This page explains how the Department of Health 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.
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.
This privacy statement only covers the Department of Health website at http://www.dh.gov.uk. It does not cover links within this site to other websites.
This site has security measures in place to protect the loss and alteration of information under our control.
Changes to the policy
If you have any questions about this privacy statement or the practices of this site, please contact:
the Web Team
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.