Practitioner Medical Publishing Ltd is committed  to maintaining your confidence and trust in us to safeguard the personal information you have provided, or will provide, to access and improve the free or paid for services of The Practitioner website, newsletters and print journal or to enable us to communicate with you when you ask us questions about The Practitioner. We are registered with the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) Data Protection Register. Reference number ZA423260

We do not process your data in ways that you might find surprising or intrusive or share your information with third parties beyond our own suppliers who are involved in the distribution of the print journal and newsletters. 

If you wish to email us about your data, please contact: [email protected] 

Legal basis for processing your data

As a Publisher of a medical journal, we have 'legitimate interests'  in facilitating the access of healthcare professionals to our free or paid for clinical and other articles, understanding and improving the value of our product to medical audiences, and marketing The Practitioner to health professionals in different countries.

Individual rights

Under the GDPR your rights are as follows: the right to be informed; the right of access; the right to rectification; the right to erasure; the right to restrict processing; the right to data portability; the right to object; and the right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling. You can read more about your rights in details here. You also have the right to complain to the ICO [www.ico.org.uk] if you feel there is a problem with the way we are handling your data. 

Information you give us directly

Information you give us for access to articles on The Practitioner's website and to receive newsletters

To access at least some articles on the website and receive typically 2 email newsletters a month you become a Registered user

Data given by you to become  a Registered user of the website: Email address; password; title; first name; last name; country; special interest; position; job title.  The password that you create is private to you as it is held encrypted within our website system which is built and administered by Eonic LLP (Eonic's GDPR statement). Paying subscribers will insert a Web Id in their account to receive full access to the website.

Newsletter preferences: We send out at least one e-mail newsletter a month when a new issue of the journal is fully uploaded. Typically there will be a maximum of two (or rarely three) emails a month. Our website database and newsletter panel is integrated with Campaign Monitor to ensure your subscribe/unsubscribe preferences are respected.

Additional information you give us when registering for a free trial of The Practitioner: We occasionally provide a free trial of The Practitioner in print to doctors in specific countries. This involves you giving your contact details, including your postal address to supply you with the copies. In the UK, you may also be asked for your GMC number.

Surveys: Occasionally, we conduct an Editorial survey of a group of The Practitioner's print readers for an insight into how they use and value The Practitioner in their professional lives and peer group interactions, so that we can further improve The Practitioner editorially and demonstrate to prospective subscribers and advertisers how peer professionals value The Practitioner.

Information you give our subscription house directly for purchases

Subscriptions to the journal and of PDFs of articles is made through our subscription house Turpin Distribution. (Turpin's privacy statement). We have access to Turpin reports on past and current subscribers, enabling us to fulfill our contractual obligations and  to contact lapsed subscribers. 

Digital information gathered in connection with The Practitioner website and newsletters


Cookies are widely used by websites to help remember small amounts of information and give you a better experience using the website. A cookie is a text file which identifies your computer to our servers. Cookies do not in themselves identify the individual user, just the computer used. We will not collect and store personal information using the cookie, although we may use a cookie to monitor your visit and ensure that you are presented with appropriate information. Some essential functions of our websites are only possible if information is stored persistently between each page you look at. For instance, if you log in to a site to access subscriber only content, we use a cookie to remember that you are logged in, so you do not have to enter your details on each page you visit.

We use other cookies to analyse how our visitors use our websites and to monitor website performance. When we send emails to users, we use a cookie that lets us track the opening rates and click rates. We look at general statistics.

We have advertising of our own and other companies on our website and use Google tools for publishers.  Cookies are placed on your browser in order to track how many people have seen a particular ad.

Your internet browser has tools that allow you to remove or block cookies. Depending on which cookies you block, the site may stop working, or certain features may stop working correctly.

More information can be found here: https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/online/cookies/

Google Adsense advertisements are being served to a very limited number of positions on our website on an experimental basis. We have set the system such that ads are non-personalised within EEA areas. Click here for Google's policy on their use of information and how you can set your preferences for google ads.  

Further information

Further information about data protection is available online at the Information Commissioner's website: http://ico.org.uk  .