W-I-Technology Limited trading as Nursing Matters (We) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We gather/use and keep information in line with the Data Protection Act 1998 and all relevant regulations.
You may give us information about you by filling in data on our site www.nursing-matters.com (our site) or by corresponding with us by phone, email or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you register to use our site, participate in social media functions on our site, complete a quiz or game and enter the leaderboard, enter a competition, promotion or survey, enter information in connection with or otherwise deal with or alter your profile record, and when you report a problem with our site. The information you give us may include you name, postal address, email address, and phone number.
Any additional information requested will be to help us improve our services. Your response is voluntary and you are free not to provide us with more information if you would prefer not to do so.
Each time you visit our site we may automatically collect the following information:
We may receive information about you if you use any of the other websites we operate or the other services we provide. We are also working closely with third parties (including, for example, business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers, credit reference agencies) and may receive information about you from them.
Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to your hard drive to store and sometimes track information about you. Cookies are specific to the server that created them and cannot be accessed by other servers, which means that they cannot be used to track your movements around the web. Passwords and credit card numbers are not stored in cookies.
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your mobile device, tablet or computer’s hard drive.
We use the following cookies:
Certain cookies are either set by third parties on the Website or these are set by us using the third parties cookie code. More information about cookies placed by third parties and how to restrict or block their cookies can be accessed by following the link to their website. In addition to cookies, tracking gifs may be set by us or third parties in respect of your use of the Site. Tracking gifs are small image files within the content of our site or the body of our newsletters so we or third parties can understand which parts of the website are visited or whether particular content is of interest.
Most browsers are automatically set to accept cookies and you should be able to restrict or disable them if you wish by adjusting the settings on your browser. This will however affect your use of the areas of our site that use persistent cookies, such as the login areas. We do not use ‘spyware’, that is web bugs or hidden identifiers or other similar devices to gain access to information, store hidden information or to trace your activities. For more information about cookies and instructions on how to adjust your browser settings to restrict or disable cookies, see the IAB website at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports, analyse trends, track user movement within our site, gather broad demographic information for internal use, and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. We do not store or analyse this data in a way that identifies any individual and any recorded IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/
Doubleclick use a cookie when they serve advertisements so that they can deliver reports on the effectiveness of these advertisements on our site. The cookie records what advertisements the user has seen and how often.
Third parties (including advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may be placing and reading cookies on your browser, or using web beacons to collect information as a result of ad serving on this website. We have no control over these cookies. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.
Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to Nursing Matters users based on their visit to the Nursing Matters site and/or other sites on the Internet.
Users may opt out of personalised advertising by visiting Ad Settings.
We use information held about you in the following ways:
Information we collect about you will be used:
Information we receive from other sources:
We may combine this information with information you give to us and information we collect about you. We may use this information and the combined information for the purposes set out above, depending on the types of information we receive.
We may share your personal information with any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.
We may share your information with selected third parties including:
We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
All information you provide to us is stored on secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.
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 site; 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.
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at email@example.com.
Our site 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.
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.
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