This website (excluding linked sites) is controlled by NHS Blood & Transplant (NHSBT). The site can be accessed from various other countries around the World. As each of these places has laws that may differ from those of England & Wales by accessing the site both you and we agree that the laws of England shall apply to all matters arising from or relating to the use and contents of this site. You also agree and hereby submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England & Wales with respect to such matters.
By accessing and using this website in any way, including, without limitation, browsing the website, using any information, using any content, using any services, downloading any materials, you agree to and are bound by these Legal Notices. If you do not accept these Legal Notices in full, please cease using this website immediately.
Copyright © NHSBT 2007. All rights reserved. All copyright and other intellectual property rights in all text, images, sound, software and other materials on this site are owned by NHSBT or its affiliated companies or are included with permission of the relevant owner. References to affiliates or affiliated companies shall include all members of the NHSBT. You are permitted to browse this site and to reproduce extracts by way of printing, downloading to a hard disk, and by distribution to other people, but in all cases for informational purposes only and for personal non-commercial use, and provided that the above copyright notice and any trade marks or other proprietary notices of the NHSBT or its affiliated companies appear in all such reproductions. No reproduction of any part of the site may be sold or distributed for commercial gain nor shall it be modified or incorporated in any other work or publication, whether in hard copy or electronic format, including posting to any other site. No other licence or right is granted.
All trade marks displayed on this site are either owned or used under licence by NHSBT and its affiliates. Without limitation, these include the brand names and the logos. The unauthorised use of any trademark on this site is strictly prohibited.
Availability of Products
Reference to any product or service on the site does not constitute an offer to sell or supply that product or service.
You agree not to use this site in such a way that disrupts, interferes with or restricts the use of this site by other users. In particular, you shall not reverse engineer, decompile, copy or adapt any software or other code or scripts forming part of this site nor attempt to transmit to or via this site any information that contains a virus, worm, trojan horse, or other harmful or disruptive component. You shall not change, modify, delete, interfere with or misuse data contained on this site entered by or relating to any other user of this site.
If you post, upload or transmit any information to, on or through this site you shall ensure that the details you supply are accurate and kept up to date. You agree to ensure that any materials uploaded, displayed or transmitted by you to, on or through this site are not false, offensive, defamatory, threatening, obscene or unlawful and do not breach or infringe the rights of any person anywhere in the world.
The information on this site has been included in good faith but is for general informational purposes only and is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. It should not be relied on for any specific purpose and no representation or warranty is given as regards its accuracy, completeness or fitness for a particular purpose. To the fullest extent permissible by law, neither the NHSBT nor any of its affiliates nor its or their officers, employees or agents shall be liable for any loss, damage or expense arising out of any access to, use of or reliance on this site or any site linked to it including, without limitation, any loss of profit, indirect, incidental or consequential loss. We reserve the right to make any changes and corrections to this site, including to any products or services marketed, offered or sold through this site, as and when we consider it appropriate and without notice.
At various points throughout the site, you may be offered automatic links to other Internet sites relevant to a particular aspect of this site. This does not indicate that NHSBT is necessarily associated with any of these other sites or their owners. Whilst it is the intention of the NHSBT that you should find these other sites of interest, neither the NHSBT, its affiliates, nor its or their officers, employees or agents shall have any responsibility or liability of any nature whatsoever for these other sites or any information contained in them, none of which have been verified or endorsed by the NHSBT or its affiliates. If at any time you find that you have accessed another site you may return to this site by clicking on the "backwards" arrow, or by keying in the address of this site in your browser address bar.
Protecting the confidentiality of your data
Other information we may collect
In addition we are constantly trying to improve how we promote our web site. To help us do this, we may measure the effectiveness of our web presence by determining when you clicked on to get to our site. Site measurement statistics may be used to personalise your web site experience, as well as to evaluate - anonymously and in the aggregate - statistics about usage of the web site. Information about your computer, such as your IP address (a number assigned to your computer whenever you surf the Internet), the type of Internet browser you are using and the type of operating system you are using may also be collected and linked to your Personal Information. This is to ensure that our web site presents the best web experience for visitors, and that they are effective information resources.
Some of the pages you visit may also collect information through the use of pixel tags (also called clear gifs) that may be shared with third parties, which directly support NHSBT 's promotional activities and web site development. For example, web site usage information about visitors to our web sites may be shared with our third party advertising agency in order to better target Internet banner advertisements on NHSBT web sites. The information collected through the use of these pixel tags is not, however, personally identifiable, although it could be linked to your Personal Information.
Finally, we may supplement the information that you provided, with other information we hold or that we receive from third parties. We do this for marketing purposes in order to provide more targeted products and service to meet your needs.
Security of information
We take reasonable precautions to keep your Personal Information secure. All personally identifiable information is subject to restricted access to prevent unauthorised access, modification or misuse.
Who to contact
You can request access to Personal Information held by us by writing to us at
Alternatively send your request to us by e-mail by clicking firstname.lastname@example.org