Panther Study Privacy Notice

This privacy notice is published in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which formally comes into effect on the 25 May 2018.  This notice provides general information on the way in which the personal information you provide is managed and processed by University of Nottingham (the ‘data controller’). 

The Data Controller and Contact Details
The University of Nottingham is the Data Controller for the personal data you provide.  The contact details for you to exercise any of your data protection rights or to raise any concerns you may have regarding your personal data are:

Online : You can use the online contact form found on this website.

Information we collect about you
We may collect and process the following data about you:

  • information provided voluntarily by you. For example, when you register for information, apply for a particular service or make a comment or complaint
  • your personal information will not be shared with any third party, other than our data processors, for the delivery of the requested service
  • information that you provide when you communicate with us by any means such as email, letter or telephone call
  • information collected using cookies on your computer about how you browse our website.

Use of Your Personal Data
The information you have provided will be used in adherence with statutory obligations.

We are legally able to process your personal data:

  • when you have freely and explicitly provided your consent to this processing or
  • when we have a statutory duty to collect and process this information to provide the required service or undertake a statutory function.
  • when your personal data forms part of a contract.

The consequence of you not providing personal information is that we will be unable to process you enquiry, assessment or application.

Sharing of Personal Data
The personal information you provide will not be shared for any other purpose unless required by law, to prevent or detect crime or to protect public funds.

The categories of organisations we may share your personal information with are:

  • statutory and other public bodies.
  • measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
  • recognise the browser you use
  • track new and returning users.

Protecting Your Personal Data
Your unpublished personal data will be kept secure and will be kept within the European Economic Union (EEU).

Keeping Your Personal Data
The clinical study will keep your personal data only as long as it is required for the intended purpose unless you explicitly request it to be removed. This right to have your data removed is not an absolute right, for example, we will need to retain your data if this information forms part of a statutory or legal obligation, public registry or an existing contract.

What are cookies?
Our website puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the website.  Cookies are used to:

  • measure how you use the website so it can be updated and improved based on your needs
  • recognise the browser you use
  • track new and returning users.

You can disable cookies but this may have an impact on your experience when using the website.

Find out more about how to manage cookies from your browser

Advice on cookies from the Information Commissioner's Office

Your responsibilities

  • Only provide personal information pertinent to its intended use or for the purpose of this study.
  • Tell us as soon as possible if any of the personal information you have provided has changed, e.g. your address or other contact details.

Your Rights
There are a number of rights that you may exercise depending on the legal basis for processing your personal data.  In most cases, these rights are not absolute and there may be compelling or overriding legal reasons why we cannot meet these rights in full.  This will be explained to you in more detail should you contact us for any of the reasons detailed below:

  • request a copy of the personal information we hold about you;
  • to have any inaccuracies corrected;
  • to have your personal data erased;
  • to place a restriction on processing of your data;
  • to object to processing; and
  • to request your data to be ported (data portability).

Where the processing of your personal data is based on your consent, in most circumstances you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time and where possible we will act on your instructions.

If you have any concerns about how we process your personal data or wish to discuss how to exercise your rights, you should contact the study through this website. Alternatively, you may wish to complain directly to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO).  You can do this by writing to them at:

Information Commissioners’ Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF

Telephone: 0303 123 1113.

Or you can report a concern to the ICO online.

Panther Study Privacy Policy

The following statement explains our policy regarding the personal information we collect about you when you visit the Panther Study website. This information is used to improve the content of our web pages, to customise the content and/or layout of our page. We never sell, rent or share any of the information we collect by this method (except anonymous aggregate information) with any third party.

  • Information we collect as you browse our website
  • Our web server automatically collects standard information, including your IP address, browser type, operating system and access times.
  • Sometimes we may use cookies to customise web page content based on your browser type, IP address or other anonymous information.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ('Google'). Google Analytics uses 'cookies', which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. The Google Analytics Opt-out browser add-on lets website visitors choose not to send information about their website visit to Google Analytics. If you want to opt out of Analytics, visit the Google Analytics Opt-out page and install the add-on for your browser.


About Cookies
Cookies are text files that identify your computer to our server. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used. Many websites do this whenever a user visits their site in order to monitor visitor traffic.

Cookies themselves only record those areas of the site that have been visited by the computer in question, and for how long. Users have the opportunity to set their computers to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these, of course, means that certain personalised services cannot then be provided to that user.

If you do not wish to accept cookies on to your machine you can disable them by adjusting the settings on your browser. However this will affect the functionality of the websites you visit.

General Information
The aim of this study is to track symptoms and monitor quality of life (QoL) changes across healthcare workers during  COVID-19 crisis.  We are asking you to complete an online survey examining daily life.

The data gathered from this study will provide useful information for  healthcare authorities
We appreciate your interest in taking part in this questionnaire/online survey.   You have been invited to participate as you have taken part in other research studies, have agreed to be re-contacted, are above the age of 18 and have access to a smartphone or the internet.
Please read through this information before agreeing to participate by ticking the ‘yes’ box below.  You may ask any questions before taking part by contacting the researcher (details below).
You will be given some questions to read that are designed to track symptoms and quality of life changes.  It should take you about 15 minutes to complete.  No background knowledge is required.

Researchers at the University of Nottingham [OR NOTTINGHAM UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL'S TRUST] will use this information to identify high risk groups (both susceptibility to infection and QoL decline), and to better understand the causes and spread of this novel disease and how self-isolation and quarantine can influence physical and mental wellbeing.

Do I have to take part?
Please note that your participation is voluntary. You may withdraw at any point during the questionnaire for any reason, before submitting your answers, by pressing the ‘Exit’ button / closing the browser.

How will your data be used?
Your answers will be completely anonymous, and we will use all reasonable endeavours to keep them confidential.

Your data will be stored in a password-protected file and may be used in academic publications.  Your IP address will not be stored.  All questions are optional, or we have included ‘a Prefer not to say’ option for each set of questions if you prefer not to answer a particular question.

Who will have access to your data?
The University of Nottingham is the data controller with respect to your personal data, and as such will determine how your personal data is used in the study.  The University will process your personal data for the purpose of the research outlined above.  Research is a task that we perform in the public interest.  Further information about your rights with respect to your personal data is available from:

The online Survey Provider Survey Monkey is the data controller with respect to the data you provide on the questionnaire. Please see their privacy notice here:

We would like your permission to use your anonymised data in future studies, and to share data with other researchers (e.g. in online databases).
Any personal information that could identify you will be removed or changed before files are shared with other researchers or results are made public.

We believe there are no known risks associated with this research study; however, as with any online related activity the risk of a breach is always possible.  We will do everything possible to ensure your answers in this study will remain anonymous.  We will minimise any risks.

Future developments
From time to time, we may use your information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy policy. If our information practices change at some time in the future we will post the policy changes on this page.

If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check this page periodically. We will only use data collected from the time of the policy change onwards for these new purposes.

We have appropriate security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information we have collected from you.

These security measures include the necessary protection to prevent, as far as possible, access to our databases by parties.

Access to information
You have the right to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. You can find more information on the Freedom of information page.


PANdemic Tracking of HEalthcare woRkers

COVID-19 in Healthcare Workers study
In association with the University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust