This web site - http://info.wirral.nhs.uk - is managed by Wirral Primary Care Trust ("the PCT") and Wirral Health Informatics Service (WHIS), both of which are departments of the NHS. Both the PCT and WHIS are 'notified' under the Data Protection Act 1998 with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). This means that we are strictly governed as to how we use any personal data you supply to us.
Some parts of this web site allow you to send us information about yourself, e.g. when you type in your name and e-mail address on the 'Contact Us' form. Under our registration with the ICO, we will only hold that data for as long as is necessary for us to deal with the matter you have raised with us. We will not show it to any third party other than may be necessary for us to deal with your matter, or as we may be required to reveal it by law, e.g. in a criminal investigation.
Because of the security weaknesses inherent in using the internet, we would not advise sending us any information via this web site which you would consider strictly confidential. If you wish to discuss a confidential matter with us, we would advise using this site to make initial outline contact only and we will take your further information later via a safer means.
If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, please contact Wirral Health Informatics Service at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Updated: 9th October 2009.