This Privacy Statement should be read in conjunction with the Terms and Conditions
We use information that users provide about themselves as well as information that is collected from the Learning Management System (LMS) and web-hosting software used to operate the site.
Information provided by users
Like most online organizations HealthProfessionalCPD gathers and tracks information that users provide through registration and subsequent access to the site.
Information collected from the LMS and web-hosting software
The information gathered from the LMS assists in offering the most appropriate site functions for the user. The LMS automatically identifies users as they login and records their use of the site. Information collected includes the identity of the user; the date and time when a user logs in to the site; the places on the HealthProfessionalCPD site a user visits while logged in; the courses and activities a user participates in and the activity undertaken as part of those courses. This information is a critical part of offering online learning activities and being able to provide the user with accurate information for their CPD Records.
We also collect aggregated anonymous information about site usage. Collecting aggregated information about overall patterns of site use allows us to modify and improve the site and services to best serve your professional development requirements.
Information Collected and How to Change It
HealthProfessionalCPD collects and stores personal information as you have supplied to us including your name, postal address, email address, country of professional registration, and professional body or regulatory authority registration number.
When you complete CPD activities using materials that are available on the site, a record of this activity is automatically added to your CPD record. All information concerning personal details can be viewed and edited using ‘Edit Profile’ [click on your username in the top right of the screen after logging in]. CPD activities that are manually entered into your CPD Record are available to view and edit via the ‘View My CPD Record’ pages of the site.
Information you provide to HealthProfessionalCPD and information concerning your use of the site may be held at HealthProfessionalCPD offices (or on third party secure servers) in London, Sydney and Auckland. Under the UK Data Protection Act 1998 (UK), Privacy Act 1993 (NZ), and Privacy Act 1988 (Australia) you have the right of access to, and correction of, your personal information held by HealthProfessionalCPD. If you wish to know what information we hold about you, please e-mail us using the online contact form or postal addresses detailed under Contact Us.
Cookies in and of themselves do not personally identify users, although they do identify a user’s browser. The cookies simply contain a unique identifier which helps us to know what our users find interesting and useful on our website. Cookies can assist us in determining how people use the site and which features and activities are effective, which helps us to improve the services offered on the site.
Disclosures we might make
We will disclose information we maintain when required to do so by law such as might occur in response to a court order or in response to a request by a law enforcement agency.
With your permission, or at your request, we may disclose information we maintain to your accrediting agency (eg GOsC, AOA, OCNZ) for the purposes of providing a summary of your activities. Summaries DO NOT include test scores or other detailed assessment related information which is always held confidentially.
Unless you have otherwise indicated on your personal profile we may, from time to time, email you information on selected products and services that may be of interest to you as a healthcare professional. You may opt out of receiving this information by unsubscribing to email newsletter by clicking on the unsubscribe link included in all email. WE HATE SPAM AND HealthProfessionalCPD WILL NEVER SELL, TRADE OR OTHERWISE MAKE AVAILABLE YOUR PERSONAL DETAILS TO THIRD PARTIES.
Further Information About Privacy
In the UK visit the web-site of the Information Commissioner’s Office http://www.ico.gov.uk
In Australia visit the web-site of the Australian Federal Privacy Commissioner http://www.privacy.com.au
In New Zealand visit the web-site of the Privacy Commissioner http://www.privacy.org.nz
[Last updated 19 May 2009]