The term 'City Dental Practice', 'I', 'us', 'our' or 'we' refers to the owner of the website. The term 'you' refers to the user or viewer of our website.
We are a Data Controller under the terms of the Data Protection Act 2018 and the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
This Privacy Notice explains what Personal Data the practice holds, why we hold and process it, who we might share it with, and your rights and freedoms under the Law.
The practice holds personal data in the following categories:
1. Patient clinical and health data and correspondence.
2. Staff employment data.
3. Contractors' data.
“Process” means we obtain, store, update and archive data.
1. Patient data is held for the purpose of providing patients with appropriate, high quality, safe and effective dental care and treatment.
2. Staff employment data is held in accordance with Employment, Taxation and Pensions law.
3. Contractors’ data is held for the purpose of managing their contracts.
The Law says we must tell you this:
1. We hold patients’ data because it is in our Legitimate Interest to do so. Without holding the data we cannot work effectively.
2. We hold staff employment data because it is a Legal Obligation for us to do so.
3. We hold contractors’ data because it is needed to Fulfil a Contract with us.
We can only share data if it is done securely and it is necessary to do so.
1. Patient data may be shared with other healthcare professionals who need to be involved in your care (for example if we refer you to a specialist or need laboratory work undertaken). Patient data is also stored for back-up purposes and it is stored securely.
2. Employment data will be shared with government agencies such as HMRC.
You have the right to:
1. Be informed about the personal data we hold and why we hold it.
2. Access a copy of your data that we hold by contacting us directly: we will acknowledge your request and supply a response within one month or sooner.
3. Check the information we hold about you is correct and to make corrections if not
4. Have your data erased in certain circumstances.
5. Transfer your data to someone else if you tell us to do so and it is safe and legal to do so.
6. Tell us not to actively process or update your data in certain circumstances.
1. We will store patient data for as long as we are providing care, treatment or recalling patients for further care. We will
archive (that is, store it without further action) for as long as is required for legal purposes as recommended by the NHS or other
trusted experts recommend.
2. We must store employment data for six years after an employee has left.
3. We must store contractors’ data for seven years after the contract is ended.
Through agreeing to this privacy notice you are consenting to City Dental Practice processing your personal data for the purposes outlined. You can withdraw consent at any time by using the postal, email address or telephone number provided at the end of this Privacy Notice.
In the event that you wish to make a complaint about how your personal data is being processed by City Dental Practice you have the right to complain. You can complain in the first instance to us (Dr B. Aminnejad 01248-370054) and we will do our best to resolve the matter. If this fails, you can complain to the Information Commissioner at ICO, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF, https://www.ico.org.uk/concerns or by calling 0303 123 1113.
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