Please also refer to the Medico-Legal Society’s (“the Society”) UK GDPR Compliance Statement, which should be read in conjunction with this page.
Like most websites you visit, this website automatically collects some information about you and your visit.
This privacy notice tells you what personally identifiable information (“PII”) and other data is collected, how and what it is used for, how you can restrict that PII being passed to the website and what the implication of doing so might be.
It also tells you about your rights under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR).
The Society does not hold or process any PII other than that you provide to us manually or automatically by your browser through the use of this website.
The Society will not sell or rent your PII to third parties nor will it share your PII with third parties for marketing or any other purposes.
A cookie remembering that you accepted cookies will be stored on your computer.
This website uses WordPress software and the JetPack plugin, which provides a number of features used by the website. Both are provided by Automattic. For details of how JetPack uses your data, see here.
This website uses Google Analytics for visitor tracking. The cookies used are detailed below.
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Embedded content from other websites
Posts on the Society’s website may include embedded content (eg videos, images, articles). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Social network tracking cookies
The social network share buttons may set third-party cookies on your machine that allows them to track you. Please refer to the privacy policies of the social network for details of what information they gather and how they track you.
Advert tracking cookies
The Society’s website does not carry adverts.
If you wish to view cookies from a website, consult your browser’s help pages.
Changing browser settings to accept or reject cookies
If you wish to prevent all cookies from being placed on your computer, you will need to change your browser settings to reject cookies. How to do this will depend on which browser you use and further details for the most popular browsers is provided below. However, this may severely affect how web pages look and how they function and some websites may not display at all. These links also provide information on additional security and privacy features and tools.
For other browsers, consult the browser’s help pages or the browser’s supplier.
For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone please refer to your phone’s manual or the manufacturer’s website.
Information regarding the PECR on cookies can be found on the website of the Information Commissioner’s Office.
A number of websites provide detailed information on cookies, including
The Internet Advertising Bureau website Your Online Choices allows you to install opt-out cookies across different advertising networks.
Google has developed a browser add-on to allow users to opt-out of Google Analytics across all websites that use Google Analytics.
Technologies such as Mozilla’s Do Not Track allow you to tell websites not to track you.
Internet Explorer has a feature called Tracking Protection Lists that allows you to import a list of websites you want to block.
Many browsers, including Chrome and Firefox, allow you to prevent third-party websites setting cookies. Consult your browser’s help pages for further information.
When you fill in the contact form, you are given the opportunity to provide a name and email address that the Society can use to reply to you. The Society will only use this email address to reply to you and will not pass it to anyone else.
Links to other websites
The Society’s website contains links to websites owned and operated by third parties. If you use these links, you leave the Society’s website. These links are provided for your information and convenience only and are not an endorsement by the Society of the content of these linked websites or their owners or authors. The Society has no control over the contents of any linked website and is not responsible for these websites or their content or availability. Content of these websites may have changed or may have been removed since the Society linked to them. The Society accepts no liability for any websites linked to from this website.
If you subscribe to one of the RSS feeds (Posts or Comments) using an RSS Reader, no information about you or your subscription is retained.
When you visit the Society’s website, standard Internet server log information is collected. This includes browser data, your IP address and the pages you visit. This is stored in the website server logs as it is done on most other websites you visit. This does not contain PII.
The server that hosts the Society’s website is located in the UK.
Backups of the website including comments are stored in a fully encrypted form.
Trade marks and copyright
The Society retains copyright on all original material on this website. The Society acknowledges the trade marks and copyright of others, but we use material under the fair dealing concept, generally for criticism or review.
This privacy notice is effective from 25 May 2018 and remains effective until it is withdrawn or superseded.
Changes to this privacy notice
This privacy notice is kept under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 18 June 2021.
If you have any queries about this privacy notice, please contact the Society.