- The Data Protection Bill 2018
BTS-Ireland complies with the principles of the Data Protection Bill 2018 in accordance with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
- Purpose of data
The data we collect from you are the data required to provide professional services to patients for the purpose of the purchase and transport of test kits, testing, receiving results and their correct interpretation. The data held by BTS-Ireland is collected at the time of the purchase and through order forms and includes name, surname, address, email, phone number(s) Date of Birth and a questionnaire with basic health information and may include the contact details of your practitioner.
The data we collect from you are the data required to provide professional services to practitioners, communicate with you and validate and verify the legitimacy of applicants. The data held by BTS-Ireland is collected at the time of registration by practitioner and includes name, surname, home address, clinic address, email, phone number(s), and website as well as certificates of qualifications.
- Disclosures - Sharing of data
Your personal information is shared with Labor Dres. Hauss, Germany for the purposes for which is primarily held (testing). Your information may be shared for related secondary purpose (therapy), but only if you have given written consent on your order form or after receiving the results. Your personal and sensitive information may be disclosed to BTS-Ireland employees or Labor Dres. Hauss Employees only on a need to know basis in order to provide that part of the service. Other service providers we use to deliver aspects of our service such as the courier and PayPal have their own data protection policy to look after the details you provided them with.
Data is shared internally with administrators for the purpose of accounting, verifying, payments and refunds.
- Legacy data
BTS-Ireland patient data is kept for the current length required under the law for medical information and is deleted annual, once the time has elapsed. BTS-Ireland practitioner’s data is kept on record until the practitioners request to be removed from the service.
- Device specific data
The following information may be collected through your device and browser:
- Your devices IP address (collected and stored in an anonymized format)
- Device screen size
- Device type (unique identifiers) and browser information
- Geographic location (country only)
- Preferred language used to display the webpage
- Digital Log data
Our servers automatically record information which is created using our software. Data includes:
- Referring domain
- Pages visited
- Geographic location (country only)
- Preferred language used to display information
- Date and time when pages were accessed or created
BTS-Ireland practitioner registration is an optional process. By registration as practitioner with BTS-Ireland, members consent via their application to receive information relating to the activities of BTS-Ireland in the form of newsletters, regulatory updates, changes in the service, events, training, special offers and information relevant to the profession. Practitioners who fulfilled BTS-Ireland requirements for the referral list are added and removed at the practitioners own requests. BTS-Ireland reserves the right to remove practitioners at any time.
- Opting out
Opt out mechanisms are in place on all BTS-Ireland mailings and communications. Users can choose to opt out at any time by emailing BTS-Ireland directly with a request to opt out.
- Use Made of Personal Information
Personal information provided to the BTS-Ireland will be only used for the purposes of providing services to our patients and practitioners. Any personal information which is collected by the BTS-Ireland will be used by the BTS-Ireland only in accordance with current data protection legislation.
In addition, personal information may be used for statistical analysis.
Personal data will be collected and processed by the BTS-Ireland for the following purposes
(1) To process your lab tests
(3) To validate and confirm your application as practitioner
Processing personal data for the above purposes may entail sharing the information with employees, contractors, agents and professional advisors and regulators.
Written agreements exist between the BTS-Ireland and such parties that there must be no further disclosure of such personal data.
- Verifying, updating and amending your personal information
If, at any time, a user wants to verify, update or amend their personal data they may write to:
Biological Testing Service Ireland
41 Oakfield Estate
Verification, updating or amendment of personal data takes place within 40 working days
- Storage of personal data
Data is stored in a secured, encrypted, cloud based storage systems. All Card Payments are handled securely though PayPal.
- Processing of data
All personal data is fully backed up and stored securely.
A “cookie” is a small text file that is placed on a user’s computer hard drive by a website. There are several types of cookie and the most common are often referred to as ‘session’ cookies. These are used to keep track of information needed by a user as they travel from page to page within a website. These cookies have a short lifetime and expire within a few minutes of the user leaving the site.
Other types of cookies can be used to track internet activity after the user has left a website. These are usually sponsored by organisations external to the website being visited and are generally known as ‘third party’ cookies. These usually have a long lifetime with several months being quite common. They are ‘harvested’ and ‘refreshed’ whenever the user visits a page where the same or a similar cookie is being used.
BTS-Ireland uses benign, short lived ‘session’ cookies to tell whether a website user has logged in, where to find details that can be used to pre-fill parts of on-line forms and to personalise the user’s visit to the website.
BTS-Ireland cookies do not analyse visits to other website or any searches undertaken whilst on the BTS-Ireland website.
Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default; however, it is possible to set a browser to reject cookies. If this is done it is important not to exclude the benign and useful session cookies. Choose an option that rejects all third party and long lived cookies.
- Links to Third Party Websites
The BTS-Ireland is not responsible for the privacy policies of third party websites. BTS-Ireland advises users to read the privacy policies of other websites before registering any personal data.
BTS-Ireland holds your personal data in accordance with the security provisions of the EU data protection legislation.
- Notification of Changes
Users have the right to ask the BTS-Ireland, in writing, for a copy of all the personal data held about them upon payment of a fee (“subject access request”) and to request that BTS-Ireland correct any inaccuracies in that information.
- Your rights over your data
You have the right to rectify, amend, correct or erase your data except where there is a legal basis for refusal.