At Perry Referrals we recognize that privacy is important. While no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure from intrusion, we have used and will continue to use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the protection of your confidential information.
Your personal data – what is it?
Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data. Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR)
Who are we?
Perry Referrals is the data controller and this means that it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.
How do we process this personal data?
Perry Referrals complies with its obligations under the GDPR by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data: by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that sufficient technical measures are in place to protect personal data. We use this personal data for the following purposes:
- Communicating with you
- Providing our services
- Auditing, research and analysis in order to maintain, protect and improve our services and comply with professional body requirements Sharing your personal data
Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will not be shared with third parties.
How long do we keep your personal data?
We keep data in accordance with Guide to Data Protection – Principle 5 Retaining Personal Data, we retain all records while you have on-going services with us, if you do not have any services with us your data may be held for a period of up to 2 years.
We only share personal information with other companies or individuals in the following limited circumstances:
- We have your consent
- We have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to: Provide further peer professional opinion as to a suitable diagnosis or treatment of your pet satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof, detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or protect against harm to rights, property or safety, of our users, us or the public as required or permitted by law.
- We may share with third parties certain pieces of aggregated, non-personal information; such as your pet’s name, breed and age, your surname, the date of diagnosis and treatment in order to comply with professional and Specialist college obligations.
We use the SSL/HTTPS protocol throughout our site. This encrypts our user communications with the servers so that personal identifiable information is not captured/hijacked by third parties without authorization.
In case of a data breach, system administrators will immediately take all needed steps to ensure system integrity, will contact affected users and will attempt to reset passwords if needed.
THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
Perry Referrals may post links to third party websites on this website. These third party websites are not screened for privacy or security compliance by Perry Referrals, and you release us from any liability for the conduct of these third party websites.
All social media sharing links, either displayed as text links or social media icons do not connect you to any of the associated third parties, unless you explicitly click on them.
We have a strict No-Spam Policy prohibiting the use of any data collected to send spam. We will not sell any contact information to third parties.
This website does include social media sharing buttons to 3rd party sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn, which may set 3rd party cookies. Please refer to these sites’ individual privacy policies for further information.
We use Google Analytics on our site for anonymous reporting of site usage. So, no personalized data is stored. If you would like to opt-out of Google Analytics monitoring your behavior on our website please use this link: Google Analytics Opt-out.
If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Privacy Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and settting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions. Where and whenever necessary, we will seek your prior consent to the new processing.
We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data.
We restrict access to personal information to our employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations, as are we, and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they or we fail to meet these obligations.
Accessing and Updating Personal Information
When you use our services, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access to your personal information and to correct this data if it is inaccurate.
To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints please contact us in the first instance by email: [email protected]
Your rights under the General Data Protection Regulations 2016
- The right to be informed: You have the right to be informed about what data is being collected, how and why it is being used and any 3rd parties that rely on the information.
- The right of access: You may request details of personal information which we hold about you.
- The right to rectification: If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email or write to us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
- The right to erasure: Where the data we hold is not required for legal or medical record keeping you may request that it is erased.
- The right to restrict processing: If you believe the data we are processing is incorrect you may request that the data is no longer processed until corrected.
- The right to data portability: You may request that the data you have provided be transferred to another data controller in a machine readable format.
- The right to object: You have the right to object to the processing of your data.
Rights in relation to automated decision-making and profiling not currently utilised by Perry Referrals client services, Further information can be obtained from the Information Commissioners Office website https://ico.org.uk You can contact the Information Commissioners Office help line on 0303 123 1113