Privacy Policy

We are dedicated to safeguarding and preserving your privacy when visiting our site or communicating electronically with us and providing us with your personal information. In particular, we believe it is important for you to know how we treat information about you that we may receive via our site or otherwise and how we carry out data processing practices through the use of the Internet and any other electronic communications networks.
 
This Privacy Policy, together with our site Terms and Conditions  (and any other documents referred to on it), provides an explanation as to what happens to any personal data that you provide to us, or that we collect from you.
Please read the following information carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we may use and protect it in the future.
For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, any reference to:

  • "You" or "your" means you, the individual using our site; and

  • "We", "our" and "us" refers to Ceuta Healthcare Ltd.  We are the data controller for the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”), and further information about how we process personal data can be found in our entry in the register maintained by the Information Commissioner under number Z1897138

BY REGISTERING FOR ANY SERVICES ON OUR SITE OR BY PROVIDING ANY INFORMATION TO US, YOU CONSENT TO THE COLLECTION, USE AND TRANSFER OF YOUR INFORMATION, AND THE STORAGE AND USE OF COOKIES, UNDER THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY.

Information We Collect

In general, you can visit our site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself.   In operating our site, we may, however, collect and process the following personal data about you:

  • i. Details of your visits to our site and the resources that you access, including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data.

  • ii. Information that you provide by filling in forms on our site or otherwise (for example, every time you email us or provide us with your details via customer satisfaction forms, customer reviews and blogs, over the telephone, by fax or by mail).  This includes information provided at the time of requesting or subscribing to any service, making a purchase, registering for information, becoming a registered user or when you enter any competition or promotion sponsored by us .

  • iii. Information if you choose to complete one of our on-line questionnaires, customer review forms, discussion forums or blogs which run on the site from time to time.  We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.

  • iv. Information provided to us when you communicate with us for any other reason.  For example, to report a problem with the site or to submit comments or suggestions.

We may supplement the information that you provide with other information that we obtain from our communications with you or which we receive from other organisations, such as other companies in our group.

You will find that it is not compulsory to provide us with any additional information we request which is not necessary or reasonable in order to provide you with the services you have requested.

Unless we make it clear otherwise, our policy is not to ask for any sensitive personal data - that is, data relating to: race or ethnic origin; political opinion; religious or other similar beliefs; trade union membership; physical or mental health; sexual orientation; criminal records. We recommend that you do not provide such information to us. If you choose to do so as part of a particular service (where such information has been requested and the reasons for that set out) or for any other reason, this will mean that you have given (and we accept) your explicit consent for us to use that information for the reasons described in this Privacy Policy, or as explained at the time you provide that information to us.

Information about other people

If you provide information to us about any person other than yourself, you must ensure that they understand how their information will be used and that they have given their permission for you to disclose it to us and for you to allow us to use it. You are not allowed to provide us with their personal information without their permission, and you must not do so.

Information from Users 18 and Under

If you are aged 18 or under, you must obtain your parent or guardian's permission beforehand to use our site and whenever you provide personal information to our site. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information.

IP Addresses and Use of Cookies

We may use technology to track the patterns of behaviour of visitors to our site. On occasion, we may gather information about your computer for our services including, where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to provide statistical information regarding the use of our site to our advertisers. Such information will not identify you personally: it is statistical data about our visitors and their use of our site.
 
Similarly to the above, we may gather information about your general internet use by using a small text file known as a “cookie”. Where used, these cookies are stored on your computer automatically. This cookie file is stored on the hard drive of your computer. They help us to improve our site and the service that we provide to you.
 
Cookies and other similar technology make it easier for you to log on to and use the site during future visits. They also enable us to monitor website traffic and to aggregate this data to perform statistical analyses of the characteristics and behaviour of the visitors to our site. This helps us to understand which areas of the site are of particular interest and also which pages are not being requested. Cookies also enable us to deliver a better and more personalised service, for example by allowing us to:

  • Store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise the site according to your individual interests;

  • Speed up your searches; and

  • Recognise you when you return to the site.

Cookies themselves only record information such as which areas of the site have been visited by the computer in question, and for how long. Allowing us to create a cookie does not give us access to the rest of your computer and we will not use cookies to track your online activity once you leave our site

All computers have the ability to erase or decline cookies or to receive a warning before a cookie is stored. This can be done by activating the appropriate cookie setting on your browser. For more information about cookies, how to stop cookies being installed or how to delete existing cookies from your hard drive visit the following websites: http://www.aboutcookies.org or http://www.cookiecentral.com/.
 
Please note that should you choose to decline cookies, you may be unable to access particular parts of or to use certain features on our site.
 
Third parties who advertise on our site may also store cookies on your computer when you click on their advertisements. We do not control those cookies, but the advertisers should ask you for your permission before they store them.

Use of Your Information

When personal information, such as your name and e-mail address, is collected from you with your consent (for example, through the use of on-line or offline data collection forms, via e-mail or telephone etc.) we generally let you know at the time of collection how we will use that personal information.  The information that we collect and store relating to you is primarily used to enable us to provide our services to you. In addition, we may use the information for the following purposes:

  • i. To provide you with information requested from us, relating to our products or services.

  • ii. To provide information on other products and services which we feel may be of interest to you, but only where you have consented to this.

  • iii. To meet our contractual commitments to you and to fulfil your orders.

  • iv. To allow you to participate in any interactive features of our services, when you choose to do so.

  • v. To carry out market research campaigns.

  • vi. To notify you about any changes to our services or site, such as improvements or service/product changes, that may affect our service.

  • vii. To keep information in compliance with our legal obligations.

The data that we collect from you is processed by staff who work either for us or one of our group companies or for one of our service providers. Such individuals may be engaged in, among other things, the fulfilment of your order, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services.  Where your personal information is disclosed to our service providers for these purposes, they only have access to the information needed to perform their functions, and our contractual arrangements with them do not permit them to use your personal information for their own purposes.
 
We may also use and disclose information in aggregate (so that no individuals are identified) for marketing and strategic development purposes or use and analyse the information we collect so that we can administer, support, improve and develop our business. 

Use of Your Information for Marketing Purposes

If you are an existing customer:

  • we may use your personal data to contact you by electronic means (for example, by e-mail or SMS) with information about goods and services of ours which are similar to those which you have bought from us.

  • If you have agreed that we may do so, we may use your personal data to contact you by electronic means with information about other goods and services of ours, or permit selected third parties to use your personal data to contact you by electronic means with information about their goods and services which we consider may be of interest to you.

If you are not an existing customer, we will only contact you by electronic means, or allow selected third parties to use your personal data to do so, if you have indicated that we may.You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your personal data) if we intend to use it for such purposes, or if we intend to disclose it to any third party for such purposes, and at that point you will have the opportunity to ask us not to by checking or un-checking (as directed) certain boxes on the form, or by opting to 'unsubscribe' as directed within the communications we send to you. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us as shown in the Contact Us section of our site.Except with your permission or as set out in this Privacy Policy, we will not sell, trade or rent personal information about you to unaffiliated third parties.
 
We do not reveal information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers but we may, on occasion, provide them with aggregate statistical information about our visitors.

Storing Your Personal Data

Where legal requirements have been complied with we may transfer personal data that we collect from you to locations outside of the European Economic Area for processing and storing. Also, it may be processed by staff operating outside the European Economic Area who work for us or for one of our suppliers. For example, such staff may be engaged in the processing and concluding of your order, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all reasonable steps to make sure that your personal data is treated securely and in agreement with this Privacy Policy.
 
Any Personal Data that is provided to us is stored on our secure servers and/or those of the service provider hosting our site on our behalf. Details relating to any transactions entered into on our site will be encrypted to help ensure its safety.
 
We will retain your information for a reasonable period or as long as the law requires. In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, we employ strict physical, electronic, and administrative security measures to protect your information from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage both on-line and off-line.
The transmission of information via the internet is not secure and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of data sent to us electronically and transmission of such data is therefore entirely at your own risk. 

Disclosing Your Information

Where applicable, we may disclose your personal information to any member of our group.
We may also disclose your personal information to third parties including our business partners (such as our web and technology hosting companies, payment processing company, database management company, printing companies, mailing houses, fulfilment companies, panel of medical experts, government bodies and law enforcement agencies, successors in title to our business and other suppliers we engage to process data on our behalf) for the purposes set out below or for other processes approved by you:

  • i. If you have indicated that you wish to be contacted by selected third parties with information about those third parties' goods and services;

  • ii. Where we need third parties to process information, fulfil and deliver orders, process credit card payments and provide support and other services on our behalf;

  • iii. Where we sell part or all of our business to a third party, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective or actual seller or buyer of such business or assets;

  • iv. Where we are legally required to disclose your information or in order to enforce or apply our Terms and Conditions  or other agreements; or to protect our rights, property, or safety or those of our customers or other third parties;

  • v. To assist crime prevention, fraud protection and minimise credit risk.

We may also disclose personal information you have provided to us to persons or companies that we retain to carry out promotions and other activities for which you have registered or in which you have otherwise asked to participate.
 
Unless required to do so by law, we will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide to us without your consent.

Third Party Links

You may find links to third party websites on our site. The operators of those websites will apply their own privacy policies and you should check them before you use them or submit any personal data to them. We are not responsible for their policies or the way they use your personal data or cookies, and we will not do not be liable for any loss, damage or distress you may suffer or incur as a consequence.

Access To Information

The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you certain rights:

  • The right to be told whether we are processing personal data which relates to you, and if so:

  • o A description of that personal data;

  • o The personal information in that personal data;

  • o The sources of that personal information;

  • o The purposes for which we are using it; and

  • o The recipients of that personal data.

If you require any of this information, you must submit a written request and pay a fee of £10. We may require proof of your identity before we supply the information to you.

  • The right to prevent processing that is causing - or is likely to cause - substantial damage or distress.

  • The right to require us not to make certain decisions automatically if they significantly affect you

  • You may ask us to make any necessary changes to the personal data in order to ensure that it is accurate and up to date.

Should you wish to contact us about any of these matters, please use the contact link below or write to us at Ceuta Healthcare Ltd., Hill House, 41 Richmond Hill, Bournemouth, Dorset. BH2 6HS

Contacting Us

We welcome any queries, comments or requests you may have regarding this Privacy Policy. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Updates

This Privacy Policy was last updated in August 2012
We may change this privacy policy at any time. If we do, we will display a notice to this effect on the home page of our site for at least 30 days. If you use our site after we have published such a notice, you will be accepting the new policy.