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Privacy Notice


What is the purpose of this document?
This privacy notice outlines how we, Nichesys Limited t/a Niche Health, collect, store and use your personal data.
This privacy notice applies to individuals whose data we process in our capacity as a data controller within the meaning of European data protection laws. This includes (at least to some extent):

This privacy notice does not apply where we are processing personal information on behalf of our customer organisations (for example, patient medical records).

We are committed to safeguarding your personal information. Whenever you provide personal information to us, we are legally obliged to use it in accordance with all laws concerning the protection of personal information (we refer to these laws collectively in this privacy notice as the “data protection laws”).

It is important that you read this notice, together with any other privacy notice or policy we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal information.

What information will we collect about you?
Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that individual can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).

We may collect, store, and use the following categories of personal information about you:

We may also collect, use and share aggregated data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated data may be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your usage data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature. However, if we combine or connect aggregated data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personal data which will be used in accordance with this privacy notice.

We do not collect any special categories of personal data about you (for example, details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, political opinions or information about your health).

How will we collect and use your personal information?
We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:

We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:

Purposes for which we will use your personal information
We have set out below, in a table format, a description of the ways we may use your personal data, and which of the legal bases we rely on to do so. We have also identified what our legitimate interests are where appropriate.
Note that we may process your personal data for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data. Please contact us if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your personal data where more than one ground has been set out in the table below.


Purpose/Activity

Lawful basis for processing including basis of legitimate interest

To liaise with our account management contacts for the purpose of delivering our software services to customer organisations and procuring services from our service providers.

Necessary for our legitimate interests (to run our business, perform our contracts with customer organisations, exercise our rights under our contracts with service providers etc.)

To set up authorised user accounts to enable individual users employed or engaged by our customer organisation to access to our software.

Necessary for our legitimate interests (to run our business and perform our contracts with customer organisations)

To administer and protect our business, website and software programmes (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data).

Necessary for our legitimate interests (for running our business, provision of administration and IT services, network security, to prevent fraud etc.)
Necessary to comply with a legal obligation

To deliver relevant website content to you and use data analytics to improve our website, products/services, marketing, customer relationships and experiences.

Necessary for our legitimate interests (to keep our website updated and relevant, to study how customers use our products/services, to develop them, to grow our business and to inform our marketing strategy)

To make suggestions and recommendations to the customer organisation that you are employed or engaged by about goods or services that may be of interest.

Necessary for our legitimate interests (to develop our products/services and grow our business)


Where we need to collect your personal data for the purposes set out above (for example, to enter into or fulfil a contract with you), if you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with the goods that you wish to purchase or the newsletter that you wish to receive) or we may not be able to otherwise provide our services to you (for example, responding to a request or query that you submit to us).

How we use cookies when you access our website
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this website may become inaccessible or not function properly.

Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

How will we share and disclose your personal information?
We may share your personal information with third parties where required by law, where it is necessary to administer the working relationship with you or where we have another lawful basis for doing so.
We may need to share your personal information with the following parties for the relevant purposes set out above:

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.  Where the third parties we use are data controllers in their own right (for example, the payment processors we use) then they will be required to comply with data protection laws.

International transfers
We do not transfer (or permit our third party service providers to transfer) your personal information outside of the European Economic Area.

Data security
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal information to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal information on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality. Details of these measures may be obtained from us using the details in the “Contacting us” section below.

We have also put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so.

How long will we keep your personal information?
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.

By law we have to keep basic information about our customers for six years after they cease being customers for tax and other legal purposes. We may retain your contact details for these purposes.

In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data: see section below for further information.

Please note that we may also anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.

Your data protection rights
Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal information.  This may include the following rights:

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us using the details in our “Contacting us” section below.
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal information (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal information (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal information is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.

Data Protection Authority
You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues. This is the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) whose details can be accessed via the ICO website at https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/

We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please do get in touch using the details in our “Contacting us” section below.

Changes to this privacy notice
We reserve the right to update this privacy notice at any time, and we will provide you with a new privacy notice when we make any substantial updates. We may also notify you in other ways from time to time about the processing of your personal information.

If you have any questions about this privacy notice, please let us know using the “Contacting us” details below.

Contacting us
Our details are as follows:

Niche Health
11 Aston Court
Bromsgrove Technology Park
Bromsgrove
B60 3AL
Tel: 01527 570 005
Fax: 01527 832 555                                                                                                                     

Email: info@nichehealth.co.uk
You can contact our data protection officer directly using the following contact details:
DPO Tel: 01527 914653