Oranmore Acupuncture Clinic Ltd. Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Oranmore Acupuncture Clinic Ltd. uses and protects any information that you give Oranmore Acupuncture Clinic when you use this website.

At Oranmore Acupuncture Clinic, patient confidentiality is one of our core values and every member of the team at Oranmore Acupuncture Clinic is firmly committed to respecting and safeguarding the privacy and confidentiality of all our patients and their data. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified then you can be assured that it will only be used in strict accordance with our privacy policy.

Oranmore Acupuncture Clinic reserves the right to make changes to this policy occasionally by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from May 2018.

What information do we collect?

At Oranmore Acupuncture Clinic we only collect data for the purpose of providing you with acupuncture treatment safely and to the highest standards.

This data includes:

We will regularly update your personal data, including your medical care, to keep it relevant. We ask that you please inform us of any significant changes, such as a change of address or other contact details, at your earliest convenience. It is important to know that the collection, use or possible disclosure of this data may be crucial to our ability to safely provide you with the care you require; without your agreement to this process it may not be possible to undertake treatment.

You have access to a copy of your personal data (upon written request to Oranmore Acupuncture Clinic) and the right to have data rectified if incorrect as well as to have your data erased.

What do we do with the information we collect?

Any information or data that is collected is for the purpose of providing you with exceptional care efficiently and safely at all times.

In the course of your care, members of the Oranmore Acupuncture Clinic team may access your records for the purposes of:

How long do we keep your information?

To meet our legal and regulatory requirements we retain all your records while you are a patient at Oranmore Acupuncture Clinic and for a period of time after that. We do not retain records for any longer than is necessary. We retain all adult records for 8 years after the last treatment. In the case of children and young adults, the records are kept until the patient’s 25th birthday; or their 26th birthday if the young person was 17 when they finished treatment. If a patient dies before their 18th birthday, records are kept for 8 years.

Security

At Oranmore Acupuncture Clinic we pride ourselves on our strong commitment to patient confidentiality and privacy and ensuring that all collected information is stored safely and securely. This assurance is one of our core values and every member of the team at Oranmore Acupuncture Clinic is dedicated to respecting and safeguarding the privacy and confidentiality of all our patients and their data.

Oranmore Acupuncture Clinic we respect the trust that you place in us when you share your information with us. We do not ever sell patient information and will not distribute patient information to any third parties unless with the prior consent of our patients when providing information to external services.

Access to your personal data is on a ‘need-to-know’ basis. This prohibits the release of your information to a spouse, partner or family member without your explicit consent. A copy of your records will be transferred to another practice or healthcare professional upon your written request.

Your Personal Information Rights

You have access to a copy of your personal data (upon written request to Oranmore Acupuncture Clinic) and the right to have data rectified if incorrect as well as to have your data erased. If you contact us to ask about or make any changes to your personal information we may ask you to identify yourself. This practice policy serves to help us protect your information.

Links to Other Websites

Our website may on occasion contain links to other websites of interest. On leaving the oranmoreacupuncture.ie domain, we have no control over the privacy or safety policies for any external websites. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you may provide to these websites and these sites would not be covered by this privacy statement. Please exercise caution when providing information to third parties and if in doubt look at the privacy statement applicable to the website.

Updates to this Notice

Oranmore Acupuncture practice reserves the right to make changes to this notice from time to time. You can always find an updated copy of this policy on display in the practice or on our website.