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How we use your information

Where you provide personal information on this website to the Trust, 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.

Disclaimer

We will endeavour to ensure that all content on this website is current, but we cannot be held responsible for any problems arising from out of date or inaccurate information contained within this site.

External links

This site also offers links to other websites which are beyond the control of the Trust.

These links are provided with the aim of enhancing your visit and helping you find other relevant information, but they should not be considered to be an endorsement or recommendation.

We cannot accept responsibility for any errors, omissions or out of date content on sites to which we link.

Visitors to our website

We do 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.

We will never (and will never 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 will we 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 site.

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.

While 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

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.

Cookie

Name

Purpose

Google Analytics

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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.

Cookie acceptance

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This cookie is used to record if a user has accepted the use of cookies on our website, to ensure that we comply with Regulation 6 of the UK Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003.

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.

Log files

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.

Changes to this privacy notice

We keep our privacy notice under regular review and we will place any updates on this web page.

Report a problem with this web page

Please contact us at webmaster@gwh.nhs.uk and we'll put it right.