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The NIHR Dissemination Centre Privacy Policy

Some sections of our website may require you to provide personal information to us in order for us to provide a particular service.  Examples might include email alerting or responding to queries. By providing this information you are consenting to us processing your information for the purposes for which it was provided and for any other purposes to which you may have agreed.

Information collected from you will not be passed to any third party without your consent, except where we are under a statutory obligation or entitled to do so by law. 


Cookies are small text files passed by us to your computer's hard drive via your browser. These may be used by us to collect information for the purposes of managing and improving the services on the website and identifying you and preparing customised pages. No information personally identifying you is contained in the cookies. You can configure most standard web browsers to refuse cookies or warn you before accepting them. However, cookies enable you to take full advantage of our website's most innovative features.  Our cookies policy page gives you information about the cookies used on this website.

Online advertising and remarketing

In addition to using cookies and related technologies as described above, we also may permit certain third party companies (such as Google or Twitter) to collect and use user data about activity on the sites to help us tailor advertising that we think may be of interest.

Third party vendors use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to our website. Adverts can then be served using the vendors advertising platforms (such as the Google Display Network or Twitter Advertising). This ‘remarketing’ allows us to promote our research summaries and services to those who have previously shown interest. These cookies do not gather personal information that could identify you.

You can opt out of some of those third parties’ interest-based advertising through the Do Not Track functionality in your web browser or through the advertising vendor’s service. Contact us if you have any specific questions or if you need further information.

Log files

We may log your IP address which is automatically recognised by our web server. We will only collect information that is relevant to providing the service. Log files allow us to record visitors' use of the site. They enable us to make changes to the layout of the site and to the information in it, based on the way that visitors move around it. Log files do not contain any personal information or information about which other sites you have visited.

Your Personal Data

Your personal information is held and used in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act (2018). The Department of Health and Social Care, National Institute for Health Research (DHSC NIHR) is the Data Controller under GDPR. Under GDPR, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. No third parties have access to your personal data unless the law allows them to do so

We collect and use your personal data to track our contact with you; to help us identify relevant experts (including patients) who can assist and advise us with dissemination of research results, for instance by sitting on steering groups or providing expert comment; and to enable us to plan our engagement work effectively. By giving us this personal data you are consenting to our using it for the above reasons.

If at any point you believe the information we process on you is incorrect you can request to see this information by submitting a subject access request by emailing gdpr_requests@nihr.ac.uk. You also have the right to request us to cease processing your personal data.

To find out more about our policy on privacy, including further details about your rights under GDPR and how long we will keep your information for, please see the NIHR website: http://www.nihr.ac.uk/privacy-policy.htm.

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