What the RCP does with your data

The personal information we collect during membership application, registration or subscription to a service is held and used according to the Data Protection Act 1998.

The RCP will:

  • Maintain records on your eligibility as a member or fellow, in order to provide you with products, services and information on RCP activities.
  • Share information across RCP departments to improve our communications and services.
  • Share information with appropriate third parties* in order to improve clinical practice, medical training and our services.
  • Disclose personal details to appropriate suppliers, in order for you to take advantage of any discounts on products and services offered by the RCP’s partners
  • Only release your information in accordance with your mailing preferences. Please contact the membership team at: membershipqueries@rcplondon.ac.uk to amend your mailing preferences.
  • Not sell your details to any third parties.

* Non exclusive list (Department of Health; education, CPD and training programmes in higher education and the NHS; examination centres; Federation of Royal Medical Colleges; General Medical Council; postgraduate deaneries and overseas equivalents)

In addition…

The MRCP (UK) central office will:

Retain information for monitoring training, research and statistical analysis, in data comparisons to verify qualifications and to prevent fraudulent activity.

The RCP enquiry service will:

  • Retain full details of all enquiries for two years for administrative purposes and aggregate data thereafter for statistical purposes
  • Share information with RCP departments for the purpose of providing full responses to enquiries and to improve RCP communications and services
  • Not share data with any third parties.

Privacy and cookies

We value your privacy and want you to feel confident about using this website.

We are committed to safeguarding your privacy when you use the site. We collect information about you and your visit to the website to help enhance your online experience and to send you information about RCP activities and services.

Use of cookies by the RCP

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie

Name

Purpose

More information

Google Analytics

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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site.

The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from, and the pages they visited.

An overview of privacy at Google

WebTraffiQ

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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form.

 

YouTube

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This cookie tracks the playing of YouTube videos on the website allowing you to pause and re-play videos. It also allows YouTube to serve up related videos.

An overview of privacy at Google

 

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit the All about cookie site.

Demographics

Our server records your visit for demographic reasons and to help us understand how you use the site. We use the information we collect to improve the site and provide better services. The information we collect is treated in accordance with the Data Protection principles outlined in the Data Protection Act 1998.