This privacy notice sets out how Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust uses and protects any information that you give Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust when you use this website or our mobile apps.
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website or our mobile apps, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust may change this notice from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.
This notice is effective from 29 October 2012.
Although we will always treat the information you send us with the strictest confidence, we cannot guarantee the security of the world wide web. It is possible, though very unlikely, that someone other than ourselves could access and read information sent to us in this way. If you feel concerned about this, please use another form of contact, e.g. telephone or post.
What we collect
At certain times you may be asked to fill in information about yourself on the site e.g. when filling in a form or survey. This information will only be used for the purpose stated in each case. We will not distribute personal information collected in this way to any 3rd party. We may collect the following information:
- contact information including email address
- demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
- other information relevant to patient, staff and public surveys
Any comments you submit to the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust will be be treated as confidential.
You are legally responsible for the content of any material you submit to the Trust.
We offer no assurance as to the security of the systems we use to enable people to submit comments nor do we offer any assurance to the security of any third party website we may use to collect information from you.
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service.
Controlling your personal information
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998.
Online appointment forms are delivered through Dr Doctor. You can read the Dr Doctor Privacy statement here.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer and allow an analysis of the use of the Site by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is sent to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there.
Google use this information to evaluate your use of the website and compile reports on website activity for website operators. Google will not transmit this information to third parties unless required by law or if third parties process this data on Google's behalf.
Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can disable cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your internet browser. By using this site you agree to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described and for the aforementioned purpose.