JournalFeed Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is of paramount importance.  This will enumerate the ways in which JournalFeed collects and uses your information.

What information is being collected and how is it used?

When you sign up for the email subscription, your information is securely stored by MailChimp, which is GDPR-compliant and has its own strict privacy policies.  This information is used to send you an email summary of the content on JournalFeed or other information relevant to emergency medicine.

Any ecommerce credit card transactions on the site are conducted using Stripe, which employs bank-level security.  No credit card information is ever held on any JournalFeed page or on the Squarespace content management system (CMS).

The JournalFeed site uses cookies.  See this from Squarespace on how cookies are used on sites which use this CMS.

Squarespace sites, including JournalFeed, track aggregate data on how the site is being used and includes location and internet protocol (IP) address, operating system, browser version, the content you view, and how long you stayed on a page.

In addition to the uses specified below, we may use information provided by you in the following ways:

  • to ensure that content on our site is presented in the most effective manner for you;
  • monitor, develop and improve our products and services;
  • to provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes; and
  • to notify you about changes to our service including to contact you with service messages.

Other than for fulfilling our obligations to you (where these exist), on some occasions we use the information you provide to produce aggregate statistics in relation to pages being accessed. We may also use it to monitor usage patterns on our website in order to improve navigation and design features and to help you get information more easily. In order to help us develop our website and our services, we may provide such aggregate information to third parties. The statistics however will not include any information that can be used to identify any individual. We may contact you to notify you about changes to our service. We may also send you non-marketing emails which includes for internal record keeping and to improve our services, or conduct research; emails may contain ads, affiliate links, or appeals for donations.  In addition, we may use all information supplied or collected on our Website to enforce our legal rights and protect against unauthorized access, use, activity and/or copying, either personally or via third party contractors and advisors and/or protect the rights, property, or personal safety other users of the website and the public. This may involve using any details supplied by you including your name and contact details.

How long do we keep the information we collect?

We keep your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill our obligations to you and to protect our legal interests or as otherwise stated to you when such data is collected.

To whom will information be disclosed?

Other than as expressly agreed by you or stated when data is collected or stated within this policy we will not disclose your personal data to any third parties other than:

  • as required to enforce our legal rights (including property, safety, our users or others);
  • where our company or its assets (to which your data relates) are to be acquired by a new company.

How personal information is stored and protected

Your personal data is stored on our site using the Squarespace CMS and is only available to our web administrators and authorized people on a password protected basis. The data that we collect from you (or which you supply to us by email or otherwise) may be transferred to and stored at a destination outside of the European Economic Area (“EEA”).

Cookies

Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a website. Cookies are widely used by websites to help remember small amounts of information and give you a better experience using the website. For example, a cookie will help the website to recognize your device the next time you visit so you don’t have to log on again, they will remember what items you placed in a shopping basket or recall your preferences such as which language you want to read a site in.

Certain cookies contain a limited amount of personal information. For example, if you click “remember me” when logging in, a cookie will store your username. Most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information to help us analyze how well our website is performing overall so we can try and improve it.

See this from Squarespace on how cookies are used on sites which use this CMS.

Linking to external sites

Our website contains links including hyperlinks which may take you away from our web pages. These links are provided for your convenience and an inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement or approval by us of the linked website, its operator or content. We have no control over the contents or functionality of those sites and accept no responsibility for any loss or damages that may arise from your use of them. Please be aware that once you click and enter into a linked website, your use is subject to that site's privacy policy. You may wish to review the privacy policy for each site you visit.

Your consent

By submitting your information and using the site, you consent to the use of that information as set out in this policy. You should review this policy regularly to note any changes as to how we collect and use personal information.

Thank you for reviewing this information.

If you have any questions, please send us an e-mail through our Contact us section.

We wish to acknowledge the British Medical Journal privacy policy as the template for this document and source of some of the verbiage, modified to the needs of JournalFeed.

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