Privacy Policy

Welcome to the website of the Galway Podiatry Clinic, located in Galway, Ireland. At the Galway Podiatry Clinic, we are committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of the personal information of our website visitors. This Privacy Policy outlines the types of personal information we may collect, how we use and protect that information, and your rights concerning your personal data. By using our website, you consent to the practices described in this Privacy Policy

1. Information We Collect

1.1 Personal Information

We may collect the following personal information when you use our website:

  • Name
  • Contact information (such as email address and phone number)

1.2 Non-Personal Information

We may also collect non-personal information, including but not limited to:

  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system
  • Referral source
  • Pages visited
  • Time and date of visits
  • Data from comments
  • Visitors IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
  • An anonymized 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.

2. How We Use Your Information

We use the information we collect for the following purposes:

  • To respond to inquiries or requests you submit through our website
  • To improve our website’s content and functionality
  • To send email updates or newsletters (if you have opted to receive them)
  • To meet our legal and regulatory obligations

3. Security of Your Information

We take data security seriously and use appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect your personal information. We cannot, however, guarantee the security of your information transmitted over the internet.

4. Sharing Your Information

We do not sell, rent, or share your personal information with third parties except as required by law or when necessary to provide services you have requested. We may share your information with:

  • Healthcare professionals involved in your treatment
  • Our trusted service providers who assist us in managing our website or services
  • Law enforcement or regulatory authorities, when required by law

5. Your Rights

Under data protection laws, you have certain rights concerning your personal information:

  • Access: You have the right to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you.
  • Correction: You have the right to ask for any inaccuracies in your personal information to be corrected.
  • Deletion: You can request the deletion of your personal information when it is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was collected.
  • Object: You can object to the processing of your personal information for marketing purposes.
  • Data Portability: You have the right to request the transfer of your data to another organisation.

To exercise these rights, please contact us at the email address provided in the “Contact Us” section.

6. Cookies

Our website may use cookies to improve your user experience. You can manage your cookie preferences through your browser settings.

7. 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.

8. How Long we Retain Your Data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

9. Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy periodically to stay informed about how we are protecting your information.

10. Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy or your personal information, please contact us at:

We take your privacy seriously and will make every effort to address your concerns promptly

Acceptance of Privacy Policy

By using our website, you consent to the terms outlined in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not use our website.

This Privacy Policy was last updated: October 2023.