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

The Lung Consultant 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.

The Lung Consultant 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 2 September 2012.

What information do we collect about you?

The Lung Consultant 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.

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.

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
Cheshire SK9 5AF
Telephone 01625 545745

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.