Privacy policy is currently under revision (11/06/2018): email address and newsletter preferences panel are undergoing updating within 48 hours.

Practitioner Medical Publishing Ltd is a UK company 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) under the Data Protection Register. Our Information Commissioner's Office Reference number is: ZA423260.

We do not share your information with third parties (beyond our subscription house,  our website administrators, and printers), or process it in ways that a reasonable person might find intrusive. 

If you wish to email us about your data, please contact:  (NOT CURRENTLY LIVE [email protected] )

Legal basis for processing your data

As a Publisher of a medical journal, we have 'legitimate interests'  in facilitating your access 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 with the data that they have provided us with. 

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; job title. Paying subscribers will insert a Web Id in their account to receive full access to the website. 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).

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 being integrated with Campaign Monitor to ensure your subscribe/unsubscribe preferences are respected. * (11/06/2018): newsletter preferences panel NOT fully integrated yet. Will be up to date in 48 hours.

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 (using anonymisation of reader's comments) how peer professionals value The Practitioner. We use Survey Monkey for such surveys.

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 reports on past and current subscribers, enabling such that we can fulfill our contractual and customer service obligations and 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 click rates. We look at general statistics rather than individuals.

We have advertising of our own and other companies on our website. We place cookies 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: http://www.aboutcookies.org/


Further information

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

Privacy policy is currently under revision (11/06/2018):  data control email address and newsletter preferences panel are undergoing updating within 48 hours.