This website is provided by Wounds UK a division of OmniaMed Communications Ltd, Ground Floor, 108 Cannon Street, London, EC4N 6EU, UK, and we are the data controller in respect of your personal information
We take very seriously the privacy of our website users and the security of their personal information.
OmniaMed Communications Ltd respects the privacy of visitors to its websites. As a result, we have developed this website privacy statement. This website privacy statement applies only to the operation of websites owned by OmniaMed Communications Ltd and its affiliates that directly link to this statement when you click on “privacy statement” in the website footer. We take very seriously the privacy of our website users and the security of their personal information.
DESCRIPTION OF THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
The GDPR and DPA 2018 regulate the processing, or use, of personal data which is any information from which an individual can be identified, whether directly or indirectly. This does not include anonymous data, i.e. information from which it is not possible to identify any individual.
There are also further classes of personal data to which the data protection legislation affords a higher level of protection, known as ‘special category data’. This includes information relating to an individual’s health, racial or ethnic origin, sexual orientation and criminal convictions. However, we do not process any special category data.
We will collect personally identifiable information about you from your interactions with us, such as filling in a registration form or otherwise contacting us. The information we collect about you may include:
If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
We may also obtain information about your opinions if, for example, you send us feedback, or ask us questions.
We may also, occasionally, receive information about you from other sources (such as third parties or associated sites) which we will add to the information which we already hold about you in order to help us improve and personalise our service to you.
We use Google Analytics tracking to track user activity. The data we collect about users in Google Analytics can be connected to other data we have about the end user, as per the measurement policy supplied by Google. We will not upload any data that allows Google to personally identify an individual (such as certain names, Social Security Numbers, email addresses, or any similar data), or data that permanently identifies a particular device (such as a unique device identifier if such an identifier cannot be reset).
A cookie is a small file which is placed on your computer’s hard drive. The file is added, and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
Some of our advertising banners may send a cookie to your hard disk (whether or not you click the banner). If you subsequently visit the advertised website, we will know that you have seen our banner. This allows us to keep track of the success rates of such banners.
The majority of web browsers accept cookies, but you can usually change the web browser’s settings to refuse new cookies, disable existing ones or simply let you know when new ones are sent to your hard disk. However, please be aware that, if you refuse or disable cookies, some of the website’s functionality may be lost. To learn more about how to refuse or disable cookies please visit “aboutcookies.org”.
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
We may use your personal information to:
(a) verify your healthcare professional status;
(b) provide you with information, products or services that you have requested from us;
(c) carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;
(d) monitor and track behavioural patterns in respect of your interaction with website promotional content, to better understand trends and attitudes towards particular drugs or treatments; and/or
(e) create statistical, anonymised data about access to and use of our services.
We will only use your personal information for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If we need to use your personal information for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
We will only use your personal data in accordance with the data protection legislation, which says that the personal information we hold about you must be:
In order to ensure that your personal data is used lawfully, we must ensure that we have a lawful condition for processing under Article 6 of the GDPR. With the exception of the specific scenarios outlined below, we process your personal data on the basis of Articles 6(1)(b), which relates to processing necessary for the performance of a contract with you, and/or 6(1)(f) which allows us to process personal data where necessary to do so in the pursuit of legitimate interests. In this particular instance, those interests relate to our broader business activities which are not strictly necessary to perform your individual contract. Article 6(1)(f) requires us to ensure that the legitimate interest(s) we rely upon in order to process your personal data are not outweighed by your rights and freedoms, which we have done by inviting you to provide your personal information on a voluntary basis and also by taking only the minimum amount of such information necessary.
In very specific scenarios, we will only process your personal data in circumstances where you have positively indicated your consent for us to do so. This is particularly where we want to provide you with promotional materials. Upon registration, you will be invited to consent for us to send you our newsletters, which contain details of new Wounds UK features and content as well as, potentially, promotional materials from third-party pharmaceutical companies. In addition, or as an alternative, you will also be invited to consent to specifically receive third-party promotional materials, which we send on our clients’ behalf. Please note that we do not pass your personal information onto third parties for marketing purposes. You should also note that even if you do not consent to receipt of promotional materials then we will still provide you with essential updates about Wounds UK.
WHO WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION WITH
We will keep your information confidential. We will not pass your information to anyone else unless required to do so by law, where it is necessary to administer the working relationship with you or where we have another legitimate interest in doing so, except for (a) successors in title to our business; or (b) when required by law. Companies and individuals who provide services and functions on our behalf may also use and store your personal information. However, they may not use your personal information for any other purpose. As set out above, we may provide business partners with statistical data which provides an aggregated overview of the manner in which services and adverts are used but, critically, you will not be identifiable from that information and accordingly it will not comprise your personal data.
As set out above, we do not provide your personal information to any third parties for marketing purposes, as we will send out promotional materials on their behalf where you have consented to us doing so.
We may pass limited personal information onto third party business partners, where it is necessary to do so for the purposes of pharmaceutical marketing compliance. This is in circumstances where we are providing a product or service, such as a webcast or event funded by a pharmaceutical/Medical Device company, as they need to specifically understand which individuals have accessed the product or service from a marketing compliance perspective. We will not, however, provide them with your email address or phone number for such purposes.
OPTING OUT OF FURTHER COMMUNICATIONS FROM US
If we have specified (in a data collection notice on this website) that we will contact you with information about our products, services, or those of other companies and you wish to opt out of receiving such information, then you can do so by sending an e-mail to email@example.com You should clearly state on all communications: your name, username (if any), registration details (if any) and the name of this website. You may also edit your contact preferences on your profile page.
HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION
If we collect any information relating to you, we will store it on a secure server. We have in place security policies which are intended to ensure, as far as possible, the security and integrity of all our information, including your personal information. However, whilst we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site and any transmission is at your own risk.
Our website is directed at an adult audience of healthcare professionals. We do not knowingly collect information from or about children.
We may use the information we gather and/or receive about you to investigate and help prevent unlawful activity or activity that threatens our network or otherwise jeopardises the provision of this website and we may disclose such information to third parties (such as the police) for these purposes.
We are required to ensure that we do not continue to retain your data for longer than is necessary by reference to the purpose for which it was collected. We will keep your personal information for no longer than is necessary to administer the business relationship between us, and/or by reference to relevant legal and regulatory retention periods.
INTERNATIONAL DATA TRANSFERS
Our services are available to users outside the UK, but the personal information provided to us is processed on UK based servers and not transferred by us outside the UK.
Your duty to inform us of changes
It is important that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal information changes during your working relationship with us.
Your rights in connection with personal information
Under certain circumstances, and as set out in further detail in our general privacy notice, by law you have the right to:
If you want to review, verify, correct or request erasure of your personal information, object to the processing of your personal data, or request that we transfer a copy of your personal information to another party, please contact us in writing as set out below.
No fee usually required
You will not usually have to pay a fee to access your personal information (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request for access is clearly unfounded or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with the request in such circumstances.
What we may need from you
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access the information (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is another appropriate security measure to ensure that personal information is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it.
If you would like to exercise any of your rights then you can do so by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to:
The Data Controller, OmniaMed Communications Ltd., Ground floor, 108 Cannon Street, London, EC4N 6EU
Please state your name, username (if any), registration details (if any) and the name of this website clearly on all communications.
Right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office
You can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) if you are unhappy with the way we have dealt with a request from you to exercise any of your rights or if you think we have not complied with our legal obligations. Whilst you do not have to do so, we would appreciate first making us aware of the issue and giving us an opportunity to respond and to address it before contacting the ICO.
Making a complaint will not affect any other legal rights or remedies that you have. More information can be found on the ICO website: https://ico.org.uk/ and the Information Commissioner’s Office can be contacted by post, phone, fax or email as follows:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Cheshire SK9 5AF
Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 9 (if you prefer to use a national rate number)
Fax: 01625 524 510
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