We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.
(1) What information do we collect?
We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:
(a) Information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation);
(b) Information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases you make of our goods or services, at any time in the future;
(c) Information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us (including name, contact details and organisation). With your approval we will also retain and publish (in password protected web-pages image/s or you for the purposes of identification;
(d) Information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or NMC Newsletters;
(e) Any other information that you choose to send to us;
A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.
We may use “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on the website. We will use the session cookies to: monitor you whilst you navigate the website. We will use the persistent cookies to: enable our website to recognise you when you visit. Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.
Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one.
(3) Using your personal information
We may use your personal information to:
(a) Administer the website;
(b) Improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;
(c) Enable your use of the services available on the website;
(d) Send you general (non-marketing) commercial communications;
(e) Send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;
(f) Send to you our NMC Newsletter and other communications which we think may be of interest to you, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require this service;
(g) Provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user;
(h) Deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website;
(i) Where you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the license you grant to us;
(j) We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties;
In addition, we may disclose your personal information:
(a) To the extent that we are required to do so by law;
(b) In connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
(c) In order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
(d) To any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information.
(5) International data transfers
(6) Security of your personal information
We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall-protected) servers.
Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. We will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to the website).
(7) Policy amendments
(8) Your rights
You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. We may withhold such personal information to the extent permitted by law.
(9) Third party websites
The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.
(10) Updating information
Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.
Summary of terms
Used to locate and display Web pages via a software application. The most popular ones are Microsoft Internet Explorer Crome and Mozilla Firefox.
Message given to a web browser by a web server. The message is then stored by the browser in a text file called cookie.txt. Each time the browser requests a page from the server, this message is sent back. A cookie's main objective is to identify users and personalise their visit by customising web pages for them for example by welcoming them by name next time they visit the same site. A site using cookies will usually invite you to provide personal information such as your name, e-mail address and interests.
IP (Internet Protocol)
All networks connected to the Internet speak IP, the technical standard which allows data to be transmitted between two devices. TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) is responsible for making sure messages get from one host to another and that the messages are understood.
If you are connected to the Internet your computer will have an IP address. For example, it may look something like this 126.96.36.199
A computer that hosts a website and delivers (serves up) web pages to your personal computer.