• Settle Surgery

    Station Road
    Settle BD24 9AA

  • Bentham Branch Clinic

    Main Street
    High Bentham LA2 7LE

  • Gisburn Farm Office

    BB7 4ES

T: 01729 823 538

E: info@daleheadvetgroup.co.uk

RCVS Accredited

Privacy Policy

At Dalehead Veterinary Group Ltd we hold data or information about you and your animals in order to provide the veterinary services requested by you as our client. Data protection regulations apply only to data about humans; they do not apply to data about animals.



Your name and address, contact telephone numbers and email addresses. We record which products and services we have supplied, how much you have been charged and the method and value of payments that you make. We also record clinical notes relating to your animals and notes to help us manage your account.



  • To contact you regarding your animal’s health and wellbeing
  • To send treatment reminders, such as vaccination reminders
  • To send you information that we believe you may find useful such as our newsletters and invitations to client meetings
  • To invoice you as per our terms and conditions
  • As part of the maintenance and back up procedure for our Practice Management system Teleos

We do not share your information with any third parties other than those specifically related to the veterinary care of your animals. These might include:

  • Veterinary Laboratories               
  • Disease surveillance centres such as the Animal and Plant Health Agency             
  • Insurance Companies                   
  • Referral Hospitals
  • Microchipping databases
  • Data analysis companies such as Interherd or VetImpress in order to collate and process data to assist you with your Herd Health or Flock Health Planning

Exceptions to this would be:

  • If you have outstanding debt with us, we may pass your information to an external debt collection company so that they can collect the balance due
  • If we are required to do so by law enforcement or regulatory authorities

The companies that we share your information with are all bound by the same data protection laws and send us documentation to state that they are compliant with these regulations and will not be using your data for anything other than its intended use.

We do not sell your data to anyone.



We may send treatment reminders via text message and newsletters via email.

We do not require your ‘explicit’ consent to send out treatment reminders, these form a legitimate interest in that they are for the welfare of your animal.

Our newsletters are classed as information, advising on best practise and keeping you informed of any health issues which might affect your animal.



Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you use our website and allows us to improve our site. By continuing to use the site, or by clicking 'I accept' in the cookie notification, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

No personal data is stored in any cookie we use and any cookies designed to identify you do so anonymously, most expire when your browsing session is concluded with the exception of those specifically stated as such below.

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which we download onto your computer or device when you visit our website. We can recognise these cookies on subsequent visits and they allow us to remember you. Cookies come in many forms. We have set out below the main types and categories of cookies that are used.


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For further information about the cookies Google uses please visit this cookie information page. Please note we only use the Google cookies listed in the above table, the information link covers all cookies Google has available.



If cookies are not enabled on your computer this could mean that your experience with our website will be impacted. However, if you want to control or delete cookies you can do so.

Information on deleting, or controlling, cookies is available at www.aboutcookies.org.uk. To reiterate though, by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site.



Contract – processing is necessary because you are a client of the practice

Legitimate interests – in maintaining the health of your animals

Legal obligations - to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations



We take security seriously and we take precautions to keep your personal information secure. We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard the information we collect.



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