Privacy Policy

The DDA are committed to respecting your privacy and to complying with current applicable data protection and privacy laws. Information you provide to the service will be treated in accordance with the terms laid out in this statement.

What does this privacy policy cover?

This privacy policy covers our use of your personal information, which is collected through or in connection with this site. For the purposes of this policy, “this site” means all parts of http://www.dispensingdoctor.org/

Special Notice – if you are under 13 years old

If you are under 13 years old please do not send us your personal information (for example, your name, address and email address). If you are under 13 years old and you wish to ask a question or use this site in anyway which requires you to submit your personal information please get your parent or guardian to do so on your behalf.

Information collection and use

We collect and use personal information (including name, address, telephone number and email) in order to:

  • Respond to queries or request submitted by you
  • Process nomination applications submitted by you
  • Administer or otherwise carry out our obligations in relation to any agreement you have with us
  • Update our Membership Database for new registrants.

Except as set out in this privacy policy, we will not disclose any personally identifiable information without your permission unless we are legally entitled or required to do so (for example, if required to do so by legal process or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime) or if we believe that such action is necessary to protect and/or defend our rights, property or personal safety and those of our users/customers etc. We will act in accordance with current legislation and aim to meet current internet best standard.

Who is responsible for the personal information collected on this site?

The Dispensing Doctors’ Association controls the personal data collected on this site.

The use of cookies

We may store some information (commonly known as a “cookie”) on your computer when you look at our site. We are able to read these cookies for information purposes when you revisit our web site. The type of information we collect as a result of a cookie being accepted by you is specific to your PC and includes the IP address, the date and time the PC visited the web site, what parts of our web site were looked at and whether the web pages requested were delivered successfully. This information is anonymous; it represents a computer rather than a person. The use of cookies is an industry standard and many web sites use them. Cookies are stored on your computer and not on this Site.

We use the cookie information to improve our knowledge of the use of our web site and to enable us to ascertain whether the web site is operating at an optimal level. This allows us to enhance our web offerings to you and to provide an enjoyable and an innovative online experience.

Chat rooms, notice boards, newsgroups

If at any time this site offers any chat rooms, notice board facilities, newsgroups etc we may collect the information that you disclose. Such information will be used in accordance with this privacy policy. Please note that we cannot be responsible for other parties’ use of the personal information, which you make available to such third parties through any chat room, notice board, newsgroup etc on this site. Please be careful about what personal information you disclose in this way

E-mail, Feedback and Forum Facilities

If at any time this site offers any e-mail, feedback or forum facilities, we may collect the information, which you disclose. Such information will be used in accordance with this privacy policy.

Keeping our records accurate

We aim to keep our information about you as accurate as possible. If you would like to review or change the details you have supplied us with, please email office@dispensingdoctor.org.

Security of your personal data

Please note that while there are always risks associated with providing personal data, whether in person, by phone or over the internet, and no system of technology is completely safe, “tamper” or “hacker-proof”, we have implemented technology and policies with the objective of protecting your privacy from unauthorised access and improper use and will update these measures as new technology becomes available, as appropriate.

Use of your personal information submitted to other web sites

We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other web sites even if:

  • you accessed the third party web site using links from our web site; or
  • you linked to our web site from a third party web site.

We recommend that you check the policy of each site you visit and contact the owner or operator of such web site if you have any concerns or questions.

Submission of others personal information

From time to time this site may ask you to provide personal details of your family or friends, for example, so that we can send them details of our products and services. Before providing such information, please ensure that you have obtained their consent to their personal data being used in this way. We will not use these details in any manner, which is incompatible with this privacy policy.

Will this privacy policy change?

From time to time we may make changes to this privacy policy. If we make any substantial changes to this privacy policy and the way in which we use your personal data we will post these changes on this page and will do our best to notify you of any significant changes. Please check our privacy policy on a regular basis.

How you can contact us

The Data Protection Act 1998 (“the Act”) gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. ┬áIf you would like to contact The Dispensing Doctors’ Association about our privacy policy, you can do so by emailing office@dispensingdoctor.org

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