Privacy policy

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust respects the security and privacy concerns of users of this and all its websites. Belfast Trust is notified under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 and we confirm that we will comply with the GDPR and the Data Protection Act in all our dealings with your personal data.

The purpose of this privacy policy is to inform you of the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. By using the website, you agree to and accept the terms of this privacy policy.

We collect the following information or data about you when you use Belfast Trust websites:

  • questions, queries or feedback you leave, including your email address if you contact Belfast Trust – this information will be kept secure and confidential

  • information on how you use the site, using cookies and page tagging techniques

This data can be viewed by authorised people in Health and Social Care and our partners to:

  • see what is most effective about our websites
  • improve the site by monitoring how you use it
  • gather feedback to improve our services
  • respond to any feedback you send us, if you’ve asked us to
  • provide you with information about local services if you want it

As a general rule, no personal information (ie. name, address, IP address, telephone number, e-mail address) is automatically collected from users of this website. However, there may be circumstances in which users voluntarily supply such information. In this event, any such information will be kept secure and confidential and will be used only for those purposes made known to you at the time the information is collected, or for the purposes specified in this privacy policy, and will be retained only for as long as necessary to serve those purposes. 


Where your data is stored

We store your data on secure servers in the UK.


Keeping your data secure

Sending information over the internet is generally not completely secure and we can’t guarantee the security of your data while it’s in transit. Any data you send is at your own risk.


Disclosing your information

We do not share data with other organisations unless the law permits or requires us to do so. We will share personal information only with our authorised data processors who must at all times act on Belfast Trust instructions as the Data Controller under the GDPR and the Data Protection Act.

We won’t share your information with any other organisations for marketing, market research or commercial purposes, and we won’t pass on your details to other websites.


Cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users. This helps us provide a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. For more information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them, see our Cookie Policy.


Links to other websites

Belfast Trust websites contain links to other sites. This privacy policy only applies to this website.

Any other websites that our sites link to are third party sites and we have no control over the way these sites use your information. If you choose to access these websites via the links provided, you should read their privacy policies to ascertain what information they may collect from you and how they may use it.


Queries

If you have any queries about this privacy policy, please contact our Data Protection Officer Gillian Acheson at gillian.acheson@belfasttrust.hscni.net or Tel: 028 9504 6576.