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Privacy

This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for Peninsula Community Health.  It applies solely to this website. Peninsula Community Health is committed to preserving the privacy of all visitors to this website. Please read the following privacy policy to understand how we use and protect the information that you provide to us.

Data controller

Peninsula Community Health is the data controller for this website under the Data Protection Act 1998. This means Peninsula Community Health is permitted to collect and process personal information about data subjects so that we can meet our business responsibilities. We will process your data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The purpose of the privacy policy is to inform you as a user of the site about what information we collect when you visit the site, how we use the information, whether the information is disclosed and the ways in which we protect users' privacy.

Information collection and use

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).

Your personal information will be used for several general purposes, including: providing information that you have requested; handling your enquiries, personalising your experience on the website, providing access to some areas of the website, and keeping you up to date with services which may be relevant to you.
 
There are specific examples where visitors to this website may submit information on a voluntary basis. This may be as feedback, or as a request for information, and so on. Where this occurs it is deemed that the user has consented to the collection, processing and storage of that information for a specific purpose.
 
Under the Data Protection Act 1998, we have a duty to protect any information we collect from you. We will not pass on your details to any third party unless you give us permission to do so or we are required to by law.

Visitors to our website

When someone visits our website we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of users visiting the site and popular pages on the Peninsula Community Health website. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

We use Google Analytics to help analyse use of our website. This analytical tool uses 'cookies', very small text documents, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, that site's computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. Browsers are usually set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you may alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our site will not function as effectively when viewed by you. A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive or pass on computer viruses. A cookie does not hold any information about which sites you visited before this one. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google.
 
This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for Peninsula Community Health. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Peninsula Community Health and Google Analytics in the manner and for the purposes set out above. To find out more about cookies, including how to control and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org/. 
 
Peninsula Community Health will not (and will not allow any third party) to use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any personally identifiable information of visitors to our site. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source as part of our use of the Google statistical analytics tool. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Peninsula Community Health or Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user.

Cookie policy

On 26 May 2011, the amended Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations came into force, covering electronic marketing such as emails, faxes and text messages. They include changes to the rules for cookies on websites, and introduce new powers for the Information Commissioner to serve monetary penalties and to investigate when the law may have been broken.

In compliance with EU legislation, the following lists the use of cookies on this web site:
 
Cookie name

ASP.NET_SessionId

This is used to implement ASP.Net session which is a Microsoft methodology that temporarily lets sites store server-side, user-specific data. Required to process requests from the user for which the session state was instantiated

Sitekit

The Sitekit cookie is used to persist any logins to extranets or restricted areas. A successful login is held in this cookie so that when a user navigates to another extranet page they are not requested to login again.

Trackerate

The Trackerate cookie is used to store a list of the pages that a user visits during their navigation of the site. The list is added to on every visit to create a profile of site user paths and assist owners in improve site design and navigation. The path is optionally output to site owners attached to form submissions.

setString

This is used to store user preferences for viewing sites in textOnly mode. It’s only written on sited which use the text only option.
 
More information on cookies

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. Log files do not contain any personal information or information about which other sites you have visited.

Security

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we employ security measures to protect the information provided by you, Peninsula Community Health 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.

Unsubscribe

You may unsubscribe or opt out of services at any time. You will be provided with an opportunity to do so each time we contact you with marketing information by post or email.

External links

This website contains links to other websites, both those of government departments and of other organisations. Please be aware that this privacy policy applies only to this website. Peninsula Community Health is not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. We encourage users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of other websites.  For the avoidance of doubt, we do not pass on any personal information you have given us to any other website operators.

Notification of changes

We reserve the right to post any changes or updates to our privacy statement on this page so you will always be aware of what information will be collected, and how we intend using it.  Regardless of later updates we will never use the information you submit under this current statement in a new way, without first providing you with an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prevent that use. By continuing to use this site it is your responsibility to familarise yourself with this policy regularly to ensure that you are aware of any changes. Your continued use of this website following the posting of such changes will constitute your acceptance of the revised privacy policy. If you do not accept this policy, you may not use this website.

Contacting the website

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can contact us via the contact us page.

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