Privacy & Cookies

Privacy and cookies
This page explains our privacy policy and how we will use and protect any information about you that you give us when you visit this website.

This privacy statement only covers the clinical skills and simulation website www.qaclinicalskills.co.uk  It does not cover all sites that can be linked to from this site, so you should always be aware when you are moving to another site and read the privacy statement on that site.

What information do we collect?
From time to time, you will be asked to submit personal information about yourself (e.g.name and email address) in order to receive or use services on our website.

By entering your details in the fields requested you enable Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber (HEYH) representatives to provide you with the services you select. Any information you provide to HEYH will only be used by us, our agents and service providers and will not be disclosed unless we are obliged or permitted to by law to do so.

If you post or send offensive, inappropriate or objectionable content anywhere on the website or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on the website, we may use whatever information is available to us, about you, to stop such behaviour.

The Data Protection Act
Under the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. We use leading technologies and encryption software to safeguard your data, and keep strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it.

We do not pass on your details to any third party or other government department.

Changes to our policy
If our privacy policy changes in any way, we will place an updated version on this page. Regularly reviewing the page ensures you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties.

This privacy policy applies only to this website.

Following a link to another website
When you go to another website, read the privacy policy on that website if you want to know what it does with your information. This website does not pass on any of your personal information to other websites.

Social networking websites
This website has buttons at the bottom of website pages so you can use social networking websites (eg Facebook and Twitter). By using these buttons you accept the privacy policies of these websites.

Social bookmarking
Social bookmarks are a way of saving links to web pages that interest you, and sharing those links with other people.
Social bookmarking websites are free to use, but you will need to register with them to start bookmarking.

To use a social bookmarking website, you need to:
  • register with a social bookmarking web
  • find a web page you like
  • save the link to the social bookmarking website, which stores it
  • add words or ‘tags’ to the link to explain what the page is about
You can then visit the social bookmarking website whenever and from wherever you want, and view the bookmarked links you have saved or shared. You will also be able to look at other people’s bookmarks and comments, and they will be able to view yours.
Social bookmarking websites all work in different ways and you may prefer to use one or many. It’s worth having a look at the different websites before you decide which one you want to use. You can register with as many as you like.
The social media and social bookmarking services are third party websites. We do not have any control over the way that these websites use your data.
You should read their respective privacy policies carefully to find out what happens to any data that these services collect when you use them.

Facebook
Facebook is a social networking website that has millions of users worldwide. You register and create a profile. You can then add friends to your profile and exchange information with your friends. Facebook also allows people to start groups and fan pages as well as bookmarking other web pages.
Go to Facebook  ( Read the Facebook privacy policy )

Twitter
Twitter is a social networking service. Users send short updates, or mini-blogs (known as tweets), that are no more than 140 characters long. You can collect followers and follow other users. You can also tag words, and search tags to find out what other people are talking about.
Go to Twitter  ( Read the Twitter privacy policy )

Google +
Google social networking service.
Go to Google+  ( Read the Google privacy policy )

LinkedIn
A social networking service mainly used by people to stay in touch. LinkedIn is used to exchange information, ideas and opportunities, stay informed about your contacts and industry, find the people & knowledge you need to achieve your goals, and control your professional identity online
Go to LinkedIn ( Read the LinkedIN privacy policy )

Use of cookies
When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:
  • enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task
  • recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested
  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast
  • analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with the website so we can make it better
You can manage these small files and learn more about them from the article, Internet Browser cookies – what they are and how to manage them.

Current cookies
The following cookies are used on our website:
  • CMS Preferred Culture - This cookie is automatically set by our content-management system. CMS Preferred Culture refers to the language of the site (British English).
  • ASP.NET_SessionId - This is used by Microsoft's ASP.NET technology to identify you as a unique user. It expires when you close your browser and does not store personal data about you.
  • __utmc, __utma, __utmb, __utmz – These cookies are created by Google Analytics. These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
How to control and delete cookies
We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you.

However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our websites, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.

If you wish to view your cookie code, just click on a cookie to open it. You’ll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie.

For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

To opt-out of third-parties collecting any data regarding your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information.