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How we collect personal data

We collect personal data when you submit a contribution to the Covid-19 PCN website, contact us via email, or sign up for alerts.

We may use this personal data to provide you with information or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you - where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes, and also to notify you about any changes to our website or services.

Why we use your personal data

We use personal data collected to respond to your queries and to resolve any concerns. We will only use your personal data where we have a legal ground to do so. We determine the legal grounds based on the purposes for which we have collected and used your personal data, where it is necessary for us to understand our contributors and site users, to promote our services and operate our site efficiently for the creation, publication and distribution of content online. For example, we will rely on our legitimate interest when we analyse what content has been viewed on our site, so that we can understand how it is used.

Security of your personal data

We will not share your personal data with anyone else. Some of our webpages use social plug-ins from other organisations (such as the “Facebook Recommend” function, Twitter’s retweet function, Google+ function). These other organisations may receive and use personal data about your visit to our site. If you browse our site, information they collect may be connected to your account on their site. For more information on how these organisations use personal data, please read their privacy policies.

We have implemented appropriate technical and organisational controls to protect your personal data against unauthorised processing and against accidental loss, damage or destruction. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data once with us, we cannot guarantee the security of any personal data sent to our site while still in transit and so you provide it at your own risk.


We want to improve the information on the website to make it clear, useful and reliable. In order to achieve this, sometimes small amounts of information are placed on your device, e.g. computer or mobile phone. These are small files known as 'cookies'. A cookie often includes a randomly generated number which is stored on your device. Many cookies are automatically deleted after you finish using the website.

The cookies used by this website do not contain any of your personal information, and we cannot use them to find out who you are. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. Cookies enable us to improve the experience of visitors to the covid19primarycare website and measure the website performance.

By moving further from the front page to other sections of the website, you are consenting to this cookie being held for the duration of the browser session.

To find out how to manage, control, delete cookies, see your browser's help section or your mobile device manual. Or you can visit , where you can find detailed information on cookies. Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the website.