The General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR) is one of the most significant pieces of legislation affecting the way that Biobest carries out its information processing activities. Under GDPR personal data is defined as:
"any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person"
How Biobest use your information
This web page describes how Biobest collect and use personal data
Why do we hold data?
We hold client records and contact information. This data may be provided to us as part of the sample submission process, enrolment on our cattle health schemes or during meetings where contact details are provided by new or prospective clients. We also hold similar contact information given to us by prospective clients that have been in contact with one of our laboratories or visited us at a trade show. We use these names, emails and addresses to send special offers, business services information, current news and for clients to allow us to invoice them and hold information on and provide reports relating to their test results.
What do we do to secure data?
All of the data we hold is held securely in practice and business management computer systems that are all GDPR compliant. Any paper copy information is held securely.
We are committed to keeping our customer and prospects' details private and secure. We don’t sell or trade the data, it is for our own internal purposes only to help us keep our clients informed, help us run a more efficient business and provide a more enhanced service. Data is only provided to third parties where we have a legal obligation or data subject consent to do so.
Every form of digital communication we send out will always have an “Opt out” or “Unsubscribe” button so you maintain the right to control the use of your data.