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The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore, the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.
This website and it’s owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies to all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you register on our site or enter information on our site.
Disclosure of your information
We do not store credit card details, nor do we share customer details with any 3rd parties
If Locum Connect Limited or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation or any other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Locum Connect limited, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, Professional Registration or other details to help you with your experience.
Contact & Communication
Users contacting this website its members, and/or its owners do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email submission process but advise users using such form to email processes that they do so at their own risk.
This website and its owners use any information submitted to provide you with further information about the products / services they offer or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. This includes using your details to subscribe you to any email newsletter program the website operates but only if this was made clear to you and your express permission was granted when submitting any form to email process. Or whereby you the consumer have previously purchased from or inquired about purchasing from the company a product or service that the email newsletter relates to. This is by no means an entire list of your user rights regarding receiving email marketing material. Your details are not passed on to any third parties.
Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. (External links are clickable text / banner / image links to other websites.)
The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.
Social Media Platforms
Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.
Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution regarding their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.
This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.
How do we protect your information?
Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities to make your visit to our site as safe as possible. We use regular Malware Scanning. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information. All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.
Do we use ‘cookies’?
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.
If you turn cookies off, some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly. It won’t affect the user’s experience that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
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Terms of Service
Supply of the Service. In consideration for the Locum agreeing to be introduced to Pharmacies by Locum Connect, Locum Connect shall provide the Service to the Locum subject to these Terms. Any changes or additions to the Service or these Terms must be agreed in writing by Locum Connect and the Locum. Locum Connect will not make a charge its members for use of the Service. The Service shall be provided in accordance with the Terms and any relevant terms and conditions contained on the Website and/or other published literature relating to the Service that is available from time to time.Where a conflict arises, these Terms shall take precedent. Further details about the Service, which are not given on the Website or other promotional literature, may be made available on written request. Locum Connect may at any time without notifying the Locum make any changes to the Service which are necessary to comply with any applicable safety or other statutory requirements, or which do not materially affect the nature or quality of the Service.
Liability and Each Party’s Responsibilities.
The Locum accepts that the contract of employment or engagement is between themselves and the Pharmacy. The entire responsibility and the liability for paying or providing the Locum’s remuneration is solely that of the Pharmacy. Locum Connect accept no responsibility for and make no warranty or assurance that the premises in which the Locum will work complies with the standards laid down in the GPhC’s Medical Ethics and Practice Guide nor with any relevant statutory guidelines. Locum Connect accept no liability for any loss resulting from noncompliance with this provision. Locum Connect accept no liability for any loss or damage, whether to property, loss of profits or for any injury caused to any person, resulting from the acts or omissions of the Pharmacy whether these acts or omissions were fraudulent, negligent or through any other cause.
It is the responsibility of the Pharmacy to maintain full professional indemnity insurance cover with an insurance company of good repute. Locum Connect accepts no liability to the Locum for any loss resulting from noncompliance with this provision. The Locum shall ensure that they are fully and effectively registered and legally authorised to provide all Locum services in the United Kingdom and that they maintain their appropriate qualifications and membership of all and any necessary statutory or professional bodies. The Locum shall ensure that they are fully indemnified with their own personal indemnity insurance with a reputable company before undertaking any form of employment or engaging in pharmaceutical services. The Locum shall always when undertaking work for a Pharmacy display their GPhC Registration Certificate and when appropriate their Responsible Pharmacist notice. The Locum shall always be punctual and act always in a professional and appropriate manner reflecting GPhC standards. The Locum agrees to indemnify Locum Connect against any losses suffered by Locum Connect in failing to comply with the Terms.
There is no obligation for a Locum to accept any vacancy offered by Locum Connect but upon acceptance of a vacancy by the Locum and by the Pharmacy a binding contract exists. The booking cannot be canceled except with the agreement of Locum Connect and the Pharmacy. If a Locum needs to cancel a confirmed booking the Locum must contact the Pharmacy as soon as possible using the details provided on Locum Connects website and the Locum may be stopped from using the Service in future. A Locum may be required to attend an alternative pharmacy to help Locum Connect or a Pharmacy provided the request is reasonable. The Locum may be asked to vary a booking to assist a Pharmacy or Locum Connect if this is reasonable. Locum Connect acts only as an introduction service to the Pharmacy and the Locum is responsible for their own Income Tax and National Insurance contributions. The Locum confirms that they have a Right to Work in the United Kingdom. If the Locum, or any third party, suffers any losses either financial or otherwise or suffers in any other way whatsoever due to any act or omission of the Pharmacy then Locum Connect is in no way liable. All information supplied by Locum Connect to the Locum is done so in good faith and Locum Connect is in no way whatsoever responsible for any inaccuracy or omissions whether these are due to some act or omission by Locum Connect or other third party or parties.
The Locum agrees to attend his or her placement procured or obtained by Locum Connect dressed in a manner as befits their professional status and always to abide by the General Pharmaceutical Council Standards of Conduct, Ethics and Performance. The Locum will be subject to and abide by all health and safety at work regulations, company policies and procedures and security rules. Locums should inform Locum Connect of any investigation by the police or GPhC or any other investigation, which has or may have a bearing on their continuing membership of the GPhC, or their fitness to practice. By uploading a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate or Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) certificate to the Website, you consent to Locum Connect undertaking ongoing status checks as necessary and disclosing such information to pharmacies at the discretion of Locum Connect. Locums should ensure they have undertaken all necessary training and uploaded to the website all relevant proof of certification to allow them to provide the services offered by the Pharmacy, which may include but is not limited to repeat dispensing, emergency hormonal contraception, medicines use reviews. The Locum must arrive at the branch of the Pharmacy where he or she is booked to work at the allocated date and time. The Locum will only be paid from the time they arrive at the Pharmacy. If the Locum is late, they must contact the Pharmacy and advise them of their estimated time of arrival.
Locum Connect reserves the right to recover losses incurred by Locum Connect because of the failure of the Locum to perform work they have agreed to perform. Locum Connect reserves the right to cancel a confirmed booking from either the Locum or Pharmacy by giving prior notice. The Locum agrees to check all the details of all bookings on the Website and to review the information given by Locum Connect and the Pharmacy as regularly as necessary. If the Locum becomes aware of any discrepancies they will inform Locum Connect well before the date of the booking. If the Locum is unable to access the Website to check the details they will inform Locum Connect and ensure they receive a confirmation of bookings via fax, email or phone in sufficient time before the date of the booking to identify and highlight any discrepancies. It is the Locum’s duty to confirm details of their bookings with the pharmacy directly with the details obtained from the website regarding specific employment for confirmed shifts only. Locum Connect takes no responsibility or liability for information provided by any users of the website. The Locum will ensure they fully read all information sent from Locum Connect and immediately inform Locum Connect of any issues. The Locum will inform Locum Connect if they are unable to receive emails from Locum Connect and ensure they regularly contact Locum Connect so Locum Connect can inform them of information that is in these emails.
Using the website
Locum Connect hereby grants you, for the duration of these Terms, a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable right and license to access and use the website in accordance with these Terms and any written instructions provided by Locum Connect. You shall not, and shall not permit anyone else, directly or indirectly, to: modify or reproduce any part of the website or website content, reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile or otherwise attempt to discover the source code or structure, sequence and organisation of all or any part of the Portal, unless permitted by law; or engage in any activity whatsoever that interferes with, or disrupts, the functionality of the Portal. Account, Password and Security As part of signing up to use the Website, you will create a password and account. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account and are responsible for all activities that occur under your account, including, without limitation, all actions by sub-users registered under your account (employees or other third parties who you allow to access your account). You agree to immediately notify Locum Connect of any unauthorised use of your account or of any other breach of security. Locum Connect cannot and will not be liable for any loss, damage or other liability arising from your failure to comply with this Section or from any unauthorised access to or use of your account.
Effect of Notification of Terms and Conditions.
If any provision or part-provision of these Terms is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall be deemed modified to the minimum extent necessary to make it valid, legal and enforceable. If such modification is not possible, the relevant provision or part-provision shall be deemed deleted. Any modification to or deletion of a provision or part-provision under this clause shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the rest of the Terms. If one party gives notice to the other of the possibility that any provision or part-provision of these Terms is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the parties shall negotiate in good faith to amend such provision so that, as amended, it is legal, valid and enforceable, and, to the greatest extent possible, achieves the intended commercial result of the original provision.
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Meet the Team
Adrian Roy Garner BSc(hons). MRPharmS. GPhC.
I am a Yorkshire man through and through, married with two grown up children and a dog.
I studied pharmacy in what was Leicester Polytechnic and is now known as De-Montfort University, graduating in 1990. I did my pre-reg with Lloyds and worked for a while with an independent pharmacist and the Leeds Industrial Co-operative Society before buying my first pharmacy in 1995.
Since then I have always had my own pharmacies and have been through periods where it has been difficult to find a locum, so I used various agencies to help me. There were times when the same pharmacist did the same day each week for months on end and I paid the agency a fee for every single day.
When I sold most of my pharmacies in 2016 I thought there must be a better way, so I got together with a young and enthusiastic pharmacist (Matthew) and we set up Locum Connect.
The big idea for Locum connect is to allow the two parties to talk to each other freely, without an agent in the middle. To set terms and conditions of work and not be charged for each day of working and to do all this on a platform that is clear and easy to use. I do hope that you enjoy using Locum Connect and if you have any suggestions for improvement please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Matthew Tennyson MPharmS, PGDip(clin).
I qualified as a pharmacist in August 2013 after graduating with a Master of Pharmacy from Liverpool John MooresUniversity in 2012. I am currently employed as a community pharmacist manager in Scunthorpe. Professional development is important to me and I recently completed my Clinical Community Pharmacy diploma at the University of Bradford in January 2018.
In the future I hope to complete an independent prescriber qualification as well as applying for the Faculty of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. I have been a tutor to two wonderful pre-registration pharmacists and hope to continue giving back to the profession. In my spare time I like to read, cook and decorate. Me and my wife Katy have just finished the nursery ready for the arrival of our first child. Soon sleep will be a past time!
As with Adrian, if you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to email me at email@example.com
VTSDesign Web Services Ltd and VTSHosting Ltd
With over eleven years providing design and hosting solutions to a wide variety of clients across the UK and Europe, VTSDesign Web Services Ltd were ideallly placed to bring our experience to Locum Connect and to help them as they grow.
We worked with Adrian and Matthew to design their site from the ground up, looking at all the different ways that Locums and Pharmacies would want to use the system and made sure that we designed a secure system that was incredibly simple to use the end user on any device
Our sister company VTSHosting Ltd keep the site online and running quickly and efficiently on secure servers.
If you have any questions about the site performance or accessiblity, please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org