Privacy Statement

Kingston Hospital Trust collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number if you provide these.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Kingston Hospital Trust. This information can include: your IP address (the unique identifying number of a computer), the browser you use, for example Internet Explorer (IE), Firefox etc., domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Kingston Hospital Trust for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Kingston Hospital Trust Web site.

Kingston Hospital Trust encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Kingston Hospital Trust so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Kingston Hospital Trust is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Kingston Hospital Trust and Kingston Hospital Trust family of Web sites.

Use of your Personal Information

Kingston Hospital Trust collects and uses your personal information to operate the Kingston Hospital Trust Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Kingston Hospital Trust also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other  services available from Kingston Hospital Trust and its partner organisations. Kingston Hospital Trust may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services which may be offered.

Kingston Hospital Trust does not sell, rent or lease your information to third parties. Kingston Hospital Trust may, from time to time, contact you about a service which may be of interest to you, or to ask you for feedback. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to other parties. In addition, Kingston Hospital Trust may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail or provide you with support.

Kingston Hospital Trust does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.

Kingston Hospital Trust keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Kingston Hospital Trust, in order to determine what Kingston Hospital Trust services are the most popular.

Kingston Hospital Trust Web sites not disclose your personal information unless required to do so by law.

Use of Cookies

The Kingston Hospital Trust Website may use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you register with Kingston Hospital Trust site or services, a cookie helps Kingston Hospital Trust to recall your specific information on subsequent visits.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Kingston Hospital Trust or Web and it's micro sites.

Content Management System (CMS) - The software that runs this website stores a temporary (session) cookie or cookies on your machine which are removed from when you close your browser. These help to keep track of the pages your visit and help with the funcionality of the website. The website may also store some persitent cookies on your machine - an example might be a cookie that helps remember you when return to the site (these are stored for a period of time and then deleted automatically). Some CMS cookies are used to help us to see the number of visitors to the site but we do not collect personally identifiable data from these.


Visitor Behaviour - So that we can measure the popularity of pages, where people come from and other general statistics, we also use Google Analytics to track new and repeat visitors but this software does not have any information about who you are.

Please see the Google Analytics Privacy Policy if you want to know more.


Functionality - We use some functionality based cookies to help the site function properly. Declining cookies these might change the way our website looks and/or behaves. These cookies are NOT used for targeted advertising.


Video - These cookies may be placed on your computer by the respective video streaming websites - find out more from the respective privacy policies: YouTube Privacy Policy & Vimeo Privacy Policy


Accept Cookies - If you click the 'continue' button to accept cookies, this decision generates a cookie which is stored for a set period of time (usually 1 year), when it will be automatically deleted and you will be asked again if you wish to accept cookies from the site.


Other Websites

Occasionally, the pages on our site may link to other external website (e.g. to point you to extra information about an event, or some relevant news or educational resource) - we are not responsible for the content of, or policies or any external site which we link to. This website has links to external sites which will have their own cookie and privacy policy. We are not responsible for the content of, or policies or any external site which we link to.

There may be websites external to this website that we link to from our menus and pages- we advise that you read their policies to determine how they use your information and what cookies they store:


How can I manage Cookies on my own computer?

Your Browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or IE, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari etc.) has an menu option which will allow you to control and remove Cookies that have been stored on your computer. Sometimes this is in the same place where you view your History. Use your Browser's Help facility if you are unsure where you can go to delete cookies.

aboutcookies.org has more detailed information about how to remove cookies from your computer (this is an external site - if you click this link, don't forget to read their privacy/cookie policy).