Privacy Policy

Who we are

Meds IQ is a project run by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), 5-11 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8SH (telephone: +44 (0)20 7092 6000).

The contact details for the Data Protection Officer are the same as above or via email to:

Information.Governance@rcpch.ac.uk

Why do we collect your information?

We will use the information we collect about on the registration form for the following purposes:

  • Manage your membership of Meds IQ as part of our commitment to provide you with this service

  • As one of the benefits of membership of Meds IQ, we will send you a monthly bulletin to keep you up to date about Meds IQ. You can opt out of this at any time by either clicking unsubscribe on the email or letting us know via the contact us form on the website or emailing: medsiq@rcpch.ac.uk

  • If you are a Meds IQ Champion, it is a requirement of the role to have your name, job role and hospital displayed on our website to allow other users in your region to contact you about Meds IQ queries.

  • If you want to join the diabetes collaborative, we will use your registration details to add you to the restricted access area of the website. Within this closed group, participants can share information and resources to benefit from shared learning. By uploading material to this area, you are consenting to your information being used in this way. If you change your mind, you should delete the information from the space.

If you decide to submit a resource to the Meds IQ website, the RCPCH will not retain any ownership of this resource. Therefore, as part of publishing this report, we will also need to display the author’s name, email address and trust on the website so that any individuals can contact the author directly with any queries.

Cookies and Analytics

Cookies are small data files on the hard drive of your computer that collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information.

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site so that we can track visitor usage in order to measure how the website is used and make any improvements. We collect information such as location data, number of visits and page usage.

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

You can set your browser not to accept cookies and you can also disable them in all major browsers. However, in a few cases some of our website features may not function as a result. For details on how to do this, please see aboutcookies.org.

Who might we share your information with?

We will never share any of your personal data with any third parties.

What do we do with your information?

Your personal data will not be transferred outside of the EEA.

How can I access the information you hold about me?

If you no longer want to be a registered member for this community, please contact us via the contact us form or by emailing: medsiq@rcpch.ac.uk so that we can delete you from our membership list. Under GDPR you have certain rights in regards to the data we hold about you. You can ask us to delete your personal data (called a right to be forgotten), change any inaccuracies, restrict what we use your personal data for or ask us to stop processing your personal data. You can also request that the data we hold about you is given back to you or given to another service provider in a commonly used format. This is called data portability. You are entitled to ask for a copy of the data we hold about you as well. However, there are some restrictions which apply to these requests, such as if we have an overriding legal obligation to keep the data.

To find out more about your rights visit the ICO website or to make a request contact the Data Protection Officer Information.Governance@rcpch.ac.uk or write to Information Governance Manager, RCPCH, 5-11 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8SH.

In accordance with Data Protection Legislation, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you and we have measures in place to ensure your data is securely and safely stored. You do have the right to complain to the ICO if you have concerns about the way your personal data is being handled: casework@ico.org.uk.

How long do we keep hold of your information for?

We will only retain your personal data for as long as you are a member. As soon as you tell us you no longer want to be a member, we will securely delete your information.