Privacy policy

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

By visiting, 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% 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" are small pieces of information that are stored on your computer's hard drive by your browser. These allow us to store your details and provide features to make your use of the service easier.

Most browsers allow the cookie function to turn off. If you want to know how to do this please look at the help menu on your browser.

Google Analytics

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.


You may not link any content on this site to a separate site without full and proper reference to the Royal Society of Medicine website.

Links to any content on this site must be through and should not:

  • (a) suggest that Royal Society of Medicine promotes or endorses any third party's causes, ideas, websites, products or services
  • (b) use the content for inappropriate commercial purposes.

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.

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.