From 25 May the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force, promising to give you, the consumer, more say in how organisations collect, maintain and use your data.
- We have never sold or shared email lists to other organisations for marketing or other purposes; nor do we share any of your personal information with them or allow third-party tracking of your visitor behaviours (see also below).
- Under GDPR, you have the right to access, and ask us to amend or delete any of the personal data we hold about you. For more information simply contact us with your query.
- Our website has links to other websites. Please be aware that this policy covers only our website. You are advised to refer to other websites’ privacy policies or statements if you are concerned about how they use your data.
- When you visit our website, we use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard information on what pages you visit, how long you stay on each page and even your IP address (which allows your computer to get online and connect to other computers). We do not use this information to identify anyone, nor do we allow Google to find out who’s visiting our website. Instead this information can help us to improve the content and usability of our website for our users.
- Our quarterly e-newsletter keeps subscribers up-to-date with our news and training, including updates on the 100K Genome Projects. For this we only collect your email address. From time to time we may contact you with other relevant genomic alerts, using this address you supplied, but you can be assured that this email list is never sold or shared with other organisations.
- When you click or open our e-newsletter, we collect statistics on how many people are opening and clicking on links to help us monitor and improve content. Please note all our e-newsletter subscribers have willingly provided their email addresses so we can add them to our subscription; we have not collected any email addresses from a third party. You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails.
- While we take every precaution to safeguard your personal data submitted to our website, please note that we cannot guarantee the same safeguards regarding the transmission of the information you send over the internet and that this must be done at your own risk.
The East of England NHS GMC is led by Cambridge University Hospitals, based on the Cambridge Biomedical Research Campus, working with partner organisations across the East of England.