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Welcome to Queen Mary's Hospital for Children Alumni Website. We invite you to read this privacy policy, which explains our privacy practices and how we treat your information. It describes the types of information collected and created in connection with your use of Queen Mary's Hospital for Children Alumni Website, how and why we use such information, who we share it with and your legal rights.

For residents of the EU, please note that this Policy has been updated in accordance with the requirements of EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For residents of the US, by visiting, joining, or using Queen Mary's Hospital for Children Alumni Website, or otherwise indicating that you agree to this Policy, you consent to and authorise our using your personal information as described in this Policy.

When you use Queen Mary's Hospital for Children Alumni Website there are also expectations for how you must respect and protect the privacy of other members. These are spelt out in our Member Agreement. Please read it. Violating these rules or other aspects of the Queen Mary's Hospital for Children Alumni Website Member Agreement may lead to a loss of account privileges, potentially including a permanent ban from Queen Mary's Hospital for Children Alumni Website.

1.0 Who or what is Queen Mary's Hospital for Children Alumni Website?

Queen Mary's Hospital for Children Alumni Website is a private social network for the former nurses, staff and patients of the now closed Queen Mary's Hospital for Children, Carshalton.

2.0 Who provides the website and controls my information?

Queen Mary's Hospital for Children Alumni Website is operated and provided to you by Andrew Dolan, a self-employed freelance web developer on behalf of Sue Hadley who commissioned and paid for the building of the website. For the purposes of EU data protection law, Andrew Dolan on behalf of Sue Hadley is also your data controller.

3.0 Information we collect

Some information is required in order to use Queen Mary's Hospital for Children Alumni Website. We use this information for the purposes that are described further below.

3.1 From you, or with your permission. We collect a variety of information from you when you provide it to us directly, when we request it from you, or when you give us permission to get it from a third party source. We provide some examples of these below: When you register for Queen Mary's Hospital for Children Alumni Website, you provide your current name, maiden name, profile photo, email address. If you want to communicate with other members and share Content (as defined in our member agreement), you might post something on Queen Mary's Hospital for Children Alumni Website. If you contact us with a support request or comments, you provide us with your contact information and a description of the issue so we can respond.

3.2 From your browser and device. Like nearly every other website, we automatically collect technical information created when you visit or use Queen Mary's Hospital for Children Alumni Website or read a message from us. We collect information from your browser, computer, or mobile device, which provide us with technical information when you use Queen Mary's Hospital for Children Alumni Website as a visitor or member, including:

  • Device data which tells us about the device you're using: what type and model it is, its operating system and version, its unique identifier, crash data (if applicable), and what settings you've enabled. Your device and software settings affect what information your device makes available to us.
  • Log data which is automatically recorded by our servers based on data sent by your web browser. This typically includes the date and time you visited, the browser version you used (and its settings), the URLs you came from and go to, your IP address and protocol, and how you used Queen Mary's Hospital for Children Alumni Website (for example, which links you clicked on).
  • Cookie data which comes from "cookies" (small data files stored on your computer or mobile device) and similar technologies. Cookie data helps us recognise you, remember your preferences; some, but not all, cookie data is associated with your Queen Mary's Hospital for Children Alumni Website account. You can configure your browser to reject cookies, but doing so will prevent you from logging into our website. To learn more about our use of cookies, click here to read our Cookie Policy.

4.0 How we use your information

We use the information we have to help us provide, operate, improve, understand, and customise this website.

4.1 Setting you up on Queen Mary's Hospital for Children Alumni Website. In order to enable us to operate the site we use information to get you started on Queen Mary's Hospital for Children Alumni Website. Once you register, your name and photo (if provided) is added to the Members List page.

4.2 We use information to operate Queen Mary's Hospital for Children Alumni Website and to improve its features: To help you publish Content and view and respond to Content from other members, based on your posting selections.

4.3 Advertising. We do not do any advertising on our website.

5.0 Your Choices

You have controls over what and how your information is shared and used. We delineate here, the choices you have [TO BE EDITED WEBMASTER] regarding the sharing and visibility of profile information, location information; as well as your choices about communications, invitations and reminders; how and when your Content is shared; and moving, deactivating and deleting your Queen Mary's Hospital for Children Alumni Website account.

6.0 Your Rights

You benefit from a number of rights in relation to your information that we process. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. We describe these rights below. In certain cases, such as for access to, rectification or deletion of your information, please be sure to read the options you have under 'Your Choices' section above.

6.1 Access and Porting. You can access all of your Queen Mary's Hospital for Children Alumni Website information by logging into your Queen Mary's Hospital for Children Alumni Website account.

6.2 Rectify, Restrict, Limit, Delete. You can also rectify, restrict, limit or delete all of your Queen Mary's Hospital for Children Alumni Website information by logging into your Queen Mary's Hospital for Children Alumni Website account.

6.4 Revoke consent. Where you have previously provided your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing of your information at any time. For example, you can withdraw your consent to email messages from the website and from other members by changing your account settings. If you withdraw your consent to the use of your information for purposes set out in this Policy, you may not have access to all (or any) of the website. In certain cases, we may continue to process your information after you have withdrawn consent if we have a legal basis to do so or if your withdrawal of consent was limited to certain processing activities.

7.0 Sharing information with third parties

We share information with service providers, where it is necessary to perform the Member Agreement, or for any other purposes described in the Policy.

7.1 Sharing Content with members. Queen Mary's Hospital for Children Alumni Website is a platform for members to share helpful information with each other. To that end, we make the Content you post on Queen Mary's Hospital for Children Alumni Website, such as posts, replies, messages, and profile information, available to other Queen Mary's Hospital for Children Alumni Website members based on the preferences in your settings, the preferences on the Content you provide, and as described in this Policy.

7.2 Publicly-available Content. In limited circumstances we may make short snippets of Content available, without your name or other identifying information, to the public (meaning non-members and search engines).

7.3 Marketing and spam. We know that you do not want spam or marketing calls from third parties, so we will never sell or rent your contact information to third parties, and we won't share it with a third party unless we have your authorisation.

7.4 Advertising. Our systems are not currently configured to accept browsers' "Do Not Track" signals, as no industry-wide standard for handling them has been adopted.

7.8 Legal and safety reasons. We may retain, preserve, or share your personal information if we have a good-faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to (a) respond, based on applicable law, to a legal request (e.g., a subpoena, search warrant, court order, or other request from government or law enforcement); (b) detect, investigate, prevent, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; (c) protect our rights, property, or safety; (d) enforce our Member Agreement or any other agreements we have with you; (e) prevent physical injury or other harm to any person or entity, including yourself and members of the general public.

8.0 Data retention

We may retain your information in our server logs, our databases and our records for as long as necessary in light of the purposes set out in this Policy, subject to any legal obligations to further retain such information. We may retain your verification-related information for a reasonable period of time, even if you do not complete all verification steps, to assist with future verifications and to prevent abuse of our verification processes. If you decide not to verify the account and would like us to delete the verification information you provided, contact us.

9.0 Additional information

9.1 Account Security. Queen Mary's Hospital for Children Alumni Website uses technical and organisational measures intended to keep your data secure, including using https on our web pages to reduce the risk of unauthorised interception of your communications during your visits to the website. However, the internet is not a fully secure environment and we cannot guarantee that your personal information won't be intercepted or improperly accessed. Please ensure that you keep your password safe and do not share it with anyone.

9.2 Other Websites. In using Queen Mary's Hospital for Children Alumni Website, you may come across links to websites operated by third parties (for example, if a member shares a link to a video on YouTube). These third parties have their own privacy policies, which will apply to your activity if you click on the link and access their website. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for such external sites' privacy and security practices.

9.3 Amendments to the Policy From time to time we may make changes to this Policy, so please review it periodically.

10.0 Contact Us

Queen Mary's Hospital for Children Alumni Website
19 Horace Road
Forest Gate
London
E7 0JG

Web contact form: Contact Us

Last updated: May 8, 2018.