APM Healthcare (the “Company” or “We”) take your privacy seriously. Please read the following to learn more
that we collect when you visit the APM Healthcare Website (our “Website”).
This Policy also covers PII which our business partners share with the Company.
However, this Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that are not owned or controlled by the Company,
or to people who are not employed or managed by the Company.
As detailed in our Terms & Conditions (the “Terms & Conditions”), by the act of registering as a User, individual
Users give certain consents to APM Healthcare pursuant to the Data Protection Act 1998. These are dealt with in
Collection and use of information
We do not record PII from unregistered users who merely browse our Website and who do not register so as to
become a “User” within the meaning of our Terms & Conditions. However, we do collect and/or record and/or track
- a User registers with our Website;
- a User visits pages of our Website; and
- a User sends information by e-mail to us.
We may combine information concerning a User with other information that we have (including PII) that we have
obtained from business partners or other sources and we may use the combined information for marketing and
We may combine information concerning a User with other information that we have (including Pll) that we have obtained
from business partners or other sources and we may use the combined information for marketing and
When you register witht he Website we first
Once you are registered as a User, you are not anonymous to us as these details are stored on our APM Healthcare
Business Database connected to the Website (the “Database”). We collect and record this PII and use it to track and
monitor, by electronic means, your use of our Website.
In particular, we automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your own computer’s browser
program (“your browser”), including your IP address, APM Healthcare cookie information (see below) and the details
that you have requested from the Website. Where you request information concerning a pharmacy contract or
business from the Database we record that fact to enable us to supply the facilities of the Database requested. If
you print out copies of sales particulars we record those details so as to be aware of the types of property
information which are, or may be, of interest to you and we maintain a data record on our Database of all Users
having an interest in particular properties by reference to that property number. We may contact you by e-mail,
telephone or facsimile to acquaint you with any changes in the data relating to the particulars which you have
downloaded and, where we consider it reasonable to do so, details of any similar particulars coming onto our
Database which may be of interest to you. e also store information regarding the frequency of your use of our
Website to archive your record automatically if you have not used the Website for a period in excess of 180 days.
If this occurs, your status as a registered user will be automatically re-activated when you next login to the Website.
We also may use PII for the following general purposes:-
- to customise the presentation of business information and other content of the Website;
- to fulfil your requests for certain products and services;
- to contact you periodically via direct e-mail marketing campaigns on a range of subjects that, we hope, will
- be of interest to you; and
- to compile general statistics (without personal identification) as to numbers using the Website, numbers of
- sales details viewed, total Site activity and other general statistical information.
When a user visits our website, we use a number of first party session and permanent cookies. A cookie is a small
amount of data, which often includes an anonymous and unique session identifier connecting the user to his/her
We do not use or set any third party cookies.
Cookies are sent from our website servers to the browser in the user’s own computer, and are stored on the
computer’s hard drive. These small pieces of information allow us to communicate with the user and provide the site
in its full functionality.
Cookies are either ‘permanent’ or ‘session’. Session cookies only stay in place for the duration of the user’s session
on the site. They do not track any information about a user or his/her behaviour and are not used to compile
statistics. They do not collect or store any personally identifiable information.
Our website cannot get to your e-mail address, name, address or other personally identifying information unless you
have already provided that information to the site.
Similarly, our website cannot access cookie information destined for another site. Your browser will only ever send
cookies relevant to the site being displayed.
Whenever you visit any page on our site, your browser will send back all the cookies that are relevant to our site and
that your browser has accepted.
You can configure your browser to accept or reject cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. As every browser is
different, you will need to check the “Help” menu of your browser to find out how to change your cookie
However, if your browser is set to reject either all or even some of the cookies we use, your use of the site will be
limited. It may not display correctly and you will not be able to take full advantage of every facility. For example, if
you make a search, the site may be unable to remember the list of matching searches that relate to your search.
Here is a summary of the cookies we use on this website:
‘Language’ cookie. This is a first party, essential, permanent cookie, which expires after a year from when the site
was last used. It is only used on the desktop version of the site. It is necessary to carry out a function requested by
the user – i.e. present the site in the user’s chosen language.
‘E-mail address’ cookie. This is a first party, non-essential, permanent cookie. It expires after a year from when the
site was last used. It is only used on the desktop version and with registered users. It is used to pre-populate a
registered user’s e-mail address on the login form. When a user logs in, the site can associate the user’s session
cookie with his/her user record for the remainder of the user’s session. This cookie is used to remember who you are
and therefore tracks your actions on the site. We need your consent to place this cookie on your computer and we
do this through the registration process.
‘User identifier’ cookie. This is a first party, essential session cookie that stays in place only for the duration of a
user’s session on the site. It is only used on the desktop version of the site. It contains a new unique number
generated each time one of these session cookies is sent. It is used to remember the user’s current position on the
site and to allow the site to remember information from page to page. It is necessary to carry out a function
requested by the user.
‘Google Analytics’ cookies. Our site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc.
(“Google”). Google Analytics uses a number of permanent, first party cookies to help us analyse (in general terms)
how the site is used. The information generated by these cookies about your use of the site (including your IP
address) is transmitted to, and stored by, Google on servers in the United States. Google uses this information to
evaluate use of the website and to provide us with generic reports and statistical information. Google may also
transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the
information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
some aspects of the site will no longer operate correctly and you will lose useful functionality designed to make the
website operate smoothly and for the benefit of users.
Direct marketing by e-mail
Where at the time of Registration you have specifically consented for the purposes of Regulation 22 of the Privacy
and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (and so long as you have not withdrawn that
consent), we may contact you periodically via direct e-mail marketing campaigns on a range of subjects that, we
hope, will be of interest to you concerning both the Company and its services and products, and those of our
business partners and may use PII for such purpose.
You have the right free of charge, at any time, to request that direct marketing communications sent to you by
electronic mail by APM Healthcare shall cease, by either amending your personal details using the My Account
section on the Website, or sending an e-mail to email@example.com clearly indicating that you do not wish
your contact details to be used for the purpose of direct marketing by e-mail in the future. We will process this as
promptly as possible and in any event within 7 days.
Information sharing and disclosure
We will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to anyone.
We, will, however, send PII about you to other companies or people where we have your consent to share that
information, or we need to share such information in order to provide the service that you have requested, or we
need to send the information to companies who work on behalf of APM Healthcare or as business partners of the
Company in order to provide a service or product to you. (Unless we tell you differently, where these companies are
outside the Company they do not have any right to use the PII that we provide to them beyond what is necessary to
Members of the Company have registered their categories of Disclosure Subjects with the Information Commissioner
in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
The Company complies with Court Orders, subpoenas and legitimate requests from lawful authorities who by statute
or legal process command our compliance.
We will also disclose PII about you in the event that your actions on our Websites violate our Terms & Conditions, or
any of our usage guidelines for specific services.
We may transfer information about you if APM Healthcare acquires or is acquired by or merged with any other
company. In this event, APM Healthcare will notify you before information about you is transferred and becomes
Your right to edit and archive your personal identifying information
APM Healthcare gives registered Users the ability to edit their contact details or to cancel their Registration as a User
at any time by using the My Account section on the website. Alternatively:
– telephone us on 0845 557 0035; or
– e-mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org; or
– use the “Contact Us” facility on the Website.
No charge is made by us for dealing with any such amendment or cancellation.
The PII that APM Healthcare holds upon its Database and upon the servers operating our Website is protected by
specific ID Numbers allocated to you for your privacy and security.
We may amend this Policy from time to time. If we make any substantial changes to the way in which we use your
Personal Identifying Information we will notify you by posting a prominent announcement on our pages.
If you have any questions or suggestions please use the “Contact Us” facility on the Site or send an e-mail to
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