Privacy Policy

Important Information  

  • The health and medical information contained within this website is intended solely for the patients of this practice and should never be used as a substitute for seeking advice from your GP.    

  • Accuracy  whilst we have made every attempt to ensure the accuracy and validity of all information provided on this website, the practice does not accept responsibility for events arising from the use of the information provided. Advice offered to patients, while being as accurate and complete as possible, should not be used as a substitute for a consultation with the patient's own doctor.   

  • Links  All links from this website are provided for information and convenience only. We cannot accept responsibility for sites linked to, or for the information found there. A link does not imply an endorsement of a site; likewise, not linking to a particular site does not imply lack of endorsement. This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit   

  • Website Availability  We cannot guarantee uninterrupted access to this website, or the sites to which it links. We accept no responsibility for any damages arising from the loss of use of this information.   

  • Medical Information on the Internet  If you use the Internet for medical information then please be aware of the following points:  

  • Review more than one site and attempt to obtain a balanced view 

  • Check for the authors' names and qualifications - anonymous information is less likely to be sourced accurately 

  • Uses sites that are regularly updated 

  • Be aware that advertising might influence the site contents - check for commercial sponsorship 

  • Avoid online consultations and diagnoses 

  • Information sourced from outside the UK might describe treatments not available here  

  • Data Collection  we collect information from users who communicate with us via the website, aggregate information on which pages users access or visit, and information volunteered by the viewer (such as survey information and/or site registrations). The information we collect is used to improve the content of our product and the quality of our service.   

  • As a data controller, the Company is required to notify the Information Commissioner’s Office that it is processing personal data. 

  • The Company is registered in the register of data controllers. Data controllers must renew their notification with the Information Commissioner’s Office on an annual basis. Failure to notify constitutes a criminal offence. Any changes to the register must be notified to the Information Commissioner’s Office within 28 days of taking place. The Designated Officer shall be responsible for notifying and updating the Information Commissioner’s Office.   

  • Cookies  You can be assured that our website does not use cookies to track your activity online.   

  • We do not set first party cookies on this website containing any personal data unless specifically instructed to do so by the user. For example, if a user requests to be remembered on a form then a cookie is set to retain the form data for next time.   

  • The Web Site uses third-party Cookies to collect anonymous traffic data about your use of this website. This information is stored by Google and subject to their privacy policy, which can be viewed: 

  • Google Analytics collects information such as pages you visit on this site, the browser and operating system you use and time spent viewing pages. The purpose of this information is to help us improve the site for future visitors.These cookies are not used to track you or your activity but if you do not wish these cookies to be stored on your computer, disable cookies in your browser settings.    

  • You may delete Cookies at any time. See the help in your internet browser to find out how to delete your cookies.   Cookies Used  The following cookies are set by Google Analytics

  • Data Storage  this Surgery Website uses third party vendors and hosting partners to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology required to run the website services.

  • Disclosure  The Surgery may disclose personally identifiable information under special circumstances, such as to comply with the law or when your actions violate the Terms of Service.   

Data protection officer: Peterborough and Cambridge Care Commissioning Group

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG, Lockton House, Cambridge, CB2 8FH

Octagon Medical Practice