Within Homecare Medical there is a growing reliance on both internal and client data to expand communications, and improve management and control. This growing dependence comes at a time when the number of threats and actual attacks on privacy and the systems that contain sensitive data is constantly increasing.
Privacy is one of our most important assets and Homecare Medical recognises the responsibility to ensure the security of this privacy. Accurate, timely, relevant and properly protected data is essential to the successful operation of Homecare Medical in the provision of services to our customers.
This policy is mandatory and by accessing any data relating to internal or external individuals and bodies, users are agreeing to abide by the terms of this policy.
It is the policy of Homecare Medical to adhere to the below:
- Implement human, organisational, and technological security controls to preserve the confidentiality, availability and integrity of its information systems and the information held therein.
- Develop and maintain appropriate policies, procedures and guidelines to affect a high standard of information technology security, reflecting industry best practice.
- Monitor, record and log all activity on Homecare Medical network and use of its information technology resources.
- Comprehensively assess and manage risks to Homecare Medical information systems and the information held there.
- Continuously review and improve Homecare Medical information technology security controls, and rapidly determine the cause of any breach of security and minimize damage to information systems should any such incident occur.
- Comply with all laws and regulations governing information technology security.
- Establish information technology security education and awareness initiatives within Homecare Medical
What information do we collect?
Homecare Medical Supplies fully respect right to privacy in relation to all interactions with the Homecare Medical Website and endeavour to guarantee to be transparent in our dealings as to what information Homecare Medical will collect and how that information will be utilized.
Homecare Medical only collect and use individual user details where there is a legitimate business reason, and are legally entitled to do so.
Article 25 of Medical device Regulation 2017/745 must be able to identify
within the supply chain:
- Anyone who has supplied us a device
- Anyone we have supplied a device
For a period of at least 10 years after the last device covered by the EU declaration of conformity has been placed on the market
Homecare Medical only collect and use individual user details where there is a legitimate business reason, and are legally entitled to do so. Information in relation to personal data collected by Irish entities is available on the website of the Irish Data Protection Commissioner - www.dataprotection.ie
How do we collect information from you?
Visitors to our websites
When someone visits www.hcm.ie we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.
Client & Customer Information
Contact information, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses and VAT registration numbers are held securely by Homecare Medical Supplies to efficiently and continuously operate business and transactions between itself and its clients and customers.
Homecare Medical Supplies collect IP addresses from visitors to the Homecare Medical Website. This allows for identification of location of users, to block disruptive use and to establish the number of visits from different countries. Homecare Medical analyse this data for trend and statistics reasons, such as which parts of the Website users are visiting and how long they spend there.
|This is the standard ASP.NET cookie containing the user's session ID.
|Current CSS stylesheet name.
|The user preferred culture and UI culture.
|Checks if the form state needs to be restored.
|Keeps session ID, required for using any web application.
|End of session
|Optional, allows browser to remember user name
|Optional , allows browser to remember password
|Optional , allows browser to remember password
|Prevents release notes from re-displaying once they have been viewed
cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our Website.
We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the Website.
The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the
number of visitors to the Website, where visitors have come to the Website
from and the pages they visited. Expiry depends on the cookie in question.
Counts number of unique users that share content and how many page views are generated from the resulting share, aggregated and anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the Website, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
Tracks how many times (if any) you have visited the Website before.
_utmb and _utmc are connected, and track how long you stay on the Website.
Tracks identifies where you've come from e.g. from a search engine or from another Website.
- GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation (25th May 2018)
- Article 25 of Medical device Regulation 2017/745
- The Data Protection Act (1988/2002)
- European Communities Data Protection Regulations, (2001)
- European Communities (Data Protection and Privacy in Telecommunications) Regulations (2002)
- Data Protection EU Directive 95/46/EC
- Criminal Damages Act (1991)
- Child Trafficking and Pornography Act (1998)
- Intellectual Property Miscellaneous Provisions Act (1998)
- Copyright and Related Rights Act (2000)
- Health and Safety Act (1989)
- Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act (1997)
- Electronic Commerce Act (2000)
- Ecommerce Directive (2000/31/EC)
- Regulations entitled European Communities (Directive 2000/31/EC) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 68 of 2003)