Privacy Policy

Your privacy is hugely important to us. Here at TheLocumLife.co.uk, we’re all about supporting Locum doctors, giving you the information to fight your corner and providing you access to new discounts and rewards – and we want you to be confident that the information you give us when using our site is safe and secure. In this privacy policy, we’ll explain how we use it to give you a better experience.

We’ll also tell you how and why we collect your personal info, your rights and choices when it comes to these details, as well as the steps we take to keep it secure and confidential.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

We only collect the data that you openly consent to provide us. Our forms are the details requested by the third party for the service you are requesting/referring yourself for. This will usually include your name, email and contact number and depending on the form will also include medical speciality, GMC number, full time/less then full-time status, and if completing the bonus bank details request, this also includes bank sort code, account number.

We only ask for data required for the service you are requesting. This is tailored by the service of the third party that you are requesting/referring/signing up to. We only request the necessary data for this function.

If we ask you to complete a bonus bank details request form, this is only if we need to make payment to you.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

We send your request directly onto the third party you are referring yourself to, we do not provide these data to any other parties you have not given your consent for.
We will only use your bank details to make payment to your account after this payment is made we delete your details from our system.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, or used any referral forms you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How we protect your data

We are committed to doing all that we can to keep your data secure. We have set up systems and processes to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure of your data – for example, we protect your data using varying levels of encryption.

We also make sure that any third parties that we deal with keep all personal data they process secure as well.

Links to other websites

thelocumlife.co.uk contains links to other websites.

This privacy policy only applies to thelocumlife.co.uk and doesn’t cover other websites, government services and transactions that we link to.

Changes to this policy

We may change this privacy policy. In that case, the ‘last updated’ date at the bottom of this page will also change. Any changes to this privacy policy will apply to you and your data immediately.

If these changes affect how your personal data is processed, thelocumlife.co.uk team will take reasonable steps to let you know.

Contact us or make a complaint

If you think your personal data is being misused or mishandled then you can contact our data protection officer HERE if you have a complaint or you think your personal data has been mishandled.