Cookie and Privacy Policy

Cookie and Privacy Policy

Pharmaceutical Press is the publishing arm of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS). This privacy policy together with our terms of use and any other documents referred to on it sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. By visiting the site you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy. We respect the privacy of every individual who visits this Web site.

1. Use of Cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website and to: (a) collect information about visitors to the website; and (b) enable the website's login, shopping basket and other functionalities. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer, if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

The use of cookies helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. We collect standard information from visitors to the website, such as how many visitors each page has and how many times embedded videos are viewed. This information is anonymous.

The following cookies are applicable to all visitors on our website:
Type of cookie Reason for use
Google Analytics

We collect anonymous information about all website visitors, such as the number of times a page is visited and searches performed using the search function. This information is used in order to understand how the website is being used and this helps us improve your user experience. For more information please visit



We use sharing buttons to allow you to share our content on your social networks. This allows us to understand what our most popular content is. You will need to share a piece of content by logging into a social network via the buttons on our website before we would receive the information. For more information please visit

Persistent cookies These cookies allow the website to remember your settings when you visit again in the future. This enables the site to recognise you as a subscriber and to complete and review question sets.

OAX Cookie      
This cookie allows us to count the number of times advertisements on our site have been clicked through. We use this information to assess the performance of adverts on our site.

You may decline or disable cookies when using the website. However if you do so the site will not recognise you and you will be unable to complete question sets or review previous sessions. By continuing to browse our site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

As the means by which you can refuse cookies varies from browser to browser, please consult your web browser's help menu for further information on how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Further information on deleting or controlling cookies is available at

Please note that third parties (including advertising network and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

2. Collection of Personal Information from Site Visitors

Pharmaceutical Press may collect and/or track:
Information you give us
Information we collect about you
Information we receive from other sources

1. The home server domain names, e-mail addresses, operating system, and type of Web browser of visitors to the ONtrack Website
2. The e-mail addresses of visitors that communicate with Pharmaceutical Press via email
3. Information knowingly provided by the visitor in online forms, registration forms, surveys, and contest entries (including demographic and personal profile data)
4. Aggregate and user-specific information on which pages visitors access
5. Financial information

3. Use of Personal Data Collected

We use personal data held about you in the following ways:

for editorial and feedback purposes;
for marketing and promotional purposes;
for statistical analysis of users' behaviour;
for product development, for content improvement;
to inform advertisers as to how many visitors have seen or clicked on their advertisements;
to customise the content and layout of the ONtrack Website.

Aggregate data on home server domain names, operating system, and type of Web browser may be used for internal purposes.

Individually identifying information, such as names, postal and e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and other personal information which visitors voluntarily provide to Pharmaceutical Press may be added to the Pharmaceutical Press databases and used for future calls and mailings regarding site updates, new products and services, upcoming events, and status of orders placed online.

4. Disclosure of Personal Data to Third Parties

We may share your personal information with any subsidiary of the RPS group; subsidiary is defined in section 1159 of the Companies Act 2006.

We may share information with selected third parties including:

  • Advertisers and advertising networks that require the data to select and serve relevant adverts to you and others. We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users (for example, we may inform them that 500 men aged under 30 have clicked on their advertisement on any given day). We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target (for example, women in SW1). We may make use of the personal data we have collected from you to enable us to comply with our advertisers' wishes by displaying their advertisement to that target audience.
  • Analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our site.
  • Business partners, suppliers, consultants and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them.

5. Where We Store Your Personal Data

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff maybe engaged in, among other things, the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this cookie and privacy policy.

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

6. External Links

The ONtrack Web site may contain links to other sites. Pharmaceutical Press is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

7. Security Measures

Pharmaceutical Press has implemented numerous security features to prevent the unauthorised release of or access to personal information. In particular, when a visitor places an order on this site a secure server is used. Our secure server encrypts all payment information a visitor inputs before it is sent to Pharmaceutical Press, and is also used to store personal information securely. Please be advised, however, that while Pharmaceutical Press has endeavoured to create a completely secure Web site, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to/from ONtrack via this site or e-mail cannot be guaranteed. Accordingly, Pharmaceutical Press is not responsible for the security of information transmitted via the Internet.

All of our users' information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our finance department or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information.

8. Your Rights

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites to another site. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by by un checking the appropriate box while the visitor accesses his or her account information. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us using the information provided in the 'Contact Us' section of this cookie and privacy policy.

9. Access to and Ability to Correct Personal Data

Upon request via postal mail, e-mail, or phone, Pharmaceutical Press will provide to visitors a summary of any personal information retained by Pharmaceutical Press regarding the visitor. Visitors may modify, correct, change or update their personal record or cause their personal record to be removed from the Pharmaceutical Press database. Please note, Pharmaceutical Press will only send personal records to the e-mail address on file for the visitor name associated with it.

10. Our Right to Contact User

Pharmaceutical Press reserves the right to contact site visitors regarding account status and changes to the subscriber agreement, privacy policy, or any other policies or agreements relevant to site visitors.

11. Access to Information

The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Any access request will be subject to proof of identity and a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the personal information we hold about you.

12. Our Right to Change Privacy Policy

This policy is effective as of Feb 1, 2004. Pharmaceutical Press reserves the right to change this policy at any time by notifying visitors of the existence and location of the new or revised privacy policy. By entering the Pharmaceutical Press Web site you are accepting all terms and conditions outlined in the above Pharmaceutical Press Internet Privacy Policy. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.

13. Contact Us

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and ONtrack can be contacted

By Mail:
Pharmaceutical Press
66-68 East Smithfield

Email: moc/smrahpr//kcartno

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