Privacy Notice & Cookies
At National Care Quality Professionals (NCQP) we are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of our visitors to our web site and subscribers. Here you’ll find information on how we treat data that we collect from visitors to our website, or when someone subscribes to our newsletter, free tools or updates.
Visitors to our Website
When someone visits www.ncqp.org.uk we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. You can find more information on how cookies are used on this website in the Cookies Policy below.
If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.
Subscriber Sign Up
As part of the registration or sign up process, we collect personal information. We use that information for a couple of reasons: to tell you about stuff you’ve asked us to tell you about; to contact you if we need to obtain or provide additional information; to check our records are right and to check every now and then that you’re happy and satisfied. We don’t rent or trade email lists with other organisations and businesses. We always as permission before displaying your data on your member profile in our member directory.
You can unsubscribe as a member or to general mailings at any time of the day or night by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Links to Other Web Sites
Access to Your Personal Information
You are entitled to access the personal information that we hold. Email your request to our data protection officer Anna Farmery at email@example.com
Changes to this Privacy Notice
We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 23rd May 2018.
We use a system of classifying the different types of cookies which we use on the Website, or which may be used by third parties through our websites. The classification was developed by the International Chamber of Commerce UK and explains more about which cookies we use, why we use them, and the functionality you will lose if you decide you don’t want to have them on your device.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your personal computer, mobile or other device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.
How long are cookies stored for?
Persistent cookies – these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.
Session cookies – these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience.
Cookies used on the Website
A list of all the cookies used on the Website by category is set out below.
Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for. These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the Website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the Website.
These cookies collect anonymous information on the pages visited. By using the Website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
These cookies collect information about how visitors use the Website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how the Website works.
These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience. By using the Website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
These cookies allow the Website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Third party cookies
These cookies allow third parties to track the success of their application or customise the application for you. Because of how cookies work we cannot access these cookies, nor can the third parties access the data in cookies used on our site.
For example, if you choose to ‘share’ content through Twitter or other social networks you might be sent cookies from these websites. We don’t control the setting of these cookies, so please check those websites for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.
These terms and conditions are the contract between you and NCQP (“us”, “we”, etc). By visiting or using Our Website, you agree to be bound by them.
They are based on a set written by Net Lawman and released under licence. They protect your rights as well as ours.
I / We are NCQP, an organisation registered in the UK.
You are: Anyone who uses Our Website.
Please read this agreement carefully. If you do not agree with it, you should leave Our Website immediately.
These are the agreed terms:
“Content” means the textual, visual or aural content that is encountered as part of your experience on Our Website. It may include, among other things: text, images, sounds, videos and animations.
“Intellectual Property” means intellectual property owned by us, of every sort, whether or not registered or registrable in any country, including intellectual property of all kinds coming into existence after today; and including, among others, patents, trade marks, unregistered marks, designs, copyrights, software, domain names, discoveries, creations and inventions, together with all rights which are derived from those rights.
“Our Website” means any website or service designed for electronic access by mobile or fixed devices which is owned or operated by us.
“Services” means the service provided from Our Website.
2. Children on Our Website
2.1 Whatever the age of consent in your country, we are anxious that they should be protected from unsuitable Content. To protect your children, you should know our policy, which is as follows:
2.2 In the children categories, our volunteers have checked both the entries, and, where relevant, the links.
2.3 We do not knowingly collect personal information from any person under the age of 18 years.
2.4 Any person of any age may freely access any page of Our Website. We do not check identities. Content is moderated but is intended solely for an adult audience.
2.5 It is you, not we, who provide access to Our Website for the children in your care. It is for you to check that the Content your children might see is suitable for them.
2.6 Where links are concerned, you may like to check the privacy policies of those sites where your children might visit frequently to see how they collect and use information.
2.7 Filter software may also be useful to you.
2.8 You acknowledge that we are not responsible for Content that anyone has placed on Our Website for the content of site accessible by a link from Our Website.
2.9 You now agree to waive any claim you may otherwise have against us on account of age-related suitability of Content and to indemnify us against any claim made by any person on behalf of a child in your care.
3. Intellectual Property
You agree that at all times you will:
3.1 not do anything which does or might reduce the value of our Intellectual Property or challenge our ownership of it.
3.2 notify us of any suspected infringement of the Intellectual Property;
3.3 so far as concerns our work provided or made accessible by us to you, you will not:
3.3.1 copy, or make any change to any part of its code;
3.3.2 use it in any way not anticipated by this agreement;
3.3.3 give access to it to any other person than you, the licensee in this agreement;
3.3.4 in any way provide any information about it to any other person or generally.
3.4 not use the Intellectual Property except directly as intended by this agreement or in our interest.
4. Disclaimers and limitation of liability
4.1 The law differs from one country to another. This paragraph applies so far as the applicable law allows.
4.2 All implied conditions, warranties and terms are excluded from this agreement. If in any jurisdiction an implied condition, warrant or term cannot be excluded, then this sub paragraph shall be deemed to be reduced in effect, only to the extent necessary to release that specific condition, warranty or term.
4.3 You are advised that Content may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. This is inevitable in any large website. We would be grateful if you bring to our immediate attention, any that you find.
4.4 Our Website contains links to other internet websites. We have neither power nor control over any such website. You acknowledge and agree that we shall not be liable in any way for the Content of any such linked website, nor for any loss or damage arising from your use of any such website or from your buying services or goods via such a website.
4.5 The NCQP Website is provided “as is”. We make no representation or warranty that Our Website will be:
4.5.1 useful to you;
4.5.2 of satisfactory quality;
4.5.3 fit for a particular purpose;
4.5.4 available or accessible, without interruption, or without error.
4.6 We claim no expert knowledge in any specific subject. We disclaim any obligation or liability to you arising directly or indirectly from information you take from Our Website.
4.7 We accept no responsibility for third party advertisements which are posted on Our Website or through the Services;
4.8 We shall not be liable to you for any loss or expense which is:
4.8.1 indirect or consequential loss; or
4.8.2 economic loss or other loss of turnover, profits, business or goodwill even if such loss was reasonably foreseeable or we knew you might incur it.
4.9 This paragraph (and any other paragraph which excludes or restricts our liability) applies to our directors, officers, employees, subcontractors, agents and affiliated companies (who may enforce this clause under the contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999) as well as to ourselves.
4.10 NCQP Membership does not represent any form of approval or accreditation of you or your organisation by us or from us as NCQP or from Care Improvement Associates Ltd.
5. Miscellaneous matters
5.1 If any term or provision of this agreement is at any time held by any jurisdiction to be void, invalid or unenforceable, then it shall be treated as changed or reduced, only to the extent minimally necessary to bring it within the laws of that jurisdiction and to prevent it from being void and it shall be binding in that changed or reduced form. Subject to that, each provision shall be interpreted as severable and shall not in any way affect any other of these terms.
5.2 No failure or delay by any party to exercise any right, power or remedy will operate as a waiver of it nor indicate any intention to reduce that or any other right in the future.
5.3 Any communication to be served on either party by the other shall be delivered by hand or sent by first class post or by e-mail.
It shall be deemed to have been delivered:
if delivered by hand: on the day of delivery;
if sent by post to the correct address: within 72 hours of posting;
If sent by e-mail to the address from which the receiving party has last sent e-mail: within 24 hours if no notice of non-receipt has been received by the sender. [Take care before agreeing to accept service by e-mail. It may be convenient, but you could miss or accidentally delete the message]
5.4 The validity, construction and performance of this agreement shall be governed by the laws of [England and Wales / Scotland / Northern Ireland] and you agree that any dispute arising from it shall be litigated only in that country.