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Your Local Independent
Audiology Service

E-Mail: catherine@hertshearing.co.uk

Tel: 07495 655084

Herts Hearing Privacy Policy

At Herts Hearing Ltd we are committed to the highest privacy standards. As a client of Herts Hearing Ltd we will only collect data that is necessary for us to deliver the highest standard of service and to contact you regarding appointments or anything else relevant to your ongoing care. This policy provides information on when and why we collect your personal information, how we use it and the limited conditions under which we may disclose it to others.

COLLECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

In addition to your basic contact information (name, date of birth, telephone numbers and address and email address) we will collect other relevant details including current and past health and medication information, your examination results, appointment details, correspondence, journal notes, reports, hearing aid and lifestyle information. We may also store associated information received from other health care professionals as part of your ongoing care.

We need this information for the following reasons:

  • To help inform the decisions we need to make about your care

  • To ensure that your treatment is safe and effective, including any advice that may be provided as part of your care

  • To help us work effectively with other organisations who may be involved in your care

 

HOW THIS INFORMATION IS USED

We may use the above information to produce a report to send to the original referrer or other appropriate health professional and to enable us to order a hearing aid direct from a manufacturer.

In addition to your ongoing hearing/ear care, we may use this information to remind you when appointments are due and suggest relevant products or services that we believe may be of interest. We use your contact information to respond to queries from you. We may occasionally ask you for your feedback on our services and to offer the opportunity to trial new products.

 

PROCESSING, STORAGE AND RETENTION OF YOUR INFORMATION

Your data is stored and processed on password protected private (remove private) computers. Any third-party company e.g. hearing aid manufacturer is only allowed to process your data for the specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

We retain your information for as long as is reasonably necessary to provide our products and services and to maintain records to satisfy legal requirements.

WHEN WE MAY SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Where necessary we may disclose your information to other health care professionals including the NHS. If Herts Hearing Ltd is wholly or partially transferred to a third party, your personal information may be one of the transferred assets.

 

YOUR RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO THE PERSONAL INFORMATION WE HOLD

You are entitled to access the personal information that we hold on you; any such request should be made using our contact details below. If any data we hold is inaccurate, this will be corrected promptly on request. In certain circumstances you can request that we erase your data which we will do where this would not prevent us meeting our legal and regulatory obligations.

 

UPDATING YOUR COMMUNICATION PREFERENCES

You may ask that we do not send you communications using any of the contact details we hold on our records, this may include your email, SMS, telephone and postal information. Your personal preferences can be changed at any time by contacting us using the details below.

 

PRIVACY POLICY UPDATES

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.

 

CONTACTING US

You can contact Herts Hearing Ltd using the details below:

E-mail: catherine@hertshearing.co.uk

Tel: 07495 655084

Address: 54a St Albans Road, Codicote, Hitchin, Herts, SG4 8UT

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