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Terms, Conditions and Privacy

This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms of use on which you may make use of our website www.wirralccg.nhs.uk ('our Website’). Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use our Website. By using our Website, you indicate that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please refrain from using our Website.

Information about us

The Website is operated by the Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group (‘we’). We are registered in England and Wales and have our registered office at the Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group, Old Market House, Hamilton Street, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 5AL.

Accessing our Website

Access to our Website is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service We provide on our Website without notice (see below). We will not be liable if for any reason our Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our Website, or the entirety of our Website.

When using our Website, you must comply with the provisions of our acceptable use policy.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our Website. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our Website through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.

Intellectual property rights

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our Website, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You must not copy, or in any way download extracts, of any page(s) from our Website.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any of our materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text. Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our Website must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the materials on our Website for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our Website in breach of these terms of use, your right to use any our Website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Reliance on information posted

Commentary and other materials posted on our Website are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our Website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

Our Website changes regularly

We aim to update our Website regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our Website, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our Website may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

Our liability

The material displayed on our Website is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:

  • All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.
  • Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our Website or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our Website, any Website linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for:
    • loss of income or revenue;
    • loss of business;
    • loss of profits or contracts;
    • loss of anticipated savings;
    • loss of goodwill;
    • wasted management or office time; and
    • for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.

This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for deceit or fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Information about you and your visits to our Website

We process information about you in accordance with our privacy policy. By using our Website, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

Viruses, hacking and other offences

You must not misuse our Website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Website, the server on which our Website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our Website. You must not attack our Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our Website will cease immediately.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our Website or to your downloading of any material posted on them, or on any website linked to them.

Linking to our Website

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.

Our Website must not be framed on any other website, nor may you create a link to any part of our Website other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy.

If you wish to make any use of material on our Website other than that set out above, please contact us.

Links from our Website

Where our Website contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Jurisdiction and applicable law

The English courts will have non-exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our Website although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country. These terms of use are governed by English law.

Variations

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in these terms of use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our Website.

Privacy and Data Protection

A number of pages throughout this site invite users to complete forms including their personal details. There is no requirement to fill in these forms in order to view general material on this site. If do you wish to complete a form with your details in order to request a service or log a comment or complaint, you should note the following:

Midlands and Lancashire CSU has a secure server facility to protect your details from third parties when you send them over the internet. Pages protected by this facility have a URL (web address) starting with https: rather than http: and a padlock or key image can be seen at the bottom of most modern browsers.

Information submitted to the Midlands and Lancashire CSU via this web site will be used solely for the purpose for which it is collected, and will not be passed on to other areas of the Trust, nor to any other organisation, without your explicit permission. The purpose for which the information is collected will be made clear.

We have implemented security procedures and technical measures to protect any personal data which is kept by the Midlands and Lancashire CSU from:

Unauthorised access
Improper use or disclosure
Unauthorised modification
Unlawful destruction or accidental loss

Midlands and Lancashire CSU employees who have access to personal data are obliged to respect confidentiality; they are bound by confidentiality contract clauses and the duties of common law.

Midlands and Lancashire CSU abide by the Data Protection Act of 1998 in the holding and processing of your personal data. The Head of Information Governance is happy to answer any enquiries.

If you are using a public computer and do not wish others to be able to go back to view the details you have typed into a form on the web it is advisable to clear the contents of the form and your cache (temporary internet files) before leaving the computer.

Some information is collected automatically by the web server and is used by the organisation, in aggregate form, for statistical analysis of visits to the site. If you have concerns or questions about this, you can contact the communications and engagement team.

Further information on Data Protection issues can be found at www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

We do not use cookies for collecting user information and we will not collect any information about you except that required for system administration of our web server.

Forms and Images

A number of pages throughout this site invite users to complete forms including their personal details. There is no requirement to fill in these forms in order to view general material on this site. If do you wish to complete a form with your details in order to request a service or log a comment or complaint, you should note the following:

Midlands and Lancashire CSU has a secure server facility to protect your details from third parties when you send them over the internet. Pages protected by this facility have a URL (web address) starting with https: rather than http: and a padlock or key image can be seen at the bottom of most modern browsers.

Information submitted to the Midlands and Lancashire CSU via this web site will be used solely for the purpose for which it is collected, and will not be passed on to other areas of the Trust, nor to any other organisation, without your explicit permission. The purpose for which the information is collected will be made clear.

Your concerns

If you have any concerns about material which appears on our Website, please contact us.