Data Policy

Your privacy is important to us and this policy describes how Laser Eye Surgery Birmingham uses and protects your information, the choices you have in relation to your personal data and how you can contact us.

The data controller for is Mr. Mark Wevill who is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office. The personal data we collect is to provide you with the services you request. We collect this data for example when you request an appointment. We only share your personal data with the hospitals and clinics that assist us in providing these services, unless we are required to do so by law. We may also collect “special category data" such as personal data concerning the health of an individual and ethnic data.

Data minimization
We aim to only to collect and store information that is required for the delivery of the services which you request. And we will take reasonable steps to destroy or de-identify personal information we hold if it is no longer needed for this purpose. We store and process your data in accordance with EU General Data Protection (GDPR) regulation and Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR).

We may share your personal data with:
- Third party health care providers, such as other health care providers, doctors, surgeons, clinic and hospitals.
- Third party service providers processing data on Visicare’s behalf, for example the website host, a telephone answering service, providers of intraocular lenses and other equipment or service providers as is necessary for your care, Healthcode and private medical insurance companies for billing for consultations and procedures.
- If you receive services from us and that service transfers to a new provider, we may share your personal and confidential medical information with the new provider.
We will never sell your data on.

Your rights in relation to your personal data
We will retain patient data in order provide the medical duty of care. But you have the right to access your data and to request modification or deletion. In the event your data is incorrect you may ask us to correct it. You can request a subject access request, and we will provide all data held within 1 month of the request, where possible. No automated decisons will be made using the data. And you can change your cosent at any time.

You can contact us in relation to these rights or to object to the processing of your personal data via the contact page on this website.