Privacy policy and cookies notice

1. Information collection

This notice sets out how UCLPartners uses and protects any information that you give when you use our website. We are fully is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this notice.

You do not have to submit any personal information in order to use the website. This website only collects personal information that is specifically and voluntarily provided by you. Such information may consist of, but is not limited to, your name, current job title, NHS or work address, email address, and telephone.

We may also store and maintain any content that you provide, including but not limited to postings on any blogs, forums, wikis and other social media applications and services that we may provide.

We do not collect sensitive information (such as race or ethnic origin, religious beliefs, criminal record, physical or mental health, or sexual orientation) from our visitors.

Whenever you use this website, information may be collected through the use of cookies and other technologies. By using this website you agree to our use of cookies as described below.

2. What cookies do we use and why?

To help this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most websites do this too.

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another. You can find more detailed information about cookies and how they work at ww.aboutcookies.org.

The UCLPartners webservers collect anonymous information, like the IP address of your computer, the browser software used, the operating system, access times and pages visited. This information is used to monitor usage and to assess the effectiveness of the UCLPartners website.

In some sections of the UCLPartners website anonymous data such as browser type or IP address may be used to customise webpage content. This information is used in an anonymous form to ensure appropriate and effective delivery of content.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. The tables below further explain which cookies UCLPartners uses and why.

3. Internal cookies

Cookies Name Purpose
User Preferences Cookie .ASPXANONYMOUS Used to identify users’ choices in form fields and show them as options the next time the user logs in.
Stats cookie is_unique Used by statcounter.com to count the number of unique visitors to the page.
Style style Enables correct page display.
Text size textsize Enables correct text size display.
PASS _nac_session_id Used for user identification and tracking of authorisation attributes for user sessions.
WebGuardian _WebGuardian_session User for user identification and tracking of authorisation attributes for user sessions.

4. External cookies

Cookies Name Purpose More information
Google Analytics _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz, PREF, NID, Rememberme, UA-1580171-1, UA-34489726-1 These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information 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
Twitter guest_id, pid A Twitter widget in the footer of some pages enables visitors to tweet about the page. Twitter privacy policy
YouTube Enablesapps.uploader, HSID, login_info, sid VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, PREF, use_hitbox, demographics, watched_video_id_list_nLYix, itsessionid1000571795845, itvisitorid1000571795845 Enables users to view embedded YouTube video. Information of privacy at YouTube

 

5. Google Analytics
Google Analytics use traffic log cookies to gain information about the use that is made of pages on our website. We use the information from cookies to generate reports on the usage of our website which are used for evaluation and analysis. The purpose is to improve our website by tailoring it to the needs of users.

6. How do I control the use of cookies?
You can choose 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. You should be aware that this may prevent you from taking full advantage of UCLPartners website. If you are unsure how to do this, use your favourite search engine to look this up using the term ‘declining cookies’ with your browser name, or contact your local IT support for advice.

Managing analytics cookies
You can opt-out of having your anonymised browsing activity within websites recorded by analytics cookies. We use the following Google Analytics and you can learn more about its privacy policy and how to opt-out of the cookies.

7. Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, [add in] you should note that we do not have any control over other websites. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this notice. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

8. What we do with the information we gather
At times, you may provide personal information via this site, for example, to gain access to specific content, attend a hosted event, respond to a survey, or request communications about specific areas of interest. In such cases, the information you submit will be used to manage your request and to customise and improve this website and related services offered to you. We may also use your personal information to send you promotional materials or communications regarding services provided by UCLPartners that we feel may be of interest to you. Your personal information may also be used to protect our rights or property and that of our users and, where appropriate, to comply with legal process.

You may at any time request that we discontinue sending you emails or other communications generated in response to your provision of personal information via this website.

9. Information security
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. We have in place reasonable commercial standards of technology and operational security to protect all information provided by visitors via this website from unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

10. Access to your information
If you would like to request access to your information, update your details or unsubscribe from communications, please contact us. In all cases we will treat requests to access information or change information in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

11. Changes to our privacy and cookies notice 
We may change this notice from time to time by updating this page and will amend the revision date at the top of this page. The modified or amended notice shall be effective as to you and your information as of that revision date. You should check this page occasionally to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This notice is effective from 15 February 2016.

12. Contacting us 
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your privacy while using this website, please contact us.