Please read these terms and conditions carefully. It governs our relationship with you in relation to this website and any submissions of ideas, enquiries, or any other information that you make to us via this website.
We may change these terms and conditions at any time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to review these terms and conditions to ensure you are happy with any changes. Using or accessing this website indicates your acceptance of these terms and conditions. If you do not accept these terms and conditions, please do not continue to use this website.
Your use of this website and our intellectual property rights
We have made this website available to you for your own personal use. We may modify, withdraw or deny access to this website at any time.
This website and all the materials contained in it are protected by intellectual property rights, including copyright, and either belongs to us or is licensed to us to use. Materials include, but are not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance, graphics and documents on the website, as well as other content such as articles and guides.
If you wish to copy, redistribute, republish or otherwise make the materials on this website available to anyone else for a commercial purpose, you will need our consent in writing.
Your intellectual property rights
You may share your ideas, suggestions or any other information with us so that we may, at our sole discretion, consider such ideas, suggestions or other information and assess them for you. Subject to the confidentiality provisions set out below, we may disclose your ideas, suggestions or other information to third parties who may carry out an evaluation on our behalf or may assist us with such evaluation.
If you ask Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust to assess your ideas, suggestions or any other information, we aim to respond to you in thirty (30) working days, either by email or post.
Our liability to you
These terms and conditions do not exclude our liability (if any) to you for:
• personal injury or death resulting from our negligence;
• any matter which it would be illegal for us to exclude or to attempt to exclude our liability.
Other than our liability as set out above, we will not be liable to you whatsoever (whether in contract, tort - including negligence). In particular we cannot accept responsibility for loss, loss of profits, loss of business, depletion of goodwill and like loss.
We do not guarantee that this website will be compatible with all or any hardware and software which you may use. We do not guarantee that this website will be available all the time or at any specific time. We reserve the right to withdraw or modify this website at any time.
We agree not to make or publish any statement relating to, nor to disclose (in whole or in part) to any person, firm, company or organisation any information that you have submitted to us and identified as being of a confidential nature (“Confidential Information”) which we have obtained or received from you, or as set out below.
We may disclose Confidential Information to:
• other NHS bodies;
• other organisations involved in the assessment of your idea, suggestion or any other information;
• their respective employees, agents and sub-contractors; all of whom have a need to know the same for such purpose.
Before so disclosing the Confidential Information we shall ensure that they have signed a confidentiality agreement in order to protect the Confidential
Information by making such bodies/organisations bound by a duty of confidence.
The confidentiality provisions will not apply to the whole or any part of the Confidential Information which is:
• lawfully obtained after the disclosure of the Confidential Information free of any duty of confidentiality otherwise than directly or indirectly from you;
• already in our possession before being received by us from you;
• which we can demonstrate is in the public domain other than as a result of a breach of these confidentiality provisions;
• necessarily disclosed pursuant to a statutory or regulatory obligation; or
• disclosed with your prior written consent.
What information do we collect?
In general, you can use this website without giving us any information. However, in order to communicate with Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust on the website, we require certain information from you including but not limited to:
• telephone numbers
• email address
By providing the above information, you explicitly agree for Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust to use the information you provide to assist and improve its business processes, including:
• internal record keeping;
• to improve our services;
• to follow up in relation to providing an assessment;
• the carrying out of peer reviews in relation to other projects;
• processing any competition entries.
We will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
How to get copies of or amend the information we have collected
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information in relation to you, please write to Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust, for the attention of the Information Governance Manager. You agree to keep your data accurate and up to date and promptly to send us any new or revised personal data. If you think any information we have about you is incorrect or incomplete, please write or e-mail us as soon as possible. We will correct or update any information as soon as possible.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Nothing on this website is intended to be nor should be construed as an offer to enter into a contractual relationship with you or anyone else, except for these terms and conditions which govern the relationship between us in relation to your use of the website.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
The formation, existence, construction, performance, validity and all aspects whatsoever of these terms and conditions or of any term of these terms and conditions will be governed by the law of England and Wales.
The English and Welsh courts will have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any disputes which may arise out of or in connection with these terms and conditions or use of the website.