The State Hospital

The State Hospital, Carstairs, Lanark ML11 8RP
Phone: 01555 840293 Fax: 01555 840024 email:

Privacy Policy

User Anonymity & Personal Information on SHOW and the State Hospital website

The State Hospital is part of the SHOW network and uses SHOW to host this website.

Log files are maintained and analysed of all requests for files on the SHOW servers. Aggregated analyses of these log files are used to monitor website usage. These analyses are made available to the State Hospital to allow them to measure, for example, overall popularity of the site and typical user paths through the site.

In combination with other information which is not collected by SHOW but which may be collected by suppliers of network services, it may in certain situations be possible to identify an individual user's use of SHOW's websites.

SHOW does not collect the additional information required and will make no attempt to track or identify individual users, except where explicit consent for this is given or where there is a reasonable suspicion that unauthorised access to systems is being attempted.

In the case of all users, SHOW reserves the right to attempt to identify and track any individual who is reasonably suspected of trying to gain unauthorised access to computer systems or resources operating as part of the SHOW service. As a condition of use of this site, all users must give permission for SHOW to use its access logs to attempt to track users who are reasonably suspected of gaining or attempting to gain unauthorised access.

All log file information collected by SHOW and passed to the State Hospital is kept secure and no access to raw log files is given to any third party.


Use of Cookies

The State Hospital does not store any information that would on its own allow us to identify individual users of this service without their permission. Any cookies that may be used are used either solely on a per session basis or to maintain user preferences. Cookies are not shared with any third parties.


Data Protection

Any personal information will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality in accordance with the Data Protection Act, 1998.


Collection and use of personal information on The State Hospital's website

The only information we record is that which you supply, either by emailing us or by submitting the online forms.

Any such information is used by us only within the organisation, and solely for the purpose of processing your information request or submission. It is not divulged to any third parties.

Privacy and Data Protection enquiries may be made to:

Thomas Best
Head of eHealth
The State Hospital
Lanark ML11 8RP

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