Terms and conditions

Copyright


The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust 2014.

The information on this web site is subject to copyright protection of the Whittington Hospital NHS Trust unless otherwise indicated.

The permission to reproduce Whittington Hospital NHS Trust protected information does not extend to any information on this site that is identified as being the copyright of a third party.  Authorisation to reproduce such information must be obtained from the copyright holders.

Where copyright applies, visitors can download information for private research, study or in-house use only.  Visitors must not copy, distribute, or publish any information from this web site.  Any other use of copyright information requires the permission of the Trust.

Where images of people appear on this site, those people have given their consent for the use of the images for this site.  The use of those images for any other purpose would constitute a breach of confidentiality on the part of the person using them for that other purpose.

Use of Cookies


The Whittington web site uses "cookies" to help you personalise your online experience.  A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server and contains simple information about the user's identity but no personal information. When the user closes their browser, the cookie is destroyed.
 
Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalise Whittington pages, or register with the Whittington site or services, a cookie helps the Whittington to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Whittington web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Whittington features that you customised.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Whittington services or web sites you visit.

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive while they are visiting a particular website.

Links policy


Links are provided for information and convenience only.  The Trust cannot accept responsibility for the contents or reliability of sites linked to, or the information found there.  A link does not imply an endorsement of a site; likewise, not linking to a particular site does not imply lack of endorsement.

You do not have to ask permission to link directly to pages hosted on this site.  The pages must load into the user's entire window.

Accuracy


While we have taken every care to compile accurate information and to keep it up-to-date, we cannot guarantee its correctness and completeness.  The information provided on this website should never be considered as a substitute for professional health care by a qualified doctor or other health care professional, which will be tailored to the patient's individual circumstances.  Therefore the Whittington Hospital NHS Trust cannot take responsibility if you just rely on the information from this site.

Please contact us if you feel we are providing inaccurate information or if an area of the website has not been kept up-to-date by emailing communications.whitthealth@nhs.net.

Availability


The Trust cannot guarantee uninterrupted access to this website, or the sites to which it links.  We accept no responsibility for any damages arising from the loss of use of this information.

Intellectual property


The names, images and logos identifying the Whittington Hospital NHS Trust are the proprietary marks of the NHS and you must not use the NHS logo to link to our site without prior permission.

Copying any other third party logos accessed via this web site is not permitted without the prior approval of the relevant copyright owner.

Privacy statements


The NHS is committed to respecting the privacy of individuals using this website.  The site does not collect any personal information about those using the site, or use cookies to track or log information about users.  We do analyse the server log files which contain details of the Internet address (IP address) of computers using the site, pages looked at, the times of day and the type of web browser used.  None of this information is linked to individuals.  Where users provide us with information or feedback, information is treated in the strictest confidence. This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for http://www.whittington.nhs.uk.  It applies solely to this website.

Forms


Any information submitted through forms on the website is transferred to us by email, and will be dealt with by us in accordance with data protection legislation.  Emails are not encrypted before being sent to us and, as the internet is not always totally secure, users are sending the information at their own risk.

Notification of changes


If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our homepage so our users are always aware of what information we collect and how we use it.

Virus protection


We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production.  It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus programme on all material downloaded from the internet.  We cannot accept any responsibility for any
loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system that may occur while using material derived from this website.

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