Fair Collection / Privacy Notice

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires that data controllers provide certain information to people whose information (personal data) they hold and use. A privacy notice is one way of providing this information. This is sometimes referred to as a fair processing notice.

The personal information we process about you will depend on who you are and what relationship you have with the Trust. Please see the further information below to understand how we protect, use and, where required, share your data.

The RD&E Trust also carries out medical research, if you are a research participant you should have received a participant information leaflet advising how your data will be processed in relation to the specific research project.

If you have any queries about the way your personal data has been processed please contact the Trust Data Protection Officer by emailing rde-tr.dataprotectionofficer@nhs.net.


Our website places cookies, which are small data files, on your computer or hand held device. This is standard practice for all websites. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

The NHS is committed to respecting the privacy of individuals using this website. Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust does not collect any personal information about those using the site, or use cookies to track or log information about users. We do analyse the server log files which contain details of the Internet Protocol address (IP address) of computers using the site, pages looked at, the times of day and the type of web browser used. None of this information is linked to individuals or distributed to third parties.

There are two types of cookie you may encounter:

  • First party cookies: these are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our site
  • Third party cookies: these are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site, for example Google and Vimeo, which have their own cookies, controlled by them

How to control and delete cookies

If you wish to restrict or block the cookies set by the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust website, or any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. Each browser is different, so check the ‘Help’ menu of your particular browser (or your mobile phone’s handset manual) to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

Websites like www.aboutcookies.org.uk contain comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may cause the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust website to work incorrectly.


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