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Privacy and cookie policy

Privacy/Cookie Policy
This privacy policy applies only to this domain. If you do not accept this privacy policy, you must not use this site.
 
Collection of personal information
We collect personal information from you (such as name, address, telephone number, email address etc) when you complete registration or enquiry forms or send emails to us. Please do not submit your personal information to us if you do not wish us to collect it.
 
Collection of other information – 'cookies'
In addition to personal information, we may collect information about you automatically when you visit the site. The collection of information may involve the use of cookies. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer's hard drive by your web browser when you first visit the site. The cookie allows us to identify your computer and find out details about your last visit.
 
The information collected by cookies is not personally identifiable, it includes general information about your computer settings, your connection to the internet e.g. operating system and platform, IP address, your browsing patterns and timings of browsing on the site and geographical location.
 
Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically, but usually you can alter the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer. If you choose not to receive our cookies, we cannot guarantee that your experience with the site will be as quick or responsive as if you do receive cookies.
 
Visit www.aboutcookies.org for more about cookies and how to remove them
 
Use of your information
By using this site, you agree that we may collect, hold, process and use your information (including personal information) for the purpose of providing you with the site services and developing our business which shall include (without limitation):
 

  • Personalising your visits to the site and developing the design and style of the site to improve the services provided to you
  • Informing you about the latest changes to the site, or products or services that you might find interesting
  • Communicating (and personalising such communication) with you
  • Conducting market research
  • Carrying out statistical, technical and logistical analysis

 
Sharing your personal information
We will not share your personal information with any third parties except for the OH Directory Lists which are made available to potential employers but only if you choose to opt into this scheme.
 
3rd party advertisements
Advertisements from 3rd party organisations for meetings, conferences, courses and job opportunities are displayed on our site.
 
Safeguards and security
No data transmission over the internet can be entirely secure, so we do not guarantee the security of your personal information and/or use of the site. However, www.som.org.uk and portal.som.org.uk are both secure sites and we use reasonable endeavours to protect the security of your personal information from unauthorised access or use by using encryption technology. In addition to these safeguards, your personal information is protected in the UK by the Data Protection Act 1998. This provides that the information which we hold about you should be processed fairly and lawfully, should be accurate, relevant and not excessive, not be retained for longer than is necessary and, if applicable, be kept up to date.
 
For more information on the Data Protection Act 1998 and your related rights please see www.ico.gov.uk
 
Accessing your personal information
If you wish to review or receive copies of the personal information we hold about you, or have any other queries please write to us (including full details of your request) at: admin@som.org.uk