Northern Ireland's Leading Health & Social Care Organisation

Website privacy policy


This organisation is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and security.  Whenever you provide us with your personal information via our website we will treat that information in accordance with this policy and current UK Data Protection legislation.  By using the site and any services we offer via our site you are agreeing to be bound by this policy.

This privacy policy sets out how the organisation uses and protects any information that you give us when you use our website.

We are 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.

We 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.

What Information We Collect

The accuracy of your information is important to us.  The type of information we may hold on you is outlined in the following table:


Information we will hold

Registration to receive our regular ‘newswire’

·        Your name

·        Your contact information, including your email address

Contact/feedback form

·        Your name

·        Your contact information, including your email address

On-line employment applications

·        Your name

·        Your contact information, including your email address

·        Your NI number

·        Information about any disabilities you may have

·        Information about your eligibility to work in the UK

·        Information required by the Equal Opportunities Commission

·        Whether you have a driving licence and any endorsements

·        Languages you speak

·        Your qualifications

·        Your work history

·        Referee details

·        Details about a service you might be thinking about buying from us

·        Details of any criminal convictions, reprimands or warnings you may have received.

Security precautions in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your information

When you give us personal information we take steps to ensure that it is treated securely.   Non sensitive details (your email etc.) are transmitted normally over the internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure.  As result while we strive to protect your personal information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk.  Once we receive your information we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.  Where we have given you a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.   We ask you not to share your password with anyone.

Use of ‘cookies’ on the site

Like many other websites we use cookies. Cookies are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you visit.  They collect statistical data but do not identify you as an individual. The next time you visit that site, your computer checks to see if it has a cookie that is relevant (that is, one containing the site name) and sends the information contained in that cookie back to the site. The site then ’knows’ that you have been there before, and in some cases, tailors what pops up on screen to take account of that fact.

Cookies are not usually anything to be concerned about and we will never use cookies in any way that compromises your privacy.

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.

Links to Other Websites

Our site contains links to other websites.  This privacy policy applies only to our site so visitors should always be aware when they are moving to another site and read the privacy statement of any site which collects personal information.  We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our site.  You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Sharing Your Personal Information

We do not pass on any personal information about our visitors to any other site.  In addition, if you linked to this site from a third party site we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third-party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site and contact the owner or operator if you have any concerns or questions.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee may be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to the Human Resources Manager at Movilla House, 2 Berkshire Road, Newtownards BT23 7HH.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Statistical data

We automatically collect statistical data about usage patterns on our website. This information is not used to identify any individual. It is only collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and kept only for as long as required for this purpose.

Email security

Please note unless encrypted, email messages sent via the internet may not be secure and could be intercepted and read by someone else. Please bear this in mind when deciding whether to include personal or sensitive information in any email messages you intend to send.

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