This privacy policy explains how we, the Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire Local Maternity System, collect, use and look after your personal information.

The kind of information we collect

We collect information on how you use our website, such as how often you visit, how you get to it (from search or social media, for instance), which pages you view and from which page you leave the site. 

How we use your information

We may use the information we collect from to improve how our website works and decide what content we upload and how we present it

How we keep your information safe

In accordance with General Data Protection Regulation (or GDPR for short) we’re committed to keeping the information we collect through our website safe and secure.

Third-party links

This website may include links to third-party websites and their applications. Clicking on those links and taking any other actions on those websites may allow those third parties to collect information about you. We’re not responsible for those websites and don’t have any control over how they collect information, so we recommend that you read the privacy statement of any site linked to this one.

Browser tracking

Like most websites, we use cookies. These are small pieces of data sent by a website and stored on a user’s computer to memorise that computer’s web-browsing activity.

The cookies we use are non-intrusive. In other words, we won’t attempt to match specific cookie data to individual people and we won’t share that data with any other websites or organisations.

We only use cookies to help us to improve our website and the service it provides. For example, by looking at which of our pages are most often viewed.

If you’d prefer not to use cookies when visiting our website, please set your browser preferences to refuse to accept cookies from

Updates to this policy

We may need to update our privacy policy if the service we provide changes. If this happens, we’ll let you know about the updates via a message on our website. 

Your rights

The General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR for short, is one of the biggest changes to data privacy in recent years. Its purpose is to put you in control of how your information is collected and used by organisations.

That means you have the right to know exactly for what purpose your information is used, how it’s looked after and how you can change or remove that information.

If you have any queries about how we collect and use your information, which we haven’t already answered on this page, please feel free to get in touch​. If you’d like to know more about your rights, the Information Commissioner’s website is a good source of general information.