Privacy Policy

Who we are

Emergency Doctors Medical Service Ltd. (EDMS) are committed to preserving the privacy and data security of all visitors to this and all associated EDMS websites. By using this website you consent to the collection, use and transfer of information that you provide to us in accordance with the terms of this policy. EDMS reserves the right to change any information contained on this website, non-exhaustively including this privacy policy regularly. It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with this information on a regular basis to ensure that you are aware of any changes made by us. Your continued use of this website following these changes will constitute your acceptance of the revise policy version.

We will process your data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The purpose of the privacy policy is to inform you as a user of the site about what information we collect when you visit the site, how we use the information, whether the information is disclosed and the ways in which we protect users’ privacy.

We want you to feel secure when visiting the site. We are committed to respecting your privacy. Below we give an overview of how we do that.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We collect information indirectly and directly. When you access www.edmsmedical.co.uk, we use technology to collect information indirectly, such as your Internet address, which is then kept by our hosting provider in our Internet access logs.

We collect information directly from you in a number of ways. One way is by using cookies. If you are uncomfortable about the use of cookies, you can disable cookies on your computer by changing the settings in the preferences or options menu in your Internet browser.

We also collect information when you give it to us. When we collect this type of information, we will notify you as to why we are asking for information and how this information will be used. It is completely up to you whether you provide it.

The social media sites that the EDMS website links to are third-party sites and the EDMS website does not have any control over the way that these sites use your information. If you choose to access these sites using the links provided, the operators of these sites may collect information from you that may be used by them in accordance with their privacy policy, which may differ from ours. You should read their respective privacy policies carefully to find out what happens to any information that is collected by these services when you use them.

We analyse it to see what is most effective about our site, to help us identify ways to improve it, and to make it more effective. We may also use data for other purposes, which we would describe to you at the point we collect the information.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

EDMS is committed to maintaining the privacy of all users that visit our website, as such we do not share information with any organisations knowingly or purposely. We regularly review the security of our website to ensure these standards are maintained.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

You are entitled to know whether we hold information about you and, if we do, to have access to that information and require it to be corrected if it is inaccurate. You can do this by contacting media@edmsmedical.co.uk in the first instance.

How we protect your data

We take appropriate steps to maintain the security of your data on our website. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we employ security measures to protect the information provided by you, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site and any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use appropriate security procedures and features aimed at preventing any unauthorised access, unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction or damage.

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