Terms & Privacy
Use of the website
Users must only use the website for lawful purposes, and in a manner that does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use of the site by, any third party.
Users must not: use the contact us facility to send abusive messages, or to spread sexist, racist or obscene material; attempt to impair the running of the site or corrupt its content, use data or other resources obtained from the site for commercial purposes. In such circumstances, we will: de-register such users; inform the police if appropriate.
Under the Data protection act we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. We use leading technologies and encryption software to safeguard your data, and keep strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it.
We do not pass on your details to any third party.
When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services/information is provided on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device (ie computer, mobile phone or tablet). These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally - they identify you merely as a number. Cookies are NOT programmes and DO NOT collect information from your device.
We receive no support through advertising or sponsorship, and will not accept any advertising on this website or on SPH programme microsites.
The data and information provided on the website are intended to support the activities of the public health discipline. We will endeavour to ensure that the content of all SPH sites is current, accurate and relevant. Responsibility for use of the content rests with the user. For some of the SPH programme microsites, restrictions are placed on who can use the data and for what purpose. It is the user's responsibility to read the metadata associated with any resource and to comply with any copyrights, usage restrictions, etc. With regard to personal information contained in any SPH programme microsite database of registered users, some or all of which may be made visible on the website according to that user's consent, we accept no liability arising from such disclosure.
We cannot guarantee uninterrupted access to this website. We accept no responsibility for any damages arising from the loss of use of this information.
The SPH website and programme microsites provide a number of links to other Internet sites for the convenience of users. We make best efforts to ensure that we link only to reputable sites; however, we are not responsible for the availability or content of these external sites, or for any consequence arising from visiting these sites.
Linking to the websites
Users are welcome to link to the SPH website and microsites. We recommend that when setting up a link it should be to the home page or the search page, with a recommended search term provided. Links to the site are also subject to the material being reproduced accurately and not being used in a derogatory manner or in a misleading context, and the source (including URL) must be acknowledged.
Find out about Freedom of Information Requests for SPH programmes
Since 1st January 2005 the Freedom of Information Act 2000 has provided any enquirer with a statutory right of access to the information held by Public Authorities, subject to a number of exemptions.
Many of the requests we have received can be answered by information already available on our website or alternatively by reference to the Publication Scheme of our host organisation, NHS Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit. If however your request has not been answered after viewing our website and Publication Scheme, please email your request to us at the following address, firstname.lastname@example.org, ensuring your request is clear.