On the 25th May 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect. Under this new law, European standards in data protection aligned with current technology standards. This is good news for all individuals who are affected by data processing, and raises standards and enforces new processes, obligations and transparency in relation to the handling and security of your personal data. The Aldershot PCN has ensured that we have met or are working towards meeting all our responsibilities under the new legislation.
For more information, see the ICO’s website, “Your Data Matters” : https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/
GDPR is a new piece of legislation that has superseded the Data Protection Act (1998). The GDPR is similar to the Data Protection Act, but strengthens many of the DPA’s principles. It not only applies to the UK and EU, it covers anywhere in the world in which data about EU citizens is processed.
Under the original Data Protection Act, and the new General Data Protection Regulation, 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 have a named Data Protection Officer.
Changes to our policy
What information do we collect on the web site?
This privacy statement only covers the Aldershot PCN website. It does not cover all sites that can be linked to from this site, so you should always be aware when you are moving to another site and read the privacy statement on that site.
From time to time on this website, you may be asked to submit limited personal information about yourself (e.g. name and email address) in order to contact us, or to receive or use services.
By entering your details in the fields requested, you enable the Aldershot PCN and its service providers to provide you with the services you select. Any information you provide to the Aldershot PCN 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.
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 or when you no longer wish to continue your subscription.
At any time you may request to know what data we hold about you, and you may request that we delete your data.
This site has security measures in place to protect against the loss or alteration of information under our control.
When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.
These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:
- Enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task
- Recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested
- Measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast
You can manage these small files yourself through your browser settings (See below*).
We use the following cookies on our website –
Cookie: Google Analytics
Purpose: These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site, which we use to help improve it. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. More information about Google cookies: https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies?hl=en-GB
Other Cookies – Embedded content
We want to provide interesting and engaging content on our website. On a number of pages we use ‘plugins’ or embedded media or news feeds. For example, we may embed YouTube videos in some pages. We may also provide links to share content with popular social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Other cookies may also be identified as originating from england.nhs.uk.
The suppliers of these services may also set cookies on your device when you visit the pages where we have used this type of content. These are known as ‘third-party’ cookies. Third party cookies are delivered on behalf of their respective organisations and as such they may change their name and purpose from the cookies identified below, this is beyond the immediate control of the Aldershot PCN.
Purpose: To track visitor views, and to remember user preferences when viewing YouTube videos embedded in our website web pages.
More information about YouTube cookies: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=uk
How to control and delete cookies*
However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how.
To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data regarding your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.