Terms and Conditions and Privacy statement

Information about terms and conditions of accessing this website and our privacy statement, including the use of cookies.

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Terms and conditions

Access to and use of this site ('rcpch.ac.uk') is provided by The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) subject to the following terms.

By using rcpch.ac.uk you agree to have accepted these terms and understand that no legal relationship is created between you and the RCPCH. If you do not agree to these terms please do not access and/or use rcpch.ac.uk.

  • These terms are subject to change at any time by the RCPCH. Any such changes will be posted online. Please check these terms on a regular basis to make sure you are aware of any changes made by the RCPCH. Your continued use of rcpch.ac.uk after changes are posted indicates that you agree to these terms as updated and/or amended.
  • The resources on rcpch.ac.uk contain general information about the services of the RCPCH. Professional guidance should always be obtained before acting on any information provided on rcpch.ac.uk.
  • In no circumstances shall the RCPCH be liable for any direct or indirect losses or damages arising out of or in any way connected to rcpch.ac.uk.
  • Attempts are made to ensure that rcpch.ac.uk functions properly and that information contained within rcpch.ac.uk is accurate. However, the RCPCH provides rcpch.ac.uk on an "as is, as available" basis without any guarantees of any kind. Every effort will be made to correct or delete errors and or inaccurate information brought to the College's attention where appropriate. Such information should immediately be reported to the RCPCH.
  • The RCPCH does not guarantee that resources on rcpch.ac.uk will be available at all times, are error free, or that rcpch.ac.uk and its server are free of bugs and viruses.
  • Access to rcpch.ac.uk is recorded and may be stored and used for statistical analysis.
  • All copyright belongs to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 2007-2010.

Privacy statement

The following explains how the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health uses any information you give to us, and the way we protect your privacy.

Protecting the privacy and personal data of visitors to our site is highly important to us.

Data Protection Act

In accordance with the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. We will only use your information for the purpose as described and we do not pass on your details to any other government department or third party unless you have given us permission to do so. You have a right to access your personal data and rectify any inaccuracies.

If you have any concerns about personal details or images on this site, please email dataprotection@rcpch.ac.uk.

Site usage

If you provide feedback on our website we will only use it to develop and improve the site. We do not store feedback but analysis of feedback may be kept.

Cookies

This website uses cookies (full definition) to help improve the layout of the site. These are small data files on your computer, which help to remember settings, so you don't have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page as well as measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs.

The data we gather in this way does not contain any personal information or information about which other sites you have visited.

For details on how to stop your browser from setting cookies, please see aboutcookies.org, which contains thorough details on cookies and how to disable them in all major browsers

The following first party cookies are currently being placed by www.rcpch.ac.uk.

Cookie Name

What is it?

Expires

SESS…

This is a session cookie, used to track logged-in status. The cookie name is usually suffixed with a random ID. E.g. SESS1234abc. It lasts for 24 days

24 days

SERVERID

This is a load balancer cookie. If a site uses multiple servers, this cookie helps distribute tasks.  

When you close your browser

has_js

This records whether the user has javascript enabled on the browser. This cookie alters available functionality based on whether the user is allowing javascript.

When you close your browser

The following third party cookies are currently being used by www.rcpch.ac.uk.

Google analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it is meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better.

Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

For full details on these cookies please see Google’s privacy policy.

The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:

Name 

What is it?

Expires 

_utma 

randomly generated number 

2 years 

_utmb 

randomly generated number 

30 minutes 

_utmc 

randomly generated number  

When you close your browser  

_utmz 

randomly generated number and information on how the site was reached (e.g. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search)  

6 months  

AddThis (sharing website content)

We use AddThis cookies to track movement throughout the website and allow users to share website content with external services like Facebook and Twitter. They also allow users to see statistics on pages (e.g. count of facebook likes).

For full details on these cookies, please see the AddThis privacy policy

To stop these cookies being placed by your web browser, go to AddThis opt out.

Name 

What is it?

Expires 

_atuvc

Measures how often we see an Add This user

2 years 

_uit

User id and login time tracking

When you close your browser

loc

Geolocation, used to help publishers know approximately where people sharing information are located

3 months

psc

These cookies are used in recording user sharing and social activity

2 years

uid

Uniquely assigned machine generated user ID

2 years

di

Maintenance cookies that help manage expiration for other cookies

2 years

Blog

Download RCPCH blog contribution rules (PDF, 24KB, 2 pages)

Statement coverage

This privacy statement only covers the website www.rcpch.ac.uk and subsidiary pages administered by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.

It does not cover links within this site to websites owned or administered by other organisations.

Security

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss and alteration of information under our control.

Changes to the policy

These terms are subject to change at any time by the RCPCH. Any such changes will be posted online. Please check these terms on a regular basis to make sure you are aware of any changes made by the RCPCH. Your continued use of this site after changes are posted indicates that you agree to these terms as updated and/or amended.

If the privacy policy changes in any way, we will place an updated version on the website. Regularly reviewing the privacy policy page ensures you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties.

This privacy statement was last updated on 17/10/2012.

Glossary of terms

Cookies are files containing information about visitors to a web site (e.g. user name and preferences). This information is provided by the user during the first visit to a web server. The server records this information in a text file and stores this file on the visitor's hard drive. When the visitor accesses the same web site again the server looks for the cookie and configures itself based on the information provided.

Log files are files created by a web or proxy server which contains all of the access information regarding the activity on that server. 

Acknowledgements

The College would like to thank the following for the use of images on this website:

St George's Hospital, Tooting, London

Paul Underhill  www.paulunderhill.com

Simon Leigh www.simonleigh.com

About

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) is a registered charity in England and Wales (1057744) and in Scotland (SC038299)