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Privacy Policy

Health and Social Care (HSC) organisations respect the security and privacy concerns of users on this and all its websites.

The Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) is notified under the Data Protection Act 1998 and we confirm that we will comply with the Data Protection Act in all our dealings with your personal data.

The purpose of this privacy policy is to inform you of the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. By using the website you agree to and accept the terms of this privacy policy.

As a general rule, no personal information (ie name, address, telephone number, e-mail address) is automatically collected from users of this website. However, there may be circumstances in which users voluntarily supply such information, for example in a feedback form contained in a ‘Contact’ section of this website. In this event, any such information will be kept secure and confidential and will be used only for those purposes made known to you at the time the information is collected, or for the purposes specified in this privacy policy.

We use the information provided by you to see what is most effective about our websites and to help us identify ways to improve it and make it more effective.

We do not share data with other organisations unless the law permits us to do so. We will share personal information only with our authorised data processors who must at all times act on HSCB’s instructions as the Data Controller under the Data Protection Act. Before you submit any information, we will notify you as to why we are asking for specific information and it is up to you whether to provide it.

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them, see our cookie policy.

Any other websites that our website links to are third party sites and we have no control over the way these sites use your information. If you choose to access these sites via the links provided, you should read their privacy policies to ascertain what information they may collect from you and how they may use it in accordance with their privacy policies.

Cookie Policy

A cookie is a small file of information that allows us to distinguish you from other users of our website, and to save and retrieve information about your visit to our website. This website uses Google Analytics cookies to allow us to see how the site is used to help us improve the content and user experience, for example, by allowing us to recognise and count the number of visitors and how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This enables us to ensure that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Cookies cannot be used to identify you personally and no personal information is collected that could be used to identify you. You are not obliged to accept a cookie and you may modify your browser so that it will not accept cookies and you may delete cookies stored on your computer.