Our NHS People

Privacy policy

Who we are

Our website address is: people.nhs.uk.

This is a service provided by the NHS Leadership Academy and built in partnership with the NHS and third party providers.

The NHS Leadership Academy is part of NHS Improvement. As such, all requests for the NHS Leadership Academy can be sent via NHS Improvement. Their privacy policy page explains our broader privacy policy and how we will use and protect any information about you that you give to us or that we collate when you visit this website.

Their privacy statement covers this NHS Leadership Academy website. It does not cover all sites that can be linked to and from this site, so you should always be aware when you are moving to another site and read the privacy statement on that respective site.

What personal data we collect on this site and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We use Google Analytics to understand the most popular parts of our service to help us improve.

Who we share your data with

Anonymised data about web page visits may be shared with the NHS, content service providers and Google Analytics in order to improve your experience of the site, the content we provide and report on the effectiveness of our service.

If you submit data to access a service, workshop or locally facilitated group, then your details will be shared with regional teams and facilitators in order to provide the services you have requested. Your data will not be shared for any other purpose other than to provide the service you have requested.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Our contact information

To contact us please use the contact us form or visit our main website at https://www.leadershipacademy.nhs.uk.