Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

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.

This policy explains how and for what purposes we use the information that is collected about you. Please read this privacy policy carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

By submitting any personal information to us or using any of the services that we offer, you are agreeing to be bound by this policy in respect of the information collected about you. If you have any queries about the policy, please get in touch by emailing admin@nursing-matters.com or filling in our contact form at wwww.nursing-matters.com/contact-us and we will do our best to answer your questions. All information is collected and retained by Nursing Matters. Nursing Matters reserves the right to amend our privacy statement to reflect changes to our business, website or to data protection legislation. You should therefore revisit this privacy policy on a regular basis to ensure you are familiar with its terms.

 

Information We May Collect From You

Information You Give Us

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.

Information We Collect About You

Each time you visit our site we may automatically collect the following information:

  • technical information, including the Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer/device to the internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform
  • information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time), products you viewed or searched for, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information such as scrolling, clicks and mouseovers, and methods used to browse away from the page and any phone number used to call us.
  • Information We Receive From Other Sources

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

When you visit the Site we may store some information (commonly known as a “cookie”) on your computer. We use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and allows us to improve our site.

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.

Our Cookie Policy describes information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them.

Cookie Policy

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of 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:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences.
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

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.

You can block or erase cookies from your computer if you want to (your browser’s help screen or manual should tell you how to do this), but certain parts of the Site are reliant on the use of cookies to operate correctly and may not work correctly if you set your browser not to accept cookies.

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/.

Google Analytics

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.

Google Analytics Privacy Policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/

DoubleClick (Google)

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.

Google Privacy Policy: http://www.google.co.uk/policies/technologies/ads/

Google Maps API

This site uses Google Maps API. Visitors to this website who use the map function are agreeing to Google’sTerms of Use and Privacy Policy (https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/). Information is not collected or retained by Nursing Matters.

Third Party Websites

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.

Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s previous visits to this website or other websites.

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.

 

Uses Made of the Information

We use information held about you in the following ways:

  • to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us
  • to provide you with information about other goods and services we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about
  • to verify your identity
  • for analysis so that we can administer, support, improve and develop our services to you, obtain your views or comments on the services we provide, and to notify you about important changes or developments to our services
  • to provide you, or permit selected third parties to provide you, with information about goods or services we feel may interest you. If you are an existing customer, we will only contact you by electronic means (e-mail or SMS) with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale or negotiations of a sale to you. If you do not want us to use your data in this way, or to pass your details on to third parties for marketing purposes please let us know via our contact form at wwww.nursing-matters.com/contact-us
  • to notify you about changes to our service; and/or
  • to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer

Information we collect about you will be used:

  • to administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes
  • to improve our site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer
  • to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so
  • as part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure
  • to measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you
  • to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our site about goods or services that may interest you or them

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.

 

Disclosure of Your Information

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:

  • Business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you and other third parties subject to them being under an obligation of confidentiality in respect of the information they receive.
  • Advertisers and advertising networks that require the data to select and serve relevant adverts and marketing to you and others.
  • Analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our site.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

  • In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
  • If W-I-Technology Limited or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
  • If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of W-I-Technology Limited, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

 

Where We Store Your Personal Data

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff maybe engaged in, among other things, the fulfilment of your order, the processing of your details and the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

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.

 

Your Rights

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 admin@nursing-matters.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.

 

Access to Information

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.

 

Image Copyright

Some of the images used on the website are Designed by Freepik and have been modified to relate to the respective articles. We acknowledge the provision of these images from Freepik.

 

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.

 

Contact

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to admin@nursing-matters.com.