Privacy Policy
Specialist Medicolegal (SMS) is committed to respecting the privacy of all visitors to its website specialistmedicolegal2.com and all of its clients and contacts.

This privacy policy explains how we use and protect the information that you provide to us or that we obtain or hold about you and to understand what your rights are in relation to that information.  It also describes the choices available to you regarding the use of your personal information and how you can access and update this information.

Who we are:
Specialist Medicolegal Services is a company, established by medical professionals in the fields of Orthopaedics & Radiology,  committed to delivering high-quality medical reports. We are currently based at BMI The Alexandra Hospital, Mill Lane, Cheadle, SK8 2PX. If you would like to contact us about any of the information contained within this privacy notice, please contact our Data Controller representative, Dr R Magennis, by telephone on 0161 722 0003 or email info@specialistmedicolegal.com

Collecting and using personal information:
The security of your personal information is important to us. The use of information collected through our service shall be limited to the purpose of providing the service for you as the lawyer or individual having engaged with SMS. We collect personal information from you through e-mails that you send us and forms that you complete. We follow strict security procedures in the processing, storage and disclosure of information you have supplied to us. Sensitive information is stored within the hospital administration system and any paper copies are filed appropriately and held within our locked office spaces.

If you have any privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact our office on info@specialistmedicolegal.com  or 0161 722 0003.

Information disclosure guidelines:
SMS does not share any individual or corporate information except for the purpose of providing the services that have been requested. With your consent we will share your client personal information with a limited number of third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy policy.

In certain situations, SMS may be required to disclose sensitive client data in response to requests by you:

  1. For other experts to prepare additional medicolegal reports
  2. For the purposes of agreed medical investigations within BMI and occasionally at other healthcare centres

We will retain your information in line with legislation for retention of medical records.

We do not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others outside Specialist Medicolegal or any associated companies. We do not share our mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers or partners, except where you have provided permission to do so.

If your personal information changes, please contact us by telephone 0161 722 0003 or by email at info@specialistmedicolegal.com or by post. We will respond to your request within 7 days.

Website
When you use our media services, your information is kept strictly confidential.

We collect information automatically about your visit to our site.  At SMS, the information obtained via Cookies uses Google Analytics, which includes demographic data and browsing patterns, reporting only on general traffic levels, for example number of visitors and length of time on site.  Please see Google's Privacy Policy for more information.

Our website includes links to other websites whose privacy practices may differ from those of Specialist Medicolegal Services. We encourage you to read the privacy policy of any websites you visit.

For Clients
From our website, you may choose to provide personal information to us when you fill out a client questionnaire or request for us to contact you. You may be asked to provide certain information about yourself including your name, age, title, postal address, telephone number and/or email address. If you are attending a consultation at one of our clinics, you may also be asked to provide information about your medical history.

For medico legal instructions, if you seek an estimate of costs for a report or other work or if you become a client of the company, we will also need information to confirm your identity e.g. your date of birth, details about your circumstances as well as contact information for you and other parties related to the matter. The information that we need will be explained to you and set out in our letter of engagement depending on the nature of your matter.

Questions and Suggestions
By using our services, you agree to our present terms and conditions. SMS may apply changes or updates to this privacy policy as needed. Most changes are for additional clarity and will not affect the quality of our service. We will notify you about significant changes by placing a notice on our website prior to the change becoming effective.

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us by email on info@specialistmedicolegal.com