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Privacy and Cookies

This privacy policy sets out how we use and protect any information that you give us.

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; you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page frequently to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from November 2016.

How we use cookies

Cookies are harmless text files which may be stored on your computer whilst using the site. We use cookies to improve your browsing experience and enable certain features or functionality.

We also measure statistics about visitors to the site and their usage e.g. where they came from, what pages they visit and what browser they are using. Knowing how our site is being used means we can improve our user’s experience in the future. We do not use cookies for advertising purposes or pass user data to any other organisation.

If you do not wish these cookies to be tracked you can disable them in your browser, but this may negatively effect your experience on the site.

Form data

We may collect the following information via any of the site’s input forms:

  • Your name and job title
  • Contact information including email address and telephone
  • Your address and postcode

Any email address data collected is never passed on to any third parties. If you do not wish to revieve email newsletters from ourselves, please leave the “subscribe” option unticked when submitting any contact forms.

Security

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.

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 under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee may be payable.