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Privacy policy

June 2017 

HIMSS UK is committed to respecting and protecting your online privacy.

This includes your right to know what we do with the personal information you share with us. It also guides our policies regarding the management of your data, including how the information is collected, processed, and for what purposes.


We use a number of different cookies on our site. If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, then we recommend you visit http://ec.europa.eu/ipg/basics/legal/cookies/index_en.htm for detailed guidance.

The list below describes the cookies we use on this site and how we use them. Currently we operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy, you should either not use this site, or you should delete the cookies having visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, “Private Browsing” in Firefox and Safari etc).

First party cookies

The cookies set directly by this website are:

Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour on our website. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here, what you click on and what you download. This Analytics data is collected via a JavaScript tag in the pages of our site and is not tied to personally identifiable information. We therefore do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

Find out more about Google’s position on privacy at: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Third party cookies

These are cookies set on your machine by external websites whose services are used on this site e.g. YouTube videos. Cookies are currently set by AddThis, YouTube, and Twitter.com. Other cookies of this type are the sharing buttons embedded in the site to allow visitors to share content onto social networks. In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of our website. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on this website.

You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.


If these privacy policy provisions become obsolete or insufficient due to the introduction of new services or the use of new applications on the www.himss-uk.org website, HIMSS UK is entitled at any time to make changes to the provisions of its privacy policy. Amendments will be effective immediately when we post the amended Privacy Policy on this website.

Third party providers

HIMSS UK’s online offering contains links to other websites. However, HIMSS UK has no control over the degree to which the operators of other websites comply with data privacy regulations.

What is collected

Personal information

HIMSS UK does not collect your personal information unless you choose to provide it. Your personal information will be collected if you use the HIMSS UK website to:

participate in a surveysign up to an newsletterRegister for an event 
Other information

HIMSS UK collects information that is not personal information (this means it can’t be used to identify you).

HIMSS UK collects non-identifiable information about users of this website, including:

IP addresses and domain namesoperating system and browser informationdetails of any search engine used to arrive at the websitethe date, time and length of visitthe geographical location of the user (exactness is to city level)URLs of the pages visited on the website, including the user ‘pathway’ from one page to the next

Your rights

You are entitled at any time to request information about the personal data that HIMSS UK has stored about you, its origin and the users to whom it has been passed on, as well as about the purposes for which the data is processed. To request information about the data that has been stored, please contact HIMSS UK at:

Regent House
13-15 Albert Street

You have the right request the correction or deletion of your data at any time, provided that this right does not conflict with legally required data retention periods.

Further information

If you have any questions about this privacy statement or about how we use the personal information we have about you, please contact: info@himss-uk.org


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