Who we are
This is the website for Main Street Clinic Loughrea.
We only collect information about you when you use the online order forms or the contact form on this website. This information will only be used for the purpose stated at point of collection. The transmission of information via these personal information forms on this website is done via a secure mechanism that encrypts the data being transferred and is only readable to us the recipient. Please note that data submitted via our website is secure (https) but this security does not apply to emails you send to us directly, only to information or messages sent via our online forms.
This Website will never collect personal information about you without your knowledge, and will only use that information for a known reason. Information provided will not be passed to outside organisations, agencies or individuals, unless there is a legal requirement to do so.
The Information we collect about you may be used to:
- Contact you in response to any general or specific enquiries made by you.
Note: our retention policy relating to personal information provided via our online forms is as follows:
- Information obtained via our general contact us form: this information is only retained for up to one month, to facilitate follow-up.
As part of our initiative to comply with recent legislation, we are providing this information to be clear about your privacy when using our website.
Looking after your Personal Information
From May 25 2018 there will be a new set of regulations that ensure that all of our personal information will be protected.
The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will replace the existing Data Protection Act of 1998 and will bring the regulations up to date and help protect our personal information from our ever expanding digital footprint.
My Data Protection Promise:
As the ‘Data Controller’ of your personal data, we take our role in the protection of your data very seriously. As such, we promise to:
- Only collect data from you that is relevant to your medical needs.
- Not pass on your personal data to any third-parties for marketing purposes.
- Contact you and get your consent if I need to communicate with other health professionals about your care.
- Use ‘Private Practice Software’ to store your personal information. This means your information is well protected from theft or unauthorised access.
- Use paper notes for your treatment records which are kept securely under lock and key in the clinic which is locked.
Please contact us should you have any concerns about your personal data or you wish to have information about the personal data we hold about you.
Your Data Protection Rights under the GDPR:
GDPR came into effect in May 2018, and since then you have the right to:
- Access any of the information that we collect plus any other content that forms part of your patient record, including notes and expect to be able to read them and understand what they mean without expert medical knowledge.
- Know if your personal information has been forwarded to a third-party (such as a fellow healthcare professional, consultant or another GP).
- Have any invalid information about you corrected.
- Have your personal data deleted by us if you decide to switch to another General Practitioner.
- Prevent further use (or processing) of your information.
- Ask your GP to send you (or your new GP) your personal information in an open electronic format like a .csv file or text file.
- Request that your GP stops sending you any marketing information.
- Ensure that any profiling that is undertaken using your personal data is fair, appropriate, statistically valid and transparent.
- Expect your GP to take appropriate measures to protect your data.
- Be notified if critical information about you was inappropriately accessed and was deemed to be a critical breach.
- Not to have your personal information transferred outside the EU.
- Know how your personal information is being used by your GP.