This page outlines how any sensitive information held by Therapy Organics is used, who we may share that information with and how we keep it secure. This notice does not provide exhaustive detail. However, we are happy to provide any additional information or explanation needed. Any requests for this should be sent to email@example.com. We keep our Privacy Notice under regular review. This Privacy Notice was last reviewed in September 2020.
1. What We Do
Therapy Organics is a store and an online retailer of products in the natural and organic sector. This includes but is not limited to dietary supplements, organic beauty products, make up, healthy lifestyle products, educational books and some select health foods. Therapy Organics also has a clinic providing complementary healthcare services to clients to support an improvement in health through, bodywork, nutrition and lifestyle interventions as well as providing natural and organic beauty treatments. We focus on preventative healthcare, the optimisation of physical, mental health and chronic health conditions. Through the various treatments and functional testing services that we offer, we aim to understand the underlying causes of your health issues which we will seek to address through personalised dietary therapy, nutraceutical prescription (supplements) and lifestyle advice. We also regularly work to educate our clients around supporting their own health through workshops and lifestyle programmes, these include cookery demonstrations, educational talks, online blogs, articles and social media posts. We aim to create a community network for our local area to share events, support and effective communication of science based healthcare information.
2. How We Obtain Your Personal Data
Information provided by you
You provide us with personal data in the following ways:
This may include the following information:
We use this information in order to provide you with the best service and direct healthcare. This means that the legal basis of our holding your personal data is for legitimate interest.
Where opted in, data held in our retail CRM will be held indefinitely and used for the purposes of legitimate business communications which will always contain an unsubscribe option. Following completion of your healthcare services in our clinic, we retain hard copy of your personal data for the period defined by the relevant professional authority and registrant body to the services that you have received. This enables us to process any complaint you may make. In this case the legal basis of our holding your personal data is for contract administration.
Any information held is done so with full GDPR compliance.
Information we get from other sources
We may obtain sensitive medical information in the form of test results from biochemical testing companies. We use this information in order to provide you with direct healthcare. This means that the legal basis of our holding your personal data is for legitimate interest.
We may obtain sensitive information from other healthcare providers. The provision of this information is subject to you giving us your express consent. If we do not receive this consent from you, we will not be able to coordinate your healthcare with that provided by other providers which may means the healthcare provided by us may be less well informed.
3. How we use your personal data
We act as a data controller for use of your personal data to provide direct healthcare. We also act as a controller and processor in regard to the processing of your data from third parties such as testing companies and other healthcare providers. We act as a data controller and processor in regard to the processing of in-store debit/credit card, telephone and online payments.
We undertake at all times to protect your personal data, including any health and contact details, in a manner which is consistent with our duty of professional confidence and the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) concerning data protection. We will also take reasonable security measures to protect your personal data storage.
We may use your personal data where there is an overriding public interest in using the information e.g. in order to safeguard an individual, or to prevent a serious crime. Also where there is a legal requirement such as a formal court order. We may use your data for marketing purposes such as newsletters but this would be subject to you giving us your express consent. We also use your name to maintain retail history records and as a goodwill gesture for our loyalty point scheme.
4. Do you share my information with other organisations?
We will keep information about you confidential. We will only disclose your information with other third parties with your express consent with the exception of the following categories of third parties:
The relevant registrant body, and our professional association, in the event of processing of a complaint made by you
Any contractors and advisors that provide a service to us or act as our agents on the understanding that they keep the information confidential
With your express consent, we may share your information with our supplier companies and biochemical testing companies as part of providing you with direct healthcare.
We will seek your express consent before sharing your information with your GP or other healthcare providers. However if we believe that your life is in danger then we may pass your information onto an appropriate authority (such as the police, social services in the case of a child or vulnerable adult, or GP in case of self-harm) using the legal basis of vital interests.
We may share your case history in an anonymised form with our peers for the purpose of professional development. This may be at clinical supervision meetings, conferences, online forums, and through publishing in medical journals, trade magazines or online professional sites. We will seek your explicit consent before processing your data in this way.
5. What are your rights?
Every individual has the right to see, amend, delete or have a copy, of data held that can identify you, with some exceptions. You do not need to give a reason to see your data.
If you want to access your data you must make a subject access request in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Under special circumstances, some information may be withheld. We shall respond within 20 working days from the point of receiving the request and all necessary information from you. Our response will include the details of the personal data we hold on you including:
You have the right, subject to exemptions, to ask to:
We do not carry out any automated processing, which may lead to automated decision based on your personal data.
If you would like to invoke any of the above rights then please write to us at Therapy Organics Ltd, 5 Bank Square, Wilmslow, SK9 1AN or email email@example.com.
6. What safeguards are in place to ensure data that identifies me is secure?
We only use information that may identify you in accordance with GDPR. This requires us to process personal data only if there is a legitimate basis for doing so and that any processing must be fair and lawful.
Within the health sector, we also have to follow the common law duty of confidence, which means that where identifiable information about you has been given in confidence, it should be treated as confidential and only shared for the purpose of providing direct healthcare. We will protect your information, inform you of how your information will be used, and allow you to decide if and how your information can be shared.
We also ensure the information we hold is kept in secure locations, restrict access to information to authorised personnel only, protect personal and confidential information held on equipment such as laptops with password protection. Any sensitive healthcare information communicated to you will be done so via email and data encrypted. We ensure external data processors that support us are legally and contractually bound to operate and prove security arrangements are in place where data that could or does identify a person are processed.
Therapy Organics Ltd is registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) as a data controller and collects data for a variety of purposes. A copy of the registration is available through the ICO website (search by business name).
7. How long do you hold confidential information for?
All records held by Therapy Organics will be kept for the duration specified by guidance from the relevant professional body to the services received.
8. Website technical details
We do use electronic forms on our website making use of an available 'forms module' which has a number of built-in features to help ensure privacy. We also aim to use secure forms where appropriate.
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
If you have a complaint regarding the use of your personal data then please contact us by writing to the Data Controller at Therapy Organics Ltd, 5 Bank Sq, Wilmslow, SK9 1AN or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to help you.
If your complaint is not resolved to your satisfaction and you wish to make a formal complaint to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), you can contact them on 0303 1231113.