Who we are:
Our website address is https://www.healthwriters.com/
We may be required to make alterations to this policy to ensure compliance – with amendments to relevant legislation. You should refer to this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from June 2021.
What we collect
We may collect the following information:
• name and occupation;
• contact information including email address;
• demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests;
• other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers.
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information in order to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for:
• internal record keeping.
• we may use the information to improve our products and services.
• we may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided. You may unsubscribe to these emails at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions contained within the email.
• from time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We will only contact you by email. We may also use the information to customise the website according to your interests.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. The Guild of Health Writers is registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioners Office. Our registration number is Z9786347.
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Links to other websites
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Controlling your personal information
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties.
We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting through the Guild of Health Writers’ Newsletter and/or by email.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018), and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on the Website or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to Guild of Health Writers, 88 Wensleydale Road, Hampton TW12 2LX or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you believe that any information, we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on the Website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.