Privacy Notice

When you supply your personal details to Nik they are stored and processed for two reasons:

  1. We have a legal obligation to maintain medical notes in order to provide you with treatment.
  2. We may need to contact you in order to confirm your appointments with us or to update you on matters related to your medical care. Under the GDPR, this is known as Legitimate Interest.

 

We have a legal obligation to retain your records for 8 years after your most recent appointment, but after this period you can ask us to delete your records if you wish. Otherwise, we will retain your records indefinitely in order that we can provide you with the best possible care should you need to see us at some future date.

 

Your records are stored

  • On paper, in locked filing cabinets.
  • Electronically (“in the cloud”). This provider has given us their assurances that they are fully compliant with the General Data Protection Regulations. Access to this data is password protected, and the passwords are changed regularly.
  • On Nik’s laptop and mobile phone. These are password-protected, backed up regularly.

 

We will never share your data with anyone who does not need access without your written consent.