Privacy Policy and Data Protection Statement

We are committed to protecting your privacy, personal information and confidentiality and we take our data protection responsibilities very seriously.

This policy sets out how we collect and use the personal information that you provide whether that is online, by email, letter, by phone or other correspondence.

We promise to keep safe any personal data you share with us, or that we get from other organisations. When we collect data from you we aim to be clear and transparent with how we use that data.

Collecting and using information from our fundraisers, donors and supporters allows us to develop a better understanding of our supporters which informs how we can fundraise more efficiently and communicate better, ultimately enabling us to raise more money and support more services at North Bristol NHS Trust.

To enable us to fundraise for high value giving opportunities appropriately and effectively, we will research individuals and organisations to help us identify suitable major donors, corporate partners, patrons, and committee or appeal board members. More information on this can be found in our full Privacy Policy and Data Protection Statement

You have a number of rights under data protection law, including the right to object to processing and withdraw your consent if you wish.  Please contact us if you wish to discuss using your rights.

Read our full Privacy Policy and Data Protection Statement

This Website uses the following cookies:

Type of cookie Purpose
Strictly necessary cookies These are cookies that are required for the operation of the Website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of the Website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
Analytical/performance cookies These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our Website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our Website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Functionality cookies These are used to recognise you when you return to our Website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region). By using the Website, you agree to our placement of functionality cookies.
Targeting cookies These cookies record your visit to our Website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our Website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

The specific cookies we use are as follows:

Strictly Necessary & Functional Cookies:

PHPSESSID: Used to identify the session between our website and your browser. No tracking or personal information is stored. This cookie is solely for the necessary functions of our website.

mmc-cookie-consent: Stores the user’s Cookie consent choice

_hjFirstSeen: The cookie is set so Hotjar can track the beginning of the user’s journey for a total session count. It does not contain any identifiable information.

_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress: The cookie is set so Hotjar can track the beginning of the user’s journey for a total session count. It does not contain any identifiable information.

Analytical cookies:

mailchimp_landing_site: used by mailshimp to store the first page visited

_ga: Records a particular ID used to come up with data about website usage by the user

_ga_#: Used to distinguish individual users by means of designation of a randomly generated number as client identifier, which allows calculation of visits and sessions

_gat_UA-62841134-1: This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It is a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.

_ga_3KELSEBYTM: This cookie is used by Google Analytics to persist session state.

Targeting cookies

_fbp: Used by Meta to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers

_hjSession_2713504, _hjSessionUser_2713504, _hjIncludedInSessionSample_2713504: Used by Hotjar to track user journeys through the site

Thank you for your support – it makes a huge difference to our patients, their families and our staff.

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