bristol • north somerset • south gloucestershire

Privacy

In order to operate the Maternity Voices website, we may collect and store some personal information you submit to us via this website. Please read the following privacy policy to understand how we use and protect the information that you provide via this website.

This website is provided by Maternity Voices, the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Maternity Services Liaison Committee, administration by Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group. The site is hosted on a secure server.

By using this website and/or submitting your personal information, you are consenting to the Maternity Voices holding and using it in accordance with this policy. The policy is subject to change and any changes to it in the future will be notified on this page. By continuing to use this website you are agreeing to such changes. This privacy policy applies only to this website, not to any websites that this site links to.

 

How we use your information

We will treat any personal details you provide (name, email address, postal address) as confidential and will not provide them to any third party. When proving feedback or comments via the web form, you do not have to give your name or (email) address, or any other details.

The information you provide to us via this website will be held on our computers in the UK, and any personal details, feedback or comments you provide are held on a secure database which can only be accessed by our administrator. Maternity Voices members other than the administrator will not have access to your personal details.

Your anonymised feedback or comments will be analysed and reported at Maternity Voices meetings so they can be used to improve the maternity services. We will never disclose your name or contact details to the maternity service providers or any third party unless you ask us to do so.

To protect the privacy of Maternity Voices members, we will only use the first name or professional role of attendees in the meeting minutes which are published on the website. Maternity Voices members will receive full minutes and will have access to the email address which other members have provided for the purpose of working together as a committee.

We will only contact you using the information you have provided if you have requested us to do so, e.g. to provide information.

 

Automatic Information

When you use this website, certain information is collected automatically, even if you do not provide your details on the web feedback form. This automatic information is used to understand how people use the site and how we can improve the website and does not include your name or any other personal details. Any disclosure of this information will be completely anonymous as it would be in aggregate form and would not identify individual users.

This service is performed by Google Analytics. We only use Google Analytics to analyse the use of the Maternity Voices website and do not use any Google advertising or social products. To see how Google uses the data and how to change your settings, visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/

Information that we will automatically receive includes:

Requested URL (Uniform Resource Locator)
IP (Internet Protocol) address (this may or may not identify a specific computer)
Domain name from which you access the internet
Referring URL
Software (browser/operating system) used to access the page
Date and time pages were visited

The website also uses cookies, which record things like your user preferences and if you have visited the site before. You can usually turn off cookies in your browser.

Maternity Voices will not (nor will it allow any third party to) use the statistical analytics tools to track or to collect personally identifiable information of visitors to this website. Maternity Voices will not associate any data gathered with any personally identifying information from any source as part of our use of the statistical analytics tools.

 

How to contact us

If you have any queries about the privacy policy, please email [email protected] or write to

Maternity Voices
Bristol Clinical Commissioning Group
Children's and Maternity Team
South Plaza
Marlborough Street
Bristol BS1 3NX

 

July 2014 - Maternity Voices (Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire)