For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act) our nominated representative is Nuffield Trust Director of Research Dr Martin Bardsley.
Information we may collect from you
We may collect and process the following data about you:
- Information that you provide by filling in forms on our site. This includes information provided at the time of subscribing to our service, posting material or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our site;
- If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence;
- We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them;
- Details of your visits to our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ('Google'). Google Analytics uses 'cookies', which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site.
The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.
Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By not choosing to opt-out, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
Other third party cookies used on this website include :
Facebook cookies are introduced by the Facebook Like functionality where the Facebook module is used. For more information visit: http://www.facebook.com/help/?page=176591669064814
Slideshare cookies are introduced through the embedding of slideshows from our official Slideshare channel. For further information visit: http://www.slideshare.net/privacy
Twitter cookies are introduced by the Twitter share functionality where the Twitter module is used. For more information visit: http://twitter.com/privacy
Vimeo cookies are introduced through the embedding of videos from our official Vimeo channel. For further information visit: https://vimeo.com/privacy
- Other social networks
For more information about cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
Where we store your personal data
The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
Uses made of the information
We use information held about you in the following ways:
- To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
- To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes;
- To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;
- To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
- To notify you about changes to our service.
We may also use your data to provide you with information which may be of interest to you.
If you are a contact of QualityWatch, we will only contact you by electronic means (e-mail) if you have consented to this.
If you do not want us to use your data in this way, or to pass your details on to third parties for marketing purposes, please contact us via email.
Disclosure of information
QualityWatch is a partnership project between the Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation, and as such your contact information will be shared by both organisations.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties if: we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation; or in order to enforce or apply our terms and conditions and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of the Nuffield Trust or the Health Foundation, our contacts, or others.
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) for what purposes we intend to use your data or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for particular purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by at any time by contacting us via email.
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
Access to information
The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.