Mind-Link is committed to protecting your privacy and complying with data protection legislation.
This Privacy Notice contains important information about us, how and why we collect, store, use and share personal information, your rights in relation to your personal information and on how to contact us and the ICO (the supervisory authority) in the event you have a complaint.
Mind-Link is a trading style of Rehab-Link Limited and is a private limited company registered in England (10339477). Registered office: Senate Suite, Palatine House, Belmont Business Park, Durham, DH1 1TW.
Mind-Link collects, uses and is responsible for processing certain personal information about you. When we do so we are regulated under the General Data Protection (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679, which for the time being applies across the European Union (including the United Kingdom), and the Data Protection Act 2018, and we are responsible as ‘processor’ of that personal information for the purposes of those laws.
In the course of providing medico-legal services, we may collect and process the personal data about you.
– Data contained within your CV, which may include contact information such as name, address, contact details and other personal data; this is stored within our database of experts on the grounds of legitimate interest. Our database is available to our clients
(firms of Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence solicitors) who can access it using a designated username and password.
– Data contained within other documentation such as ICO certificates and indemnity insurance certificates; these are also stored within our database of experts but not available to our clients.
– Personal data and information to assist us with providing a service to you via our instructing solicitor; this information is shared by the solicitor you have instructed and any other (medical) professionals necessary to assist with your case as appropriate.
Publically available information about you or your business (including electronic sources).
We may collect personal data about you or your organisation in a number of circumstances, such as:
– When you or your organisation offer to provide services to us, such as the provision of medical reports.
– When we have been provided with your written consent to obtain personal data (such as medical records) on behalf of yourself and your solicitor in support of your Personal Injury or Clinical Negligence claim.
– When we are instructed to obtain a medical report or other services, for example, an X-ray or other procedure.
We may receive personal data about you from people, such as solicitors, liaising with us in relation to the services we are providing to our law firms in relation to your Personal Injury or Clinical Negligence claim.
If you provide personal data to us about someone you must ensure that you are entitled to disclose that personal data to us and that, without us taking any steps to verify this, we may collect, use and disclose that personal data as described in this Privacy Notice. It is your responsibility to inform the individual concerned of this Privacy Notice.
We process your information in the following ways:
– A copy of your CV, which may including contact information such as name, address, contact details and other personal data, is stored within our database of experts and is available to our clients who can access it using a designated username and password. – This enables our clients to view your CV before deciding to instruct you.
– Data contained within other documentation such as ICO certificates and indemnity insurance certificates are recorded in our CRM system and their expiry dates are recorded. This allows us to monitor certificates that are due to expire so we are able to obtain up-to-date certification.
– To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between us and our instructing solicitor who is handling your Personal Injury or Clinical Negligence claim.
– To provide you with the information and services that you request from us, via your instructing solicitor.
– This information is shared with (medical) professionals necessary to assist you with your case, to enable them to provide the relevant (medical) evidence.
We may share and/or disclose your information with selected third parties including:
– Business partners, professional advisors, suppliers and sub-contractors for the
performance of any contract we are obliged to with your instructing solicitor;
– Medical experts, consultants or any other professional equivalent, such as an architect or accident reconstruction expert in connection with your matter;
– Service providers acting as processors based within the EEA and who provide IT and system administration services to us;
– Any law enforcement agency, court, regulator, government authority (including HM Revenue & Customs) or other third parties where we believe this is necessary to comply with a regulatory obligation or otherwise to protect our rights or the rights of any third party;
We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting or reporting requirements.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements. Please contact us if you require further detail regarding our retention policy.
We will process your personal data for one or more of the following lawful grounds:
– Where we need to perform the services we are contractually obliged.
Under GDPR you have a number of important rights, subject to certain conditions. In summary, those include rights to:
1. Request access to personal data held by us about you (also known as Data Subject Access Request);
2. Request correction of personal information held by us about you;
3. Require us to erase personal data held by us about you where there is no lawful reason to continue to process it or retain it;
4. Restrict our processing of personal data held by us about you;
5. Receive personal data, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You also have the right to require us to transfer this personal data to another organisation, at your request;
6. Object to our processing of personal data held by us about you (including for the purposes of sending marketing materials to you);
7. Withdraw your consent, where we are relying on it to use your personal data; and
8. Not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing (including profiling) that produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you.
For further information on each of those rights, including the circumstances in which they apply, see the Guidance from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on individuals’ rights under the General Data Protection Regulation.
If you would like to exercise any of those rights, please contact our Data Protection Officer using the details below:
Senate Suite, Palatine House
Belmont Business Park
In order to process your request, you will need to provide:
– Sufficient information to identify you, that if your name, address and contact details;
– Proof of your identity and address (a copy of your driving licence or passport and a recent utility or credit card bill); and
– Sufficient explanation of your request relating to the rights set out above.
We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost, or used or accessed in an unauthorised way. We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to know it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorised manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.
We hope that our Data Protection Officer can resolve any query or concern you raise about our use of your information.
The GDPR also gives you the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the European Union (or European Economic Area) state where you work, normally live or where any alleged infringement of data protection laws occurred. The supervisory authority in the UK is the Information Commissioner who may be contacted at https://ico.org.uk/concerns or by telephone on 0303 123 1113 or by post at Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.
This Privacy Notice was published in January 2020. We may change this Privacy Notice from time to time to reflect any changes to the way in which we process your personal data and to meet our legal requirements. Any such change to the Privacy Notice will be published on our website and will take effect as soon as they are posted.
Please contact our Data Protection Officer, on the details above, if you have any questions about this Privacy Notice or the information we hold about you.
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