The London Cat Clinic Privacy Notice

The London Cat Clinic Privacy Notice


This privacy notice tells you how The London Cat Clinic will collect and process your personal data if you register as a client, purchase our services and products, and use our website.

About Us

The London Cat Clinic is an independent veterinary clinic in Bermondsey.  We protect the health and well-being of your pets, offering a range of services that include diagnosing and treating sick and injured animals, advising owners on appropriate feline care, and providing a range of care-related products for purchase.

Who to contact regarding your personal data?

We take your privacy seriously. Our Data Protection Manager Tara Christie looks after data protection and would be happy to answer any of your questions about this privacy notice and how The London Cat Clinic uses your data. Tara can be contacted directly at or on 0203 740 1112.

The personal data we collect and process

There are four main ways we process the personal data you provide. We endeavour to keep this information accurate and up to date, and not keep it longer than is necessary.

  1. To administer your account as a clinic client

In order to provide our service effectively and ensure the best possible care for your cat, we need to collect and process the following personal data when we register you as a client.

Personal data type

How the data is collected

First name, Last name

As part of registering to be a client


As part of registering to be a client

Phone number (normally a mobile)

As part of registering to be a client

Email address

As part of registering to be a client

This personal data will be used for the following services and purposes:

  • To administer your account and provide the products and services you have requested from us. For example, invoicing, calling to change an appointment and to keep a record for legal and accounting purposes.
  • To inform you by email of service information about the practice. For example, notification of seasonal opening times or changes to out-of-hours availability.
  • If you have pet insurance and you wish to make a claim, we will pass on your pet’s clinical history with your name and address to your insurance company to allow them to process your claim.
  • If we take a blood sample from your pet, we send the sample to our supplier and provide your surname and address for identification purposes only.
  • If you decide to purchase our healthcare plan and pay by direct debit, you will also need to provide bank account details to set up and confirm your direct debit. We do not retain this information once your direct debit is confirmed.

    2. To send you marketing communications as a client of this clinic.

       We send all our clients the following marketing communications:

  • Reminders for your cat’s; appointments and procedures; health assessment and vaccinations; six monthly health checks; dental checks and blood testing appointments

  • Reminders for purchasing and administration of preventative healthcare treatments.

  • News information on animal welfare, like top tips for exercise and health checks you can do yourself.

  • Promotions and the latest related product offers.

Clients find these communications useful in administering care to their pets and to keep up to date with what is going on at the clinic. They are only sent to existing clients who can opt-out at any time.

The personal data that we process for these communications is first name, email address and mobile phone number.

We would like our clients to enjoy these communications, so it is important to note that you can opt-out at any time by:

  1. Replying to our email with Unsubscribe/Opt-Out in the subject heading

  2. Calling our team at the clinic on 0203 740 1112.

  3. Dropping into the surgery and speaking to a member of our team.

    3.  To share with veterinary related 3rd parties WITH your consent.

There will be occasions where we will need to ask for your consent to share your personal data with a 3rd party:

  • If you would like your cat to be referred to a specialist veterinary surgeon, we will provide them with your cat’s clinical history with your name and address to enable them to confirm your referral appointment.

  • Should you wish to move to an alternative veterinary surgery, we will provide your cat’s clinical history with your name and address to your new vets before closing your account.

  • Should you wish to microchip your cat, we register your name, address and contact number with the microchip provider.

The London Cat Clinic will not pass on your personal data to any third parties without your consent unless the law requires us to do so. We do not provide any personal data to the suppliers of the medicines we administer or the pet care products we sell.

Links to other websites 

Our site contains links to and from the websites of our third-party service providers and if you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. We recommend that you check these policies before submitting any personal information to these websites.

  4.  When you use our website

When someone visits we use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things like the number of visitors to the various parts of the website. This information is processed in a way which does not identify anyone.

We use cookies, which are small text files that are placed on your computer when you visit. We do this to make our website work more efficiently and to promote our news, products and services on social media.

The London Cat Clinic uses a third-party service to help maintain the security and performance of our website. To deliver this service it processes the IP addresses (a number assigned to each of your devices connected to the internet by your broadband provider) of visitors to the The London Cat Clinic website.

We provide contact forms on our website and collect users’ personal information to help them complete certain tasks. Each form details the information required and an explanation of what the form is for. For general enquiries, once an enquiry has been dealt with, the data is deleted in line with The London Cat Clinic procedures.

Disclosure of personal data to our service providers

We may pass on your personal data to service providers contracted to The London Cat Clinic   in the course of dealing with you. They act as a data processor on our behalf and are obliged under contract to keep your details secure, and only use them to fulfil the services they provide on our behalf. When they no longer need your data to fulfil this service, they dispose of it in line with The London Cat Clinic procedures.

How long do we process your data for?

The London Cat Clinic is required to retain information in accordance with the law, such as information needed for income tax and audit purposes.

In order to comply with our professional liability insurance, we keep and securely store past clients records for seven years. This includes full name, address, email address and telephone number, but excludes bank account details.

We will only process your personal data whilst you are a client. After one year and six months of inactivity we will email or call clients to prompt them to see if they wish to remain as a client. After two years we will write to or call clients again. If there has been no activity for two years and six months and no response to our enquiries, we will close the client’s account and archive the data.

Your rights as a data subject

At any point while we are in possession of or processing your personal data, you the data subject, have the following rights:

  • Right of access – you have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you.

You can do that by visiting or by calling 0203 740 1112. If we do hold information about you, we will:

  • give you a description of it;

  • tell you why we are holding it

  • tell you who it could be disclosed to; and

  • let you have a copy of the information in an intelligible form.

Please note that you will need to provide proof of identity – a current passport or driving licence.

  • Right of rectification – you have a right to correct data that we hold about you that is inaccurate or incomplete.

  • Right to be forgotten – in certain circumstances you can ask for the data we hold about you to be erased from our records.

  • Right to restriction of processing – where certain conditions apply to have a right to restrict the processing.

  • Right of portability – you have the right to have the data we hold about you transferred to another organisation.

  • Right to object – you have the right to object to certain types of processing such as direct marketing.

  • Right to object to automated processing, including profiling – you also have the right to be subject to the legal effects of automated processing or profiling.

  • Right to judicial review: in the event that The London Cat Clinic refuses your request under rights of access, we will provide you with a reason as to why. You have the right to complain as outlined below.


Call Recording

All calls are recorded for training and monitoring purposes. Recordings will be stored electronically in an external secure environment and will automatically be deleted, in line with the Retention Policy at 6 months. If you would like a copy of our Call Recording Policy please email the Data Protection Manager at or click here

CCTV Recording

CCTV is in operation at The London Cat Clinic. This is solely for security reasons. CCTV Camera London Ltd installed and manage the data for our clinic.


We take the processing of your personal data very seriously and are here to help with any concerns you may have. Please do contact the Data Protection Manager via email on or 0203 740 1112

If you are still not happy with how your personal data is being processed by The London Cat Clinic or how your complaint has been handled, you also have the right to lodge a complaint directly with the Information Commissioners Office at or by calling 0303 123 1113.