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Privacy policy

This page explains how NHS Employers uses any information you give to us, and the way we protect your privacy. Protecting the privacy and personal data of the visitors to our site is of the utmost importance to us.

The Data Protection Act

In accordance with the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. We will only use your information for the purpose as described and we do not pass on your details to any other government department or third party unless you have given us permission to do so. You have a right to access your personal data and rectify any inaccuracies.

Site usage

We do not use cookies for collecting user information. Log files allow us to record visitors use of the site to enable us to enhance the future layout of the site. The data we gather in this way does not contain any personal information or information about which other sites you have visited.

If you provide feedback on our website we will only use it to develop and improve the site. We will keep the actual feedback for six months after which it will be deleted but analysis of feedback may be kept.

Statement coverage

This privacy statement only covers the NHS Careers website at http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk. It does not cover links within this site to other websites.

Security

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss and alteration of information under our control.

Changes to the policy

If the privacy policy changes in any way, we will place an updated version on this page. Regularly reviewing the page ensures you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this privacy statement or the practices of this site, you can contact us at advice@nhscareers.nhs.uk

Glossary of terms

Cookies are files containing information about visitors to a web site (e.g. user name and preferences). This information is provided by the user during the first visit to a web server. The server records this information in a text file and stores this file on the visitor's hard drive. When the visitor accesses the same web site again the server looks for the cookie and configures itself based on the information provided.

Log files are files created by a web or proxy server which contains all of the access information regarding the activity on that server.

Accessibility

The NHS Careers website has been designed to be accessible to as many people as possible. If you have any questions about the accessibility of this website, please contact us.

Standards compliance

Our aim is that all pages comply with Priority 1 and Priority 2 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

Navigation

A 'Skip navigation' hyperlink at the top of each page allows users of screen readers to jump straight to the main content on each page. A Site guide and a search facility have also been provided to help with finding information.

Adobe PDF files

Some information on this website is in PDF format. Where possible, we have provided alternative formats, including HTML and Microsoft Word. Find out more on Adobe PDF and accessibility.