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Mr David Allamby
MD, FRCOphth, FRCS
Focus Clinic is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and to holding and using your personal information fairly, lawfully and transparently.
For the purpose of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the data controller is Horizon Medical Limited, 22 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8GQ.
The Internet is an amazing tool; it has the power to change the way we live, and we can already see that happening in many areas of our lives today. With only a few mouse-clicks, you can follow the news, look up facts, buy goods and services, and communicate with others from around the world. It’s important to Focus Clinic to help our customers retain their privacy when they take advantage of all the Internet has to offer.
We believe your business is no-one else’s. Your privacy is important to you and to us. So we will protect the information you share with us. To protect your privacy, Focus follows different principles in accordance with worldwide practices for customer privacy and data protection.
We will not sell or give away your name, mail address, phone number, email address or any other information to anyone unless a Court of Law orders us to.
We will use state-of-the-art security measures to protect your information from unauthorised users.
WEB BROWSER COOKIES
We will ask you when we need information that personally identifies you (personal information) or allows us to contact you. Generally, this information is requested when you create a Registration ID on the site or when you download free software, enter a contest, order email newsletters or join a limited-access premium site. We use your Personal Information for four primary purposes:
To make the site easier for you to use by not having to enter information more than once.To help you quickly find software, services or information.To help us create content most relevant to you.To alert you to product upgrades, special offers, updated information and other new services from Focus.
If you choose not to register or provide personal information, you can still use most of focusclinics.com. But you will not be able to access areas that require registration.If you decide to register, you will be able to select the kinds of information you want to receive from us by subscribing to various services, like our electronic newsletters. If you do not want us to communicate with you about other offers regarding Focus products, programs, events, or services by email, postal mail, or telephone, you may select the option stating that you do not wish to receive marketing messages from Focus.
We will provide you with the means to ensure that your personal information is correct and current. When signing up to our email newsletters you can unsubscribe at any time and also edit your preferences.
Focus has taken all reasonable measures to protect the security of your personal information and to ensure that your choices for its intended use are honoured. We take all reasonable precautions to protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.
Focus strictly protects the security of your personal information and honours your choices for its intended use. We carefully protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.
Your personal information is never shared outside the company without your permission, except under conditions explained above. Inside the company, data is stored in password-controlled servers with limited access. Your information may be stored and processed in the United Kingdom or any other country where Focus, its subsidiaries, affiliates or agents are located.
You also have a significant role in protecting your information. No one can see or edit your personal information without knowing your user name and password, so do not share these with others. Unfortunately, the sending of information via the internet is not totally secure and on occasion such information can be intercepted. We cannot guarantee the security of data that you choose to send us electronically, sending such information is entirely at your own risk.
THIRD PARTY LINKS
Focus Clinic holds medical records confidentiality and shares them internally with appropriate staff who are involved in providing direct care for individual patients. The medical records of patients are also used internally by Focus Clinic to monitor and audit patient results and any complications post-operatively. Medical records are only ever disclosed to an external third party where the patient has requested the sharing of information, for instance, with their GP or other consultant.
ACCESS TO INFORMATION
In accordance with the GDPR you have the right to access any information that we hold relating to you. Additionally, patients have the right to access their medical record and to have inaccurate data corrected.
The medical records of patients who have received treatment at Focus are retained for the purposes of providing patients with Focus’ comprehensive aftercare package which includes a 10 year guarantee and a lifetime of care promise.
For those people who have explicitly consented to receiving marketing communications from us, your personal information will be retained until you withdraw your consent. You are able to unsubscribe at any time to marketing communications in which case your personal information will be deleted as soon as reasonably practicable.
LEGAL BASIS FOR PROCESSING PERSONAL INFORMATION
Focus Clinic processes personal information including sensitive health information for direct patient care. The legal basis for this is GDPR Article 6(1)(b) and Article 9(2)(h). Focus Clinic processed personal information to be able to provide patients with the treatment they have entrusted us to carry out and to provide the necessary after care post treatment.
Focus Clinic also uses email to keep those on our mailing list updated with our news, special offers and the latest information and developments in vision correction. We always obtain the explicit consent of those on our mailing list before sending them any marketing communications. The legal basis for this is GDPR Article 6(1)(a).