Privacy policy

The RCOG is committed to protecting your privacy.  The following statement tells you how we collect, store and manage personal information online to comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998.  A copy of the College's full Data Protection Policy is available here.  If you have any queries about how the College collects, stores or manages your personal information, please contact the Archivist on or by writing to Archives, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 27 Sussex Place, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4RG, UK.

How do we collect information?

We ask you to register in order to access some sections of the website and carry out certain transactions through the site.  For non-members we ask for your name, email address and postal address.  For Fellows, Members and Trainees we require your name, email address, membership number and postal address.

How do we use this information?

We use your personal information to provide the information, services and products you have requested as well as for administrative purposes.

Sometimes we may want to share your information with carefully selected third parties.  When we collect your information, we will ask you if you want us to do this or not.  Whatever you decide, you can change your mind at any time by contacting us at the address above.

We may also need to disclose your information if required to do so by law.

Do we use Cookies?

We may also store information about you using cookies. These are files which are sent by us to your computer which we can access when you visit our site in future. We do this for a number of reasons including administering the site's registration system and shopping cart. Cookies cannot be used by themselves to identify you or transmit personal information.

Information on controlling cookies is available at  Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site.

To read more about the cookies used on this site, please click here.

How do we protect personal information?

We use a secure server when you enter into a money transaction from our website.  We also encrypt your credit card number at the time when you place your order.

We take appropriate measures to ensure that the information you give us is kept secure, accurate and up-to-date.  We will only keep it for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which it is used.

How do I change the information you hold on me?

If your personal details change, please help us to keep your information up to date by going to My Profile and updating your details.

Can you see the information we hold on you?

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you (for which we will charge a small administration fee) and to have any inaccuracies in your information corrected.  To submit a request, please write to the address above.

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