Privacy Policy (GDPR)

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates https://www.lthcharity.org.uk/ the “Site”, and we are committed to protecting the privacy and security of our users’ and visitors’ personal information. This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site. Our privacy procedures have been implemented to comply with the privacy legislation of The United Kingdom.

Notice and Collection

While using our Site, we may ask you to provide us with certain information that can be used to contact or identify you. “Personal Information” is any information that is identifiable with you, as an individual.

Personal information we collect may include:

  • Name
  • Mailing Address
  • Telephone Number
  • Email Address

Personal Information, however, does not include your name, business title or business address or business telephone number in your capacity as an employee of an organization. Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity will only collect personal information by fair and lawful means. The provision of personal information is voluntary.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity collects personal information for the following purposes:

  • To respond to your inquiry when you contact us, request a download or request a demo
  • To send you our newsletter when you sign up for it, or you sign up to stay informed
  • To gather your opinion and feedback through surveys
  • Statistical analysis

Unless required or permitted by law, we shall not use or disclose your personal information for a new purpose not identified here.

In certain circumstances, the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity Site may collect information from individuals under the age of 13. As required by law, we will give parents direct notice prior to collecting information and receive the parent’s verifiable consent.

  • Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity will not require a child to disclose more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in an activity;
  • Parents can review their child’s personal information, direct us to delete it, and refuse to allow any further collection or use of the child’s information;
  • Parents can agree to the collection and use of their child’s information, but still not allow disclosure to third parties unless that’s part of the service (for example, social networking);
  • To learn more about our privacy procedures, you may contact us at:

Choice and Consent

Prior to obtaining your consent, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity will describe the choices available to you and obtain implicit or explicit consent with respect to the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information, except in certain situations otherwise permitted by the law. Where it is reasonable to do so, we may rely on your implied consent. Otherwise, we will rely on explicit consent received directly from you to collect or use your personal information, for example, the collection of your personal information if you subscribe to a newsletter on the Site.

You may withdraw or modify your consent at any time through contacting Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity’s Privacy Officer at: charity@lthtr.nhs.uk

Use and Retention

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity limits the use of personal information to the purposes identified in this Policy and for which the individual has provided implicit or explicit consent. We retain personal information for only as long as it is necessary to fulfill the stated purposes, except with the consent of the individual or as required by law.

Personal information provided to us by users is primarily stored on servers in The United Kingdom.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity will erase personal information that is no longer needed.

Disclosure to Third Parties

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity does not transfer personal information to third parties or service providers.

Access

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity provides individuals with access to their personal information for review or update. If you wish to access your personal information to challenge accuracy or update it to ensure completeness, you may email us at charity@lthtr.nhs.uk. We will provide a response within 30 days of receiving an access request. If under certain circumstances we are unable to fully separate your personal information from that of another individual, we will not be able to provide you with access to your information.

Quality

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity will strive to maintain an accurate and complete record of your personal information for the purposes identified in this Policy. If you believe your personal information may be inaccurate, you may contact us to access your personal information and take steps to verify, update, and correct it.

Cookies

Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Like many sites, we use “cookies” to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse or disable all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Site. By using this website, you accept the use of cookies.

You can change your browser settings to block or remove cookies at any time. Go to aboutcookies.org for information on how to do this.

Cookies – small information files placed on your device – are used to improve services for you by, for example:

  • enabling the service to recognise your device so you do not need to give the same information repeatedly
  • improving services we provide by providing you with a personalised journey, where applicable
  • measuring how many people are using the services we provide, so we can make them easier and faster to use
  • analysing data, anonymously, to help us understand how people interact with government services

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 computer, mobile phone or whatever device you are using to access the internet. This information is held in cookies. You can learn more about cookies from the GOV.UK guidance on cookies.

For more information about how to remove cookies from your device, or how to block individual cookies from being received, please see the instructions and guidance at www.aboutcookies.org.

See below for further details about cookies you may encounter while visiting the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity website. These details include what information is being held, how long you can expect it to be stored, and how your experience of our website will change if you block individual cookies from being sent to your device.

Third-party cookies

Name: _utma
Description: The _utma cookie is part of Google analytics, and is primarily used to track visits to any site which uses Google analytics. _utma stores the number of visits made from your device, the time of the first visit, the previous visit, and the current visit. This cookie does not contain any personal information other than the IP address of your device. For more information read Google’s privacy policy.
Lifespan: Session

Name: _utmb
Description: The _utmb cookie is part of Google analytics, and is primarily used to track visits to any site which uses Google analytics. _utmb stores the number of visits made from your device, the time of the first visit, the previous visit, and the current visit. This cookie does not contain any personal information other than the IP address of your device. For more information read Google’s privacy policy.
Lifespan: Session

Name: _utmc
Description: The _utmc cookie is part of Google analytics and is used to check approximately how long you stay on any site that uses Google analytics: when a visit starts and approximately ends. This cookie does not contain any personal information other than the IP address of your device. For more information read Google’s privacy policy.
Lifespan: Session

Name: _utmt
Description: The _utmv cookie is part of Google analytics. It contains no specific customer data other than the IP address of your device, but is used to record custom variables for segmentation. For more information read Google’s privacy policy.
Lifespan: Session

Name: _utmz
Description: The _utmv cookie is part of Google analytics. It contains no specific customer data other than the IP address of your device, but is used to record Custom variables for segmentation. For more information read Google’s privacy policy.
Lifespan: Session

Security for Privacy

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity protects personal information against unauthorized access in accordance with established policies and procedures. Information is protected by security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information.

Monitoring and Enforcement

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity monitors compliance with its privacy policies and procedures. Users may file privacy complaints and disputes by contacting Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity’s Privacy Officer at charity@lthtr.nhs.uk who is accountable for our privacy compliance. Every privacy-related complaint will be acknowledged, documented, and investigated, with the results being provided to the complainant. If the complaint is found to be justified, appropriate measures will be taken as a result.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of 07 April 2020 and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy at any time and you should check this Privacy Policy periodically. Your continued use of the website after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy.

If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you either through the email address you have provided us, or by placing a prominent notice on our website.

Contact Us

If you have any further policy about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at:
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity
Royal Preston Hospital
Sharoe Green Lane
Preston, Lancashire
PR2 9HT
01772 528500
charity@lthtr.nhs.uk

 

Last updated: 07/04/2020