Protecting your personal data
Davies-Todd Opticians (Worksop) Ltd will respect and protect any personal information you provide us with. This information can be obtained through making an appointment, the eye examination or from any purchase of products or services with us.
Any changes to this policy will be made by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 26th April 2018.
What personal information we collect
Name, date of birth and address.
Contact Information such as a telephone number or an email address.
History of your eye health, history of your family’s eye health, any eye related conditions you have, your medication, occupation and interests.
GP and Doctors Surgery.
This information will primarily be collected from you with your permission. Where it is lawful to do so, we may collect information from other sources such as the NHS or other health care providers authorised to provide it. This includes parents or carers who have permission to give information on your behalf.
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with the best possible service. In particular we require your information for the following reasons:
During your eye examination (i.e. our optician will require previous records of your eye health):
- Internal record keeping.
- Any referrals made to your GP or the hospital.
- Providing products and services.
- Responding to any queries you may have.
- Maintaining records for tax compliance with the laws defence of claims.
- Managing and administrating insurance claims.
- In order to provide you with products or services described above we hold digital and paper copies of your personal information securely at Davies-Todd Opticians (Worksop) Ltd.
How long we store your information for
Information will be retained by us for as long as reasonably necessary or as defined under applicable healthcare laws and regulations.
Who your personal information is shared with
We may disclose personal information to health care authorities including the NHS or equivalent bodies.
If you have been referred to us as a corporate eye care customer we may share your information with your employer.
How to update your information
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, you can update your personal information by visiting our practice or in writing posted by royal mail. If you would like to do this, our address is Davies-Todd Opticians (Worksop) Ltd, 31 Bridge Place, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 1DT.
Protecting personal information
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect from you. All paper copies of your personal records are locked away and can only be accessed by our data processors.
We cannot 100% guarantee the complete security of our database however we do have antivirus software in place. We also cannot 100% guarantee that the information you supply will not be intercepted to us when provided over the internet. Any online transmission of information is at your own risk.
Using our Website
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
You have certain rights under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) including the option to:
Access your personal information (we may charge a fee where we are permitted by law to do so).
Rectify your personal information if it’s inaccurate or incomplete.
Erase personal data and prevent processing under certain circumstances (i.e. if there is no lawful ground to retain or process the information).
If you have any queries about our policies please visit our practice or call us on 01909 486418.
The information on this website is intended for information and reference purposes only. The medical information about eye health is general and not case specific. It should not be relied upon as a replacement for seeking advice from a registered Optometrist or General Medical Practitioner or other professional person. Davies-Todd Opticians (Worksop) Ltd do not accept liability whatsoever for any assumed diagnosis or treatment made from the information contained on this website.
By answering any question, inquiry or providing you any information, the optometrist is not treating you as a patient. Without an eye examination the optician will under no circumstances assume any liability or responsibility whatsoever for the care of an individual. Our optometrist is providing you with requested information as a professional courtesy, for general information purposes only.
If you have any concerns regarding how your personal data is held by our company please contact our data controller by visiting our practice or in writing. Alternately contact the ICO.
Last updated on the 26th April 2018.