What information will we collect about you?
At initial contact we will ask for some personal information about you. This may include:
- Postal address
- Email address
- Telephone number
- Date of birth
- GP details
- Health insurance details (where applicable)
- NHS number
- If you are here for psychological assessment related to aviation then we may ask information from your current employer, information from your medical team at your employment, any relevant legal information and your current licencing status (if applicable).
Special category data
- We may process special category data about you when it is necessary to do so (i) for the purposes of preventative or occupational health, (ii) for the assessment of the working capacity of the employee, (iii) medical diagnosis, (iv) the provision of health, social care or treatment, or (v) the management of health or social care systems and services.
- The special category data which we will need to process are racial or ethnic origin, the processing of genetic data, biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation.
- By providing us with special category data you confirm that you specifically consent to our processing of that data.
We may also ask for additional information, such as the difficulties currently experienced by you, your family and details about your past medical history and any concerns and risks – this is classed as sensitive information and is necessary to enable us to offer the service you have sought from us. We may also contact your employer, if your employer has referred you for psychological assessment related to aviation filed.
We collect information about you when you complete the contact form on our web page. The contact form asks for your name, email address, telephone number and the reason for your enquiry. We need this information in order to respond appropriately to your enquiry. If you contact us by telephone or direct email, a record will be kept of that correspondence or conversation.
If our services are commissioned for you by third parties (your GP, local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, etc.) they will provide us with a variety of information, including your name, postal address, telephone number, email address and medical/educational history.
How do we use the information we collect about you?
We will use your personal information to provide the services you have requested from us. Collecting this data helps us to:
- Communicate with you so that we can inform you or remind you about your appointments with us (including by email, in writing or by text message)
- Deliver the correct service to you
- Conduct a thorough and appropriate assessment
- Invoice you/your insurance company for the services we provide (the electronic accounts package that we use keeps financial data/invoices indefinitely. We will manually delete the records after the period of 7 years required by HMRC)
- Communicate (when necessary and agreed with you) with relevant third parties to support your treatment and manage risk
Your information is shared with the appropriate staff members working with us and they understand their legal responsibility to maintain confidentiality and follow practice procedures to ensure this. We may also share your information with your GP, employer, Social Services, or other professionals. We will also share your personal information that we have about you to other service providers that we will refer to for further assessment and management of your condition. We will also pass your personal data to your health insurer (if applicable) if they are covering your appointments/ assessment expenses under a policy of insurance. If your health insurer is covering the cost of your appointments/assessments, we may need to share with them some of your personal data. We will ask for your consent to do this.
There may be instances when we need to share information such as, when there is a legal obligation for us to do so or when the information concerns risk of harm to the patient, or risk of harm to other. We will discuss such a proposed disclosure with you unless we believe that to do so could increase the level of risk to you or someone else.
We will not share your personal information with third-parties for marketing purposes.
Where do we keep the information?
- Paper-based patient records and notes are kept to a minimum and stored in a locked filing cabinet.
- Patient information is stored in our clinical software system, Cliniko. This is a secure password-protected database, which is compliant with General Data Protection Regulations.
- Access to your personal information is restricted on a ‘need-to-know’ basis only i.e. for those concerned directly with your care and with your account.
- Sensitive personal information will only be sent to patients by email if they have given prior consent for us to do so. Any computers or mobile devices containing personal information are password protected or protected with a passcode/thumbprint scanner.
- Data is backed up regularly.
- The data we retain is stored and processed in the UK, the EEA and elsewhere in the world where we and our third-party providers maintain facilities. By providing us with your personal information, you consent to the disclosure to these overseas third parties.
If you contact us via the website contact form or directly by phone or email, we will keep the information in an online filing system which is compliant with General Data Protection Regulations.
How can I see all the information you have about me?
You have a right to access the information that we hold about you and to receive a copy. You should submit your request in writing or by email. We will aim to provide the relevant data within 30 days and this may be subject to a small admin fee.
You can also request us to
- Correct any information that you believe is inaccurate or incomplete. If we have disclosed that information to a third party, we will let them know about the change.
- Erase information we hold although you should be aware that, for legal reasons, we may be unable to erase certain information for example, information about your medical treatment
- Stop using your information – for example, sending you reminders for appointments
- Supply your information electronically to another health professional
By consenting to this privacy notice you are giving us the permission to process your personal data specifically for the purpose outlined. Consent is required for Oxford Brain and Mind to process both types of data but it may be explicitly given. Where we are asking you for special category personal data as set out above, we will always tell you why and how the information will be used. You can withdraw consent at any time by using the postal or email address provided at the end of this Privacy Notice.
How long will we keep your information?
Security and confidentiality
Unfortunately, email systems and use of the internet may be unsecure and you understand and acknowledge that you are accepting the inherent privacy risks associated with the use of email and the internet in relation to our services and the transfer of personal data. We put the security of our patients and clients and their personal data and information as a high priority.
How to contact us
- Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Post – 107 Percy Street, Oxford, OX4 3AD
- You also have a right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) by Post: Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF, Telephone: +44 (0) 303 123 1113, website: https://ico.org.uk
What happens in the event of a data breach?
To prevent unauthorised disclosure or access to your information, we have implemented strong physical and electronic security safeguards. In the unlikely event of a data protection we will notify the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) so that their procedures can be followed. Breaches which carry any risk to data subjects must be reported to the ICO within 72 hours, together with a summary of the nature of the breach, the steps taken to reduce the risk to data subjects and measures to prevent the breach from happening again. We will also notify all individuals whose data may have been accessed to alert them to the breach and any potential risks.
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