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Awaken Clinic Limited is a Data Controller under the terms of the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR).

Our Privacy Policy explains what personal data the clinic holds, why we hold and process it, who we might share it with and your rights and freedoms under the law.


Types of Personal Data

The Practice holds personal data in the following categories:

  1. Client clinical and health data and correspondence.

  2. Staff employment data.

  3. Contractors’ data.

Why we process Personal Data 

“Process” means we obtain, store, update and archive data.

  1. Client data is held for the purpose of providing clients with appropriate, high quality, safe and effective laser treatment.

  2. Staff employment data is held in accordance with Employment, Taxation and Pensions law.

  3. Contractors’ data is held for the purpose of managing their contracts.

What is the lawful basis for processing Personal Data?

The law says we must tell you this:

  1. We hold clients’ data because it is in our legitimate interest to do so. Without holding the data, we cannot work effectively.

  2. We hold staff employment data because it is a legal obligation for us to do so.

  3. We hold contractors’ data because it is needed to fulfil a contract with us.

Who might we share your data with?

We can only share data if it is done securely and it is necessary to do so.

  1. Client data is stored for back-up purposes with our computer software suppliers.

  2. Employment data will be shared with government agencies such as HMRC.

  3. Client data may be shared for marketing purposes.


Your Rights

You have the right to:

  1. Be informed about the personal data we hold and why we hold it.

  2. Access a copy of your data that we hold by contacting us directly: we will acknowledge your request and supply a response within one month or sooner.

  3. Check the information we hold about you is correct and to make corrections if not

  4. Have your data erased in certain circumstances.

  5. Transfer your data to someone else if you tell us to do so and it is safe and legal to do so.

  6. Tell us not to actively process or update your data in certain circumstances.

How long is the Personal Data stored for?


  1. We will store client data for as long as we are providing treatment. We will archive (that is, store it without further action) for as long as is required for legal purposes as recommended by trusted experts.

  2. We must store employment data for six years after an employee has left.

  3. We must store contractors’ data for seven years after the contract is ended.

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