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Privacy Policy

1.0 OUR CORE BELIEFS REGARDING USER PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION

  • User privacy and data protection are human rights
  • We have a duty of care to the people within our data
  • Data is a liability, it should only be collected and processed when absolutely necessary
  • We will never sell, rent or otherwise distribute or make public your personal information 

2.0 RELEVANT LEGISLATION

Along with our business and internal computer systems, this website is designed to comply with the following national and international legislation with regards to data protection and user privacy:

This site’s compliance with the above legislation, all of which are stringent in nature, means that this site is compliant with the data protection and user privacy legislation. If you are unsure about whether this site is compliant with your specific data protection and user privacy legislation you should contact our data protection officer (details of whom can be found in section 9.0 for clarification.

 

3.0 PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT THIS WEBSITE COLLECTS AND WHY WE COLLECT IT

This website collects and uses personal information for the following reasons:

3.1 Site visitation tracking

Like most websites, this site uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction. We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages and to see their journey through the website.

Although GA records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us. GA also records your computer’s IP address which could be used to personally identify you but Google do not grant us access to this. We consider Google to be a third party data processor (see section 6.0 below).

3.3 CONTACT FORMS AND EMAIL LINKS

Should you choose to contact us using the contact form on our contact us page, none of the data that you supply will be stored by this website or passed to / be processed by any of our third party data processors. Instead the data will be collated into an email and sent to us over the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). Our SMTP servers are protected by TLS (sometimes known as SSL) meaning that the email content is encrypted using SHA-2, 256-bit cryptography before being sent across the internet. The email content is then decrypted by our local computers and devices.

4.0 HOW WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

In common with other websites, log files are stored on the web server saving details such as the visitors IP address, browser type, referring page and time of visit.  This is currently the only occasion where personal data will be stored on this website. This data is currently stored in an identifiable fashion; a limitation of the content management system that this website is built on (WordPress). In the near future we aim to change the storage of this data to a pseudonymous fashion meaning that the data would require additional processing using a separately stored ‘key’ before it could be used to identify an individual.

Pseudonymisation is a recent requirement of the GDPR which many web application developers are currently working to fully implement. We are committed to keeping it as a high priority and will implement it on this website as soon as we are able to.

5.0 ABOUT THIS WEBSITE’S SERVER

This website is hosted by Rackspace within a UK data centre located in Slough.

Some of the data centres more notable security features can be found on their website:

https://www.rackspace.com/en-gb/managed-hosting

All traffic (transferral of files) between this website and your browser is encrypted and delivered over HTTPS.

6.0 OUR THIRD PARTY DATA PROCESSORS

We Google Ads as a third party vendor which uses cookies to serve ads. Googles use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to visitors based on their visit to sites they visit on the internet.

Website visitors may opt out of the use of DART cookie by visiting Google ad and content network privacy policy.

7.0 DATA BREACHES

We will report any unlawful data breach of this website’s database or the database(s) of any of our third party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.

8.0 DATA CONTROLLER

The data controller of this website is: Taurus Healthcare LTD, a UK Private limited Company with company number: 08030655

Whose registered office is:
Suite 1 Berrows

Business Centre,

Bath Street,

Hereford,

Herefordshire,

Great Britain,

HR1 2HE

 

And whose operating office is:

Suite 1 Berrows

Business Centre,

 Bath Street,

Hereford,

Herefordshire,

Great Britain,

HR1 2HE

9.0 DATA PROTECTION OFFICER

Miss Kate Faulkner-Elliott
Data Controller, Taurus Healthcare Ltd.
Telephone: 01432 262665
Email kate.faulkner-elliott@taurushealthcare.co.uk

10.0 CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

This privacy policy may change from time to time in line with legislation or industry developments. We will not explicitly inform our clients or website users of these changes. Instead, we recommend that you check this page occasionally for any policy changes.