This page explains how the Pathobiology of Early Arthritis Cohort (PEAC) website uses any information you give to us, and the way we protect your privacy. Protecting the privacy and personal data of the visitors to our site is of the utmost importance to us.
The Data Protection Act
In accordance with the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. We will only use your information for the purpose as described and we do not pass on your details to any other government department or third party unless you have given us permission to do so. You have a right to access your personal data and rectify any inaccuracies.
If you provide feedback on our website we will only use it to develop and improve the site. We will keep the actual feedback for six months after which it will be deleted but analysis of feedback may be kept.
This site has security measures in place to protect the loss and alteration of information under our control. All visits to Reserved Area and PEAC BioBank database will be tracked and recorded through our internal audit trail system. This is to ensure that any changes to the records could be easily tracked down to as per individual user login. Centre users that have signed up to PEAC study protocol are obliged to follow the protocol guidelines on data access and should ensure that good security and research practice is in place and in line to existing MRC Data access and Data sharing policies.
Changes to the policy
If you have any questions about this privacy statement or the practices of this site, you can contact us through our contact us page.
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