Privacy policy

The Sexual Health & Blood Borne Virus Managed Care Network (SHBBV MCN) fully respects your right to privacy when using our website. On this page you will find details of our privacy practices in relation to our website and what we do to maintain your right to privacy.

Any personal data collected through this website will be treated as confidential in line with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.


NHS Tayside SHBBV MCN (as part of NHS Tayside) seeks to ensure that the information published on its website is up to date and accurate. However, the information on the website does not constitute medical, legal or professional advice and NHS Tayside cannot accept any liability for actions arising from its use. NHS Tayside cannot be held responsible for the contents of any pages referenced by an external link.

This Website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, NHS Tayside are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Website.

Collection and use of personal information on this website


The SH & BBV MCN does not collect any personal data about you on this website apart from information you volunteer, either by emailing us or by submitting any online forms. Any information you provide via this website is not made available to any third parties. Any information provided is used by the SH & BBV MCN for the purposes of processing your request and as set out in the paragraph below.

Use of Cookies

Due to changes in EU legislation, which came into force on 26 May 2012, we are required to inform you about cookies we store on your device when you visit our website.

To allow us to comply with the legislation we have implemented an ‘implied consent’ solution. When you visit our website you will see an information bar across the top of each web page informing you that cookies are used and inviting you to acknowledge the message by clicking ok. You do not need to click ok and if you don’t the site will continue to function normally. If you do click ok the information bar will be removed from all our web pages and on subsequent visits to our website.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small data file that certain websites write to your hard drive when you visit them. These can be used for many purposes. This site uses different types of cookie. All the cookies we set on this website are deemed to be minimally intrusive in terms of your privacy. By continuing to use this website you imply that you consent to these cookies being set.

If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. You may also be able to access them through your web browser. Search in your cookies list to find our cookies if you wish to delete them. More information about cookies, including how to block or delete them, can be found at Visitors can use our website with no loss of functionality if cookies are disabled in the web browser.

Analytics cookies

We use Google Analytics, a popular web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies to help us to analyse how users use our website. The information generated by the Google Analytics cookies about your use of our website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google undertakes not to associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

Contact us

If you have any queries or would like further information about our privacy policy or use of cookies, please contact us by email, telephone or letter. Contact details can be found on our Contact Us page