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Privacy Notice: NHS Track & Trace
Recording customer details: how we use your information
To support NHS Test and Trace (which is part of the Department for Health and Social Care) in England, we have been mandated by law to collect and keep a limited record of staff, customers and visitors who come into our premises for the purpose of contract tracing.
By maintaining records of staff, customers and visitor, ad sharing these with NHS Test and Trace where requested, we can help to identify people who may have been exposed to the coronavirus.
If you use our clinic services, as a patient of Shuropody Retail Ltd you will be asked some basic information and contact details. The following information will be collected;
- The name of each patient
- A contact phone number for each patient
- Date of visit and arrival and departure time
The clinic as the data controllers for the collection of your personal data, will be responsible for compliance with data protection legislation for the period of time it holds the information. When the information is requested by the NHS Test and Trace service, the service would at this point be responsible for compliance with data protection legislation for that period of time.
The NHS Test and Trace service as part of safeguarding your personal data, has in place technical, organisational and administrative security measures to protect your personal information that is receives from the clinic, that it holds from loss, misuse and unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.
In addition, if you only interact with one member of staff during your visit, the name of the assigned staff member will be recorded alongside your information.
NHS Test and Trace have asked us to retain this information for 21 days from the date of your visit, to enable contact tracing to be carried out by NHS Test and Trace during that period. We will only share information with NHS Test and Trace if it is specifically requested by them.
For example if another patient at the clinic reported symptoms and subsequently tested positive, NHS Test and Trace can request the log of patient details for a particular time period (for example, this may be all patients that visited on a particular day or time band, over a 2-day period)
We will require you to pre-book appointments for visits or to complete a form on arrival.
Under government guidance, the information we collect may include information which we would not ordinarily collect from you and which we therefore collect only for the purpose of contact tracing. Information of this type will not be used for other purposes, and NHS Test and Trace will not disclose this information to any third party unless required to do so by law (for example, as a result of receiving a court order). In addition, where the information is only collected for the purpose of contact tracing, it will be destroyed by us 21 days after the date of your visit.
However, the government guidance may also cover information that we would usually collect and hold onto as part of our ordinary dealings with you (perhaps, for example your name, date of birth and phone number). Where this is the case, this information only will continue to be held after 21 days and we will use it as we usually would, unless you expressly tell us not to.
Your information will always be stored and used in compliance with the relevant data protection legislation. The use of your information is covered by the General Data Protection Regulations Article 6 (1) © - a legal obligation to which as we as a clinic are subject to. The legal obligation to which we’re subject means that we’re mandated by law, by a set of new regulations from the government to co-operate with the NHS Test and Trace service, in order to maintain a safe operating environment and to help fight any local outbreak of coronavirus.
By law, you have a number of rights as a data subject, such as the right to be informed, the right to access information held about you and the right to rectification of any inaccurate data that we hold about you:
- You have the right to request that we erase personal data about you that we hold (although this is not an absolute right)
- You have the right to request that we resist processing of personal data about you that we hols in certain circumstances.
- You have the right to object to processing of personal data about you on grounds relating to your particular situation (also again this right is not absolute)
If you are unhappy or wish to complain about how your information is used, you should contact a member of staff in the first instance to resolve your issue.
If you are still not satisfied, you can complain to the Information Commissioners Office. Their website address is www.ico.org.uk
Nicola Shaylor-Whittle is in charge of data protection for Shuropody Retail Ltd.
We keep our Privacy Notice under regular review, and we will make new versions available on this page. This privacy notice was last updated on 19/05/2021.