Symbios Orthopaedics 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.
Symbios Orthopaedics 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.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
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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.
Our commitment to data protection
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will become effective on 25 May 2018. It contains significant requirements concerning the protection of personal data that impact Symbios and many of our customers. Symbios is committed to complying with GDPR, as we are with all applicable laws and regulations. As a provider of orthopaedic solutions that rely on us having access to confidential patient information, protecting data and maintaining the trust of those who have provided that data, the public hospitals, the NHS and Independent Sector providers, is especially important to us.
Symbios has been preparing to comply with GDPR across its European organization. We’ve conducted a readiness assessment of our business and are proactively working to update our policies, documentation, practices, and processes as required. This includes measures such as:
- providing training to our workforce on GDPR
- implementing procedures to process requests from data subjects
- undertaking data protection impact assessments
- continuing to invest in and improve our security practices
ensuring that third parties with whom we share personal data to help provide our services demonstrate an ongoing commitment to GDPR compliance, including by performing security diligence and having appropriate contractual terms in place
Commitment to GDPR compliance is driven by our Data Competent Person reporting directly to the Managing Director. This is supplemented by various external consultants and advisors.
Symbios recognizes that maintaining compliance with GDPR is an ongoing and continual effort, and thus our GDPR compliance efforts will continue beyond 25 May 2018.