Birminghamopticaleducation.co.uk is a site owned by Birmingham Optical and operated by Perceptive on behalf of Birmingham Optical.
Birmingham Optical and Perceptive are committed to respecting your privacy. In general, you can visit birmginghamopticaleducation.co.uk without revealing any information about yourself. Perceptive maintains the website and a database of all registered users. This stores your name, profession, GOC number (or other professional number), address, phone number and email address. We also store information regarding completion of content and continuing education and training (CPD) and certificates awarded. Registered users can access and edit this information via the “My Account” section of the website when logged in. When completing education on birminghamopticaleducation.co.uk we require you to confirm or provide your name, profession, practice address, phone number, email address and GOC number (or other professional number). We use this information to process CPD completions and, if any questions should arise, to contact you about CET completions. All details are collected and transferred using secure methods.
Any information provided by you on this website may be shared with Birmingham Optical. Your information will not be shared with individual or other companies (such as direct mail organisations or other third parties) unconnected with the provision of Perceptive’s activities unless required by law or unless you have agreed to a particular request for information to be shared. However, in order to comply with the General Optical Council (GOC) CPD Scheme, if you have told us you are registered with the GOC, we may be required to confirm your CPD completions with General Optical Council (GOC) if requested for audit. This information is used solely for the purposes of confirming CPD completions under the GOC CPD scheme.
There may be times when we may request additional information from you, for example when we conduct a survey. When additional information is requested, we will try to let you know at the time of collection how we intend to use it. We do our best to maintain the accuracy of any personal information you do supply to us. You can help Perceptive update and maintain the accuracy of any personal information you supply by using the “My Account” section of the website or by notifying us of any changes to your GOC Number, address, title, phone number or e-mail address.
Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us. You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances. We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response. We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.