Where you provide personal information on this website to Great
Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (GWHFT), it will only be
used for the service you requested, for example when asking for
information or giving feedback.
We will not pass your details to any other government department
or third party.
GWHFT will ensure that all content on this website is
current. It cannot be held responsible for any problems
arising from out of date or inaccurate information contained within
This site also offers links to other websites which are beyond
the control of GWHFT. We provide these links to enhance
your visit and cannot accept responsibility for any errors,
omissions or out of date content on sites to which we link.
The GWHFT name and logo are the copyright of Great Western
Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and must not be reproduced without
our permission. Other content on this site may be reproduced,
subject to it being up to date, accurate and not being used in a
misleading manner. Please refer to our Freedom of
Information page for further information on the re-use of
any information in this website.
GWHFT does not automatically capture or store personal
information from visitors to the website, except to log the user's
IP address and session information, such as the duration of the
visit to the website and the nature of the browser used. This
information is used only for administration of the site system and
in the compilation of statistics used by the Trust to assess the
use of the website.
This website uses Google Analytics and other measurement tools
to help analyse how users use the site. These tools use 'cookies',
which are text files placed on your computer to collect standard
internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This
data is entirely anonymous.
Cookies cannot be used to get data from your hard drive, get
your e-mail address or personally identifiable information about
you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the
website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. This
information is then used to evaluate visitors' use of the website
and to compile statistical reports on website activity.
GWHFT will never (and will not allow any third party) to use
these statistical analytics tools to track or to collect any
personally identifiable information about visitors to our site.
Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held
by Google. Neither GWHFT will link or seek to link, an IP
address with the identity of a computer user. We will not associate
any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying
information from any source, unless you explicitly submit that
information as above. You may set your Internet browser to notify
you when you receive a cookie or to prevent cookies from being
sent. Please note, however, that by not accepting cookies, you may
limit the functionality we can provide you when you visit our
Occasionally, we may send you e-mail communications with
information which may be useful to you, including information about
our procedures and treatments. At times, we may conduct online
surveys to better understand the needs, profiles, and experience of
our visitors. You will always be given the option of not
participating in such surveys. Whilst we use reasonable security
methods to protect the data contained within our servers, we cannot
guarantee or warrant the security of the information you transmit
to us, nor that the information that users supply will not be
intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by
websites that you visit. They are widely used to create a better
user experience and to help website owners analyse use of the site.
The table below explains the cookies we use on this site.
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors
use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help
us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an
anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where
visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
This cookie is used to record if a user has accepted the use of
cookies on our website, to ensure that we comply withRegulation 6
of the UK Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations
Most web browsers allow some control of cookies. To find out
more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set
and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all
websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
We occasionally use our records of the pages users have visited
on this website to analyse trends, administer the site and track
users' movements. Our records do not contain any personal
information about users.
We keep our privacy notice under regular review and we will
place any updates on this webpage.