Welcome to our website.  By using this website you are agreeing to comply with, and be bound by the following terms and conditions which are subject to the laws of England, Scotland and Wales.


Terms and conditions


The terms "Sustainable Development Unit", “SDU”, "us" or "we" refer to the owner of the website being the SDU whose operations are governed by NHS England and the SDU website host - Itineris Ltd.  The term 'you' refers to the user or viewer of our website.  

The contents on this website are for general information only and subject to change without notice.  Unauthorised use of this website may result in criminal proceedings.

Whilst every effort is taken to ensure that the contents of this website are accurate, we do not accept responsibility nor provide any warranties or guarantees for any inaccuracies, damages, loss, disruption or damage to data or systems which may arise from the use of this website or its contents.

The names, images, logos, design, graphics either identifying this website or appearing on our pages are under the proprietary care of the Sustainable Development Unit. Copying, reproducing or distributing these in any form is not permitted without the prior written approval of the SDU in the first instance.

Where we include links to other websites for your convenience, they do not signify our endorsement of the organisation or contents, nor do we take responsibility for the contents of these links.  Using these links will direct you away from our website and we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information once you have left our site.  We recommend you exercise caution, understand and agree to the privacy statement applicable to the website you are visiting as they are not governed by this privacy statement.
 

Privacy Policy


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

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. 

To access certain areas of our website, you will be requested to provide personal information to register for use. These areas will be clearly identified and you will be reminded of the purpose of its use.  You should only provide such if you are in agreement for its use.  

Any details you provide will not be passed on, shared, transmitted or communicated to any other third party. 

You have a right to request details on the information we hold for you at any time and can rectify any inaccuracies or withdraw permission for its use by contacting us at sdu.england@nhs.net.

For the provision of a better service to visitors of our website, we do collect general viewing information for trending purposes.  This does not require nor capture any personal information (please see “cookies” below).


Security


In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information you provide.


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.

Whilst we use traffic log cookies to identify which pages you view, they do not provide us with access to your computer nor any personal information. 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.  However, you can choose to accept or decline cookies. 


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 by changing your display settings to customise text size, colour and contrast, screen magnification and 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. You can request further information on how the guidelines are organised by emailing Mark Chalklen - mark@itineris.co.uk.