Our website: Website privacy policy

Introduction

We are committed to the privacy of individuals using this website. This Privacy Policy relates to our use of any personal information you provide to us via an online form or directly by email.

This website contains hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties. These third party websites have their own privacy policies, and are also likely to use cookies, and we therefore urge you to review them. They will govern the use of personal information you submit, which may also be collected by cookies whilst visiting these websites. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.

Who are we?

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a large acute Trust running services from two hospitals, Hillingdon Hospital and Mount Vernon Hospital.

This privacy policy only refers to the privacy practices for this website (www.thh.nhs.uk), and not to NHS patient privacy or your health records. To find out more about the privacy of your health records.

When we refer to ‘’we’’ or ‘’our’’ or ‘’the Trust’’ we are referring to The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Information we collect about you

All information submitted to us via a form on the website or directly via email is treated in the strictest confidence, and in accordance with Data Protection legislation. We also use cookies and collect IP addresses (an IP address is a number that can uniquely identify a specific computer or other network device on the internet) from visitors to this website. None of this information is linked to individuals.

Information on visitors to the website are collected by Google Analytics which collects information on pages visited, length of visit, URL and search terms of referring sites, your browser’s capabilities, and your IP address. Google will not associate this with any other data held by Google. You can opt out of Google Analytics with their opt-out browser add-on or any of a number of third party privacy extensions for your browser.

How will be use your information?

  • If you submit information about yourself via a form on our website, this information will be used by the department providing the service you require (eg maternity online referral form) or by the team you want to make contact with (eg the webteam). This information will not be shared or used for another purpose.
  • We will use IP addresses to identify the location of users, to block disruptive use, to establish the number of visits from different countries and to determine whether you are accessing the services from the UK or not.
  • We use this information to analyse and improve the information offered on our website.
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