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Privacy

Who we are

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Hampshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), provides NHS care and treatment for people living in south east England.

Our mental health services provide care and treatment for people with conditions such as psychosis, depression, anxiety, dementia and personality disorder. Our specialist learning disability services provide community and inpatient care for people with complex health needs which can’t be met by other services. We have a number of services that provide very specialist care for people with complex health conditions and social care needs.

We provide care in people’s homes, in specialist clinics, hospitals, GP surgeries and prisons. Our services are aimed at children, young people and adults of all ages and many are provided in partnership.

Our values: People first. Future focused. Embracing change. Working together. Everyone counts.

Privacy of your information

Sussex Partnership, which includes Hampshire CAMHS, uses personal and confidential information for a number of purposes. This page provides a summary of how we use your information.

Website privacy

Information on this page explains our website privacy policy and how we will use and protect any information about you that you give us when you visit this website.

This privacy statement only covers the Hampshire CAMHS website (hampshirecamhs.nhs.uk). It does not cover all sites that can be linked to from this site, so you should always be aware when you are moving to another site and read the privacy statement on that site.

What information do we collect?

From time to time, you will be asked to submit personal information about yourself (e.g. name and email address) in order to receive or use services on our website.

By entering your details in the fields requested, you enable Hampshire CAMHS and its service providers to provide you with the services you select. Any information you provide to Hampshire CAMHS will only be used by us, our agents and service providers and will not be disclosed unless we are obliged or permitted to by law to do so.

The Data Protection Act

Sussex Partnership is committed to protecting your privacy, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, and will not use any information we may hold about you for any purpose other than that for which it was collected. We do not pass on your details to any third party or other government department.

Changes to our policy

If our privacy policy changes in any way, we will place an updated version on this page. Regularly reviewing the page ensures you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties.

Security

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss and alteration of information under our control.

Copyright

All material on this website, including text, graphics and photographs, is copyright of Sussex Partnership unless otherwise stated.

Text and graphics may be freely reproduced for the purpose of personal, educational or private research use. However, all text and graphics, including photographs and the Hampshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services logo, contained in the website are not authorised for any purposes unless permission is first obtained from Sussex Partnership.

Sussex Partnership maintains this website and is committed to the highest standards of information quality. While every attempt has been made to provide up to date and accurate information, Sussex Partnership gives no warranty, either expressed or implied, as to the accuracy of the information on this website.

Neither does it confirm that that the site will be uninterrupted or error free, or that defects will be corrected. Similarly, confirmation cannot be given that the site is free of computer viruses. As a result, Sussex Partnership accepts no liability for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of patients, staff and/or members of the public using the site.

Cookies

What are cookies?

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

How we use cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The cookies we set

In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.

Third party cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

More information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site.

However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us by email at communications@sussexpartnership.nhs.uk