Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy

Website Operator

This website is operated by Dorset HealthCare NHS Foundation Trust ("We"). We are responsible for all mental health services and many physical health services in Dorset, delivering both hospital and community-based care. We are the biggest provider of healthcare in Dorset, and our services continually evolve and develop to meet the needs of the local community.

Privacy statement regarding information about you and your visits to our Website

We will not collect or store any personal data in relation to your visit to our website. However, we may collect and process the following information about you:

  • details of your visits to the Website including, traffic data, location data and the resources that you access;
  • feedback which you provide in relation to the usefulness of our frequently asked questions section; and
  • information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type.

This information is statistical data about browsing actions and patterns. It does not identify any individual. We may also obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. They help us to improve our website and improve our understanding of the mental health and emotional well-being of young people in Dorset. From this information we can:

  • estimate our audience size and usage pattern; and
  • amend/customise our Website according to your individual concerns and requirements.

In compliance with EU legislation, the following table lists the use of cookies on this website:

Cookie Name Purpose More information
These are used by Google Analytics to help gather statistics on the level of usage of our website, including how often our pages are visited. More information about Google Analytics cookies and their uses can be found on Google's website.

Please note that none of these cookies contains any information that can personally identify a visitor to this website.

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. You may wish to visit  www.aboutcookies.org  which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our website.

Reliance on website information

Commentary and other materials posted on our website are not intended to advise on which reliance should be placed. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor of the website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

The material displayed on our website is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. We do not accept responsibility for any liability arising in connection with the website or with the use, or inability to use, the website, any website linked to it and any materials posted on it.

Links from our Website

Where our website contains links to other websites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those websites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Linking to our Website

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.

Our website must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our website other than the homepage. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

Intellectual Property

We are the owner, or the licensee, of all intellectual property rights in our website, and in the material published on it.

You may print off any number of copies, or download extracts, of any pages from our website for your personal reference but you are not allowed to use any part of the materials on our website for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our website must be acknowledged.

If you wish to make any use of material on our website other than that set out above, please address your request to dhc.communications.team@nhs.net

If you have any concerns about material which appears on our website or have any questions or comments in relation to these terms and conditions please contact dhc.communications.team@nhs.net

Thank you for visiting our site.