Website Terms of Use


Website Terms of Use

1. Using our website

1.1 The University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust (UHMBT) website is maintained for your personal use and viewing. Access and use by you of this site constitutes acceptance by you of these Terms and Conditions that take effect from the date of first use.

2. Intellectual property

2.1 The names, images and logos identifying the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay are proprietary marks of the NHS. Copying of our logos and/or any other third party logos accessed via this website is not permitted without prior approval from the relevant copyright owner.

2.2 Requests for permission to use our logo should be directed to the Communications team. Telephone 01539 716675; email Tell us how and why you wish to use our logo(s). Please include your contact details; name, address, telephone number and email address.

3. Copyright

© Crown Copyright 2009

3.1 The material featured on this website is subject to Crown copyright protection unless otherwise indicated. You may reuse the Crown copyright protected material (not including the Royal Arms and other departmental or agency logos) free of charge in any format for non-commercial research, private study or internal circulation within your organisation. The material must be acknowledged as Crown copyright and you must give the title of the source document/publication.

3.3 University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust encourages users to establish hypertext links to this website.

3.4 For further information on Crown copyright policy and licensing arrangements, see the guidance featured on the OPSI Website:
OPSI Website

4. Hyperlinking to us at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust

4.1 You do not have to ask permission to link directly to pages hosted on this site. We do not object to you linking directly to the information that is hosted on our site. However, we do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site. The University Hospital of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust pages must load into the user's entire window.

5. Hyperlinking by us at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust

5.1 It is our policy to obtain permission to link to other websites where their terms and conditions instruct us to do so. We are not responsible for the content or reliability of the linked websites. Listing should not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of linked pages.

6. Virus protection

6.1 We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus program on all material downloaded from the Internet. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from this website.

7. Privacy statement

7.1 If you are a user with general public and anonymous access, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust website does not store or capture personal information, but merely logs the user's IP address that is automatically recognised by the web server.

7.2 We do not use cookies for collecting user information and we will not collect any information about you except that required for system administration of our web server.

7.3 This privacy statement only covers the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust website at, and other website addresses (URLs) registered by University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust which direct to This statement does not cover links within this site to other websites.

7.4 The system will record your email address and other information if volunteered to us by you. This shall be treated as proprietary and confidential. It may also be used for internal review and to notify you about updates to the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust website.

8. Social Media Guidelines

Please see the Social Media Terms and Conditions.

9. UHMBT Website security

Data is transferred between the web server and client using a SHA-256 with RSA-2048 cryptographic hashing algorithm, keeping data private and secure. The Trust website: further protects data by using SSL:

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral. SSL is an industry standard and is used by millions of websites in the protection of their online transactions with their customers.

Collection of visitors IP data to the Trust website:

 The site itself does  not collect user IP addresses, or track users while on the site; however. the web server itself does  have a log of information relating to users who access the site.

 This information includes the user IP address, the time the user accessed the site / web page, and the URL in which they were referred from.


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