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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This international website is provided by The Academy of Infection Management (AIM) Ltd. We take very seriously the privacy of our website users and the security of their personal information. For the purposes of data protection law, The Academy of Infection Management (AIM) Ltd., is the company that controls the processing of your personal data.

The purpose of this privacy policy is to set out the principles governing our use of personal information which we may obtain about you. By using this website, or by registering as a user of the services which we provide, you agree to this use. We ask you to read this privacy policy carefully. Any dispute which may arise over privacy will be subject to this policy, the data protection notice (if any) incorporated into this website and the provisions of English law.

We may change our privacy policy from time to time. We therefore ask you to check it occasionally to ensure that you are aware of the most recent version which will apply each time you access this website.

Description of the information we collect

1. Aggregate Information

In common with many organisations we monitor the use of this website by collecting aggregate information. No personally identifiable data are collected in this process. Typically, we collect information about the number of visitors to the website, to each web page and the originating domain name of the visitor's Internet Service Provider. This information is used to understand the visitor's use of the website and may be shared with other companies and with other third parties in order to demonstrate the utility of the site and inform us to help make improvements to the site for the benefits of our members and sponsors.

2. Personal Information

Where you are required to register in order to use this website or to otherwise complete an online application form (eg to obtain e-mail updates), we will collect personally identifiable information about you, such as your name, e-mail address, country of residence and other information which you voluntarily submit.

We may obtain sensitive personal information about you, for example, information relating to your physical or mental health or condition, but only if you voluntarily provide us with this information. We may also obtain information about your opinions if you, for example, send us feedback, or ask us questions.

Occasionally we may receive information about you from other sources which we will add to the information which we already hold about you in order to help us improve and personalise our service to you.

How we use your information

We will only use information that we hold about you in accordance with this privacy policy and any data protection notice which we have provided to you.

Opting out of further communications from us

We may, from time to time, contact you by e-mail or post with information about our products or services, that may be of interest to you (eg news updates). If you do not wish to receive such details you can easily opt-out of receiving further information from us by sending an e-mail to info@aiminfection.org. You should clearly state your name, username and registration details (if any) and the name of this website on all communications.

How we protect your information

We store your personal data on a secure server which is password protected and shielded from the outside world by a firewall. We have in place security policies which are intended to ensure, as far as possible, the security and integrity of all our information, including your personal information.

Use Of Cookies

Cookies are small files which are sent to your web browser and stored on your computer's hard disk. These are sometimes created and transferred to your hard disk upon first registration at a website. They are subsequently used to identify your computer and allow you repeated access to the website without having to log on each time. The cookie is used purely to speed up your access to the website and the information you wish to see. The majority of web browsers accept cookies, but you can usually change the browser settings to prevent the transfer. However, please be aware that, if you do so, some functionality may be lost.

Agents and service providers

We may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. They may need access to your personal information in order to perform their functions. Rest assured, however, that they may not use your personal information for any other purposes.

Children

Our website is directed at an adult audience. We do not knowingly collect information from or about children.

Improper Conduct

We may use the information we gather and/or receive about you to investigate and help prevent unlawful activity or activity that threatens our network or otherwise jeopardises the provision of this website.

Access and corrections

Under European data protection law, you have a right to request access to personal data which are held about you upon payment of a small fee.

You also have a right to require any inaccuracies in your information to be corrected free of charge. [You can ask us to modify your details by sending an e-mail to info@aiminfection.org.

Please state your name, username and registration details (if any) clearly on all communications.

How To Contact Us

We welcome feedback and questions on this privacy policy. If for any reason you wish to contact us, please send an e-mail to info@aiminfection.org.

References to “ Academy of Infection Management (AIM) Ltd., “AIM” ”, “Group”, “we”, “us” and “our” are references to The Academy of Infection Management (AIM) Ltd.