Diagnostic Audiology Services is a family run,Irish owned independent hearing clinic, established in the Charlemont Clinic (1985). Our Director, Judith M Nugent formerly chief audiologist at the Royal Victoria, Ear and Ear Hospital, Dublin for 32 years, brings a wealth of knowledge to her business.
We use certain expressions throughout this document such as Personal data and Special Categories of Personal Data.
We follow Irish Government Data Protection Bill 2018
The Government has published the eagerly awaited Data Protection Bill 2018 to give effect to the GDPR (2016/679) and to provide, in the limited areas permitted, for national derogations.
The Bill repeals the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 (the Acts), except for those provisions relating to the processing of personal data for the purposes of national security, defence and the international relations of the State.
It also provides for similar restrictions on individuals’ rights to those which currently exist under section 5 and 8 of the Acts, such as in regard to data processed for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of criminal offences; or for the exercise or defence of legal claims.
Data Protection Statement
Diagnostic Audiology Services may ask for some personal details from its staff and volunteers. This ensures that we can contact you and take account of your Health & Safety.
Diagnostic Audiology Services take our responsibility for looking after information seriously. We follow the data Protection Act at all times when asking for or handling your information including:
Personal data shall be processed fairly and lawfully
- Data is processed only for the purpose(s) for which it was collected
- Data is adequate, relevant and not excessive
- Data is accurate and kept up to date
- Data is not kept longer than necessary
- Data is kept secure against unauthorised access and loss or damage
Sometimes sensitive information may also be asked for e.g. health information. We will always ask for explicit consent before collecting or using this information.
A copy of this statement will be brought to the attention of all employees and volunteers.