Privacy notice

The Leeds Health and Care Academy is committed to protecting the privacy of all visitors to our website. Please read the following to find out about our practices regarding the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information on our website.

Information we collect

In operating our website we may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Details of your visits to our website and the resources that you access.
  • Information you provide by filling in forms on our website, such as Freedom of Information requests and ‘Contact us’ forms.
  • Information provided to us when you communicate with us for any reason

Any personal information you send to us through our website will be collected and stored only for the use it was intended. For example, if you use our feedback form to submit a concern or complaint, we will use the contact details you provide to get in touch and discuss with you the best way to deal with the matter.

How we use cookies

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • Allowing a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task
  • Automatically populating username and password fields when you have used a service or page before
  • Measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast.

You can manage cookies through your browser setting.

Examples of cookies we use include:

Cookie: Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google. Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use our website.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Embedded content

We want to provide interesting and engaging content on our website. On a number of pages, we use ‘plugins’ or embedded media. For example, we embed YouTube videos on pages. We also provide links to share content with popular social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

The suppliers of these services may also set cookies on your device when you visit the pages where we have used this type of content. These are known as ‘third-party’ cookies. Third party cookies are delivered on behalf of their respective organisations and as such, they may change their name and purpose from the cookies identified below, this is beyond our control.

Cookie: YouTube
Purpose: To track visitor views, and to remember user preferences when viewing YouTube videos embedded in our website web pages.   More information about YouTube cookies.

Youtube is a Google platform.

Cookie: Twitter
Purpose: To track visitor information and for security authentication. More information about Twitter cookies.

How to control and delete cookies

We do not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you.

However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our websites, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit which contains more information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the how you can use and what you might be able to see on our website.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Links to other websites

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we do not have control of any information provided on external websites and are not responsible for others privacy practices. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our website and to read the privacy statements of other websites.

Notification of change

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post these changes on this page so our users are always aware of what information we collect and how we use it.