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At Medical Weight Management Clinic at Arden Road, Tullamore, R35 A447, we are committed to protecting your personal data and respecting your privacy. This notice explains how we collect, use, and store your personal data in compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

{In Ireland, data protection laws are governed by the Data Protection Act 2018, which is based on the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR sets out the rules for the processing of personal data and applies to all businesses and organizations that process personal data within the EU.}


1. Collection of Personal Data

We collect and process your personal data when you register as a patient at our clinic. This includes:

  • Your name, date of birth, and contact details 

  • Brief medical history, including any conditions/allergies or medications you are taking

  • We will ask for a brief description of your request


2. Use of Personal Data

We use your personal data for the following purposes:

  • To provide you with medical services, including diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care

  • To communicate with you about your health and well-being

  • To improve the quality of our services and develop new treatments

  • To comply with legal and regulatory requirements


3. Disclosure of Personal Data

We may disclose your personal data to the following parties:

  • Our staff, who need access to your data to provide you with medical care

  • Other healthcare providers involved in your treatment, such as hospitals or specialists

  • Our IT service providers, who help us to store and secure your data

  • Regulatory authorities, such as the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA)


4. Security of Personal Data

We take appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data against unauthorized access, loss, or theft. This includes:

  • Storing your data on secure servers and in encrypted form

  • Restricting access to your data to authorized personnel

  • Regularly reviewing our security measures to ensure they remain effective


Retention of Personal Data

We retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, or as required by law. This includes any legal and regulatory requirements to retain your medical records for a specific period.


5. Your Rights

Under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data:

  • The right to access your data and receive a copy of it

  • The right to rectify any inaccuracies in your data

  • The right to erase your data in certain circumstances

  • The right to restrict the processing of your data

  • The right to object to the processing of your data

  • The right to data portability


To exercise your rights, please contact us at the address below. We may ask you to provide additional information to verify your identity before processing your request.

If you have any questions or concerns about how we process your personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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