By using this website you consent to the collection, use and transfer of the information that you provide to us in accordance with the terms of this policy.
If you register with the website, or if you fill in a form on the website, you may be asked to provide information about yourself (including your name and contact details).
We may also collect information about your usage of this website as you and others browse and use our website (see section on “cookies”), as well as information about you from messages you post to the website and emails or letters you send to us.
Use of the information we collect
Your personal information will be used for several general purposes, including: providing information that you have requested, handling your enquiries, personalising your experience on the website, providing access to some areas of the website, and keeping you up-to-date with services which may be relevant to you where you have indicated that you wish to receive this information.
If you have indicated that you wish to receive this, we may also provide other information which we think you may find of interest, such as training events. In these circumstances, The Trust will contact you by your preferred method by post, telephone or fax, as well as by email. You are given the opportunity to opt-out of receiving this information at the appropriate section of the website when you register your details. If you no longer wish to be contacted in the future by us, please contact [email protected]
The Trust will retain the personal information provided by you for as long as is required by the NHS Records Management Code of Practice.
Disclosure of information
We may also pass information on the usage of our website onto third parties, but this information and any information derived from it will not include any personal identifiable data and will only be used by that third party to analyse usage of the site and report back to the Trust, for example to track and report user activity on the website.
We may disclose personal information in response to legal process, for example, in response to a court order. We may also disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency’s request or where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, non-compliance with our terms and conditions of use, or as otherwise permitted or required by law and consistent with legal requirements.
Webserver log files
IP addresses are used by your computer every time you are connected to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer. IP addresses are automatically collected by our web servers so that data (such as the web pages you request) can be sent to you.
Webserver log files are used to record information about our site, such as system errors. The Trust also uses log files to monitor site traffic. Log files do not contain any personal information or information about which other sites you have visited.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we employ security measures to protect the information provided by you, the Trust cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site and any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use appropriate security procedures and features aimed at preventing any unauthorised access, unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction or damage
Accessing and updating your information
You are entitled to see a copy of the information that we have collected from you and that we maintain. If you wish to do this, please email us at [email protected] and insert “access request” as the subject heading.
You may ask us to make changes to the information provided by you and/or held about you, to ensure that it is accurate and kept up-to-date. Except for medical records you may also request that we cease from processing your personal information and that we delete this from our database or records.
We will only perform the activities outlined above to the extent that such activities will not compromise privacy, security or any other legal interests.
Links to external sites
For the avoidance of doubt, we do not pass on any personal information you have given us to any other website operators or any other third parties outside the NHS without your permission unless it is required for your direct patient care or there are exceptional circumstances such as when it is justified in the public interest.
For all comments, queries and other requests relating to our use of your information, please email the appropriate part of the organisation as listed on the talking with us page, email [email protected], or notify us in writing through the contact information on the talking with us page.
For further details on the use of your information, please see our Privacy Notice.
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We don’t use the cookies to identify you personally; they are just here to make the site work better.
How to delete cookies
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