Privacy is an important concern for Internet users, and is something that Springer Healthcare Limited takes very seriously. What follows is an explanation of the medwireNews policy for protecting users' personal information.
Registering with this site
If you have registered with this site then your computer will automatically be issued with a cookie. Cookies are text files that identify your computer to our server. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used. Many sites do this whenever a user visits their site in order to track traffic flows. This cookie may be used to assist your entrance to the site when you next return.
Some other aspects of this site's service also require the user to supply information such as name, email address etc. This is necessary for security reasons, and to be able to assure standards of scientific integrity. Further personal information (e.g. details of research areas of interest, contact details) may be submitted by users in order to take advantage of present and future personalization facilities within the site. We may use this information to contact you with regard to marketing the services provided by medwireNews.
We will ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely, in accordance with the Data Protection Act.Users under 18
If you are under 18, please get your parent/guardian's permission beforehand whenever you provide personal information to this website. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information.What is the policy on sharing email addresses with third parties?
User information will be shared with third parties only with the explicit consent of the user. If the user has explicitly opted to receive special offer and product information emails from this site’s partners, then the site may from time to time email the user on behalf of these partner companies. However, these companies will not be given the user’s details without that user’s explicit consent.Receiving email
From time to time, we may send you email communications that provide information we think you will find interesting and useful. These will include announcements about new products and services from this site, such as newsletters on specific topics.Declining to receive email
It is our policy to send emails only to those customers who give us their explicit permission to do so. Each email message includes instructions explaining how to unsubscribe, so that you will not receive any further email messages from this site.Legal responsibilities
We reserve the right to disclose a member’s personal information if required to do so by law, or in the good faith and belief that such action is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process, respond to claims, or protect the rights, property or safety of the site, our employees or members.Internet Based Advertising
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and would like to know your options in relation to not having this information used by these companies, click here for more informationYour consent
Last updated: June 2014