Privacy Policy

Introduction

This privacy policy explains how we collect and use information you provide to us; how you can tell us if you wish us to limit the use of that information and the procedures we have in place to safeguard your privacy.

Some of the information we collect may be ‘personal’ or ‘sensitive’ data but all information you provide to us will be treated confidentially and in accordance with this Privacy Statement.

For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, the Data Controller is Mr J B Williamson, Room 232, Lowry Mill, Lees Street, Manchester M27 6DB.

Spinal Medicolegal Services Limited is a Limited company registered in England and Wales under registration number 0432520 and Mr Williamson is registered with the General Medical Council (number 02640620) with a licence to practice..  Both Spinal Medicolegal Services Limited and Mr Williamson are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office as processing personal data under registration numbers xxx and yyy respectively.

This policy was updated on 30th June 2014.

The Information we collect using this website

The information collected on this website will be treated confidentially and dealt with in accordance with this privacy statement. If you follow a link to another website this privacy statement will not apply and we advise that you check the privacy statement of the website in question before submitting any personal data to them.

If you only view our website we will not collect any personal information from you. We will only use cookies to collect anonymous data to help us to check that our website is working properly and to provide us with feedback as to what pages have been viewed. Please see our ‘Cookies Policy’ for more information on what these are and how to disable them.

If you contact us through our ‘Contact Form’, any personal data you provide to us will be used by us to deal with your enquiry only and to help us respond appropriately to the services you have asked us to provide.

Please note that we cannot guarantee that any email you send via our website will be received by us and that the contents will remain secure during or following transmission. Similarly, we cannot guarantee that any email we send to you will remain secure. If you have any concerns about email security to or from us, you may wish to contact us by an alternative method, such as telephone or letter.

How we share your information

So that we may provide legal services, we need to allow our employees access to the information you provide. We keep a record of all correspondence to help us keep track of any enquiries we receive, to comply with the law and statutory requirements.

We respect your right to privacy and our take obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 very seriously.  We will keep all personal data confidential except to the extent that it is necessary to disclose it by law or to comply with a regulatory or legal process, or where we need to disclose the information to provide a service that you have requested.

We will never share your information with anyone outside of this scope without your prior written consent.

How we protect your information

All information we collect is subject to our internal Data Protection Policy and procedures. All staff are trained in data protection principles and we review our security arrangements regularly. Our data is stored in the United Kingdom but we do reserve the right to store the data on carefully selected, encrypted portable devices and in paper files.

Your rights

The Data Protection Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a maximum fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

If you would like to see what information we hold about you or would like to be removed from our database, you should contact: Data Protection Officer, Room 232, Lowry Mill, Lees Street, Manchester M27 6DB.  You can use the same address if you believe any information we hold about you is inaccurate or incorrect. Alternatively, you can email us sec@manchesterspine.co.uk or phone us on 0161 952 4240.

Your consent

By submitting your information using this website, you consent to us using that information as set out above. If we change this policy, we will amend this page as soon as possible. Continued use of the service will signify that you agree to all the changes.

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