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Privacy Policy

In order to function effectively and account for our activities, we may retain and process any information contained in or relating to an idea or innovation.

Our log files do not contain any personal information (other than that freely given by you) or information about other sites you have visited.
Any personal details provided by you to the NHS Innovations North website are important and must be true, correct and complete. Personal information attached to an idea or innovation will not be passed on to third parties without the person’s prior consent.
Please notify NHS Innovations North immediately of any changes which are relevant to your registration.
We do not use cookies for collecting user information from the site and we will not collect any information about you except that required for system administration of the web server.
Other websites linked from this site do not necessarily follow the same policies.
Further information on your rights under the Data Protection Act 1998 can be found on the Information Commissioner's website at


Cookie: Message given to a browser program by a web server. The message is then stored by the browser in a text file. Each time the browser requests a page from the server, this message is sent back. A cookie's main objective is to identify users and personalise their visit by customising web pages for them for example by welcoming them by name next time they visit the same site. A site using cookies will usually invite you to provide personal information such as your name, e-mail address and interests. In our case, however, we do not use cookies at all.
IP address: Every machine connecting to the Internet has a four-number address (e.g. which may or may not stay constant between sessions online. Many web users connect indirectly to the Internet via an intermediary (proxy) server.
Log files: Every time the website is accessed an entry is made in the web server's log file. This tells us broadly where an access is coming from, when it was made, which file was requested and whether the request was successful or not. It usually does not allow us to identify individual users. The data is used to assess usage levels and spot technical problems (such as broken pages or web server errors).
Web server: The machine which on which the website is physically located, which delivers (serves up) web pages to your computer.