This policy and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act) and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 (the Regulation), the data processor is Farmvet Systems Ltd of 27 High Street, Moneymore, Magherafelt, Londonderry, BT45 7PA and the data controller is the veterinary practice organisation through which you are employed or through which you acquire a login to www.vetimpress.com as part of accessing veterinary services.
INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM YOU
We may collect and process data about you that you provide by filling in forms on our site at www.vetimpress.com (the site), via our mobile apps (the apps) or that you provide at the time of registering to use our site, subscribing to our services, posting material or requesting further services from us. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our site.
The type of information which you may provide to us may include personal information like your name and address, email address, telephone number or other contact details.
We may also collect information such as animal identifications and event data, farm production data, laboratory test data and transaction data between you and your veterinary services provider (farmers).
If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence and any contact details you have provided in such correspondence;
We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them;
Details of your visits to our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data and the resources that you access.
IP ADDRESSES AND COOKIES
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:
WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
USES MADE OF THE INFORMATION
We use information held about you in the following ways:
We may also use your data, or permit selected third parties to use your data, to provide you with services you have selected or information about goods and services which may be of interest to you and we or they may contact you about these. The availability of your data to third parties is controlled through our permissions engine available within the website at www.vetimpress.com. No personal data will be made available to third parties without your consent by selecting to opt-in through this data permission engine.
If you have provided your consent by opting in through our data permissions engine, we may use your data or permit the selected third parties to use your data as follows:
We may use your data for general statistical, research and reporting purposes. We may also, provided such data is non personally identifiable i.e. “anonymised”, disclose your data to third parties for general commercial and marketing purposes.
Where we disclose your data to any third party, such disclosure:
If you are an existing customer, we will only contact you by electronic means (e-mail or SMS) with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous supply to you.
If you are a new customer, and where we permit selected third parties to use your data, we (or they) will contact you by electronic means only if you have consented to this.
If you do not want us to use your data in this way, or to pass your details on to third parties for marketing purposes, please tick the relevant box situated on the form on which we collect your data or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to opt out.
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at email@example.com.
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
ACCESS TO INFORMATION
The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please visit our Contact Us page and complete the provided form.