Who we are
For the purposes of the Data Protection Act, and the General Data Protection Regulation, the data controller is Journal of Surgical Simulation. Personal information will only be collected and/or processed by us in accordance with current Data Protection Legislation.
We have taken suitable measures to safeguard and secure data collected through our websites.
The data we collect about you
You may visit our website without registering, but in order to use some of our services you may need to provide information. We receive and save information about you when you register for our services, fill in a form, join our mailing lists or communicate with us for any other reason.
The information we collect may include:
- Contact details such as your name, title, personal or work address, email address, telephone numbers and social media handles
- Professional information such as your areas of interest, current post, affiliation
- Details about your activities, submissions, editorial assignments, and usage of our systems
- Details about payments to and from you
- Profile data including your username and password, preferences, questionnaire responses, your marketing and communication preferences, and information about how you use our site, products and services.
How is your personal data collected?
We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through direct interactions with you, and from your use of our websites.
You provide us with us with your identity and contact data by creating an account, registering for services, submitting information for publication on our websites, filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email, or otherwise.
How we use your personal data
We will use your personal data for administration and publishing of the journal or to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us, to register you as a user of our website, to manage our relationship with you, to administer and protect our business, to use data analytics to improve our site and services to you, to respond to your enquiries, provide you with technical support.
We will usually inform you if we intend to process your personal information for marketing purposes and seek your consent. If you have previously registered to receive communications from us we will continue to send you similar information. If you are a new subscriber we will only contact you by email if you have given your consent. You have the right to ask us not to process your information for marketing purposes. All our marketing communications carry a link to allow you to opt out of further communications.
Updating your information
It is important that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal information changes.
Our websites may contain links to and from the websites of our partners, advertisers and other websites we consider to be of interest. Please note that we have no control over how your data is collected, stored, or used by other websites and we advise you to refer to their privacy policies before providing any data to them.
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Disclosure of your personal data
We may share your information with selected third parties, including Society of Surgical Simulation, our business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you, analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our site or if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal information in order to comply with any legal obligation.
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers or those of our service providers.
Your legal rights
You have the right to ask us to correct any incorrect personal information we store about you, to delete personal information, or otherwise restrict our processing, or to receive an electronic copy of the personal information you provided to us.
We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month.
Queries regarding privacy and data processing
If you are not happy with the way your information is being handled, or with the response received from us, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk) at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF.