By clicking the “I Accept” box where indicated, submitting your data to us, or using the services, you acknowledge and accept the practices described in this policy.
Our approach introduction
Our mobile application software known as NowPatient (App), available from the App Store and Google Play, once you have downloaded or streamed a copy of the App onto your mobile telephone or handheld device (Device).
Use of our Website www.nowpatient.com (Website).
Any of the services accessible through the App or Website (Services)
This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Neither the Website nor App is intended for children, and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children except about a sub-account set up and administered by an adult. Please read the following carefully to understand our practices regarding your data and how we will treat it.
This policy is provided in a layered format so you can click through to the specific areas set out below.
Important Information And Who We Are
Important Information And Who We Are introduction
InfoHealth Limited is the controller and is responsible for your personal data (collectively referred to as “we”, “us” or “our” in this policy).
Our full details are:
Full name of legal entity: InfoHealth Limited
Email address for data protection purposes: [email protected]
Postal address: 28 Chipstead Valley Rd, Coulsdon, Surrey. CR5 2RA. United Kingdom
You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK regulator for data protection issues. Where you are resident in the EEA, you have the right to make a complaint to the relevant supervisory authority.
The new policy may be displayed on-screen, and you may be required to read and accept the changes to continue your use of the App or the Website.
The personal data we hold about you must be accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your Data changes during our relationship with you.
Third party links
Our App and website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers, and affiliates. Please note that these websites and any services that may be accessible through them have their privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies or for any personal data that may be collected through these websites or services. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites or use these services.
The Data We Collect About You
The Data We Collect About You Introduction
We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you as outlined in the description of categories of personal data.
Description of categories of personal data
Identity Data: First name, last name, maiden name, username or similar identifier, marital status, title, date of birth, gender and insurance status (applicable to US users only).
Contact Data: Billing address, delivery address, email address and telephone numbers.
Health and Medical Data: NHS number, medicines prescribed, GP contact details, medical and health information (including symptoms) and history shared by you during consultations via the Symptom Checker or provided by third parties, such as the NHS or a family member, and NHS services used. This data is a “Special Category of Personal Data”, to which greater protections apply under data protection law.
Financial Data: Bank account and payment card details.
Transaction Data: Includes [details about payments to and from you and details of website or in-App purchases, and details of repeat prescriptions ordered by, and delivered to, you].
Device Data: Includes (App) the type of mobile device you use, a unique device identifier (for example, your Device’s IMEI number, the MAC address of the Device’s wireless network interface, or the mobile phone number used by the Device), mobile network information, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile browser you use, time zone setting, (Website) internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, and other technology on the devices you use to access this website.
Profile Data: Includes your username and password, in-App and website purchase and repeat prescription ordering and delivery history.
Usage Data: Includes details of your use of our Website and/or App.
Marketing and Communications Data: Includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences.
How Is Your Personal Data Collected
How Is Your Personal Data Collected Introduction
We will collect and process the following data about you
Information you give us. This is information (including Identity, Contact, Health and Medical, Financial, and Marketing and Communications Data) you consent to give us about you by filling in forms on the Website or App, by corresponding with us (for example, by email or chat) or by telling us during a consultation or otherwise. It includes information you provide when you register set up an account on our Website or App, download or register an App, use our services, and when you report a problem with the Website, the App or our services. If you contact us, we will keep a record of that correspondence.
Information we receive from other sources including third parties and publicly available sources. We will receive personal data about you from various third parties and public sources as set out below
Device Data from the following parties:
- Analytics providers, such as Google, Hotjar, Bing and Plausible; and search information providers such as Google
- Contact, Financial and Transaction Data from providers of technical, payment and delivery services
- Medical and Health Data from the NHS. Our pharmacists will have access to your Summary Care Record to ensure patient care; however, we will not be able to access your full NHS medical records without your express consent
- Medical and Health Data for family members from any person setting up a family account.
If you fail to provide personal data
Where you fail to provide personal data when requested, we may not be able to provide some or all of our services.
How we use your personal data
We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to do so. Most commonly we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:
- Where you have consented (and in the case of Special Category Data, where you have provided your explicit consent).
- Where we need to perform a contract we are about to enter or have entered with you.
- Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
- Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.
We will only send you direct marketing communications by email or text if we have your consent. You have the right to withdraw that consent at any time by contacting us.
Note that you will not be automatically giving us access to your NHS medical records by inputting your NHS Linkage Code or NHS Login in your account on the website or App. The NHS Linkage Code or NHS Login in your account simply provides a portal by which you can access your NHS records. We will not have access to your NHS medical records unless you specifically consent and allow us access.
Purposes for which we will use your personal data
|Purpose/activity||Type of data||Lawful basis for processing|
|To install the App and register you as a new App user
To register your account on the App or website
|To provide you with Services such as reminders, repeat prescriptions, the Symptom Checker, and access to your medical records||Identity
Health and Medical
Your explicit consent (e.g., in relation to the Symptom Checker), or for the purposes of the provision of health care (e.g., in the case of Health and Medical Data)
Necessary for our legitimate interests (to provide services to you in an appropriate manner)
|For our pharmacists to be able to provide you with advice based on your medical records||Identity
Health and Medical
Your explicit consent or for the purposes of the provision of health care (in the case of Health and Medical Data)
|To process Website or in-App purchases including managing payments and collecting money owed to us||Identity
Marketing and Communication
Performance of a contract with you
Necessary for our legitimate interests (to recover debts due to us)
|To manage our relationship with you including notifying you of changes to the Website, App or any Services||Identity
Marketing and Communication
Performance of a contract with you
Necessary for our legitimate interests (to keep records updated and to analyse how customers use our products/ Services)
Necessary to comply with legal obligations (to inform you of any changes to our terms and conditions)
|To administer and protect our business and this App including troubleshooting, data analysis and system testing||Identity
|Necessary for our legitimate interests (for running our business, provision of administration and IT services, network security)|
|To deliver content and advertisements to you
To make recommendations to you about goods or services which may interest you
To measure and analyse the effectiveness of the advertising we serve you
To monitor trends so we can improve the Website and/or App
Marketing and Communications
Necessary for our legitimate interests (to develop our products/services and grow our business)
|To provide joined up information across health and social care||Identity
Health and Medical
Necessary for our legitimate interests (to keep records updated).
Your explicit consent or for the purposes of the provision of health care (in the case of Health and Medical Data)
Change of Purpose
We will only use your data for the purposes for which we collected it unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish us to explain how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us.
If we need to use your data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
Please note that we may process your data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.
Data relating to family members may be obtained from any person setting up a family account for those family members. We are unable to verify that the consent of those family members has properly been obtained and it is accordingly the responsibility of the person(s) setting up the main account and/or providing such data to ensure that the full and informed consent of each family member has been obtained.
This is particularly important in the case of any sub- account in the name of a child in which case, you are responsible for explaining this policy to the child and ensuring that they fully understand the personal data being provided and how such data will be used. By registering for a family account, you confirm that you have the authority to provide such data to use and have obtained all necessary consents from each family member for us to process the data provided by this policy.
Disclosures Of Your Personal Data
Disclosures Of Your Personal Data Introduction
We may share your personal data with the third parties set out below for the purposes set out in the table above. See “Purposes for which we will use your personal data”.
We may share your NHS number with other organisations providing your care. This is so that the health and care organisations are using the same number to identify you whilst providing your care. By using the same number, the health and care organisations can work together more closely to improve your care and support. See “Sharing your Data with other Healthcare Professionals“ below for more details.
Service providers acting as processors, who provide IT and system administration services and video conferencing facilities, such as Microsoft Azure, Tokbox, Stripe, Sendgrid and Amazon Web Services.
Credit card providers and banks for the processing of payments.
HM Revenue and Customs, regulators and other authorities acting as processors or joint controllers based in the UK who require reporting of processing activities in certain circumstances.
Special Category Data: We will not ordinarily share any of your medical or health information with any third party, including your GP, without your specific and explicit consent (unless you are physically or legally unable to give consent and the sharing is necessary to protect your vital interests). Please note that we utilise the services of Your.MD Limited in providing the Symptom Checker. Any information that is used in the Symptom Checker will therefore be shared with Your.MD Limited who will be permitted to process it on our behalf and strictly in accordance with our instructions to provide your results.
Some of our third parties are based outside the UK so their processing of your data will involve a transfer of data outside the UK.
Whenever we transfer your personal data out of the UK, we ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to it by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is implemented:
We will only transfer your data to countries that have been deemed to provide an adequate level of protection for personal data. This will include most of Europe.
Where we use certain service providers outside Europe, we may use specific contracts approved for use in the UK which give personal data the same protection it has in the UK.
Please contact us if you want further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your data out of the UK.
Sharing your Data with other Healthcare Professionals
Sharing your Data with other Healthcare Professionals Introduction
We may share your NHS number and other relevant information only to provide health and care professionals directly involved in your care access to the most up-to-date information about you. Access to your information is strictly controlled, based on the role of the professional, and is allowed only where the recipient has a direct care relationship with you.
The use of joined up information across health and social care brings many benefits. One specific example where this will be the case is the discharge of patients into social care. Delays in discharge (commonly known as bed blocking) can occur because details of social care involvement are not readily available to the staff on the hospital ward. The hospital does not know who to contact to discuss the ongoing care of a patient. The linking of social care and health information via the NHS number will help hospital staff quickly identify if social care support is already in place and who the most appropriate contact is. Ongoing care can be planned earlier in the process, because hospital staff will know who to talk to.
Data Security Introduction
All information you provide to us is stored on cloud servers operated by leading operators with high levels of security. Any payment transactions carried out by our chosen third-party provider of payment processing services will be encrypted using Secured Sockets Layer technology.
Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent your data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, including encryption of your data “at rest” on our systems.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator when we are legally required to do so.
Data Retention Introduction
Details of retention periods for different aspects of your data are available in our data retention policy which you can request by contacting us.
In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data: see your legal rights below for further information.
In some circumstances, we will anonymise your data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes, in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
If you do not use your account on the Website or the App for a period of 2 years then we will treat the account as expired and your data may be deleted.
Your Legal Rights
Your Legal Rights Introduction
Under certain circumstances you have the following rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data.
You have the right to:
Request access to your data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.
Request erasure of your data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us to continue to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your data to comply with local law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.
Object to processing of your data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object to where we are processing your data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms
Request restriction of processing of your data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your data in the following scenarios:
if you want us to establish the data’s accuracy;
where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it;
where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or
you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.
Request the transfer of your data to you or a third party.
We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.
Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your data.
Object to the processing of your NHS number this will not stop you from receiving care, but will result in the benefits outlined in “Sharing your Data with other Healthcare Professionals” above not being realised. To help you decide, we will discuss with you how this may affect our ability to provide you with care, and any other options that you have.
However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.
You also have the right to ask us not to continue to process your personal data for marketing purposes.
You can exercise any of these rights at any time by contacting us at [email protected]
Consent means processing your data where you have signified your agreement by a statement or clear opt-in to processing for a specific purpose. Consent will only be valid if it is a freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of what you want. You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us.
Legitimate Interest means the interest of our business in conducting and managing our business to enable us to give you the best service/product and the best and most secure experience. We make sure we consider and balance any potential impact on you (both positive and negative) and your rights before we process your data for our legitimate interests. We do not use your data for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law). You can obtain further information about how we assess our legitimate interests against any potential impact on you in respect of specific activities by contacting us.
Performance of Contract means processing your data where it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or to take steps at your request before entering into such a contract.
Comply with a legal obligation means processing your data where it is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation that we are subject to.
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