Welcome to the Pharmacy Network, a learning system where you can read articles, take e-learning modules, keep an e-learning log, take part in community activities and more. The Pharmacy Network is operated and maintained by or on behalf of CIG.
In this policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:
"Data/Personal Information" means collectively all the information you submit or provide to CIG via the Pharmacy Network. This definition shall, where applicable, incorporate the definitions provided in the Data Protection Act 1998
"The Pharmacy Network" means the network of digital training systems known as the Pharmacy Network using CIG proprietary technology and know-how and any related Pharmacy Network Services as provided by CIG or their appointed third party partners
"User "means anyone singularly or in groups or as part of an organisation that accesses the Pharmacy Network or related websites and is not an employee of CIG acting in the course of their employment
This policy applies only to the actions of CIG and Users with respect to the Pharmacy Network. It does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from the Pharmacy Network, including, but not limited to, any links we may provide to other websites
1. Information you provide upon registration: in order to make use of certain services provided through the Pharmacy Network such as the training logs and email notifications, you will either need to:
(a) register an account with us. When you do so, you will provide us with information about yourself and you will be able to select how we use your information for marketing purposes;
2. Information you provide upon entering a promotion or competition: if you enter a promotion or competition you will either need to register an account with us or provide certain Personal Information which will be used in accordance with the terms of the promotion or competition.
3. Information you provide when taking part in a poll or survey: if you take part in a poll or survey you will either need to register an account with us or provide certain Personal Information to us which we will use in accordance with the terms of the poll or survey.
Email communications: we use web beacons in our emails to track the success of our marketing campaigns. If you open an email from us, we can see which of the pages of our Pharmacy Network you visited. Our web beacons don't store any information on your computer but, by communicating with our Cookies on your computer, they can tell us when you have opened an email from us. We may keep track of the emails that we send you. We also keep a record of what communications you have selected to receive or not to receive. If you would like to opt out of receiving such emails, please click the "unsubscribe" link in the email and follow the instructions.
5. Information from other sources: we may receive information about you from other sources (eg missing information about your postal or email addresses) and add it to the Personal Information we hold about you.
The Data may be used for the following reasons:
to provide you with services or information that you have requested
to contact you regarding your registered account with us
to send you email newsletters and CPD/learning notifications
to inform you if you have won a prize
to monitor or improve the performance of, and products and services available through, the Pharmacy Network
to customise the advertising and content that you see
to monitor compliance with our terms and conditions of use of the Pharmacy Network, enforce our rights and protect the safety of others including investigating and if necessary removing any content about which we receive a complaint
to send you promotional materials, special offers or competitions on our behalf or on behalf of our group companies and marketing partners. If you do not want to receive this marketing information you can notify us of this as part of the registration process. You can stop receiving this information at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions on the correspondence you receive or by amending your marketing preferences
to send you invitations to take part in research, surveys and polls
to send you details of employment opportunities
for internal record keeping
for any purpose if we are required to do so by any law or other regulatory or government authority
Please note that if you upload or post any Data to the Pharmacy Network, we may use it in accordance with our terms and conditions of use and it may be viewed and used by others. CIG accepts no responsibility for this.
We may use third parties to perform certain functions on our behalf including fulfilling orders, sending emails, organising and managing competitions, promotions, surveys or polls, removing repetitive information from customer lists, comment hosting, traffic analysis, data analysis, translation services and processing credit card payments. They may have access to your Data to perform their services, but any Data used by such parties is used only to the extent required by them to perform the services that CIG request (unless you give consent to further use). Further, any Data that is processed by third parties shall be processed within the terms of this policy and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998
Aggregate Information: we may share aggregate, non-personally identifiable information, such as demographics and usage statistics, with advertisers, sponsors and other organisations.
Third-Party Ad Serving and Audience and Traffic Measurement Services: we may use a third-party network advertiser to serve the advertisements on the Pharmacy Network or we may use an audience or traffic measurement service to analyse the traffic. Network advertisers are third parties that display advertisements based on your visits to the Pharmacy Network and other websites you have visited. Third-party ad serving enables us to target advertisements to you for products or services you might be interested in. Audience and traffic measurement services allow us to collect anonymous traffic and behavioural information by monitoring anonymous visitor activity. The Pharmacy Network advertisers, sponsors and/or traffic measurement services may themselves set and access their own cookies on your computer if you choose to have your cookies enabled in your browser.
In accordance with our requirements under the Data Protection Act 1998, we adopt appropriate security procedures (suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures) to seek to safeguard against unauthorised access to your information. Notwithstanding this, CIG shall not be liable for any attempt by a third party to hack or crack or otherwise unlawfully gain access to any part of the Pharmacy Network including any of your Personal Information. Further, whilst CIG has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that the Data you provide will be kept secure from unauthorised access we cannot guarantee that the Data will be secure during transmission by you to the Pharmacy Network
You have the right to ask for a copy of any of your personal Data held by CIG (where such data is held) by contacting our Data Protection Officer at the address in paragraph 11 and we will take the necessary action within a reasonable time. We charge a fee of £25 for complying with such a request and we reserve the right to require you to confirm and prove your identity
If you have any general questions about the Pharmacy Network or the information we have collected about you and how we use it, you can contact Communications International Group Limited, Linen Hall, 162-168 Regent Street, London W1B 5TB, United Kingdom. If you have any questions about your information including what we hold and how it is used, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You are entitled to ask for a copy of the information hold about you (for which we charge a fee of £25.00) and to have any inaccuracies in your information corrected.