- 1.1 Date this statement was updated
This statement was last updated on 13 August 2008.
- 1.2 This page explains
This page explains how we collect and use information, and how we protect your privacy.
Regularly reviewing the page ensures you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties.
- 1.4 Data Protection Act
Under the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. You have a right to access your personal data and change any inaccuracies.
We use leading technologies to safeguard our data, and strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it.
We will ensure that any information we obtain and use will always be held, used and transferred in compliance with all applicable data protection rules.
- 1.5 What information do we collect?
- 1.5.1 Site usage information: IP address, page usage
We do use persistent cookies for collecting user information.
Use of Google analytics
The Patient Safety First website uses Google Analytics to help analyse how users use the site. This analytical tool uses 'cookies', which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.
- 1.5.2 Feedback and questions Contact Us
If you provide feedback on our website we will only use it to develop and improve the site. We will keep the actual feedback for twelve months after which it will be deleted but analysis of feedback may be kept.
We will not pass data to third party to answer your questions. Once we have replied to you, we keep a record of your message for audit purposes.
- 1.6 Uses we make of the information
We will only use your information for the purpose as described and will not pass your details on to any third party unless you have given us permission to do so.
- 1.7 Other users of the website
- 1.7.1 User directory
You are not obliged to make your contact details public in the user directory. However, as the details will only be visible to approved registered users, we strongly encourage you to do so to help you and your colleagues get in touch with each other and share your ideas and experiences.
- 1.8 Contacting us about the privacy statement
For the purposes of the Data Protection Act, 1998, the Data Controller for this website is (the National Patient Safety Agency, The Health Foundation and Institute for Innovation and Improvement operating through Patient Safety First). The website is operated on behalf of Patient Safety First by the digital agency Worth.
Senior Information Risk Officer
National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA)
4-8 Maple Street
London W1T 5HD
Please note: Where you request to delete your personal data completely, or amend certain required information for registration to the site, this may result in you no longer having login rights to use the restricted area of the site.