Important Information

All of our first-line ultrasound scan services are optional and you will be provided with either a No-Further-Action or Medical Follow-Up recommendation result on the day*. You must be at least 16 years old at the time of booking your scan and you should have no existing medical condition (other than pregnancy) or treatment pending related to the scan service you are booking. If you are in any doubt about having any type of scan, you should consult your GP or Midwife. At the time of booking, we take your GP or other healthcare professional’s contact details and, on the occasion that your scan outcome is a medical follow-up recommendation, the ultrasound practitioner carrying out your scan will act upon their “duty of care” towards you and, with your permission, provide a copy report to your GP or other healthcare professional. Note that this may take up to 48 hours with weekend appointments. The protocol used by Ultrasound-Direct for its ultrasound scans has never been shown to cause harm and we use the As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) principle when scanning. The study of ultrasound safety continues to be reviewed by various professional bodies.

*If a blood test result is required in combination with your scan to determine an outcome, this may take up to 14 days.

 

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Privacy Policy

This website is brought to you by Ultrasound Direct Limited. We take the privacy of our website users very seriously. We ask that you read this Privacy Policy ('the Policy') carefully as it contains important information about how we will use your personal data.

For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, Ultrasound Direct Limited. ('we' or 'us') are the 'data controllers' (i.e. the company who is responsible for, and control the processing of, your personal data).

Personal data we may collect about you

We will obtain personal data about you (such as your name, address, and required health information) whenever you complete an online form or make a telephone call to book an appointment. Services may be provided by an authorised Franchisee of Ultrasound Direct Limited depending upon the location you require.

How we may use your personal data.

We will use your personal data for the purposes described in the data protection notice that was
given to you at the time your data were obtained. These purposes include:

  • To help us identify you and any accounts you hold with us
  • Administration
  • Quality of service and statistical analysis surveys
  • Customer profiling and analysing your purchasing preferences
  • Disclosure to authorised Franchisees to provide the requested service
  • Fraud prevention and detection
  • Billing and order fulfillment
  • To notify you of any changes to this website or our services which may affect you
  • Security vetting
  • Improving our services

Keeping your data secure.

We will use technical and organisational measures to safeguard your personal data, for example:

  • We store your personal data on secure servers
  • Payment details are encrypted using SSL technology

Whilst we will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal data, you acknowledge that the use of the internet is not entirely secure and for this reason we cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal data which are transferred from you or to you via the internet.

Monitoring.

We may monitor and record communications with you (such as telephone conversations and emails) for the purpose of quality assurance, training, fraud prevention and compliance.

Information about other individuals.

If you give us information on behalf of someone else, you confirm that the other person has appointed you to act on his/her behalf and has agreed that you can:

  • Give consent on his/her behalf to the processing of his or her personal data
  • Receive on his/her behalf any data protection notices
  • Give consent to the processing of his or her health information
 

Use of Cookies

When you use this website, we may collect information about your computer, such as your IP address and/or browser, which we will use for administration purposes and statistical analysis. This information will not usually identify you personally.

We may also obtain information about your online movements and use of the internet. We do this by placing a 'cookie', which is a small file, on your computer's hard disk. Cookies are used for several reasons:

  • To recognise you whenever you visit this website
  • To speed up access to this website (so you do not have to log on each time)
  • To store your personal preferences
  • To build a profile about you
  • To better target our marketing and advertising campaign

 

The vast majority of web browsers accept cookies. However, you can change your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted. If you do this, you may lose some of the functionality of this website.

For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to: aboutcookies.org

Here is a list of the main cookies used by the Ultrasound Direct website, and what each is used for: 

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Purpose of Cookie

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Session cookies remember any page changes or item or data selection you do from page to page. This cookie is removed as soon as you close your browser.

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    These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use the Ultrasound Direct site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

    Detailed information about each Google Analytics cookie is provided here: An Explanation Of Cookies & Google Analytics

     

    Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. 

    How to reject or delete this cookie

    Click here for information on how to delete this cookie

     

    AddThis cookies

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    Provided by our bookmarking supplier, these cookies enable you to easily share or bookmark selected pages.

     

    You can review the AddThis Privacy Policy here

     

    Your Rights

    You have the right, subject to the payment of a small fee (currently £35) to request access to personal data that we may process about you. If you wish to exercise this right you should:

    • Put your request in writing
    • Include proof of your identity and address (eg a copy of your driving licence or passport, and a recent utility or credit card bill)
    • Attach a cheque in the amount of £35 made payable to Ultrasound Direct Limited
    • Specify the personal data you want access to, including any account or reference numbers where applicable

     

    Our contact details

    Ultrasound Direct Limited
    Registered Office:
    37 The Point
    Market Harborough
    Leicestershire
    LE16 7QU
    Tel: 01858 469386

    Company #3631645 Incorporated in England & Wales. VAT #919 7901 85

    We may change this privacy policy from time to time. You should check this policy occasionally to ensure you are aware of the most recent version which will apply each time you access this website.