NHS Research Scotland
Stroke Research Network
At the Stroke Research Network we recognise that your personal privacy is a serious and important issue and we support the principle of protecting privacy on the Internet within the context of current UK legislation.
The processing of personal data is regulated by the Data Protection Act 1998. Any requests by individuals for access to information held about them by the Stroke Research Network’s should be made in writing to the Data Protection Officer, The University of Newcastle.
What information is collected?
In order to use the main web site at the Stroke Research Network, you are currently not required to register or provide any personal information about yourself. Any personal information collected from visitors to our website is on a purely voluntary basis, however by supplying the information you are consenting to the Stroke Research Network keeping it for a reasonable period of time and using it for the purposes set out below.
On occasions we may ask you to provide some limited personal information about yourself to participate in services such as the email directory or the Stroke Research Network e-newsletter. This information may include your name, title, address, telephone number and e-mail address. It may be stored electronically or manually by the Stroke Research Network.
When you view our web pages as with most other websites, our webservers build logs of activity which contain information about your location in the world and even your computers IP address. In addition on some pages small visible graphics are used to build and enhance this logging system.
What we do with the information?
Any personal information that you provide to us will only be used for the purpose stated at the time we request it. We will not sell, license or trade your personal information to others. We do not provide your personal information to direct marketing companies or other such organisations.
Using the logging data we analyse demographic and other statistical information about user behaviour to analyse the popularity and effectiveness of our site. In performing such analysis and in the course of our business we will only ever disclose such information in an aggregated form that is not capable of identifying an individual user.