Privacy Policy


Privacy Policy


Scotvet Animal Health  Ltd  trading as Sandyhills Veterinary Clinic provide veterinary goods and services to our clients in Glasgow and are a company registered in Scotland.  We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and pledge to handle your data fairly and legally at all times. 


This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect will be processed by us.  Please read it carefully to understand your rights regarding your personal data.  By reading this you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.


The data controller is Scotvet Animal Health Ltd 33 Junction Road, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1AG.  Our lead on Data Protection is our Andrew Cant.


On what lawful basis can we process your data?

You are a client with Sandyhills Veterinary Clinic , the trading name of Scotvet Animal Health Ltd and have your animals registered with us.  This being the case, there is an implied contract for us to provide emergency and preventative veterinary services to you.  To fulfill this contract we need to hold and use your personal information.  There is also a legal basis as we have an obligation to record the prescription and dispensing of pharmaceutical products against an animal and its owner on our Practice Management System.  There is also the basis of legitimate interest where we may contact you with newsletters etc to keep you informed of our services.  There is also the basis of performance of a public task in the public interest where the APHA could ask us to do work relating to welfare or notifiable disease outbreaks.

Lastly there is the basis of vital interests eg if we had to call an ambulance on your behalf.


What information do we collect from you?

Information you give us:

This is any information you give us via forms (filled out at any of our surgeries in Glasgow or by phone, e-mail, or other correspondence. This information may include personal details, including name, address(es), phone number(s), email address(es), animal(s) detail, financial information and bank account information.







Why do we collect this information?

  • To register you and your animals on our Practice Management System
  • For internal record keeping and clinical governance
  • To communicate with you in connection with your animals health
  • To record your animal(s) health and treatment history and apply relevant fees to you account, together with veterinary prescriptions, diets, consumables and other goods purchased
  • To communicate with you for administrative purposes
  • To provide you with service communications that enable us to perform our obligations to you (these may be sent by email, post, telephone, or SMS.
  • To provide you with marketing communications, including information about goods and services you already receive, and additional goods and services we offer.
  • To deal with legal queries and comply with legal obligations.


Who might we share your information with?

You agree that for the purposes set out above, we have the right to share your personal information with:


  • Selected third parties, some of whom we appoint to provide services including: business partners, and sub-contractors, for the performance of any contract we enter into with you.  Third parties may include laboratories, microchip databases, and insurance companies.  If you would like any more specific information please contact us.


How long do we hold your information?

We will keep information for a maximum of 7 years after the end of our relationship with you unless we require the data in relation to a claim, for legal reasons or are required to remove data from our records.


How is your data stored and kept secure?

We are committed to protecting your personal and financial information.  All electronic information kept by us is on secure servers.  All archived paperwork is secure with limited access.  We may transfer your data outside the European Economic Area eg animal transport /export and will only do this on your specific instruction.













What are your rights?

You can exercise your rights at any time by contacting  Andrew Cant ,Scotvet Animal Health Ltd, 33 Junction Road, Kirkwall, KW15 1AG (who is our lead on Data protection) or by emailing us at


You have the right to:


  • be informed of our Privacy Policy
  • request access to all personal information held about you
  • ask for the information we hold to be rectified if inaccurate or incomplete
  • ask for data to be erased provided it is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected; you exercise your right to object and there are no legitimate grounds for processing; the data is unlawfully processed; to comply with legal obligation
  • ask for the processing to be restricted if the accuracy of the data is contested; the processing is unlawful; the personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected; you exercise your right to object
  • ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes
  • ask us not to process your personal data for research purposes unless processing is necessary in the public interest



Accessing your personal information

You have a right to a copy of the information we hold about you. You may make an access request in writing to our Practice Manager.  Any access requests will be processed as required by law, will be free of charge and processed in 30 days



If you are not satisfied with the processing of your data, you have the right to submit a complaint to the Information Commisioners Office (ICO), which is the supervisory authority for data protection in the UK.  We request that you first bring any complaint to our attention before contacting the ICO so that we may take appropriate action to resolve the issue.


Changes to our Privacy Policy

This policy may be amended at any time.