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Date: 26 October 2014

Time: 08:27

Website privacy policy

This privacy policy is intended to inform you how we gather, define, and use personal information collected via the website, such as your name, address, telephone number and email address. All your personal Information will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Information collection

We may collect information about you when you request any information about us or our services, submit your personal details and/or complete any forms on the website. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. While we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot ensure the security of your data transmitted to our website. Any transmission of personal data via the website is at your own risk. Once we have received your information we will use strict procedures and security features to prevent unauthorised access.

We may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on our website. This includes information provided at the time of submitting your contact details, completing application forms for job vacancies or graduate recruitment schemes or requesting further information about our services
  • Information about your computer including, where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type
  • Details of your visits to our website and the pages and resources that you access

The information we collect about you may be used to:

  • send you further details of our services
  • contact you in response to any general or specific enquiries made by you
  • process any application submitted by you in connection with any job vacancy
  • send you information about recent developments in areas in which you have expressed an interest
  • automate certain functions on our website
  • ensure content from our website is presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer

Our website may from time to time contain links to and from third party websites. If you follow a link to these websites, please note that they have their own privacy policies and will be subject to separate terms and conditions. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for these sites.

Cookies

To comply with EU legislation we are required to tell you about the cookies used on this website.

We use cookies only because we want you to find the information you need as quickly and easily as possible.

A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer when you visit a website. Cookies help websites function usefully and can provide information to website owners.

Cookies do not place viruses on your computer and cannot run programs.

Our cookies do not provide us with any private or personally identifiable information about you. All data that is gathered is anonymous.

Some of the cookies we use collect information about how visitors use our site.

For example, one of our cookies counts the number of visitors to the site and notes which pages they visited. This anonymous information helps us to compile statistical reports, which can help us to improve the site.

Your web browser gives you the ability to accept or decline cookies. Generally, web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. However, if you choose to decline cookies, some useful features of this website will not work.

For example, there is the option to view this website as text only, with no graphics. The "useTextOnly" and "setString" cookies remember that you have chosen to view this site with no graphics. If you choose to decline cookies you will have to select the text only option every time you view a new page.

The cookies we use and what they do

Cookie namePurposeMore information
useTextOnly

This is used to store whether you are using the site in textOnly mode or not.

Persistent for three months.

 
setString

This is used to store user preferences for viewing sites in textOnly mode, e.g. font size and colour.

Persistent for one month.

 
SitekitLogin

This is used to store the username and password for the "remember my login" feature on extranets.

Persistent for one month.

 
AcceptCookies

This is used to store whether a site user has agreed to receive cookies.

Persistent for one year.

 

Google Analytics

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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. This information can be used to compile reports and to help us improve the site. 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.

Overview of privacy at Google
SKSession

This cookie has two functions.

Firstly it serves as a session cookie for extranet users. Without this cookie, an extranet user will have to login to each individual page in the extranet.

It also enables us to track the pages that a user visits while they navigate around our site.

 

Find out more about cookies

You can find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, at the website listed below.

Links

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University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust is not responsible for the contents or the reliability of external websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Listing should not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that links to other websites will work all of the time, and we have no control over the availability of external web pages.