Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy

www.cuttingedgepodiatry.co.uk (Website) is brought to you by Cutting Edge Podiatry Ltd. (‘we’ or ‘us’) whose address is 73 Tennison Road

Cambridge, CB1 2DG, company number 07100635.

 

Why you should read this policy

 

We take the privacy of our patients and visitors to our Website (you) very seriously. Please read this privacy policy (Policy) carefully as it contains important information about how your personal data will be used.

 

For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, the GDPR and the Data Protection Bill when in force and all other relevant legislation, Cutting Edge Podiatry Ltd. is the ‘data controller’ (is responsible for and controls the processing of, your personal data).

 

Personal data we may collect about you
 
Information that you provide

 

Personal information about you (such as your name, email address, phone number) will be obtained, whenever you complete forms on the Website.

 

We will also obtain personal information you provide when you fill in any patient consent forms we provide you with, send feedback, post material, contact us for any reason and by any medium, sign up for a service, share information via the Website’s social media functions, enter a competition, complete a survey or report a problem with the Website.

 

We will ask you to provide sensitive personal data before providing any treatments or services to you.

 

We may retain a record of any contact you make with us.

 

Personal Information about other individuals

 

If you give us information on behalf of someone else, you confirm that the other person has appointed you to act on his/her behalf and has agreed that you can:

 

  • give consent on his/her behalf to the processing of his/her data;

  • receive on his/her behalf and data protection notices;

  • give consent to any transfer of his/her data;

 

Information from third parties

 

Occasionally we may receive information about you from other sources (such as credit reference agencies or your GP), which will be added to the information already held about you in order for us to help supply our services and products to you.

 

Information that will be collected automatically

 

Cookies: We may monitor your use of the Website through the use of cookies and similar tracking devices. For example, we may monitor how many times you use the Website, which pages you go to and traffic data. This information helps to build a profile of users to the Website. Some of this data will be aggregated or statistical, which means that we will not be able to identify you individually. For further information on the use of cookies on the Website, please see the sections on cookies below.

 

Device information: We may also collect information about your device each time you use the website. For example, we may collect information on the type of mobile device that you are using, the type of mobile browser that you are using, the mobile operating system that you are using, mobile network information and the time zone setting.

 

Location data: We may also collect information to determine your location using GPS technology or such other location sharing tracking software we may use from time to time.

 

How your personal data will be used

 

We will use your personal data for the following purposes:

 

  • to help identify you, your patient records and any accounts you hold with us.

  • administration;

  • research, statistical analysis and behavioural analysis;

  • marketing — see ‘Marketing and opting out’, below;

  • fraud prevention and detection;

  • billing and order fulfilment for purchases made through the Website;

  • to notify you of any changes to the Website or to our services or products that may affect you;

  • improving our services and products.

 

Marketing and opting out

 

If you give your consent, we may share your personal data with organisations who are our business partners and we or they may contact you (unless you have asked us or them not to do so) by mail, telephone, SMS, text/picture, email, about products, services, promotions, special offers and charitable causes that may be of interest to you. If you prefer not to receive any further direct marketing communications from us or our business partners, you can opt out at any time. See further 'Your rights,’ below.

 

The Website may contain links to other websites or apps which we or our partners own, or websites or apps of our partners or third parties. Please note that if you follow any of these links, the websites, apps and services provided through them will have their own privacy policies/terms of use. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for their respective privacy policies/terms of use or the collection and use of any personal data collected through these websites, apps or services. Please ensure that you review the relevant privacy policies/terms of use prior to providing any personal data to, or using these websites, apps and services.

 

Disclosure of your personal data

 

We may disclose your personal data to:

 

  • All healthcare practitioners that work at Cutting Edge Podiatry Ltd.

  • Your doctor, GP or other medical professionals

  • other companies or businesses that become partners with Cutting Edge Podiatry Ltd.

  • a third party who acquires substantially all of Cutting Edge Podiatry Ltd. assets,

  • in which case the personal data shall be one of the acquired assets;

  • our agents and service providers;

  • law enforcement and regulatory agencies in connection with any investigation to help prevent unlawful activity or as otherwise required by applicable law;

  • business partners in accordance with the 'Marketing and opting out' section above

 

Keeping your data secure

 

We will use technical and organisational measures to safeguard your personal data, for example:

 

  • We will store your personal data on secure servers using SSL technology.

 

While we will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal data, you acknowledge that the use of the internet is not entirely secure and for this reason, we cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal data that are transferred from you or to you via the internet.

 

Transfers of data out of the EEA

 

We will make reasonable efforts to ensure that your data is not transferred outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Where we use data servers that may transfer data out of the EEA we will take steps to ensure adequate protections are in place to ensure the security of your information and give you remedies in the unlikely event of a security breach.

 

All information you provide to us is stored with secure data processors for the purposes of storing your data, accounting purposes and social media purposes for example. A copy of your information is also stored securely on our internal server and computers where access is restricted.

 

Please note that ant processors we utilise that may transfer your data to the US, comply with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, which is a mechanism that ensures compliance with EU data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the European Union to the United States. You can learn more about Privacy Shield here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/welcome

 

While we will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal data, you acknowledge that the use of the internet is not entirely secure and for this reason, we cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal data that are transferred from you or to you via the internet. If you have any particular concerns about your information, please contact us using our contact details at the bottom of this policy.

 

What you can do to keep your information safe

 

If you want detailed information from Get Safe Online on how to protect your information and your computers and devices against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other online problems, please visit www.getsafeonline.org. Get Safe Online is supported by HM Government and leading businesses.

 

Monitoring

 

We may monitor and record communications with you (such as telephone conversations and emails) for the purpose of quality assurance, training, fraud prevention and compliance.

 

Your Consent and Rights of Access

 

We will only collect and store information about you as detailed above. You will be provided with opportunities to consent to this Privacy Policy and marketing when you provide your personal details to us.

 

You can change your mind or remove or amend your consent at any time.

 

  • You have the right of access to your personal records or other information that we hold about you. There is no administrative charge for this service.

  • You have the right to rectify any errors in the data we hold about you. If any data or information we hold about you is inaccurate, or out of date, please contact us and we will correct this immediately.

  • You have the right to have the data we hold about you erased.

  • If you wish us to continue to store your information but wish us to keep your data separate and not process it in any way, please let us know and we will do so.

  • You have the right to ask us to stop processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. You may also specify that you object to direct marketing by particular channels such as by email or telephone. If this is the case, please specify the channels you are objecting to in your communications with us.

  • You have the right to data portability. If you wish to obtain your data for your own purposes across different services, we will provide this information to you in a CSV file. There is no administrative charge for this service.

  • You have the right to object to any direct marketing.

 

To revise your consent, access, amend or remove your records or assert any of your rights set out above, you should send your request in writing to us at contact[at]cuttingedgepodiatry.co.uk.

 

You will need to provide proof of identity and address (e.g. a copy of your driving licence or passport, and a recent utility or credit card bill); and specify the personal data you want access to, amended or removed.

 

How long we will store your data

 

We will store your data for as long as necessary for the purpose of processing. The data will be deleted in the following circumstances:

 

  • You have withdrawn your consent to data processing

  • The original purpose for processing the data is no longer relevant or cannot be performed any more

  • The data is no longer up to date or accurate

 

Children

 

Should you be under the age of 16 and have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us using the details below and we shall be happy to explain how we use and process your data.

 

Use of cookies

A cookie is a small text file which is placed on your mobile (or other electronic devices) when you access the Website. We use cookies and other online tracking devices on the Website to:

 

  • recognise you whenever you visit the Website (this speeds up your access to the Website)

  • carry out research and statistical analysis to help improve the Website content, products and services and to help us better understand our visitor and customer requirements and interests;

  • target our marketing and advertising campaigns and those of our partners more effectively by providing interest-based advertisements that are personalised to your interests; and

  • make your online experience more efficient and enjoyable.

 

The information we obtain from the use of cookies will not usually contain your personal data. Although we may obtain information about your device such as your IP address, your browser and/or other internet log information, this will not usually identify you personally.

In certain circumstances, we may collect personal information about you—but only where you voluntarily provide it (e.g. by completing an online form) or where you purchase goods or services from us.

 

In most cases, we will need your consent in order to use cookies on this Website. The exception is where the cookie is essential in order for us to provide you with a service you have requested.

 

Consent (notification on the home page)

 

There is a notice on the Website home page which describes how cookies are used and which also provides a link to this Policy. You will be presented with an option to accept the terms of this Privacy and Cookie Policy. If you use this Website after this notification has been displayed to you, you warrant that you have consented to the use of cookies for the purposes described in this Website privacy policy.

 

Third party cookies

 

We work with third-party suppliers who may also set cookies on the Website. These third-party suppliers are responsible for the cookies they set on our Website. If you want further information, please go to the website for the relevant third party.

 

How to turn off cookies

 

If you do not want to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted. If you do this, please be aware that you may lose some of the functionality of the Website. For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

 

Our contact details

 

We welcome your feedback and questions. If you wish to contact us, please send us an email to contact[at]cuttingedgepodiatry.co.uk. You can also write to us at Cutting Edge Podiatry Ltd., 2 Newmarket Road, Cambridge, CB5 8DT or phone us on 01223 633038.

01223 633 038

 

Changes to this privacy policy

We may change this Policy from time to time. You should check this policy frequently to ensure you are aware of the most recent version that will apply each time you use the Website.

 

Data Protection Supervisory Authority

 

The Data Protection Supervisory Authority in the UK is the Information Commissioners Office. Should you have any complaints about the way we handle your data, you may direct them to the ICO. More information on the ICO can be found on their website here:

https://ico.org.uk