We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 23 May 2018.
What we collect
We may collect the following information:
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
The basis for processing this information is either (1) where we have an agreement with you, it is necessary to collect the information to perform that contract (and we will not be able to provide the services without it) or (2) if we do not hold a contract with you, it is necessary to pursue our legitimate interests.
Our legitimate interests are the dissemination of information and best practice which will inform and improve health and social care services in London. We consider that these legitimate interests are not outweighed by individual rights because you have provided the personal data to us in order to seek further information and guidance, and because you have the right to object at any time.
We will usually keep your information during the time of your involvement with our services, and usually for a period of 6 years afterwards. For marketing communications, we will keep this information until you unsubscribe, which you can do at any time.
Your Information may also be shared with other NHS bodies, our technology suppliers and trusted contracted companies who act as ‘data processors’ on our behalf, in order to provide services to you. We have data processing agreements in place with all companies with whom we share data in accordance with applicable EU and UK Data Protection laws. [Whilst generally we do not transfer data outside the EEA, we may use cloud-based software vendors based in the US (e.g. SurveyMonkey or Eventbrite). These suppliers have signed up to the Privacy Principles of the US Dept of Commerce’s Privacy Shield scheme].
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
We would like to send you information about our events and services from time to time by post, by telephone, email, SMS text, and social media direct messaging to keep you informed of special events and services which may be of interest to you. If you are a private individual, sole trader or a representative of an unincorporated partnership, we will need your specific consent to send you electronic marketing. We will never sell your details to another organisation. You can ask us to stop sending marketing at any time by emailing us at the address above.
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We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or mobile device or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
Specifically, the following Cookies are in use:
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
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Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling your personal information
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you or object to us processing that information. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us as above. Alternatively, you can find out more about your rights or complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office at ico.org.uk.