing more and more personal and professional information than ever before.
With GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) coming into effect in May 2018 I wanted to reassure all my clients and any new clients that I will be compliant with what is required by law and by my regulatory body The General Chiropractic Council.
I am already registered with the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office), United Kingdom’s independent body set up to uphold information rights. My registration reference is ZA346760.
I need to collect personal and sensitive data in order to carry out my McTimoney Chiropractic sessions. This data is confidential and safely guarded by me, and is never released to anyone without your prior consent. All data is stored securely under a CCTV location that only I have access to. The CCTV is also used for the additional purposes of security, prevention and detection of crime.
You can request that your data be sent to you, for example a copy of your medical records for which a fee will be charged.
In addition to this you have the right to rectification and erasure of your data. Medical records can only be erased after 8 years from your last session – this is a statutory requirement. They can also be kept for longer with mutual consent between ourselves. In regards to Children’s data and sessions I will need a consenting adult present with them for sessions.
In regards to keeping you updated about my services via emails it will be on the grounds of you opting in for this option. If you haven’t opted in you will not be contacted by me.