Royal College of Surgeons

Privacy Policy.

This privacy policy sets out how the Centre for Evidence in Transplantation uses and protects any information that you provide when you use this website.

The Centre for Evidence in Transplantation is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

The Centre for Evidence in Transplantation may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 4th July 2011.

What we collect

When responding to our contact form, we will collect your name and e-mail address. When using the commenting feature on our blog, you will be required to register with your name, a username and password which will be stored. You may also provide other methods of contact and bibliographic information, but this is purely optional. Any comments that you post on the blog will be retained and stored.

This site also utilises cookies to track user demographics in an anonymous fashion (see the section on cookies below).

What we do with the information we gather

The information that you provide is required for the following reasons:

  • To enable us to respond to your queries
  • To enable us to control access to our commenting system and moderate responses
  • To enable us to provide replacements for lost passwords

Information is used only for these purposes. We will not send unsolicited e-mails or pass your details on to any third paty without your express permission.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which is placed on your computer's hard drive. This site uses cookies to improve security and user experience, and to respond to you as an individual.

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.

When you first access our site, you will be asked to accept the use of non-essential cookies. We would be very grateful for your acceptance, as the information that they provide enables us to ensure that our site functions correctly and provides information suited to our users.

Some of the cookies used on our site are regarded as essential for functionality or security. These cannot be disabled, and by continuing to use our site we assume that you are consenting to their use.

The cookies that we use are as follows:

ProviderCookie namesFunctionEssential?
Cloudflare_cfduidThis cookie is set by Cloudflare, a service that improves our page load speeds and enhances the security of our site, helping to protect us from cyber-attacks. As such, we regard it as essential and it cannot be switched off.Yes
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This cookie is set if you consent to the use of cookies on our site. It allows us to remember your preference and stop nagging you!Yes
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The blog on our site is powered by Wordpress. In order to create a log-in and post comments, cookies are required to identify you correctly. This feature is essential to the function of these pages, and by signing up and logging-in, we assume that you consent to the use of these cookies.Yes
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We rely on Google analytics to provide us with anonymous information about our users: what browser you are using, what screen size, where you live, the speed of your internet connection etc. This information allows us to design a site that works for all of our users, and enhance your experience. This cookie can be disabled, but we ask that you activate it to help us improve our site.No

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please contact us.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect. If you would like us to delete any personal information stored about you (for example removing your account on our blog platform), please get in touch.