This statement applies to all information collected or submitted on the website of Velindre NHS Trust. It details what information we collect, how and why we collect them. If you have any comment or query, please submit your request via the ‘Feedback form’ quoting ‘privacy statement’.
As described within the provisions of the UK Data Protection Act 1998 (external website), we take appropriate measures to maintain the security of your data on our website. Information collected is governed by this privacy statement and use of this website signifies your agreement.
Information We Collect
We do not collect personal information about site users. When you voluntarily submit identifiable data on this website (this includes submission of feedback forms, subscriptions or questionnaires), the information submitted is used solely to respond to your queries and for its intended purpose. We do not share web user information with third parties.
We monitor user activity to enhance content provided on the site. Google Analytics (external website) is a free service provided by Google (external website) that generates detailed statistics about the visitors to a website.
Information collected includes referring / exit web pages, click patterns, most / least viewed web pages, session duration, number of visitors, browser type, operating system, etc. Information is collected by using cookies.
How We Collect Information
Google will use this information to produce user activity reports for this website. 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.
What are Cookies?
Cookies are small files that websites put on your computer hard disk drive when you visit. Cookies pass information back to websites each time you visit. They are used to uniquely identify web browsers, track user trends and store information about user preferences. You can restrict/disable cookies on your browser; please note that some website features may not function properly without cookies.
How to Disable Cookies
To change your cookie settings:
- Internet Explorer: Please follow this link http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-9 (external website) for instruction on how to disable cookies.
- Firefox: Please follow this link http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences f(external website) or instruction on how to disable cookies
- Chrome: Please follow this link https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en&ref_topic=14666 (external website) for instruction on how to disable cookies.
Why We Collect User Statistics
By understanding user behaviour and preferences, we are able to improve our website content to meet user expectations and needs.
This privacy statement does not apply to external links; collection of information by such sites is subject to relevant privacy policies. We are not responsible or liable for the privacy practices of external websites and use of such websites is at your discretion.