Privacy and Cookie Policy

RGUC is committed to protecting the User’s privacy. We will only use the information that it collects lawfully (in accordance with the Data Protection Act).

Cookies Policy

With a view to recent changes in European legislation, the law now requires all websites to ask for a user’s permission if any types of cookie are left on their devices for the first time. A cookie is a small text file placed on a user’s device (which can be a desktop computer, mobile device, tablet, etc.) that is used to track certain site usage behaviours. This can include;

  • Google Analytics

  • Google adWords & adSense

  • The use of shopping trolleys and their contents used on a number of visits or a single visit to a website.

  • Remembering user settings between visits, i.e. such as language selection, saving log on details, buying behaviours.

  • Ability to share personal information between social networks like Facebook and Twitter.

How RGUC use cookies

This website uses category 2 performance cookies to collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

RGUC currently uses cookies on the website for analytics

The data collected is limited to RGUC’s use only, for managing the performance and design of the website. These cookies can be third-party cookies but the information is for the exclusive use of the RGUC website.

By using the RGUC website you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

How to reject Cookies?

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are used on the RGUC website, or other websites, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser will explain how to do this.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit -
For more information about "cookies" and how to reject them, please see the
Interactive Advertising Bureau's website

Third party websites cookies

Links on our website that go to external websites such as client’s websites may use internal and external links that use cookies. RGUC cannot be held responsible for these cookies. Please view the terms and conditions or privacy policy on these websites for further information on their cookie policy.

The above cookie information may be updated at any time in the future. The last update was January 2014.

User's Data

We collect information about the user, to process the users request to log on to the virtual learning environment area of this website. This offers more information than the public facing part of the RGUC website, therefore offering the best possible service.

The type of information RGUC will collect about the user includes:
User Name
Email Address

The information RGUC holds will be accurate and up to date. The user can check that the information that RGUC holds about the user by emailing us.

If you have any comments about the content of the site or if your details change, you can alter the details we hold by sending an e-mail notification. If you experience any difficulty using our site or require further information regarding our cookie policy, please contact us at:

Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust Data Protection Policy

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust (DGOH) is registered to process personal and sensitive personal data under the Data Protection Act 1998 (data controller).

We collect data on our patients for the purposes of care and treatment and to audit that care and treatment. We may use personal and sensitive personal data for the purposes of teaching and research, but we will only do this with the consent of the patient and/or their carer where applicable.

We will use anonymised data wherever possible to protect patient confidentiality. DGOH may share information with other NHS or social care organisations for the purposes of ongoing care and treatment. You will always be informed of this and given the opportunity to object. We will also give out information as required by law, for example to comply with a court order.

Virus protection

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 programme 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 that may occur while using material derived from this website.

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