The Acupuncture Pain Centre is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
The Acupuncture Pain Centre may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy, written by Martin Dean is effective from: June 2018
I am required by The British Acupuncture Council to keep all (paper) treatment records for 7 years, after which they will be destroyed. They are stored on the premises at all times unless agreed otherwise. An example of this would be when you the patient requests in writing for a copy to be sent to another acupuncture practitioner. The filing cabinet is locked outside clinic hours.
On my death all outstanding patient files will become the property of The British Acupuncture Council in order to ensure they are dealt with appropriately.
Other Patient Data
Patient names and times of attendance are written in a paper diary (held at all times on the premises) which will be retained for 8 years then destroyed.
Conversations by email and text are kept on a separate password protected account accessible only by myself. As with paper files they will be deleted after 7 years has elapsed. No copies are left on my hard drive.
If you have previously consented to receive a monthly email newsletter, your name and email address will be stored at mailchimp.com within a password secured account accessible only by me. Each newsletter has a link at the bottom for you to update details, and also to unsubscribe.
We use F-Secure for online protection and virus scanning. I will never pass your details to another company.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.