Privacy Policy

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This privacy policy applies between you and Strategic Consultants International (SCI) on behalf of IBD Campus, a site developed by the IBD Campus Steering Committee and SCI with support from Takeda UK, Ltd. Together with our terms of use, this privacy policy applies to your use of the site and sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. By visiting this website, you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy. Please read the following carefully to understand our practices regarding your personal data and how it will be treated.

This privacy policy is a statement of the ways in which we collect, hold and use information about individual persons. By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of information as set forth in this privacy policy. You also acknowledge that we may periodically change, modify, add to or remove or otherwise update this privacy policy at our discretion, without prior notification. You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the then current privacy policy. Your continued access or use of our site after such a change signifies your acceptance of the revised privacy policy. It is our intention to post any such changes on this page so that you are fully informed concerning the types of information we are gathering, how we use it, and under what circumstances it may be disclosed. The date this privacy policy was last updated is shown at the bottom of this page.

1. Pledge on privacy

The term “personal data” as used in this policy refers to personal information such as your name, e-mail address, mailing address, telephone number, job title and any other information that may be used to identify you. Generally, we will not process your personal data without your consent. However, we reserve the right to conduct additional processing to the extent permitted or required by law, or in support of any legal or criminal investigation.

The next sections explain how and when we collect personal data from you.

2. Collection and use of personal data

When you register with us, you need to complete certain data fields, including your name, email address and institution (some are required and some are optional), as well as choose a password. In these situations, if you choose to withhold any personal data requested by us, it may not be possible for you to gain access to certain parts of the site. We may also collect and process any personal data that you provide to us when you contact us, for example with a question or feedback on the site.

We use this data to enable you to have a user account with the site and to make use of the site’s features and to enable us to provide a good level of customer service.

We may process personal data for the purposes of tracking your completion of course content and assessments, allowing you to receive results and providing on demand access to your certificates of completion.

We also use your data to assess use of this site, to measure impact and to otherwise carry out analytics activities. We will not use your data for such analytics purposes other than in an anonymised form as part of a ‘population’ of users.

3. Technical Information

We may collect technical information regarding your visits to our site, which may include the IP address used to connect your device to the internet, browser type and version, time zone setting, and operating system and platform.

4. Disclosure of information

We will not sell, share, or otherwise distribute your personal data to third parties except as provided in this privacy policy.

We may disclose your personal data to any member of our group of companies, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries.

Personal data may be transferred to third parties that we work with, including third parties who act for or on behalf of IBD Campus, in accordance with the purpose(s) for which the data were originally collected, such as delivery services, evaluation or technical support.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties: (a) in the event that we sell any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective buyer of such business or assets; (b) if we or substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by us about our users will be one of the transferred assets; or (c) if we are required to do so to comply with an applicable law, court order or governmental regulation, or if such disclosure is otherwise necessary in support of any legal or criminal investigation.

We may also share your personal data with third parties, including the Royal College of Physicians, in order for you to complete courses and assessments and to receive your results and completion certificates for courses that you have taken. The Royal College of Physicians may collect, store, process and otherwise use your personal data for its own purposes (including verifying and recording your results for assessments taken) and you should ensure that you review the College’s own privacy policy, in order to understand how it may collect and use your personal data.

We will not share any of your Personal Data with third parties for their own marketing or promotional purposes.

5. Right of access

You have the right to access the personal data that we hold about you and to ensure that your personal data is always up-to-date. These rights include the right to: (i) request access to and rectification or erasure of your personal data; (ii) obtain restriction of processing or to object to processing of your personal data; and (iii) the right to data portability. If you wish to exercise one of the above-mentioned rights, please use the contact information below. In addition, you can always tell us to stop contacting you. If you wish to contact us regarding your personal data, please write to us at IBD Campus, c/o Strategic Consultants International, Maple House, 10th Floor, High Street, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, EN6 5BS, UK for the attention of the Privacy Policy Administrator or at the email address below. If you contact us, please note the name of the site where you provided the information, as well as the specific information that you would like to access or update. Your requests will be dealt with in a prompt and proper manner, in accordance with applicable law, and may be subject to a small administrative fee.

6. Security and confidentiality

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. To help us protect the security and confidentiality of personal data that we collect online, we use data networks protected, amongst other things, by industry standard firewall and password protection. In the course of handling your personal data, we take measures reasonably designed to protect that information from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. While we cannot guarantee against any loss, misuse unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction to data, we try to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.

You must keep your password and any other authentication information confidential. You must not disclose it to anyone else. If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your password or any other authentication information, you must promptly notify us using the contact details below.

Personal data will only be stored as long as necessary for the purposes for which it was collected subject to local laws and regulations and legitimate business needs.

7. Cookies and similar technologies

IBD Campus makes use of Google Analytics which is a web analytics tool that helps website owners understand how visitors engage with their website. Google Analytics customers can view a variety of reports about how visitors interact with their website so they can improve it. Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors.

Every computer and device connected to the Internet is assigned a unique number known as an Internet protocol (IP) address. Since these numbers are usually assigned in country-based blocks, an IP address can often be used to identify the country, state, and city from which a computer is connecting to the Internet. Google Analytics collects the IP address of website visitors in order to provide website owners a sense of where in the world their visitors come from. This method is known as IP geolocation.

Google Analytics does not report the actual IP address information to Google Analytics customers. Additionally, using a method known as IP masking, website owners that use Google Analytics have the option to tell Google Analytics to only use a portion of the IP address, rather than the entire IP address, for geolocation. Whether or not website owners use Google Analytics, they have access to IP addresses for visitors to their sites.

Our site uses cookies and similar technologies designed for analytics purposes to distinguish you from other users of the site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our site and also allows us to improve the site.

Cookies are small data files that sites download to a user’s computer, phone or tablet hard disk. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. They help sites providers, for example, to recognise a user that has visited a site previously. Further details on the cookies used on this site and their purposes are set out below. This site uses cookies of the following types:

  • Single session cookie: Enables this site to keep track of your movement from page to page in order to ensure that you will not be asked for the same information you have previously given during your visit to this site. We may use the cookie to enable you to return to a previous page, or analyse user behaviour, such as which pages have been visited during your visit, in order to improve your overall experience and the performance of this site.
  • Remember me cookie: Enables this site to remember your personal preferences such as log in details in order to improve the user experience for example by avoiding you having to re-enter these details on each visit to this site.
  • Global session cookie: Enables us to collect information such as number of visitors to this site, links clicked on, from what links you used to come to this site and pages visited in order to analyse user behaviour. This information is collected in an anonymous form and will be collated with similar information received from other users to enable us to compile reports in order to develop and improve user experience by displaying more tailored and relevant content for example. We might use these cookies to highlight articles, services available within this site or adverts that we believe may be of interest to you.

The single session and global session cookies are provided on our behalf by a trusted third-party service provider, Google Inc, to aid with reporting of user behaviour, market research, providing targeted advertisements and improving site functionality for example. This user behaviour is analysed in order to improve this site. To see how this applies to Google Analytics, visit

You can stop tracking by Google Analytics by visiting

By using our site, you consent to the use of cookies and similar technologies as described in this privacy policy.

8. Where we store your personal data

The information that we collect may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (the “EEA”) in countries, which have less strict, or no data protection laws, when compared to those in Europe. It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers, for example in the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you consent to this transfer, storing or processing of your personal data.

Whenever we transfer your information outside of the EEA, we will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

9. Personal information and children

The services available on this site are intended for persons 18 years of age and older.

10. Links to other sites

This privacy policy applies only to this site to the exclusion of third party websites. We may provide links to other sites which we believe may be of interest to our users. We aim to ensure that such sites are of the highest standard. However, due to the nature of the World Wide Web, we cannot guarantee the privacy standards of every site to which we link or be responsible for the contents of sites other than this one, and this privacy policy is not intended to be applicable to any linked site. You should ensure that you review the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third-party sites linked to via this site as they will govern your use of such sites.

11. Cancelling your account

You can cancel your user account at any time by emailing us at the email address below. When you cancel your account, we will delete any personal data we hold about you apart from any data, which is held in our back-up systems. Back-up data is deleted periodically.

12. Contact us

If you have any queries or complaints about our compliance with this privacy policy, or if you would like to make any recommendations or comments to improve the quality of our privacy policy, please write to the IBD Campus, c/o Strategic Consultants International, Maple House, 10th Floor, High Street, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, EN6 5BS, UK
email enquiries@strategic-consultants.co.uk for the attention of the Privacy Policy Administrator.

Important Information
The UK Data Protection Authority is responsible for making sure that privacy law is followed in United Kingdom. For more information about your privacy rights, or if you are not able to resolve a problem directly with us and wish to make a complaint, contact: The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO): https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/

Privacy Policy All visitors – Last reviewed June 2018