This website is owned and operated by MicroChip Central Limited. 'Check a Chip' is a trading name of MicroChip Central Limited. We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy (together with our Terms and Conditions and any other documents referred to in it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.
For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the "Act"), the data controller is MicroChip Central Ltd of Tan House, South End, Bassingbourne, Royston, SG8 5NJ. Registration ref: ZA050777
By using our Website, you understand and agree that personal information you provide through the Website will be held on a database created and operated by us or our group of companies.
Our database is fully compliant with current DEFRA regulations and The Microchipping of Dogs Regulations. Registering your pet's keepership on a DEFRA compliant database is not proof of ownership.
We will provide veterinary practices, welfares, animal wardens and other authorised bodies with keeper details listed on a microchip for reunification purposes in compliance with current legislation
We operate a 'double opt in' system for accounts created using email to verify the details and activate the account.
When you use features on our website, you may be asked for some essential information to enable us to respond to your enquiry
This information is collected to help us:
We will also automatically collect data such as dates and times of your visits to the Website and information relating to the search of a microchip. This may include your IP address, internet service provider and operating system. This information is only collected to prevent fraud and help reunify lost pets.
We protect your information by:
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. We cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to and/or through the Website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to prevent unauthorised access. If a data breach does occur, we will inform all affected parties at high risk and report the breach to the ICO within 72 hours.
We share you and your pet's critical data if the microchip is searched by a person or organisation authorised by the Secretary of State under the Microchipping of Dogs and Cats legislation. The sharing of data is for reunification purposes.
The Website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.