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Consultant Laparoscopic Colorectal and General Surgeon

Privacy & Cookies

We provide this information about our privacy policy in plain English so that it is clear how Bowel Surgery London uses and protects any information that you give when you use our website.

Bowel Surgery London is strongly committed to making sure your privacy is protected when you use our website. If we ask for information from you (for example, in our online appointment or referral forms), by which you can be identified, we will only use this information in accordance with this privacy policy.

Bowel Surgery London retains the right to make changes to this privacy policy from time to time, and without giving prior notice. Please check this page regularly to make sure you are still happy to accept our current privacy policy, which became effective on 1 June 2012.

What information do we collect about you?

Bowel Surgery London may collect the following types of information about its website users:

  • Information that does not identify you: this includes analytical information about your visits to the website; your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, source of referral, how long your visit is and which pages you look at.
  • Information that does identify you: when you fill in our online appointment form, personal details, including your contact details and medical information may be requested. Note that all our online forms are encrypted and security protected to protect your privacy.

What do we do with the information we collect about you?

  • Information that does not identify you: we collect this information to see how visitors are using the website so that we can refine and improve it over time. These improvements may be to the content, the structure and design, or both.
  • Information that does identify you: we use your personal details to contact you directly regarding an appointment. By sending us this information you also accept that we may need to send it, electronically or in other formats, to consultants who need to assess your condition and to give their professional opinion prior to your appointment. We will never share your information with other organisations for commercial purposes, marketing or market research.

Cookie information

What is a cookie?

A “cookie” is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. When you visit the website again, the cookie allows that site to recognise your browser. Cookies may store user preferences and other information. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some website features or services may not function properly without cookies.

Find out more about cookies.

List of cookies used on Bowel Surgery London website

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These cookies enable the function of Google Analytics. Software. This software helps us take and analyse visitor information such as browser usage, new visitor numbers, response to marketing activity and shopping times. That information helps us to improve the website.The data stored by these cookies do not identify people and do not collect any personal data.

Full details on the cookies set by Google Analytics are published on the Google website. Google also publishes a browser add-on to allow you to choose that information about your website visit is not sent to Google Analytics.

Cookies set by Google Analytics

Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on

Why Bowel Surgery London uses cookies

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to our users needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives 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 prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

How to control cookies

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement that applies to each website you visit.

Controlling your personal information

The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to access the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF

Telephone 01625 545745

www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

Please note that any demand for access may be subject a fee which covers our costs in providing you with the information requested.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be inaccurate.