We recognize that your privacy is important.
This page outlines the types of personal information we receive and collect when you use scottish-homeopath.org.uk, as well as some of the steps we take to safeguard information.
We hope this will help you make an informed decision about sharing personal information with us.
The Scottish Association of Professional Homoeopaths (SAPH) and its website scottish-homeopath.org.uk strive to maintain the highest standards of decency, fairness and integrity in all our operations. Likewise, we are dedicated to protecting our customers', consumers' and online visitors' privacy on our website.
We make sure by using a double opt-in method.
[However, for Patients it's different ...
If you are a patient of a qualified member of SAPH, our Patient Data Protection Policy has to be slightly different.
This site - scottish-homeopath.org.uk - collects personally identifiable information from the visitors to our website only when they volunteer it. Personal information collected on this voluntary basis may include name, postal address, email address, company name, country from which you apply, IP address and telephone number. What we collect depends on the information you supply.
This information is collected if you, for example:
- request information or
- download material (eg books) directly from us (as distinct from information you provide to Amazon when buying books advertised on this site but which you obtain via Amazon or Kindle - that information is not available to us),
- sign up to join our email list or
- request some other service or information from us.
The information collected is internally reviewed, and used to improve the content of our website, notify our visitors of updates, and respond to visitor inquiries.
Once information is reviewed, we discard it or store it in our files. If we make material changes in the collection of personally identifiable information, we will inform you by placing a notice on our site.
Personal information received from any visitor will be used only for internal purposes and will NOT be sold or provided to third parties.
The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have come to the site for the first time, or have returned to a specific page. If you personalize the site's pages, or register with any of our site's services, a cookie enables scottish-homeopath.org.uk to recall your specific information on subsequent visits.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying settings in your browser; however, if you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience interactive features of the site.
A web beacon is a transparent image file used to monitor your journey around a single website or collection of sites. Beacons are also referred to as web bugs. They are commonly used by sites that use third-party services to monitor traffic. They may be used in association with cookies to understand how visitors interact with the pages and content on the pages of a website.
As you browse this website, Google Analytics and advertising cookies may be placed on your computer to collect demographic and interest information, but we do not tie the cookie to any personal information that you provide to us. If you do not wish your data to be collected via Google Analytics, you may use their opt-out tool...
Browsers can be set to accept or reject cookies automatically, or notify you when a cookie is being requested. Privacy software can be used to override web beacons. Taking either of these actions should not cause a problem with our site, should you so choose.
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
This website is directed to adults; it is not directed to children under the age of 13. We operate our site in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, and will not knowingly collect or use personal information from anyone under 13 years of age (unless they consult us as a patient, when different regulations apply - see below).
In some cases, we may collect information about you that is not personally identifiable. We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the site, to track users' movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. The information collected is used solely for internal review and not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.
Release of Information
If scottish-homoeopath.org.uk is sold or transferred, the information we have obtained from you through your voluntary participation in our site may transfer to the new owner as a part of the sale in order that the service being provided to you may continue. In that event, you will receive notice through our website of that change in control and practices, and we will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honors any opt-out requests you might make of us.
How You Can Correct or Remove Information
If you are a patient...
However, if you are a patient of a qualified member of SAPH, please read our Patient Data Protection Policy, which applies to patients.
Updates and Effective Date
Re Questions you ask us
If you request information or help through one of the query boxes on this site we shall reply to your request but your information is not kept or stored in any way (unless you are or become a patient) except as a copy of your request or subsequent correspondence between you and us.
Re our mailing list or downloadable material
If you ask to go on to our mailing list or to download material from us, we shall ask you to complete a double opt-in to confirm that you would like us to keep your data so that we can keep you informed of future activities or publications.
How to un-subscribe
You may ask for your information/data to be deleted at any time: all our communications with mailing list subscribers will contain an un-subscribe button. This does not apply to patients as SAPH regulations require that patient records be kept for 7 years from their last visit or, in the case of children, until they are 21.
If you are unhappy with how we use your information
If you are unhappy with how we maintain your information, first please let us know so that we can correct any mistakes.
If after that you still remain unhappy you should inform the Office of the Information Commissioner.
Changes to our policy
We reserve the right to change this information, for example if the law changes. If we do so in a material way we shall inform you if you have consented to us communicating with you (eg by email or letter) and by placing information about the change on our site.