privacy policy

The Royal Society of Medicine has a rigorous approach to privacy and the management of personal data.

By visiting visitors are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this privacy policy.

Visitors who do not agree to the terms in this policy are requested to leave the site.

Controllers of personal information

Any personal information provided to or gathered by the Royal Society of Medicine is held by the Royal Society of Medicine, as data controllers, under the Data Protection Act 1998.

Royal Society of Medicine, 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 through this website to provide RSM services and to enable its subsidiary company, Royal Society of Medicine Support Services Limited, to provide services at the Society's premises.

Except from that stated above, the RSM will not disclose any personally identifiable information without permission except where required to do so by law or by a competent regulatory authority.

Any information collected by the RSM will be treated confidentially.

Any information revealed, 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 consideration is given to what information is disclosed in these areas.

Correcting/Updating/Storing personal information

The RSM stores information only as long as necessary.

It is the responsibility of the person supplying details to the RSM to inform the Society of any changes as soon as possible.

The RSM strives to ensure that data collected is as accurate as possible. Those whose data is held by the Society 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, every precaution is taken to ensure that information is treated securely, for instance by encrypting the information 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 the RSM strives to protect personal information, it cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted to the RSM, which is done at the sender’s own risk.

IP addresses

IP addresses are used to help identify users of the RSM website and to gather broad demographic information about them for statistical purposes. The RSM may use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with its server. IP addresses may also be used to assist in the detection of fraud and the RSM may pass this information to the police.


Links to any content on this website are not allowed without full and proper reference to the Royal Society of Medicine.

Links must not:

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

The Society reserves the right to withdraw permission for any link.

The RSM web site contains links to other sites. Please note that the Society is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. The RSM encourage its website users to be aware when they leave site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website collecting personally identifiable information.

Screen shots

Screen shots of RSM websites in print should only be used with the RSM's permission.

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

Reprinted with permission from (URL here).
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Notification of Changes

If the RSM decides to change its Privacy Policy, the changes will be posted on the Society’s website so users may always know what information is collected, how it is used, and under what circumstances, if any, it is disclosed.

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