The health and medical information contained within this
website is intended solely for the patients of this practice and should never
be used as a substitute for seeking advice from your GP.
Whilst we have made every attempt to ensure the accuracy and
validity of all information provided on this website, the practice does not
accept responsibility for events arising from the use of the information
provided. Advice offered to patients, while being as accurate and complete as
possible, should not be used as a substitute for a consultation with the
patient's own doctor.
All links from this website are provided for information and
convenience only. We cannot accept responsibility for sites linked to, or for
the information found there. A link does not imply an endorsement of a site;
likewise, not linking to a particular site does not imply lack of endorsement.
This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other
websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites
3. Website Availability
We cannot guarantee uninterrupted access to this website, or
the sites to which it links. We accept no responsibility for any damages
arising from the loss of use of this information.
4. Medical Information on the Internet
If you use the Internet for medical information then please
be aware of the following points:
Review more than one site and attempt to obtain a balanced
Check for the authors' names and qualifications - anonymous
information is less likely to be sourced accurately
Uses sites that are regularly updated
Be aware that advertising might influence the site contents
- check for commercial sponsorship
Avoid online consultations and diagnoses
Information sourced from outside the UK might describe
treatments not available here
5. Data Collection
We collect information from users who communicate with us
via the website, aggregate information on which pages users access or visit,
and information volunteered by the viewer (such as survey information and/or
site registrations). The information we collect is used to improve the content
of our product and the quality of our service.
As a data controller, the Company is required to notify the
Information Commissioner’s Office that it is processing personal data. The
Company is registered in the register of data controllers. Data controllers
must renew their notification with the Information Commissioner’s Office on an
annual basis. Failure to notify constitutes a criminal offence. Any changes to
the register must be notified to the Information Commissioner’s Office within
28 days of taking place. The Designated Officer shall be responsible for
notifying and updating the Information Commissioner’s Office.
You can be assured that Wyre Forest Health Partnership does
6.1 Wyre Forest Health Partnership does not set first party
cookies on this website containing any personal data unless specifically
instructed to do so by the user. For example, if a user requests to be
remembered on a form then a cookie is set to retain the form data for next
6.2 The Web Site uses third-party Cookies to collect
anonymous traffic data about your use of this website. This information is stored
http://www.google.com/privacy.html. Google Analytics collects information such
as pages you visit on this site, the browser and operating system you use and
time spent viewing pages. The purpose of this information is to help us improve
the site for future visitors.These cookies are not used to track you or your
activity but if you do not wish these cookies to be stored on your computer,
disable cookies in your browser settings.
6.3 You may delete Cookies at any time. See the help in your
internet browser to find out how to delete your cookies.
The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:
A persistent cookie - remains on a computer, unless it expires
or the cookie cache is cleared. It tracks visitors. Metrics associated with the
Google __utma cookie include: first visit (unique visit), last visit (returning
__utmb Cookie & __utmc Cookies
These cookies work in tandem to calculate visit length.
Google __utmb cookie demarks the exact arrival time, then Google __utmc
registers the precise exit time of the user.
Because __utmb counts entrance visits, it is a session
cookie, and expires at the end of the session, e.g. when the user leaves the page.
A timestamp of 30 minutes must pass before Google cookie __utmc expires.
Given__utmc cannot tell if a browser or website session ends. Therefore, if no
new page view is recorded in 30 minutes the cookie is expired. This is a
standard 'grace period' in web analytics. Ominture and WebTrends among many
others follow the same procedure.
Cookie __utmz monitors the HTTP Referrer and notes where a
visitor arrived from, with the referrer siloed into type (Search engine
(organic or cpc), direct, social and unaccounted). From the HTTP Referrer the
__utmz Cookie also registers, what keyword generated the visit plus geolocation
data. This cookie lasts six months.
Google __utmv Cookie lasts "forever". It is a
persistant cookie. It is used for segmentation, data experimentation and the
__utmv works hand in hand with the __utmz cookie to improve cookie targeting
The following cookies are set:
Cookie lasts "forever". Indicates that user has
acknolwledged the 'cookie information' banner and so prevent the banner being
Cookie lasts until the next time the creating form is
opened. It is created when user ticks the box to request that form data is
retained for next time in the appointments or appointments cancellation forms.
Prevents user having to type in all their details again.
Cookies last until the next time the no-registration verion
of the prescriptions form is used. Cookies are created at request of user to
retain form data for next time. Prevents user having to type in all their
Cookie lasts 30 days. Records that user poll has been
answered so that the poll is not displayed again.
Other cookies are used when editing or when logged on to the
staff section to enable the editor to function correctly and to assist with
7. Data Storage
This website uses third party vendors and hosting
partners to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage, and
related technology required to run the website services.
The Surgery may disclose personally identifiable information
under special circumstances, such as to comply with the law or when your
actions violate the Terms of Service.