Privacy Policy

Wathen Road Dental Practice

We are a Data Controller under the terms of the Data Protection Act 2017 and the EU General Data Protection Regulation requirements.

This Privacy Notice explains what Personal Data the practice holds, why we hold and process it, who we might share it with, and your rights and freedoms under the Law.

Law of Personal Data

The practice holds personal data in the following categories:

  1. Patient clinical and health data and correspondence.
  2. Staff employment data.
  3. Contractors’ data.

Why we process Personal Data (what is the “purpose”)

“Process” means we obtain, store, update and archive data.

  1. Patient data is held to provide patients with appropriate, high-quality, safe and effective dental care and treatment.
  2. Staff employment data is held by Employment Taxation and Pensions law.
  3. Contractors’ data is held to manage their contracts.

What is the Lawful Basis for processing Personal Data?

The Law sayLawe must tell you this:

  1. We hold patients’ data because it is in our Legitimate Interest to do so. Without holding the data, we cannot work effectively. (Also, we must hold data on NHS care and treatment as it is a Public Task required by Law
  2. WLawold staff employment data because it is a Legal Obligation for us to do so.
  3. We hold contractors’ data because it is needed to Fulfill a contract with us.

Who might we share your data with?

We can only share data if it is done securely and it is necessary to do so.

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