Pharmazon is a UK online pharmacy registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). You may review our GPhC registration details at https://www.pharmacyregulation.org/registers/pharmacy/nameortown/pharmazon
Our head office address is:
9 Lancaster Court, Coronation Road,
Cressex Business Park, High Wycombe,
Buckinghamshire, HP12 3TD, United Kingdom.
Managing our data processing activities We have appointed a Data Protection Officer to oversee our handling of personal data. You may contact the Data Protection Officer by email at email@example.com, by phone on +44 (0) 1494 424 434, or by mail at our head office address above.
We do not knowingly collect information from children or other persons who are under 18 years old via our website. If you are under 18 years old, you must not submit any personal information to us directly or subscribe for our services.
The information we collect, how and why we use it
When you visit our website we collect information about your visit, including information about which pages you visit and for how long, the website you came from and went to before and after visiting our website, and information about the device you used to access our website such as the type of phone/PC, operating system, and IP address. We may also place cookies on the device you use to access our website, further information about which is in our Cookies Policy.
We collect this information to help us to understand how people use our website and access our services so that we can ensure they are developed to meet customer needs.
We collect, store, and use information about people who register to use our services. The information we collect comprises the information that you submit using our data collection forms, which will include your name, address, and contact information. You will know what information we are collecting as this is what you submit into our data collection forms on our website or app.
We collect, store, and use information about orders placed with us. You may place orders for medications and other products on our website, via our app, by email, web chat and over the phone. Because medications can be dangerous, we only take orders from account holders about whom we have collected relevant medical and personal information. When you place an order with us, we will ask you a series of questions to verify your identity. Once we are satisfied that we have verified your identity, you may submit an order with us providing information about the medications you require and other data concerning your health.
You might telephone us for a variety of purposes. We will record the call and we may make notes on our system about the call.
We use the information marked with an asterisk (*) in the sections above to profile our customers and segment our database:
To help us to understand our customers and to help us identify and market to customers with similar characteristics. To enable us to determine if our other products and services or those of our sister company Chemist Direct are likely to be of interest to you.
To enable us to determine if products and services of other organisations are likely to be of interest to you. To enable us to determine if you are likely to be suitable to take part in clinical trials and medical research we may be involved with from time to time (please refer to the section below).
To determine if our products and services of other organisations similar products and services may be of interest to you.
Clinical research, medical trials and studies and automated decision-makingAs a respected medical business, we are often approached by other professional organisations looking for people to participate in medical research, clinical trials of new treatments for example, or other medical studies. We believe that it is vitally important such trials take place and aim to support them as far as we can.
This is how we determine if you would be a suitable participant in a clinical trial.
Sponsors of trials approach us with a profile of people they are seeking to participate. This may include information such as gender, age band, geographic location and details of health conditions or medications they are researching.
We will look at our database of patients to find people who meet the participant profile using the information we hold about each patient.
We will provide all those individuals who have been identified as suitable to participate in a trial with information about it and will, subject always to consent, disclose their contact information to the trial sponsor. It will always be entirely your decision whether or not to participate in a clinical trial. Your decision will not have any effect on the services we provide to you. We won’t disclose any information about you which allows you to be identified to any trial sponsor without your explicit consent.
Pharmazon is a commercial business and our success is based not only on the trust of our customers but on adopting a responsible approach to marketing. We use the information we hold about our customers for direct marketing purposes including sending direct marketing materials about our products and services that we believe may be of interest to you via mail, email, SMS, and through telemarketing. We also may customise the adverts you see on our website. Usually, adverts are customised through automated decision making, based on the pages you have visited on our site previously. As part of our clinical responsibility to patients we may also send you emails if you only partially complete a prescription order on our website or app.
We also use the information we hold to undertake direct marketing activities on behalf of other organisations. We may send to you direct marketing about the products and services of our sister company Pharmazon Direct (www.pharmazondirect.com).
We also use the information we hold to undertake direct marketing activities on behalf of other organisations, including the NHS. For example, where we have your consent, we may send you information in the form of specific emails or newsletters about specific partners whose offers we believe may be relevant to you. These may include organisations in these categories:
We may also process your data in order to identify people like you to send them marketing information. Should we use your data in this way your personal information will be anonymised.
If you have consented to marketing, we may use your personal data to generate targeted marketing on social media sites, for example Facebook. We send pseudonymised data in a way that only the intended end user can understand. We recommend you routinely review the privacy notices and preference settings that are available to you on social media platforms. If you do not wish to receive such targeted marketing generally, you are able to switch this off within the social media site.
Your personal information may also be processed if it is necessary: for disclosure to a law enforcement or regulatory authority, body or agency; in the defence of legal claims or in order to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, or situations involving potential threats, to the physical safety of any person or violations of any of our website terms. Personal information relevant to an investigation or a dispute may be retained for longer than our standard retention policy to support any such investigation or action.
The UK’s data protection laws provide you with certain rights: the right to request access to, rectification or erasure and portability of information relating to you as well as the right to request the restriction of our processing/use of information concerning you and the right to object to our processing in certain circumstances. You have the right to withdraw consent at any time for processing that is based on your consent and to information about how we are using information relating to you. You may lodge a complaint about us with the Information Commissioner’s Office (www.ico.org.uk).
We are committed to keeping to all data-protection laws that apply, including the Data Protection Act 2018, the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR, 2003) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
If you have any questions about data protection and your rights, you can contact our team at pharmacy@Pharmazon.ltd.
As a ‘data controller’, we try to be open about how we hold and use your personal information. You can claim compensation if you can prove you have suffered as a result of how we have handled your personal information.
If we change anything important (the information we collect, how we use it or why), we will undertake reasonable endeavours to make you aware of the changes such as by providing a link to the change on the website or telling you by email.