1. Information about us
In this privacy notice, ‘we’, ‘us’ and ‘our’ mean HealthcarePlus.
2. Scope of our privacy notice
This privacy notice applies to anyone who interacts with us about our products and services (‘you’, ‘your’), in any way (for example, by email, through our website, by phone). We will give you further privacy information if necessary for specific contact methods or in relation to specific products or services.
3. How we collect personal information
We collect personal information from you and from third parties (anyone acting on your behalf).
Where you provide us with information about other people, you must make sure that they have seen a copy of this privacy notice and are comfortable with you giving us their information.
4. Categories of personal information
For all our services, we process the following categories of personal information about you and (where this applies) your dependants:
- standard personal information (for example, information we use to contact you, identify you or manage our relationship with you);
- • special categories of information, for example, health information;
5. What we use your personal information for and our legal reasons for doing so
We process your personal information for the purposes set out in this privacy notice. We have also set out some legal reasons why we may process your personal information (these depend on what category of personal information we are processing). We normally process standard personal information if this is necessary to provide the services set out in a contract, it is in our or a third party’s legitimate interests or it is required or allowed by any law that applies.
6. Legitimate interests
We process your personal information for a number of legitimate interests, including managing all aspects of our relationship with you, to help us improve our services and products, and in order to exercise our rights or handle claims.
7. Marketing and preferences
We may use your personal information to send you marketing by post, by phone, through social media, by email and by text.
We can only use your personal information to send you marketing material if we have your permission or a legitimate interest as described above.
If you don’t want to receive emails or texts from us you can tell us by contacting us at any time.
8. Profiling and automated decision-making
Like many businesses, we sometimes use automation to provide you with a quicker, better, more consistent and fair service, and marketing information we think will be of interest to you (including discounts on our products and services). This will involve evaluating information about you and, in some cases, using technology to provide you with automatic responses or decisions (automated decisions).
You have the right to object to direct marketing and profiling relating to direct marketing as well as other types of profiling and you have the right to ask us to make sure that one of our advisers reviews an automated decision, to let us know how you feel about it and to ask us to reconsider the decision. You can contact us to exercise this rights.
9. Sharing your information
We share your information with relevant policy holders (including your employer if you are covered under a group scheme), with funders arranging services on your behalf, with people acting on your behalf and with others who help us provide services to you (for example, health-care providers and medical-assistance providers) or who we need information from to allow us to handle or confirm claims or entitlements (for example, professional associations). We also share your information in line with the law.
10. Anonymised and combined information
We support ethically approved clinical research. We may use anonymised information (with all names and other identifying information removed) or information that is combined with other people’s information, or reveal it to others, for research or statistical purposes. You cannot be identified from this information and we will only share the information in line with legal agreements which set out an agreed, limited purpose and prevent the information being used for commercial gain.
11. How long we keep your personal information
We keep your personal information in line with set periods calculated using the following criteria.
- How long you have been a customer with us, the types of products or services you have with us, and when you will stop being our customer.
- How long it is reasonable to keep records to show we have met the obligations we have to you and by law.
- Any time limits for making a claim.
- Any periods for keeping information which are set by law or recommended by regulators, professional bodies or associations.
- Any relevant proceedings that apply.
If you would like more information about how long we will keep your information for, please contact us by form: Click here
12. Your rights
You have the right to access your information and to ask us to correct any mistakes and delete and restrict the use of your information. You also have the right to object to us using your information, to ask us to transfer of information you have provided, to withdraw permission you have given us to use your information and to ask us not to use automated decision-making which will affect you.
13. Data-protection contacts
If you have any questions, comments, complaints or suggestions in relation to this notice, or any other concerns about the way in which we process information about you, please contact our service team by form: Click here. You also have a right to make a complaint by form (Click here) or to your local privacy supervisory authority.