This policy outlines the use of data and data collection from our site. All users of our site need to be aware that we, on occasion, may include external links to other websites. In these instances, we would like to make it clear that we have no control over how your personal data is collected, on and from these external sites. We advise all users to read all privacy policies thoroughly before providing any personal and confidential information.
Collection and Use of Information
To help us to identify you, we may ask users on our site to provide us with certain information that helps us make you personally identifiable and which we can then use to contact you directly. Personally, identifiable information can include:
- Date of birth
- Contact number
This information is collected, processed, and stored by Manchester Hand Surgeons securely. We will not hold this information for longer than necessary and for reasons where the information is not required.
Log data is collected from ourselves from your browser whenever you visit our site. Log Data can, and does, include:
- Your computer’s IP (Internet Protocol) address
- Browser version
- Browser type
- Which pages on our site you visit
- Times and dates of your visits
- How long you spend on each page
- Any other statistics.
There are several forms included on our site where users can provide personal information or provide feedback on our services. Within these contact forms, telephone numbers and personal addresses are required in order for us to process the information and carry out the necessary action of communication effectively and efficiently. We may also track what you read on our site or where you go, again, for us to provide the best and most useful follow-up information. However, this action will only be done when we have explicit permission from you to do so. Permission, in this sense, is granted when you fill out one of our contact forms that ask if we may use your information to contact you in such away. You also have the right to request your personal data and any information we hold on you, and for this contact information to be deleted at any time. If you would like Manchester Hand Surgeons to delete your information, please contact us at 01625 881200.
We aim to secure your personal information at all costs; however, we must emphasise that no transmission over the Internet is 100% secure, and online electronic storage also falls into this category. At Manchester Hand Surgeons, we continuously use commercially agreeable means to secure your Personal Information; however, we cannot guarantee complete security. Note: Some of the information and data you provide to us may be stored outside of the EEA (European Economic Area). When using and navigating around our site, as well as submitting information to us, it is deemed that you have accepted and agreed to the EEA. We ensure that your data is treated safely and securely by taking all reasonable steps as relevant within UK regulations and GDPR.
All of the information provided by Kunal Hinduja and Manchester Hand Surgeons online and through information downloaded from our site, without a visit and formal discussion with one of our professional healthcare team members, must be considered for education and informational purposes only. Information we send via email does not constitute a formal medical consultation. An independent and formal review and face to face appointment will always be recommended for all patients, discussing in full, the information regarding a patient’s specific procedure, risks, outcome, and more. There are various external links on our site offering additional services as well as external information. These external links are maintained and created by other private and public organisations and are not linked with our site in terms of content or provision of information. Due to this aspect, we cannot guarantee, nor can we control the relevance, accuracy, timeliness, or completeness of this external information. If you have any further questions or if you would like to find out more contact 01625 881200