Privacy and Cookie Policy

Privacy policy

Oxford Health Policy Forum CIC (‘OHPF, ‘we’, ‘our’, ‘us’) takes the protection of personal data very seriously. 

This policy explains:

  • what information we may collect about you

  • how we use the information we collect about you

  • whether we will share this information with anyone else

  • your choices and how you can instruct us if you prefer to limit the use of your information measures we have in place to safeguard your privacy.

This policy applies whether you provide information to us through our website, by email or via other means.

Information about us

Oxford Health Policy Forum is the data controller responsible for protecting personal information you provide to us. We are a not for profit community interest company registered in England and Wales under company number 10474250; our registered office address is 264 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 7DY UK. 

If you have any queries about this policy, please contact us  by emailing [email protected]

What are personal data?

‘Personal data’ is information that can be used to detect your identity and includes your name, address, telephone number and email address. Personal data is also information that can be associated with you, together with other information e.g. your IP address.

If you do not agree with this privacy policy, you must not use this website or submit any information to us.

Information we collect

We collect and store personal data you provide to us when you interact with us. On occasion we may supplement the information we collect about you with records maintained by third parties to provide you with information or services you have requested.

In addition to information you submit to us, we and our third-party service providers may use a variety of technologies that automatically or passively collect certain information whenever you interact with us. This may include the browser and operating system you are using, the URL that referred you to the website and the time of day you interacted with us (‘usage information’).

Usage information may also include the IP address or other unique identifier (‘device identifier’) for any computer, mobile phone, tablet or other device (‘device’) used to access the website. A device identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your device; our servers identify your device by its device identifier.

We may also collect certain information about you by automated means such as cookies, web beacons and web server logs. For more information please see our cookie policy. 

How we use your information

Except as described in this privacy policy, or as notified to you at the time we collect your information, we will not share your personal information with any third party. Any information you give us is held with appropriate care and security and will only be used as set out in this policy or in ways to which you have consented. These may include communicating with you regarding our programme of events, completing a transaction you may have requested, and sending you periodic communications and surveys.

We may also use your personal information and/or usage information to:

  • consider your application if you have applied for a career opportunity with us

  • enable and allow you to participate at events or to contribute to publications (or to assess your suitability to participate or contribute), including without limitation to respond to your queries or comments

  • operate our business (including developing new products and services, conducting research, managing our communications, producing training materials and programmes, determining the effectiveness of and optimizing our advertising, analysing our products and services, and performing accounting, auditing, billing and reconciliation activities)

  • prepare and provide aggregated data reports showing anonymized information (including, without limitation, compilations, analyses, analytical and predictive models and rules, and other aggregated reports) for our business purposes

  • ask for feedback on our services and products

  • comply with industry standards and our policies.

Sharing your information

We may share your personal information and usage information:

  • with third-party service providers that perform services on our behalf, including, without limitation, those that offer, host or operate our systems

  • to comply with UK law, a judicial proceeding, court order or other legal process, such as requirements of emergency services and/or law enforcement agencies

  • to enforce our agreement with you

  • to analyse and enhance our communications and strategies (including by identifying when emails sent to you have been received and read, and your location)

  • to investigate, prevent or take action regarding actual or suspected illegal activities, suspected fraud, emergencies, violations of this privacy policy or other agreement, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved, or to protect our rights, property or the rights or property of our users, third parties and/or the public

  • with other third parties, with your consent

  • as aggregate or de-identified information with third parties for marketing, advertising, research and other purposes

  • to conduct web analytics to track the use of our website; this information is shared with Google Analytics and stored on servers in the USA (for more information on Google Analytics, please refer to Google’s privacy policy; alternatively, you can opt out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl+en=GB).

If data are disclosed to contractors during commissioned data processing they shall be subject to this policy, and, if applicable, to other additional or relevant alternative data privacy provisions and contractual conditions.

Data storage and security

We store information related to our global operation on protected servers located in Oxford and London.

We have appropriate measures in place to protect against unlawful disclosure, loss, misuse, unauthorized access or alteration of information we collect from you. We use encryption to help protect the transmission of personal information from you to us.

We also protect the security of your data during transmission online using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption software.

Your options

If you have provided us with personal data, we will keep your information in accordance with our retention policy. You may withdraw your consent to our processing by emailing us and we will apply your preferences in our future communications. If statutory retention periods require further provision, we will lock those records.

You may also email us to access information we hold about you, or to request rectification of any personal data we hold about you

Changes to this privacy policy

This privacy policy is subject to changes and updates. We will post any changes on this page.

Contacting us

If you have any queries, questions or comments about our privacy policy, you can contact us at any time by emailing [email protected]  – we aim to respond within 7 business days. If we are unable to resolve your query or complaint, you may refer your complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office by clicking here: https://ico.org.uk/concerns/.

 

Cookie policy

A cookie is a small file sent to your computer, mobile phone, tablet or other device when you visit a website. Cookies are sent by a web server to a web browser to enable the server to collect information from the browser and recognize your device on future visits. These types of files serve a number of different purposes such as remembering your preferences. Cookies help us to provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us to analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website to tailor it better to our users’ needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.

Cookies do not give us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose 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; this may, however, prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Tracking

We may not respond to web browser ‘do not track’ signals. If you would like additional information about online tracking and various opt-out mechanisms, please see https://allaboutdnt.com/.

Third-party services

Our website may contain links to other websites that are owned and managed by third parties. Those websites have their own privacy policies and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for them.