Terms of Use

Welcome to our website. If you continue to browse and use this website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern the NHS Sustainable Development Unit's relationship with you in relation to this website.

The term "NHS Sustainable Development Unit" or "us" or "we" refers to the owner of the website whose registered office is Victoria House, Capital Park, Fulbourn, Cambridge, CB1 5XB. The term 'you' refers to the user or viewer of our website.

Intellectual property

The names, images and logos identifying this website are the proprietary marks of the Department of Health and the NHS Sustainable Development Unit. Copying the logos and other third party logos accessed via this website is not permitted without the prior approval of the relevant copyright owner.

Disclaimer

While every effort is taken to ensure that the content of this website is accurate, we cannot accept responsibility for any damages that occur from the use of this website. Nor can we accept responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to data or computer systems that may occur while using material derived from this website.

General terms of use

The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

  • The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
  • Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
  • Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
  • This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
  • All trademarks reproduced in this website, which are not the property of, or licensed to the operator, are acknowledged on the website.
  • Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
  • From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
  • Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of England, Scotland and Wales.

 

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how the NHS Sustainable Development Unit uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website.

The NHS Sustainable Development Unit is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

The NHS Sustainable Development Unit may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 26 November 2012.

In accordance with the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. We will only use your information for the purpose described below and we will not pass on your details to any other third party unless you have given us permission to do so. You have a right to access your personal data and rectify any inaccuracies.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • Name, job title, organisation and e-mail address
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests

 

This information will be anonymous to other users and organisations unless you explicitly allow us share them with other NHS organisations.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional email about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided. 
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

 

Good Corporate Citizen section

By signing up to the Good Corporate Citizen your organisation's name and most recent test scores will be shared with other users who have also signed up. They will remain anonymous to other users who have not opted in. Other than this, only the NHS Sustainable Development Unit will have access to your information, which will be used solely for the purposes of research, benchmarking and to otherwise promote sustainable development within the health sector. We will not share your personal details with any other organisations. If you provide feedback about this website we will only use it to develop and improve the site.

This privacy statement only covers this website. It does not cover links within this site to other websites.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Accessibility

We are committed to making the information and resources provided via our website accessible to the widest possible audience. To enable this, we follow widely accepted 'best practice' principles for design and usability. You can easily adjust the site in a number of ways to fit your needs.

Customise the site to fit your needs

In order to make this website easier to read and navigate, you can change display settings such as:

  • Text size
  • Colour and contrast
  • Screen magnification
  • Style sheets

 

Standards compliance

The website is built using XHTML and CSS, according to W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) standards. It is designed to be in line with recognised best practice, such as the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

We have endeavoured to follow current Web Accessibilty Initiative (W3C WAI) guidelines and look to ensure that Conformance Level "AA": all Priority 2 checkpoints are satisfied.

WCAG 1.0 has 14 guidelines that are general principles of accessible design. Each guideline has one or more checkpoints that explain how the guideline applies in a specific area. Further information is available on how the guidelines are organized.

Feedback

We continue to make further improvements and enhancements to our accessibility features according to feedback. Please let us know of any problems you may have encountered, or of any features that you have found particularly useful. You can contact us;