Privacy policy

We have created this policy statement to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy.

By visiting www.rsm.ac.uk, you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

If you do not agree to the terms in this Policy, we kindly ask you to leave the site.

Where you provide personal data to the Society such data will be used only for the service you have requested.

Controllers of personal information

Any personal information provided to or to be gathered by the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) is held by the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), 1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE. UK. Registered Charity: 206219. VAT reg no. 524 4136 71. Tel: +44 (0) 20 7290 2900.

Disclosure of data

The RSM may use the information received to provide RSM services.

Except from that stated above, the RSM will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information without your permission except under special circumstances, for instance if the RSM in good faith believes that the law requires disclosure.

Any information collected by the RSM will be treated confidentially.

Please remember that any information you reveal, including personally identifiable information in a public forum such as in a discussion forum or a chat, is not subject to this Privacy Policy. It is therefore important that you carefully consider what information you disclose in these areas.

Correcting/Updating/Storing personal information

The RSM stores information only as long as it is necessary.

If there are any changes to the details supplied by you it is your responsibility to inform the RSM as soon as possible.

We strive to ensure that data collected is as accurate as possible. Individuals about whom data is held have the right to the amendment or deletion of incorrect entries within a reasonable time.

RSM security policy

Whenever the RSM handles personal information, regardless of where this occurs, the RSM takes every precaution to ensure that your information is treated securely, for instance by encrypting the information with SSL and by storing the information in a secure environment.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100 per cent secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, the RSM cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to the RSM, and you do so at your own risk.

Your IP address

Your IP address is used to help identify you and to gather broad demographic information about you for statistical purposes. We may use your IP address in helping to diagnose problems with our server. Your IP address may also used to assist in the detection of fraud and we may pass this information to the police.

Cookies

Changes to online privacy laws across the EU from May 2012 mean that all website visitors should be asked for their informed consent for the use of 'cookies'. The information below is intended to provide visitors to this website with information about what cookies are, which ones are being used by the RSM and how you can amend your cookie settings.

What are cookies?

"Cookies" are small pieces of information that are stored as text files on your computer's hard drive by your browser. Cookies allow websites to store your preferences, details and provide features to make your use of the website for future visits.

What cookies are used by the RSM?

The RSM uses very few cookies on its website and does not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However it does use cookies to track usage of the RSM website so we can work to improve the user experience and to aid when performing common tasks such as booking a place for an event.

Cookie name Purpose
On rsm.ac.uk:
RSM_SESSION_ID This cookie is used to track your progress around the RSM website; it is also used to store your status as a logged-in Member.
__utma This is a cookie used by Google Analytics to identify the number of unique visitors to the website and how many times each visitor has been to the site.
__utmb This is a cookie used by Google Analytics to determine how long a visitor spends on the website.
__utmc This is a cookie used by Google Analytics together with _utmb to determine how long a visitor spends on the website.
__utmz This is a cookie used by Google Analytics to track how visitors have found the website and what pages they visit when they're on the website.
On rsmvideos.com:
__utma This is a cookie used by Google Analytics to identify the number of unique visitors to the website and how many times each visitor has been to the site.
__utmb This is a cookie used by Google Analytics to determine how long a visitor spends on the website.
__utmc This is a cookie used by Google Analytics together with _utmb to determine how long a visitor spends on the website.
__utmz This is a cookie used by Google Analytics to track how visitors have found the website and what pages they visit when they're on the website.
__atuvc This is a cookie created and read by AddThis (social sharing button) in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before the share count cache is updated.
kohanasession This is a temporary session cookie used to display user information while a member is logged in.
kohanasession_data   This is a temporary session cookie used to display user data while a member is logged in.

More details about use of Google Analytics cookies can be found here: developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies

Google Analytics

The RSM uses Google Analytics to identify usage of the RSM website. This software places cookies on a user's device to provide us with anonymous and aggregated usage data. Google processes personal information on servers in many countries around the world and may process your personal information on a server located outside the country where you live. 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's full privacy policy can be seen here: www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy and a list of FAQs here: www.google.com/intl/None/policies/privacy/faq

Cookies set by third party sites

Rsmvideos.com includes embedded buttons to enable users to easily 'share' the page through a number of popular social networks. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged into their service. The RSM does not control these cookies and recommends that you check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

Can I turn off cookies?

By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set or to reject all cookies. For more information about deleting or controlling cookies in different browsers go to: www.aboutcookies.org.

However, you should be aware that if you reject cookies you may not be able to use some of the online services provided by the RSM.

Links

You may not link any content on this site to a separate site without full and proper reference to Royal Society of Medicine website.
Links to any content on this site must be through www.rsm.ac.uk and should not:

We reserve the right to withdraw permission for any link.

The RSM web site contains links to other sites. Please observe that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website collecting personally identifiable information.

Screen shots

You may use screen shots of RSM websites in print only with the RSM's permission. Please email the webmaster.

Screen shots must appear without any alteration to the copy or graphical images. When using a screen shot, you must include the URL of the RSM website and give credit to the RSM as follows:

Reprinted with permission from (url here).
© Copyright (year of creation) Royal Society of Medicine. All rights reserved.

For further information please contact webmaster@rsm.ac.uk.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on our website so our users may always know what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

We will use the information in accordance with the Privacy Policy under which the information was collected.

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