Under the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) personal data is defined as:
"any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ('data subject'); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person".
How we use your information
This privacy notice tells you how Precision Eye Clinic Limited trading as David O'Brart, which is the entity responsible for the processing of your personal data, will collect and use your personal data.
Why does Precision Eye Clinic Limited need to collect and store personal data?
In order for us to provide you with a service we need to collect personal data. We are committed to ensuring that the information we collect, and use, is appropriate for this purpose, and does not constitute an invasion of your privacy.
How does Precision Eye Clinic Limited collect your personal data?
When you call, email or attend for an appointment we ask for contact details and relevant health information (this information may also be given by a family member/friend when calling on your behalf).
When you settle your medical accounts and when you provide payment card (credit or debit) information at point-of-sale.
We may make a note of communications/conversations, the service we provide to you, your medical care, and for accounting and/or legal compliance and regulatory purposes.
When you fill in forms on our website.
From your General Practitioner and/or referring health professional.
Who will Precision Eye Clinic Limited share my personal data with?
The clinics and hospitals at which Professor O'Brart consults and carries out procedures and/or surgeries.
Other health professionals where we have identified a legitimate medical purpose in doing so (including your general practitioner, optometrist and/or other health professionals involved with your care and/or whose details you have provided us with).
Third party service providers; for processing payment card data when you settle your medical accounts with a debit or credit card; to distribute emails; for information system management purposes; for debt collection purposes (if relevant).
Any Health Insurance company in respect of which you have provided information or asked us to obtain details for the submission of invoices/fees/claims.
Research partners (if relevant).
Where required for a proposed sale, transfer or other transaction relating to the business of Precision Eye Clinic.
When you have consented/asked for us to do so.
Any third parties that we may share your data with are obliged to keep your details securely, and to use them only to fulfil the service they have been asked to provide. When they no longer need your data to fulfil this service, they will dispose of the details in line with either Precision Eye Clinic Limited's procedures or with its own GDPR compliant procedures. If we wish to pass your sensitive personal data onto a third party we will only do so once we have obtained your consent, unless we are legally required to do otherwise. If you ask us to transfer your personal information to a third party, following such transfer, the third party will be responsible for its compliance.
How will Precision Eye Clinic Limited use the personal data it collects about me?
Precision Eye Clinic Limited will process (collect, store and use) the information you provide in a manner compatible with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We will endeavour to keep your information accurate and up to date, and not keep it for longer than is necessary. Precision Eye Clinic Limited is required to retain information in accordance with the law, such as information needed for income tax and audit purposes. How long certain kinds of personal data should be kept may also be governed by specific health requirements and agreed practices. Personal data may be held in addition to these periods depending on health/scientific/research needs.
Do I have the right to access the personal data that the Precision Eye Clinic holds about me?
If Precision Eye Clinic Limited does hold personal data about you, you can request a copy of it.
What forms of ID will I need to provide in order to access this?
Precision Eye Clinic Limited accepts the following forms of ID when information on your personal data is requested:
Passport, driving licence, birth certificate, utility bill (from last 3 months) where relevant.
Precision Eye Clinic Ltd trading as David O'Brart. Registered in England and Wales under Company No: 7590386. Registered Office: 162-164 High Street, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7BS