By using this website you consent to the collection, use and transfer of the information that you provide to us in accordance with the terms of this policy.
If you register with the website, or if you fill in a form on the website, you may be asked to provide information about yourself (including your name and contact details).
We will also collect information about your usage of this website as you and others browse and use it (see section on "cookies"), as well as information about you from messages you post to the website and emails or letters you send to us.
Use of the information we collect
Your personal information will be used for several general purposes, including: providing information that you have requested; handling your enquiries, providing access to some areas of the website, and keeping you up to date with services which may be relevant to you.
We may also provide other information which we think you may find of interest, such as training events. NHS CFH may contact you by post, telephone or fax, as well as by e-mail. You are given the opportunity to opt-out of receiving this information at the appropriate section of the website when you register your details. If you no longer wish to be contacted in the future by us, please follow the instructions on the specific mailing list, contact the appropriate part of the organisation, as listed on our Contact Us page, or contact email@example.com
NHS CFH will retain the personal information provided by you for as long as is reasonably necessary for the purposes listed in this policy and in accordance with NHS CFH business retention schedules.
Disclosure of information
We may disclose personal information in response to legal process, for example, in response to a court order. We may also disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency's request or where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, non-compliance with our terms and conditions of use, or as otherwise permitted or required by law and consistent with legal requirements.
Please see our mailing list policy.
Web Server Log Files
IP addresses are used by your computer every time you are connected to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer. IP addresses are automatically collected by our web servers so that data (such as the web pages you request) can be sent to you.
Web server log files are used to record information about our site, such as system errors.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we employ security measures to protect the information provided by you, NHS CFH cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site and any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use appropriate security procedures and features aimed at preventing any unauthorised access, unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction or damage.
Accessing and updating your information
You are entitled to see a copy of the information that we have collected from you and that we maintain. If you wish to do this, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and insert "access request" as the subject heading. We may charge a small fee to meet our costs in providing you with these details.
You may ask us to make changes to the information provided by you and/or held about you, to ensure that it is accurate and kept up to date. You may also request that we cease from processing your personal information and that we delete this from our database or records. Please note that it may be impossible to completely delete your information because of back-ups and records of deletions.
We will only perform the activities outlined above to the extent that such activities will not compromise privacy, security or any other legal interests.
Links to external sites
For the avoidance of doubt, we do not pass on any personal information you have given us to any other website operators.
For all comments, queries and other requests relating to our use of your information, please email the appropriate part of the organisation as listed on our Contact Us page, email email@example.com, or notify us in writing by contacting the NHS CFH Directorate of Communications and Public Engagement at NHS Connecting for Health, 1st Floor, Vantage House, 40 Aire Street, Leeds, LS1 4HT.
Last updated 25 May 2012