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Privacy policy

This Privacy Policy sets out the data processing practices carried out by Healthwatch Salford through this website, www.healthwatchsalford.co.uk. If you have any requests concerning your personal information or any queries with regard to these practices, please contact us at feedback@healthwatchsalford.co.uk.

Who we are

Healthwatch Salford is the independent consumer champion for health and social care in Salford. The data controller of personal information collected via this website is Healthwatch Salford, registered with the Information Commissioners Office: registration number ZA211847

This privacy statement covers the Healthwatch Salford website. This statement does not cover links within this website to other websites.

Information we collect

We collect personal information from visitors to this website through the use of online forms and every time you email us your details. When you simply browse through the information on this website, it does not store or capture your personal information. We do log your IP address (as it is automatically recognised by the web server) but this is so you can download this website onto your device rather than for any tracking purpose.

We will only collect personal information volunteered by you, such as: feedback from surveys and online forms, email addresses, postal addresses, preferred means of communication, demographic information.

Cookies

Please be aware that some systems on our website require the use of cookies, but we will always state if this is the case. We will never collect and store information about you without your permission.

Data Protection

We will always take necessary steps to ensure that your information is protected and treated securely. Any details you give us will be held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and our data protection policy.

Purposes for which we use the information collected

Personal information about you will be used for the following purposes: in our day-to-day work; to send you our newsletter where you have requested it; to respond to any queries you may have; to improve the quality and safety of care. This may include any personal information that you choose to share with us, but we will treat this as confidential and protect it accordingly. We will never include your personal information in survey reports.

Who we disclose the information to

In order to fulfil our remit, Healthwatch Salford may disclose the personal information that we obtain through this website to the Secretary of State for Health, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the Salford NHS Commissioning Group, NHS Improvement, Salford City Council, and any health or social care provider that you comment on, but only with your approval.

We will only disclose your personal information where we have your consent to do so, or where there is another very good reason to make the disclosure ­– for example, we may disclose information to CQC or to the Council where we think it is necessary to do so in order to protect a vulnerable person from abuse or harm. Any such disclosure will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998.

Wherever possible, we will ensure that any information that we share or disclose is anonymised, so as to ensure that you cannot be identified from it.

How to obtain a copy of the information we hold about you.

You have a right to access the personal information we hold about you. To obtain a copy of it, please write to us at feedback@healthwatchsalford.co.uk marking your email f.a.o. the manager, or write to The Manager, Healthwatch Salford, The Old Town Hall, 5 Irwell Place, Eccles M30 0FT.

Healthwatch Salford 8th March 2017