St. Anne’s Veterinary Group Privacy Statement
At St. Anne’s Veterinary Group we take personal privacy very seriously. The following statement describes the privacy practices we use for all data gathered, stored, processed or distributed by our practice.
Collection and Use of Information
As a veterinary practice, St. Annes Veterinary Group receives information submitted to us by our clients, such as peoples’ names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses and products purchased. We use this information to establish which clients need to be sent information about veterinary appointments, animal treatment, outstanding accounts and other veterinary related matters. This information is only held for sufficient time to provide the services requested by our clients and our patients, after which time it is deleted in a way that prevents further contact. This period of time may vary, depending on the treatment recommended for individual patients, but is nominally 36 months following the last recorded treatment event.
Data collected as above is solely for use by this Practice and its direct agents who are assisting in the supply of veterinary services. Personally-identifiable information is not passed on to any third-party, other than those parties used to directly provide accountancy, clinical referral, email, SMS and postal services in the furtherance of the St. Anne’s Veterinary Group providing their veterinary services.
Access to the data stored at the Veterinary Practice may be given on a temporary basis to I.T. support staff in order for them to maintain the Practice’s I.T. infrastructure and for the purpose of providing remote I.T. support. Such access will be from a secure location.
We rigorously observe any indicated preferences concerning the mode of contact and whether contact should be made at all before contacting our clients directly.
Persons may opt out of selected or all contact by informing the Veterinary Practice by email, letter or telephone call.
In addition to any information you may volunteer, our web server automatically collects such information as the domain name of the site providing you with Internet access, the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your browser type and version, operating system and platform, the average time spent on our site, pages viewed, information searched for, access times and other relevant statistics. We use this information in order to ensure that unauthorised users do not access the information on our site, and in the aggregate to measure the use of our site and to administer and improve our site.
Use of our Web Sites
Most browsers used by visitors have options that allow the visitor to control whether the browser will accept cookies, reject cookies, or notify the visitor each time a cookie is sent, but setting a browser to reject cookies will prevent access to our site. In addition, you can delete your cookies from your browser program at any time.
To the extent required or permitted by law, we may also collect, use and disclose personal information in connection with security related or law enforcement investigations or while cooperating with authorities or complying with legal requirements.
In the event you have any questions concerning this Privacy Statement or the information you have provided, you should contact:
Our management and their teams take commercially reasonable precautions to keep all information obtained secure against unauthorised access (e.g. data breach) and we periodically review our security measures. Although there is no way that any on-line system can absolutely guarantee the security of your information, Vets Global Ltd. is committed to employing reasonable security measures, regularly reviewing our security practices (security and risk assessments) and providing regular awareness training.
All data held by St. Anne’s Veterinary Group is located on servers based in the U.K.
Use of Information from Children
St. Anne’s Veterinary Group does not knowingly collect or process personally identifiable information from children under the age of 14. If a child under the age of 14 provides us with personally identifiable information, a parent or guardian of that child may have this information deleted from our records by contacting us through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, by calling us on +44 (0)1323 640011, or by writing to us at: Client Care, St Anne’s Veterinary Group, 6 St Anne’s Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 2DJ.
Making Changes to Your Personal Information
You can request changes to or removal of any of the personally identifiable information that you have provided by contacting St Annes Veterinary Group. This will automatically update our records within 24 hours.
Links to Other Web Sites
Our Web Site may contain links to other Websites. These sites are not covered by this Privacy Statement, and we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other sites.
Changes to This Statement
We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Statement and related business practices at any time by posting updated text on our Web Site, www.stannesvets.co.uk Please check that page periodically for updates.
Last Updated: May 31st, 2019