What information do we collect?

If you access our Contact Us form you will be asked to submit personal information about yourself (for example name and email address).

By entering your details in the fields requested you enable Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust and its service providers to contact you in reply to your message.

Any information you provide to Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust will only be used by us, our agents and service providers and will not be disclosed unless we are obliged or permitted to by law to do so.

If you send offensive, inappropriate or objectionable content or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on this site, we may use whatever information is available to us, about you, to stop such behaviour. We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as you use the service you have requested, and remove it in the event that the purpose has been met.

Data Protection Legislation

Under Data Protection Legislation, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. We use leading technologies and encryption software to safeguard your data, and keep strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it.

We do not pass on your details to any third party or other government department, unless required to by law.

The Data Protection Act 2018 (incorporating the General Data Protection Regulation) sets out the requirements for the protection of information relating to individuals and people's rights in relation to how their personal data is used.

The Trust takes its duties under Data Protection legislation seriously, and has implemented a number of processes and procedures to ensure compliance.

For further information on this and how to access information held about you visit the ‘Accessing Information’ section of our website.

Cookie usage

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Cookies are used minimally on this website for site usage analytics. You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but some parts of the site may not work as expected.

In order to help us to improve the content, format and structure of this website we record and analyse how visitors use the website. For this purpose, we use Google Analytics.

"This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above."

We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this and we will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

For more information on enabling and disabling cookies please visit About Cookies.

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