Privacy statement for yorsexualhealth website
Information about our organisation
York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is responsible for the content of this website and is fully compliant with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the NHS Confidentiality Code of Practice. The Yorscreen Chlamydia Screening Programme is managed by York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and operates within the core requirements of the National Chlamydia Screening Programme (NCSP).
Yorscreen can be contacted at Monkgate Health Centre, 31 Monkgate, York YO31 7WA, tel. 01904 725440.
NCSP details available at www.chlamydiascreening.nhs.uk
The yorsexualhealth website is hosted by See Green [www.seegreen.eu] who can be contacted at See Green, Turing House, 2 Marsden Park, Clifton Moor, York, YO30 4WX
Information required for the chlamydia testing service
Your name, address and personal details will be held and treated as highly confidential information, used solely by the Yorscreen Chlamydia Screening Programme and the NCSP. If you wish to request a postal chlamydia test, we need to know your name, address to which you want the kit posted and your age. This service is available to 16 - 24 year olds living/staying in North Yorkshire. If the address you provide is not within North Yorkshire, we will not be able to post a kit to you, but will forward your details to your local Chlamydia Screening Programme. If you are over 25 years old you will need to contact your local sexual health/GUM clinic. If you are under 16 years old, you can still get tested but will need to speak to a doctor, nurse or youth worker first.
Use of your information
The information that we collect and store relating to you is only used to enable us to send you a postal chlamydia test. Further information about the testing service and the results will be sent with the testing kit or you can contact Yorscreen for more information. We will not pass on any of your personal details to any other party outside of the NCSP.
The information you supply to us electronically via the request a testing kit page is transmitted over an SSL encrypted connection, this means it is very unlikely that your information could be intercepted and read. This is a much more secure method to request a testing kit than using standard email.
However, we cannot accept any responsibility for any damages or loss whatsoever caused by the interception of your personal information.
Third party links
There are links to third party websites on our website. These sites should have their own privacy policies that you should check. We do not accept any responsibility for the content of these websites.
Access to information
The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to access the information that we hold about you. Should you wish to see the details that we hold about you please contact us.