Buyvc.chemistdirect.co.uk is operated by Direct Healthcare Ltd trading as Chemist Direct. This policy describes how Direct Healthcare Ltd trading as Chemist Direct aims to repay the trust you have shown by sharing your personal data with us.
We are committed to protecting your privacy. We are a leading online pharmacy in the UK, registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council, www.pharmacyregulation.org/registers/pharmacy/registrationnumber/%2B9010315. We respect your right to privacy and are committed to providing clear and honest information to explain how we use the information you give us. We understand that legal documents such as privacy policies can be difficult to understand. For that reason, we have provided this short overview of the policy to highlight the main points that you should know about.
Chemist Direct is the trading name of Direct Healthcare Ltd. We (also referred to as 'us'), run our website at www.buyviagraconnect.co.uk and provide pharmacy services.
Our address is:
Unit 1A, Junction 2 Industrial Estate,
Demuth Way, Oldbury,
United Kingdom, B69 4LT.
You can phone us on 0121 541 1800 or email us at:
What personal information we collect and how we use it?
We will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully (in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679).
We collect information about you for the following reasons:
- To process your order, and
- to provide you with the best service possible.
We will not email you unless you have given us your consent. If you are already subscribed to receive our marketing emails, you may opt out at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the end of every email we send you.
- Phone Number
- Email Address
- Credit/Debit card details
- IP Address
If you are purchasing a licenced medicine, we may need to ask you some questions about your medical history to allow us to assess whether you are suitable to receive the medication that you have requested. We will never collect sensitive information about you without your explicit consent. The information we hold will be accurate and up to date. You can check the information that we hold about you by visiting your account or emailing us. If you find any inaccuracies we will delete or correct it promptly. The personal information that we hold will be held securely in accordance with our internal security policy and the law. We will not transfer or sell your information. We may use technology to track the patterns of behaviour of visitors to our site. If you have any questions/comments about privacy, you should email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Use of personal information
We use the information you provide for the following purposes:
- To send updates regarding the status of your enquiry or order;
- to assess your suitability to receive certain licenced medicines;
- to send newsletters and details of offers and promotions in which we believe you will be interested;
- to improve the design and content of the www.chemistdirect.co.uk website;
- to understand the buying behaviour of our registered users, and
- to perform other general marketing and promotional activities focused on our products and services.
When you place an order, we need to know your name, email address, delivery address, credit or debit card number and the card's expiry date. This allows us to process, pick and despatch your order and to notify you of the status of your request. We may also ask for your telephone number which enables us to contact you urgently if there is a problem with your order.
Your Email Address
Your e-mail address will be used to communicate with you about your order and products purchased. Your e-mail address will be used for our marketing purposes unless you do not subscribe to receive our marketing emails, or unsubscribe. It is possible to unsubscribe at any time, via the My Account section of our website, or by clicking on the unsubscribe link on our emails.
You can ask us in writing for a copy of all the personal information we hold about you. We must respond to your request within one calendar month. There will be no charge to have a printed copy of the information. You will need to give enough information for our staff to identify you (for example, your full name, address and date of birth). You will need to provide ID (for example, your passport, full driving license or credit card or debit card) before any information is released to you. Under GDPR you have the following rights concerning your personal data:
- Right of access;
- Right to rectification;
- Right to erasure (right to be forgotten);
- Right to restriction of processing;
- Right to data portability;
- Right to withdraw consent;
- Right to object to direct marketing, and
- Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.
For more information on these rights see ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights
Physical and Electronic Data Security
We have designed our site to protect the information we collect online from unauthorised access. We safeguard your private information by implementing the appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedure necessary to protect your privacy. To further protect your security, we also take the reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access to your personal profile or making data changes. We are committed to protecting your privacy and have security measures in place to prevent unauthorised access to and disclosure of your personal information.
Improving Our Service
We will never sell, trade or rent your personal information to others. To better tailor our services to our customers' needs, we use non-identifying and aggregate information to help us make decisions on how to improve us. We also share this generic information with our advertisers and other interested, reputable parties with whom we have established a formal business relationship. For example, we may tell advertisers which areas of the site have received the most customer traffic overall, or more specifically, how many customer types have visited certain pages. However, we do not disclose the identifying information of individual customers with advertisers. We also do not use or share the personally identifiable information submitted to us by any other means without providing our customers the choice to opt-out or otherwise bar such unrelated uses.
Social Media Plug-ins
Social Media Plug-ins for Facebook and Twitter obtain data for tracking purposes. This included the ability to track an audience across device for advertising purposes in line with the terms of each social media platform.
The above privacy statement may not be applicable in all countries of Chemist Direct visitors or registered community users, as security policies may vary according to the individual Internet laws in each host country. In most cases international orders are placed through our partner Global-e, and are fulfilled by us. In this case Global-e are the Data Controller.
We will not pass your information to any third parties. You can also email us to stop receiving any information about us and our services by contacting email@example.com. If you have any queries about our Privacy Statement you should contact our Data Protection Officer by e-mailing dpo@pharmacy2U.co.uk.
Your right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
If you wish to exercise any of your rights concerning your personal data, you should contact Chemist Direct's Data Protection Officer (see section 14 above). If you are not satisfied with the response you receive you have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority. In the United Kingdom this is:
Information Commissioner's Office
Tel: 0303 123 1113
This policy was last updated on 24th May 2018.