We will make every effort to protect your
privacy by maintaining a consistently high level of site security
and following strict policies on how we store and use personal
The information we collect and how we use
To access the site, you will need to sign up with us. To access
restricted parts of the site we will need to obtain other
details from you.
When you use the site, we may track and keep a record of the pages
you visit. This data will be used in anonymised, amalgamated form
only to allow us to study how people are using our site and which
topics are most popular. This will help us improve what we offer on
Your email address will be used to contact you with regard to your
account only (e.g. in setting up subscriptions, notifying you of
locations for collecting certificates, etc.). If you sign up to the
e-newsletter, you will receive information about new modules and
The information in your My CPD Online area, including the
modules you have undertaken, progress on modules, and so on, is
considered private. Our technicians have access to it in order to
fix problems and maintain the site. However, we do not read this
information unless necessary, and will not release it to other
people or organisations without your prior consent. Specifically,
we do not make this information available to the College’s
Postgraduate Education Department, which manages the CPD programme.
To demonstrate that you have completed modules successfully for the
purposes of your CPD requirements, you will need to print out and
present a paper copy of the relevant certificate.
Cookies are used on this site in two ways.
When you log in to this website, we will store
a temporary cookie on your computer, indicating that you are
authorised to use the site. Cookies are small text files that are
saved by your web browser and enable you to move throughout the
site without having to sign in each time you look at a different
page. The cookies we use have the sole purpose of keeping you
logged in, and have no other function. The cookies we use here are
"session cookies", which means they disappear when you shut down
your Web browser. Use of the areas of this website requiring a
login is conditional on a session cookie being in place, and if you
do not agree to this you should not use this website.
The other type of cookies we use are placed by Google Analytics.
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors
use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help
us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an
anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where
visitors have come to the site from and the pages they
More information about cookies, including how to block them and/or
delete them, can be found at http://www.aboutcookies.org/.
Each time you use the internet, your Internet service provider
assigns your computer a number called an IP address. This number
may be the same or different each time you go online. The website
uses visitors' IP addresses to gather general data about site
traffic. Each time your computer requests information from our
site, we log your IP address on our server. We cannot identify you
from your IP address.
You are able to give
feedback about a learning module after completing it. This
information may be made visible to other users of the site,
including guest users, in which case it will be unattributed. We
will also use it to improve our site.
To whom will we disclose information about
We will not disclose your personal data to any third party, other
than those who provide IT and support services to us and only where
bound by duties of confidentiality.
How personal information is stored and
Your personal data is stored in our databases, which are only
available to the web administrators and authorised CPDO staff on a
You should not share your user name and password with other
By submitting your
information, you consent to the use of that information as set out
in this policy. You should review this policy regularly, to note
any changes as to how we collect and use personal information.