Privacy Policy

Your privacy on the Internet is of utmost importance to the Global Clinical Practice Network (GCP.Network). This privacy statement describes GCP.Network’s policy concerning the gathering and sharing of visitors’ information through the GCP.Network web site. It applies to all “GCP.Network sites” – that is, all sites within the “GCP.Network” domain name.


What information does GCP.Network collect?

Normal Web Site Usage

In general, you can browse the GCP.Network site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. The only information we gather during general browsing is from standard server logs. These include your IP (Internet Protocol) address, domain name, browser type, operating system, and information such as the web site that referred you to us, the files you download, the pages you visit, and the dates/times of those visits.

Collection of Personally Identifiable Information

If you register on the GCP.Network or submit a question or comment, you will be asked to provide personal information such as your name, email address, and other optional personal information.

This information is collected only with your knowledge and permission, and is kept in a secure GCP.Network database. 

Certain actions on the GCP.Network platform set a cookie*. By setting this cookie, GCP.Network will remember your details the next time you visit, so you don’t have to re-enter the information. This helps us to provide you with a better service.

Creating a profile on GCP.Network allows other GCP.Network members to see only the personal information that you have voluntarily provided.  Individuals who are not GCP.Network members cannot access password-protected ares of the site where this information is available. 


What does GCP.Network do with the information it collects?

Normal Web Site Usage

The information gathered during general browsing of the “GCP.Network” domain is used to analyze trends and usage of the GCP.Network site and to improve the usefulness of the site. It is not connected with any personal information.

Personally Identifying Information

WHO may use the personal information you provide to:

  • Contact you – either in response to a query or suggestion, or to e-mail announcements, updates etc. to you;
  • Confirm your registration on the site;
  • “Remember” your online profile and preferences;
  • Help you quickly find information that is relevant to you based on your interests, and help us create site content most relevant to you;
  • Statistical analysis.


What if I don’t want to provide personal information?

Providing personal information on the GCP.Network site is optional. If you choose not to provide personal information, you can still browse and use the GCP.Network site, but you will not be able to carry out certain actions such as view material that is only available to members, search the members directors and message GCP.Network members. 

Opting Out and Changing Your Information

At any time, you can cancel or modify your information by returning to the “My profile” section of the website. If you no longer want to be a member of GCP.Network, you can delete your profile.

Security

We do not sell or share any personally identifiable information volunteered on the GCP.Network site to any third party. Any information provided to GCP.Network by users of the GCP.Network site is held with the utmost care and security, and will not be used in ways other than as set forth in this privacy policy, or in any site-specific policies, or in ways to which you have explicitly consented. GCP.Network employs a range of technologies and security measures to protect the information maintained on our systems from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

All individuals who have access to personal data as part of the functioning of the GCP.Network platform are obliged to respect the confidentiality of this information.  The GCP.Network site contains links to sites external to the GCP.Network domain. GCP.Network is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites.

Notification of Changes

Changes to this privacy policy will be posted on the GCP.Network web platform.


Contact

For questions or queries regarding this privacy policy, please contact us at gcpn@who.int.


*Cookies – 
A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent from a web server to your browser. It is normally used to assign a unique identification to your computer and securely store information such as user IDs, passwords, preferences, and online profiles. You can choose not to have cookies delivered by GCP.Network sites by changing your browser settings. Different web sites can send their own cookies to your computer. To protect your privacy, your browser only allows a web site to access the cookies it has already sent you, not the cookies sent by other sites.