When you register with Healing Paws, request treatment for your animal, contact the practice by email, telephone or in writing we will collect and process personal information (“Personal Information”) about you.
We understand the importance of looking after the Personal Information that you provide and this notice (“Privacy Notice”) sets out what Personal Information we collect, why we need to collect it, how we will use it and how long we will store it for.
We will process your Personal Information insofar as it is necessary to provide veterinary services. This will involve using your Personal Information to provide you with our products and services and to send you information related to the services we provide to you including appointment and vaccination reminders (“Service Communications”). You can choose how you would like to receive these communications by post, email or SMS. Please talk to one of our staff members if you would like to change how you receive Service Communications.
Please remember to let Practice staff know if any of the above information changes as soon as possible so that we have up to date records. Our staff will ask you to confirm your records are up to date on a regular basis.
In addition to our contractual services, we would like to process your Personal Information with your consent to send you information about other products and services available from the Practice. You will be asked for your consent when you register with the Practice and we will refresh your consent on a regular basis. You can change your mind at any time and unsubscribe or subscribe by talking to staff in our practice by following the links on any marketing emails you receive.
We will keep your Personal Information for as long as you are a client of our Practice and thereafter for as long as any legal claim may be made against the Practice, Healing Paws or our colleagues and for as long as is required to comply with our legal and regulatory requirements including CVBC.
We are required to share your Personal Information in certain circumstances to ensure that we are able to provide you with services, obtain payment or correspond with your insurance provider. In each case we will only share the data necessary for the purpose and it will only be in relation to the specified purpose. Each third party is required to have in place comparable data security measures and to be fully compliant with the terms of the General Data Protection Regulations.
When we refer an animal to a referral hospital or specialist, we need to share relevant information to arrange appointments, tests, treatments and services.
So that we can arrange tests, treatments and services and obtain results on your behalf.
So that we can obtain permission to perform certain investigations and treatments at their expense. To arrange payment for investigations and treatments provided.
So that we can deal with payments for the appointments, services, treatments and goods provided. To make refunds.
We may share your personal information with and obtain information about you from credit reference agencies or fraud prevention agencies.
If you fall behind with payments for the services we provide, we may engage a debt collection agency to recover the debt on our behalf.
So that we can send you reminders, administrative information relating to the way we provide services to you, information about animal health issues relevant to you and marketing communications if you have consented to receiving them.
If we receive a request in writing from a law enforcement agency, we may be required to provide your personal information.
If you decide to move to a new practice we will provide a copy of your animals’ records to the new practice when requested. If you do not want your records transferred, please speak to a member of the Practice staff.
Save as set out above, we will not sell, lease or transfer your personal information to any other person or company without your prior consent.
We recognise the importance of keeping your personal data safe and we have in place security measures and policies to prevent personal data from being lost, used or accessed without our permission. We limit access to your Personal Information to those who have a genuine business need to know it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorised manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.
The General Data Protection Regulation grants all data subjects the following rights without charge. These include the right to:
For further information on each of those rights, including the circumstances in which they apply, see the Guidance from the Canada Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on individuals’ rights under the General Data Protection Regulation.
If you would like to exercise any of your rights, please contact the practice manager at your Practice. In order for us to deal with your request efficiently, please provide:
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or write to us at Healing Paws Veterinary Services
102-101 Klahanie Dr
Port Moody BC, V3H 0C3
Healing PawsVeterinary Care (0849612 BC Ltd.) is a company registered in Canada at 102-101 Klahanie Dr, Port Moody BC, V3H 0C3 and is the Data Controller.
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