Privacy Policy

This privacy policy provides information about how we St David's Poultry Team Ltd, the parent company of The Chicken Vet, a company registered in England and Wales under number 05994730, whose registered office is at 4 King Square, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 3YF ("the Company") will use or process personal data about individuals, our staff and our clients.

This information is provided because Data Protection Law gives individuals rights to understand how their date is used under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) due to come into effect on the 25th May 2018.

This Privacy Notice

St David's Poultry Team Ltd has appointed Kayleigh Walters as our Data Protection Officer who will deal with your request and enquiries concerning our use of your personal date and endeavour to ensure that all personal data is processed in compliance with this policy and Data Protection Law. They may be contacted on 01392 872932 or

Why do we need to process your data?

In order for us to carry out our ordinary duties to our staff and clients, we may process a wide range of personal data about individuals as part of our daily operation. Some of this activity is carried out in order to fulfil its legal rights, duties and obligation including those under a contract with its staff and clients. Other uses of personal data will be made in accordance with our legitimate interests, or the legitimate interest of another, provided that these are not outweighed by the impact on individuals, and provide it does not involve special or sensitive types of data.

St David's Poultry Team Ltd expects that the following uses will fall within that category of its legitimate interest:

  • To provide veterinary advice at our practice base and over the telephone to registered Chicken Vet clients
  • To provide veterinary support and products to our associated practices
  • To advise and supply of products purchased through our website
  • To provide you with necessary disease updates that may affect you
  • To analyse and laboratory testing
  • To offer you other services we believe may benefit you unless you ask us not to.

Information we hold and process

This will include by way of example:

  • Your name and address details for your billing and delivery addresses
  • Your email contact for processing your order
  • Your contact number for veterinary advice when requested and for discussing cases or laboratory analysis as required
  • Your payment details to be able to process your order. These details will be securely deleted after the required payment has been taken
  • For associated practices only, we would hold your invoicing and delivery details, including the name of your responsible vet to allow us to provide advice, products and updates to you. This will also allow us to send you the necessary details about our CPD courses which you have chosen to attend.

How is the information collected?

The information we have collected about you, has come from different places including:

  • Directly from you upon registering with The Chicken Vet as a client and associated practice
  • Through placing an order through our website
  • We have CCTV in and around the practice for the purposes of prevention and detection of crime

We'll only collect your information in line with relevant regulations and law and this may relate to any of our products or services you request, currently hold or have held in the past.

It is your responsibility to make sure that you give us accurate and up to date information. If you provide information for another person on your account, you'll need to tell them how to find the Privacy Notice and make sure they agree to us using their information for the purposes set out in it.

Who will it be shared with

We may share your information with other companies we work in partnership with to enable us to provide a veterinary service to you as required. This would be for example, laboratories, RCVS, couriers and suppliers of medication. We may also have to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or to protect our rights, or safety of our employees, our customer or others.

We will never sell your data to third parties for the purpose of marketing.

Data Accuracy and Security

St David's Poultry Team will endeavour to ensure that all personal data held in relation to an individual is as up to date and accurate. Individuals must please notify us of any significant changes to important information such as contact details held about them.

An individual has the right to request that any out of date, irrelevant or inaccurate information about them is erased or corrected (subject to certain exemptions and limitations) under the GDPR Law.

St David's Poultry Team will take appropriate technical and organisation steps to ensure the security of personal data about individuals, including policies around the use of technology and devices, and the access to our systems. All staff are made aware of this policy and their duties under the GDPR Law and will receive relevant training.

Retention of Data

We will continue to retain personal data securely and only in line with how long it is necessary to keep for a legitimate and lawful reason. Historically, clinical records are advised to be retained for seven years, with records of the supply and administrator of POM-V and POM-VPS medicines be kept for five years.

A limited and reasonable amount of information will be kept for archiving purposes, for example and even where you have requested we no longer keep in touch with you, we need to keep a record of the fact in order to fulfil your wishes (called a 'suppression record').

Your Rights

Individuals have various rights under the GDPR Law to access and understand personal data about them held by us and in some case ask for it to be erased or amended or have it transferred to others or for us to stop processing this data but subject to certain exemptions and limitations

Any individual wishing to access or amend their personal data, or wishing it to be transferred to another person or organisation, or who has some other objection to how their personal data is used, should put their request in writing Kayleigh Walters, St David's Poultry Team Ltd, Nutwell Estate, Lympstone, Exmouth, EX8 5AN.

We will endeavour to respond to any such requests as soon as is reasonable practicable and in any event with the statutory time-limits of 1 month.

You should be aware that the right of access is limited to your own personal data and certain data is exempt from the right of access. This will include information which identifies other individuals, or information which is subject to legal privilege (for example legal advice given to or sought by us, or documents prepared in connection with legal action).

You may have heard of your 'right to be forgotten', however we will sometimes have compelling reasons to refuse specific requests to amend, delete or stop processing your personal data for example, a legal requirement, or where is may fall within a legitimate interest identified in this Privacy Notice. All such requests will be considered on their own merits.

This Policy

St David's Poultry Team will update this Privacy Notice from time to time. Any substantial changes that affect your rights will be provided to you.

Queries & Complaints

If you have any queries concerning the processing of your personal data you should contact our Data Protection Officer Kayleigh Walters on 01392 872932 or email

In the event that you have not received a response within 30 days you have the right to contact the ICO or telephone 0303 123 1113.