The RCOG is committed to protecting your privacy. The following
statement tells you how we collect, store and manage personal
information online to comply with the requirements of the Data
Protection Act 2018. You can also read the College’s full data protection policy.
If you have any queries about how the College collects, stores or
manages your personal information, please contact the College Archivist
or by writing to Archives, Royal College of Obstetricians and
Gynaecologists, 10-18 Union St, London SE1 1GH, UK.
How does the College collect information?
We ask you to register in order to access some sections of the
website and carry out certain transactions through the site. For
non-members we ask for your name, email address and postal address. For
Fellows, Members and Trainees we require your name, email address,
membership number and postal address.
How does the College use this information?
We use your personal information to provide the information, services
and products you have requested as well as for administrative purposes.
Sometimes we may want to share your information with carefully
selected third parties. When we collect your information, we will ask
you if you want us to do this or not. Whatever you decide, you can
change your mind at any time by contacting us at the address above.
We may also need to disclose your information if required to do so by law.
We may also store information about you using cookies. These are
files which are sent by us to your computer which we can access when you
visit our site in future. We do this for a number of reasons including
administering the site’s registration system and shopping cart. Cookies
cannot be used by themselves to identify you or transmit personal
Information on controlling cookies is available at www.aboutcookies.org.
Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies
you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site.
To read more about the cookies used on this site, please see below.
How does the College protect personal information?
We use a secure server when you enter into a money transaction from
our website. We also encrypt your credit card number at the time when
you place your order.
We take appropriate measures to ensure that the information you give
us is kept secure, accurate and up to date. We will only keep it for as
long as is necessary for the purpose for which it is used.
How do I change the information the College holds on me?
If your personal details change, please help us to keep your
information up to date by going to My Profile and updating your details.
Can I see the information the College holds on me?
You have the right to ask for a copy of the information we hold about
you (for which we will charge a small administration fee) and to have
any inaccuracies in your information corrected. To submit a request,
please contact the College Archivist on firstname.lastname@example.org or
by writing to Archives, Royal College of Obstetricians and
Gynaecologists, 10-18 Union St, London SE1 1GH, UK.
you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that
are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.
Our cookies help us to:
- Make our website work as you’d expect
- Save you having to log in every time you visit the site
- Remember your settings during and between visits
- Allow Members and Fellows to access their membership benefits
- Improve the speed/security of the site
- Continuously improve our website for you
- Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
- Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
- Pass data to advertising networks
- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
- Pay sales commissions
You can learn more about all the cookies we use below.
If the settings on the software you’re using to view this website
(your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies, we take this, and your
continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this.
learn how to do this below; however, doing so will likely mean that our
site will not work as you would expect.
More about our cookies
Our own cookies
- Making our shopping basket and checkout work
- Providing access to your CPD/Revalidation ePortfolio
- Determining if you are logged in or not
- Allowing you to add comments to our site
- Other membership benefits, including access to online journals, TOG and BJOG
There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.
Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by
third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site
- A widget from Twitter
- A link to the College’s Facebook page
Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties.
Anonymous visitor statistics cookies
have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g.
Mac or Windows, which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as
it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site,
what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our
website. These ‘analytics’ programs also tell us, on an anonymous basis,
how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether
they have been here before, helping us to put more money into developing
our services for you, rather than marketing.
Turning cookies off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings
to stop it from accepting cookies. However, doing so will likely limit
the functionality of our and a large proportion of the world’s websites
as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.
For more information about turning off cookies on your browser, click the relevant link below:
PC or Mac browsers
To opt out of Google Analytics, please click here.
It may be that your concerns around cookies relate to so called
‘spyware’. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may
find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by
automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.
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