DREAM Website Privacy Notice

Who are we?

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust is the Sponsor and data controller for the DREAM Study and are based in the United Kingdom; they have delegated the day-to-day running of the study to the Liverpool Clinical Trials Centre, which is part of the University of Liverpool.

Information Collected

In general, you may visit the Site without telling us who you are or revealing any personally identifiable information about you. Our servers collect the domain names, operating system in use (e.g. macOS, Windows, Linux) and browser (e.g. Firefox, Internet Explorer). This information is aggregated to measure the number of visits, average time spent on the Site, pages viewed, etc. LCTC uses this information to measure the use of our Site and to improve the content of our Site. E-mail addresses and other personally identifiable information such as first and last name, telephone number, and other similar information are known only when voluntarily provided.

We may use the personal information you provide for any of the following purposes:

  1. to understand the use of our Site and make improvements.
  2. to respond to specific requests from visitors.
  3. to protect the security or integrity of our Site when necessary.

Disclosures of Your Information, unless otherwise disclosed during the collection, personally identifiable information that may be collected in connection with visitors to this Site is retained by LCTC. We never sell, transfer or otherwise disclose this personally identifiable information outside this organisation, except where disclosure is required by law.

How we use your information

As an NHS organisation, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust uses personally identifiable information to conduct research to improve health, care and services. As a publicly funded organisation, we have to ensure that it is in the public interest when we use personally identifiable information from people who have agreed to take part in research. This means that when you agree to take part in a research study, we will use your data in the ways needed to conduct and analyse the research study. Your rights to access, change or move your information are limited, as we need to manage your information in specific ways in order for the research to be reliable and accurate. If you withdraw from the study, we will keep the information about you that we have already obtained. To safeguard your rights, we will use the minimum personally identifiable information possible. More information on how we use your information can be found at https://mft.nhs.uk/privacy-policy/

Health and care research should serve the public interest, which means that we have to demonstrate that our research serves the interests of society as a whole. We do this by following the UK Policy Framework for Health and Social Care Research.

If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact the Data Protection Officer at dpo@mft.nhs.uk who will investigate the matter. If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data in a way that is not lawful you can complain to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).