Privacy And Cookie Policy 2018-05-30T08:39:45+00:00

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Saxon Vets uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website.

Saxon Vets is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected and we appreciate your trust in us to do that carefully and sensibly.

This policy (together with our terms of use 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. By engaging with our Practices to provide veterinary services or visiting www.saxonvets.com you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.

For the purpose of the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679, the data controller is Independent Vetcare Ltd of The Chocolate Factory, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 2AU.

We may collect and process the following information about you:

  • your name
  • your address
  • your e-mail address
  • your phone number
  • your financial information, including bank details and insurance information

Information you give us:

You may give us information about you by filling in forms on our website www.saxonvets.com (our website) or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail, face to face in a practice or surgery, or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you engage us to provide the services described in our Terms and Conditions, register to use our website, subscribe to our service, participate in discussion boards or other social media functions on our website, enter a competition, promotion or survey and when you report a problem with our website.

Information we collect about you:

With regard to each of your visits to our website we may automatically collect the following information:

  • Technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform;
  • Information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our website (including date and time); page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page and any phone number used to call our office.

Information we receive from other sources:

We may receive information about you if you use any of the other websites we operate or the other services we provide.

What we do with the information we gather:

We process your data to provide the services and products defined in our Terms and Conditions. Our legal basis for processing this data falls into one of the following categories:

  • To enable us to form a contract with you to provide services
  • To serve our legitimate business interests – such as processing a payment or sending you a vaccine reminder
  • Where we have your consent – such as for marketing (see the GDPR specific link for more details)
  • We may share the information about you defined above with certain third parties, to enable us to provide the products and services defined in our Terms and Conditions. These include payment processors, insurers, debt recovery agencies, referrals to other vets or specialist clinics and labs or other providers who support us in providing services to your pet.
  • We will retain information about you for as long as we have a legitimate business interest to do so. After this your information will be securely destroyed where possible or at least anonymised where destruction is technically impossible.

Securing your information:

  • We understand the importance of keeping your information safe and secure, and we use a range of technical and organisational measures to achieve this. We only allow access to your information to those who have a legitimate business need to do so, and under strict confidentiality. We have processes in place to deal with potential breaches to information security, and these include communication to you and our regulators where we are legally required to do so.

Your rights:

Under the GDPR you have the following rights over your information:

  • To fair processing by us of your information – we have to be clear and transparent about what we do with your information.
  • To access, correct, update, or request that we stop processing or delete your information. To exercise these rights please contact us via your practice.
  • To opt out of marketing communication – please see the GDPR page on how to do this and the categories of communication we use.
  • To withdraw your consent for processing where we rely on your consent to process your information.
  • To complain about our collection and processing of your information – you can do this via the ICO at the following link www.ico.org.uk/concerns

If you contact us to exercise any of these rights we may ask for information about you to positively identify you and verify your request is valid.

You can contact us at contact@saxonvets.com

Cookie Policy

Cookie Usage

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit to identify you. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide relevant information to you.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie Cookie Name Description
Saxon Vets Consent Cookie

catAccCookies

A cookie set for the cookie consent bar.
Google analytics cookies _ga, _gat Cookies used to collect information about how our visitors use our site. We use this information improve your experience. More information here:www.google.co.uk/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

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