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Privacy Policy





Privacy Policy

General:

East Lancashire CCG takes great care to safeguard personal data provided by its patients and processes such data fairly and lawfully in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

We do not capture and store any personal information about individuals who access this web site, except where you voluntarily choose to give us your personal details via email or an on-line form.

In these latter cases, the personal information you give us is used exclusively by us for providing you with current and future information about our services.

We do not pass any of your personal information to outside organisations and/or individuals, except with your express consent.

Use of Cookies:

A cookie is a small piece of information sent from a web-site to your computer where it is stored on your hard drive. Most web-sites send cookies of some description. Most browsers will allow you to disable cookies; you will still be able to move around the site as normal if you do decide to disable cookies.

What information do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

(a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation);

(b) information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website, see Online Applications & Comments / Suggestions form below;

(d) information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters;

(e) any other information that you choose to send to us;

Using your Personal Information:

Personal information submitted to us via this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.

We may use your personal information to:

(a) administer the website;

(b) enable your use of the services available on the website;

(c) send transaction confirmations by email;

(d) send you general (non-marketing) communications;

(e) send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;

(f) send to you our newsletter, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require these communications);

(g) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website;

We do not pass any of your personal information to outside organisations and/or individuals, except with your express consent.

Contact / Comments & Suggestions Form:

This form sends a non-secure free-text email to us and should therefore not be used for any confidential purpose. It has a similar security level as sending an unsecured email message from your email application (e.g. Outlook Express). You are under no obligation to use this form. If you do not want to use it, please post your comments and/or suggestions to our General Manager at our postal address.

Email List Subscription:

This facility allows us to store your email address. If you no longer wish us to keep your email address, please use our unsubscribe form. You are under no obligation to use this facility.

Policy Amendments:

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

Third Party Websites:

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.