The General Data Protection Regulation takes affect tomorrow (25/05/18).
This means companies can't contact you unless you have given them consent and there has been a change in the way your personal information is being handled and stored.
🤔how does this affect you as a patient at Secret Smile Aesthetics? 🤔
At Secret Smile we do not contact patients unless the patient makes contact first. We do not send any promotional information/ discount offers/ spam to individuals. THIS WILL NOT CHANGE!!
The main change is that we will be asking patients to complete a 'consent to contact' form next time you're in the clinic. You are under no obligation to agree to being contacted and even if you do agree, we will continue to only contact patients who have contacted us first. No promotional spam will be sent your way!
🤔how do we protect your data🤔
The clinic is a regulated independent healthcare clinic so is therefore under the surveillance of Healthcare Improvement Scotland. This ensures we have policies and procedures in place that ensure your data is kept confidential and handled in a protective manner.
The clinic director is registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council which is another safety net. This means the clinic adheres to the Nursing and Midwifery Council's Code of Conduct at all times which includes confidentiality and data protection policies.
The clinic is also registered with the Information Commissions Office (ICO) which is another safety net to ensure your records are safe and handled ethically and legally.
If anyone has any questions or concerns regarding the new change in law or how the clinic practices please feel free to get in touch.