Privacy and Cookies Policy

P&S Medical Education Limited trading as NB Medical Education (“We”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy (together with our Websites Terms and Conditions of Use and any other documents referred to in them) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller and nominated representative for the purpose of the Act may be contacted by emailing: hottopics@nbmedical.com or by writing to The Data Protection Officer, P&S Medical Education Limited, The Quadrus Centre, Woodstock Way, Boldon Business Park, Tyne & Wear, NE35 9PF .

Information we may collect from you

We may collect and process the following data about you:
  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on our sites www.nbmedical.com and www.nb-learning.com (our sites). This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our sites, subscribing to our services, posting material or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you enter a competition or promotion sponsored by P&S Medical Education Limited trading as NB Medical Education, and when you report a problem with our sites.
  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
  • We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
  • Details of transactions you carry out through our sites and of the fulfillment of your orders.
  • Details of your visits to our sites including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access.
  • Details of information that you provide as a result of your booking for a course and paying for such course using our sites.
  • To help provide you with an optimum service we may share all of the above information with linked sites operated by (i) CommuniGator (an email marketing and email list managing company), whose data privacy policy can be found at http://www.communigator.co.uk/privacy-policy.aspx and (ii) Mailchimp (an email marketing and email list managing company), whose data privacy policy can be found at http://www.mailchimp.com/terms-policies/privacy-policy/ .

IP Addresses and Cookies

  • We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
  • For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our sites and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:
  • To estimate our audience size and usage pattern.
  • To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our sites according to your individual interests.
  • To speed up your searches.
  • To recognise you when you return to our sites.

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our sites. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system may issue cookies when you log on to our sites.
Please note that our advertisers may also use cookies, over which we have no control.

Where we store your personal data

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff maybe engaged in, among other things, the fulfillment of your order, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy. All information you provide to us is stored in secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted using SSL technology. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our sites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our sites; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Uses made of the information

We use information held about you in the following ways:
  • To ensure that content from our sites is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
  • To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us.
  • To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.
  • To notify you about changes to our service.
  • We may also use your data to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you and we may contact you about these by email, post or telephone.
  • If you do not want us to use your data in this way please contact us at hottopics@nbmedical.com or follow the deregister link situated at the foot of all promotional email correspondence.
  • We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users (for example, we may inform them that 500 women aged under 30 have clicked on their advertisement on any given day). We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target (for example, women in London, SW1). We may make use of the personal data we have collected from you to enable us to comply with our advertisers’ wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience.

Disclosure of your information

We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 736 of the UK Companies Act 1985.
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
  • In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
  • If P&S Medical Education Limited or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
  • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our Website Terms and Conditions of Use and any other documents referred to in them, and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of P&S Medical Education Limited, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Your rights

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. You can exercise the right at any time by contacting us at hottopics@nbmedical.com. Our sites may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Access to information

The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

Changes to our Privacy and Cookie Policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy and cookie policy in the future will be posted on our sites and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.

Contact

Questions, comments and requests regarding this policy are welcomed and should be addressed to hottopics@nbmedical.com
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