Privacy Policy

Last modified date: 7 June 2012

This page explains how Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT) use any information you give to us and the way we protect your privacy. It is very important to us that we protect the privacy and personal data of visitors to our website.

The Data Protection Act 1998

In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. We will only use your information for the purpose for which it was collected. We will not disclose your information to any other organisation without your permission unless there are exceptional circumstances, such as when the health or safety of others is at risk or where the law requires information to be passed on.

You have a right to access your personal information and to rectify any inaccuracies.

Cookies

We use cookies to help us improve the website and your experience using it. You may delete and block all cookies from this site at any time. However please note this may result in parts of the site no longer working correctly. If you continue without changing your settings we will assume you are happy to receive all cookies on this site.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

How to control the use of cookies

Please bear in mind that disabling cookies may impact on the functionality of the KMPT website.

Most browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. If you are using Microsoft's Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari you should be able to configure your browser to restrict, block, or delete cookies by changing your browser's settings. Below are short instructions for how to do this in the four browsers:

Microsoft Internet Explorer
Click the 'Tools' icon in the top right-hand corner and select 'Internet options'. In the pop-up window, select the 'Privacy' tab. From here you can adjust your cookie settings.

Google Chrome
Click the spanner icon in the top right-hand corner and select 'Settings'. From here, select 'Under the hood' and change the settings under 'Privacy'.

Mozilla Firefox
From the drop-down menu in the top left-hand corner select 'Options'. In the pop-up window, select the 'Privacy' tab. From here you can adjust your cookie settings.

Safari
From the 'Settings' drop-down menu in the top right-hand corner, select 'Preferences'. Select the 'Security' tab and from here you can adjust your cookie settings.

Cookie Policy

Cookie name

Purpose

More information

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This is used to stored whether you are in TextOnly mode or not.

Persistent for three months.

 

Google Analytics

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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.

 

SKSession

This cookie enables you to track the pages that a user visits while they navigate around your site.

 

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Copyright

The content of this website is the copyright of Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust unless otherwise stated. Where copyright applies, visitors can download material for private research, study or in-house use only. This is subject to material being reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context. Visitors must not copy, distribute, or publish any material from this website. Any other use of copyright material requires the formal permission of Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust.
Permission to reproduce copyright material does not extend to any material on this site which is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.

Accuracy

We have taken every care to ensure that the information contained in this website is accurate, complete and kept up-to-date. However, clinical information and knowledge is constantly changing and we cannot guarantee that all of the information is accurate and consistent with current NHS practice.

Links

This statement covers the KMPT website at http://www.kmpt.nhs.uk. It does not cover links within this site to other websites.

Links from this site to other websites are provided for information and convenience only. We cannot accept responsibility for the 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.

Virus protection

We make every effort to check and test material for viruses. However, it is recommended that you run an anti-virus program 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 which may occur whilst using material derived from this website.