Privacy and data

This page explains how we use any information you give to us, and the ways in which we protect your privacy.


The copyright in this website is variously owned by The Crown, Manchester Local Care Organisation (MLCO) and the copyright holders of certain public domain materials. None of the information or materials which comprises this site may be reproduced other than for personal use without the written permission of Manchester Local Care Organisation.  If there are items within the site for which you hold copyright and we have mistakenly not acknowledged this, please contact us.


Links are provided for information and convenience only. We try and keep links up to date but cannot accept responsibility for the sites they link to or the information found there.


Every effort has been taken to ensure the information in the website is accurate and complete.


We cannot guarantee uninterrupted access to this website, or the sites to which it links.

Intellectual Property

Use of the logos and any other third party logos accessed via the website is not permitted without the prior approval of the copyright owner.

Virus Protection

We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data that may occur from material derived from this website.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

On the 25 May 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation (known as GDPR) comes into effect replacing the Data Protection Act 1998. Under the new regulation we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect about you. We will only use your information for the purpose we have described and we will not pass on your details to any third party or government department unless you give us permission to do so. We use leading technologies to safeguard your data, and keep strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it.

All parts of Manchester Local Care Organisation are obliged to adhere to the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust Information Governance Policies regarding handling personal information.

Session cookies

Cookies are pieces of data created when you visit a website. The cookies our site uses are “session cookies”, which means that your “preferences” are stored temporarily while you move around the site. You can set your computer not to accept cookies. However, if you do this, you may not be able to use some site features because we need to record your preferences in order to give you the information you need during your visit.

Session cookies are deleted when you leave the site. They do not contain any personal information about you, and do not hold any information about which sites you visited before. You can view a guide to cookies that Squarespace collect at

Log files

Log files allow us to record visitors’ use of the site. They enable us to make changes to the layout of the site and to the information in it, based on the way that visitors move around it. Log files do not contain any personal information or information about which other sites you have visited.

What happens when I link to another site?

The site contains links to other websites, including those of NHS Trusts, government departments and of other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to our site, so you should always be aware when you are moving to another site and read the privacy statement of any site which collects personal information. We do not pass on any personal information you have given us to any other site.