We follow the requirements of the United Kingdom's Data Protection Act on the use of personal data. Our ISP logs use of this site. This enables us to know, for example, the country of origin of a user, and which external site has referred someone to our site. This information is kept permanently for use in site administration and research. It is kept secure and confidential and is only used by Milton Keynes Commissioning and its partners responsible for the development of the website. Summary statistics may be published.
We explicitly ask when we need information that personally identifies you ("Personal Information"). For example, when you register with the Milton Keynes Commissioning Diabetes Portal you are asked for an e-mail address and password. This personal information is held on the Portal database to allow you to log in to the Portal. It will not be used for any other commercial purposes.
We may use technology to track the patterns of behaviour of visitors to our site. This can include using a "cookie" which would be stored on your browser. Cookies are small files of information which save and retrieve information about your visit to our site - for example, how you entered our site, how you navigated through the site, and what information was of interest to you. The cookies we use identify you merely as a number. (If you are uncomfortable regarding cookies use, please keep in mind you can disable cookies on your computer by changing the settings in the preferences or options menu in your browser.)