Website and marketing
Every computer connected to the Internet is given a domain name and a set of numbers, that serve as that computer's "Internet Protocol" IP address. When a visitor requests a page the CancerPartners UK® web site, our Web servers automatically recognize that visitor's domain name and IP address. The domain name and IP address reveal nothing personal about you other than the IP address from which you have accessed our site. We use this information to examine our traffic in aggregate, and to investigate misuse of the Cancer Partners UK® network, its users, or to cooperate with law enforcement. We do not collect and evaluate this information for specific individuals. Our Web servers do not automatically record e-mail addresses of the visitors.
Cancer Partners UK® offers access to some services that require registration. We may use your registration contact information to send notification to you of Cancer Partners UK® products and services by e-mail and/or postal mail. We will not share that information with any third party, save where we are required to do so by law or other applicable statute.
Cancer Partners UK® will disclose personal information and/or an IP address, when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: Cooperate with the investigations of purported unlawful activities and conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Cancer Partners UK®, Protect and defend the rights or property of the Cancer Partners UK® web site, or visitors to the Cancer Partners UK® web site, Identify persons who may be violating the law, our terms and conditions of use, the rights of third parties, or otherwise misusing the CancerPartners UK® site or the computer equipment on which it is hosted (whether owned by Cancer Partners UK® or a third party), Fulfill a user's order or request.
Your Consent To This Agreement
Patient Privacy Notice
This Privacy Notice explains how we use and protect personal information we collect about you.
Cancer Partners UK is committed to safeguarding and preserving the privacy of our patients. This Privacy Notice explains what happens to any personal information you provide to us, or that we collect from you, whilst you are a patient at any of the Cancer Partners UK centres.
We use the information we collect from you to provide your treatment. Medical information will be kept confidential although we will share it where necessary for medical purposes, (for example with your doctors and other clinicians, your G.P. and Cancer Partners UK staff). In addition to this we may use the information for one or more of the following purposes:
- Cancer Partners UK supports and participates in audit and research projects and supports research to measure the long-term effectiveness of treatment. We may use information we hold about you for the purposes of such research and conduct internal audit programmes to ensure the continued optimum treatment of patients is achieved.
- We may also share anonymous and aggregated patient information with organisations such as the National Institute for Clinical Excellence and the Cancer Registry for research or statistical purposes. You will not be identifiable in any such research unless anonymous or aggregated patient data would not otherwise be sufficient. Such researchers will be under a duty of medical confidentiality in addition to that imposed by the Data Protection Act 1998.
We will only allow selected third parties to use your information with your consent and for the purposes stated above. Where such consent has been provided it can be withdrawn by you at any time.
We will not disclose your personal information to any other party other than in accordance with this Privacy Notice or where we are legally required by law to do so.
Security of Your Personal Information
Ensuring the security of your personal information is paramount to Cancer Partners UK. We ensure appropriate technical and organisational measures are taken at all times to insure against unauthorised or unlawful processing of your personal information and also to guard against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, your personal information.
Cancer Partners UK uses Mosaiq, an electronic Oncology Management System to maintain a complete Electronic Medical Record for each patient. Where a patient is referred, all documentation (including treatment requests, consultants and surgeons’ correspondence and diagnostic reports) are stored electronically in the Mosaiq patient record. Cancer Partners UK Mosaiq servers are fully maintained at a secure central location ensuring safety and security of patient data.
Access to Your Information and The Right To Correct It
You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please contact your Centre Manager who will advise you upon this.
We want to make sure your personal information is correct and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove personal information you think is inaccurate.
Changes to Our Privacy Notice
We keep our Privacy Notice under regular review and will place any updates on our website and as signage in each Cancer Partners UK centre.
Your Right To Complain
Should you wish to complain about the use of your personal information please contact either your Centre Manager or the Cancer Partners UK Data Protection Officer who can be contacted at CPUK Head Office, Wilson House, Waterberry Drive, Waterlooville, PO7 7XX.
Should you be unhappy with the outcome of your complaint or the way in which it is dealt with, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner at the Information Commissioners Office.
This Privacy Notice was last reviewed in March 2013.