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Privacy Statements

The Data Protection (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2017.

This is Guernsey’s equivalent to the GDPR.


This document refers to personal data, which is defined as information concerning any living person (a natural person who hereafter will be called the Data Subject) that is not already in the public domain.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which is EU wide and far more extensive than its predecessor the Data Protection Act, along with the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR), seek to protect and enhance the rights of EU data subjects. Guernsey’s equivalent, The Data Protection (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2017, also comes into force on 25 May 2018. These rights cover the safeguarding of personal data, protection against the unlawful processing of personal data and the unrestricted movement of personal data within the EU and its storage within the EEA.

  1. Edge Osteopathy, based at Unit 2 Bank House, St Sampson, Guernsey GY2 4QG, which hereafter for the purposes of this Privacy Notice will be referred to as Edge Osteopathy, is pleased to provide the following information:
  2. Who we are
    Edge Osteopathy is a health and wellbeing clinic with healthcare professionals and administration staff. We offer a variety of treatments, all of which are carried out in accordance with each professions respective treatment charters and regulations. The treatments provided include: Osteopathy, Sports and Remedial Massage, Sports Therapy, Foot Health Therapy and Workstation Assessments. The clinic may at times also provide other treatments, about which our staff will be pleased to provide more details.
  3. Personal Data
    1. For the purposes of providing treatment, Edge Osteopathy may require detailed medical information. We will only collect what is relevant and necessary for your treatment. When you visit our practice, we will make notes which may include details concerning your medication, treatment and other issues affecting your health. We adhere to a strict confidentiality code with regards to management of patient information. This data is always held securely (on a cloud-based system), is not shared with anyone who is not involved in your treatment process, although for data storage purposes it may be handled by pre-vetted staff who have all signed an integrity and confidentiality agreement. To be able to process your personal data it is a condition of any treatment that you give your explicit consent to allow Edge Osteopathy to document and process your personal medical data. Contact details provided by you such as telephone numbers, email addresses, postal addresses may be used to remind you of future appointments and provide reports or other information concerning your treatment. As part of our obligations as healthcare practitioners there may be circumstances related to your treatment, ongoing care or medical diagnosis that will require the sharing of your medical records with other healthcare practitioners e.g GPs, consultants, surgeons and/or medical insurance companies. Where this is required we will always inform you first unless we are under a legal obligation to comply.
    2. For marketing purposes, Edge Osteopathy may also use the contact details provided by you to respond to your enquiries, including making telephone contact and emailing information to you which the practice believes may be of interest to you.
    3. In making initial contact with the practice, Edge Osteopathy may asks to open marketing dialogue with you until you either opt-out (which you can do at any time) or we decide to desist in promoting our services. Edge Osteopathy may occasionally also act on behalf of its patients in the capacity of data processor, when we may promote other practitioners based at our premises, who may not be employed by us but all will have signed confidentiality and data privacy contracts. Edge Osteopathy do not broker your data and you can ask to be removed from our marketing database by emailing or phoning the practice using the contact details provided at the end of this Privacy Notice.
    4. Some basic personal data may be collected about you from the marketing forms and surveys you complete, from records of our correspondence and phone calls and details of your visits to our website, including but not limited to, personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.
    5. Edge Osteopathy website uses cookies, which is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Our website uses cookies to help the Edge Osteopathy to identify and track visitors and their website access preferences. The Edge Osteopathy website visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Edge Osteopathys’ website.
    6. Edge Osteopathy will only collect the information needed so that we can provide you with the services you require, the business does not sell or broker your data.
  4. Legal basis for processing any personal data
    To meet our contractual obligations obtained from explicit Patient Consent and legitimate interest to respond to enquiries concerning the services provided.
  5. Legitimate interests pursued by Edge Osteopathy
    To promote treatments for patients with all types of health problems indicated for the treatments provided at Edge Osteopathy.
  6. Consent
    Through agreeing to this privacy notice you are consenting to Edge Osteopathy processing your personal data for the purposes outlined. You can withdraw consent at any time by using the postal, email address or telephone number provided at the end of this Privacy Notice.
  7. Disclosure
    Edge Osteopathy will keep your personal information safe and secure. Only members of the team (which includes therapists, administration/reception and billing staff) essential for the management of your treatment and administration services (including billing) will only have access to the patient data (which may include consultation notes) that they require for the fulfilment of their duties. All those working with Edge Osteopathy have signed strict confidentiality agreements. Edge Osteopathy will not disclose your Personal Information unless compelled to, in order to meet legal obligations, regulations or valid governmental requests. The practice may also enforce its Terms and Conditions, including investigating potential violations of its Terms and Conditions to detect, prevent or mitigate fraud or security or technical issues; or to protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of its staff.
  8. Retention Policy
    Edge Osteopathy will process personal data during the duration of any treatment and will continue to store only the personal data needed for a minimum period of eight years. Records concerning minors who have received treatment will be retained at least until the child has reached the age of 25. However, as a general principle, electronic patient records will be kept indefinitely as permitted for the legal management of medical records.
  9. Data storage
    Data is stored both in the UK and outside the EEA. Where data is held outside the EEA, it is stored with organisations who have demonstrated they are fully in compliance with GDPR requirements.
  10. Your rights as a data subject
    At any point whilst Edge Osteopathy are in possession of, or processing your personal data, all data subjects have the following rights:


In the event that Edge Osteopathy refuses your request under rights of access, we will provide you with a reason as to why, which you have the right to legally challenge. At your request, Edge Osteopathy can confirm what information it holds about you and how it is processed.

  1. You can request the following information:
  1. To access what personal data is held, identification will be required
    Edge Osteopathy will accept the following forms of identification (ID) when information on your personal data is requested: a copy of your driving licence, passport, birth certificate and a utility bill not older than three months. A minimum of one piece of photographic ID listed above and a supporting document is required. If Edge Osteopathy is dissatisfied with the quality, further information may be sought before personal data can be released. All requests should be made to [email protected], by phoning +44 (0) 1481 264111 or writing to us at our address.
  2. Complaints
    In the event that you wish to make a complaint about how your personal data is being processed by Edge Osteopathy, you have the right to complain to us. If you do not get a response within 30 days, you can complain to the ODPC.

The details for each of these contacts are:


The person responsible for data protection at Edge Osteopathy: Dan Bihet
Telephone:  +44 (0) 1481 264111   or email: [email protected]

The office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC)
Data Protection Office, Guernsey Information Centre

Telephone: +44 (0) 1481 742074    Email: [email protected]