Terms and Disclaimer
Disclaimer, privacy, copyright and links policy
Whilst every care has been taken in the compilation of this web site, and every attempt made to present up-to-date and accurate information, we cannot guarantee that inaccuracies will not occur. This site is intended to provide friendly and helpful advice and does not purport to be a definitive guide on any of the issues discussed. You should consult your professional adviser for any legal or other advice. Meridian Healthcare Limited will not be held responsible for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of any inaccuracy or error within these pages.
Occasionally, links from our site lead to pages maintained by other organisations. These links are provided purely for your convenience, and do not imply that Meridian Healthcare Ltd endorses or supports those organisations, the information on their pages, or their products or services in any way. Additionally, no responsibility is assumed by Meridian Healthcare for the contents of its pages.
If you discover any information on our pages which you believe to be inaccurate or inappropriate, please notify us.
All material on this website, including text and graphics (including photography), is copyright to Meridian Healthcare Ltd unless otherwise stated.
The text and graphic content of this web site may be used, printed and distributed only under the following conditions:
* the content of the site is used for non-commercial purposes only
* copyright information is displayed (© Meridian Healthcare), and
* the content is not modified
External links policy
This policy explains what external websites we will and won't link to.
We are happy to link to:
* Websites which add value to the services that we offer, by providing additional and useful information.
* Third parties who we are working in partnership with Meridian Healthcare, or who are participating in events that we are hosting.
We will not link to:
* Out of date websites
* Websites containing content which is unlawful, defamatory, obscene or offensive
* Commercial websites (with occasional exceptions at our discretion, such as directory services, event listings and press)
* Party political websites.
We do not link to external sites in return for services, money or any other consideration in kind.
Links will be added in context when they are relevant to specific content, or on our links and web resources page. Whilst links are moderated to ensure our policy is complied with, we are not responsible or liable for the content of the websites we link to. The inclusion of a link to a third party website should not be understood as an endorsement. We reserve the right to remove links without notice or explanation.
If you wish to submit a link for consideration, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meridian Healthcare Ltd keeps any personal information about you held confidentially in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, whether it is held on computer or in secure manual filing systems.
The personal information we collect and how we use it
We will store your personal information only if you chose to provide us with it, for example by completing an electronic form on this website. We have to hold the details of the people who have requested the service in order to provide it. However, we only use these details to provide the service the person has requested and for other closely related purposes. For example, we might use information about people who have requested a publication to carry out a survey to find out if they are happy with the level of service they received. When people do subscribe to our services, they can cancel their subscription at any time and are given an easy way of doing this.
Visitors to our website
When someone visits our website we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of Meridian Healthcare's website. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.
We use Google Analytics to help analyse use of our website. This analytical tool uses 'cookies', which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors' use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for Meridian Healthcare.
Meridian Healthcare will not (and will not allow any third party) to use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any personally identifiable information of visitors to our site. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source as part of our use of the Google statistical analytics tool. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither Meridian Healthcare nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user.
If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be upfront about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.
Job applicants, current and former Meridian Healthcare employees
When individuals apply to work at Meridian Healthcare, we will only use the information they supply to us to process their application and to monitor recruitment statistics. We obtain a 'disclosure' from the Criminal Records Bureau for all job applicants.
We retain interview notes for 6 months, after which point it is destroyed. We also retain de-personalised statistical information about applicants to help inform our recruitment activities, but no individuals are identifiable from that data.
Once a person has taken up employment with Meridian Healthcare, we will compile a file relating to their employment. The information contained in this will be kept secure and will only be used for purposes directly relevant to that person's employment. Once their employment with Meridian Healthcare has ended, we will retain the file in accordance with the requirements of our retention schedule and then delete it.
Complaints or queries
Meridian Healthcare tries to meet the highest standards when collecting and using personal information. For this reason, we take any complaints we receive about this very seriously. We encourage people to bring it to our attention if they think that our collection or use of information is unfair, misleading or inappropriate. We would also welcome any suggestions for improving our procedures.
This privacy notice was drafted with brevity and clarity in mind. It does not provide exhaustive detail of all aspects of Meridian Healthcare's collection and use of personal information. However, we are happy to provide any additional information or explanation needed. Any requests for this should be sent to the address below.
Disclosure of personal information
In many circumstances we will not disclose personal data without consent. However when we investigate a complaint, for example, we will need to share personal information with the organisation concerned and with other relevant bodies.
Changes to this website privacy notice
How to contact us
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