Updated 27 September 2023
We don’t allow paid advertising or sponsored blog posts on the Websites to avoid any risk of any third party getting information that could be used against you.
2. What personal information do we collect?
We may collect, store, and use the following kinds of personal information:
- information about your computer and about your visits to and use of the Websites (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views, website navigation);
- information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to the Websites;
- information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to the Websites’ services, email notifications, and/or newsletters;
- information you provide to us in the course of reporting a drug side effect; and
- any other information that you choose to send to us.
A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.
We use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on the Websites. We will use the session cookies to keep track of you while you navigate the Websites. We will use the persistent cookies to enable the Websites to recognize you when you visit.
Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.
We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of the Websites. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated is used to create reports about the use of the Websites. Google will store this information.
Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, while some browsers allow you to reject just third-party cookies. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including ours.
4. How we use personal information
Personal information submitted to us via the Websites may be used for the following purposes:
- administer the Websites;
- improve your browsing experience by personalizing the Websites;
- supply to you services via the Websites;
- aggregate the information users enter into anonymous data streams that researchers, regulators, and others can analyze for the purpose of medication safety;
- send you general (non-marketing) communications;
- send you email notifications you have specifically requested;
- send you our newsletter by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer wish to receive marketing communications);
- provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user unless we become legally obligated to do so;
- deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the Websites; and
If you are a doctor, pharmacist, other healthcare provider, relative, friend, or any other person who provides personal information about an individual in the course of reporting a drug side effect, you warrant and represent to us that you have the informed consent to do so from that individual, and we shall treat that personal information the same as though it had been provided to us directly by that individual.
Where you submit personal information for public view on the Websites, we may provide it to a wider audience by sharing it (or portions of it) with third parties so that they can publish it on their own websites and media platforms.
Visitor comments may be checked through the Akismet anti-spam service.
In addition, we may disclose the personal information you provide:
- to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
- in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
- in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
- to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.
6. International data transfers
In addition, personal information you submit for publication on forums and user groups (but not information you provide when reporting a drug side effect) on the website will be published on the internet and may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.
You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.
7. Security of your personal information
We will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse, or alteration of your personal information.
Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
8. Your rights
You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you.
If you need to correct, amend or delete submitted information that is inaccurate, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We may ask you to verify your identity before we can act on your request.
9. Third-party websites
The Websites contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third-party websites.
Attention: Dr. David Healy
Data Based Medicine Global Ltd.
6 Menai Ville Terrace
Wales LL59 5ES