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Privacy Policy

PJ Publications is part of Pharmaceutical Press, the publishing division of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. We respect your privacy. This Policy sets out how we may use or disclose personal information about you and your rights in relation to that information. By entering and using the Website you are deemed to accept all terms and conditions outlined in this Policy.

1. Collection of Personal Information from Website Visitors

PJ Publications/Pharmaceutical Press may collect and/or track:

Your home server domain name, e-mail address, operating system, and type of web browser when you use PJ Online; your e-mail address if you communicate with us by e-mail;
any information provided by you in online forms, registration forms, surveys, and contest entries (including demographic, financial and personal profile data); aggregate and user-specific information on which pages you view; and any payment information and financial details you provide in order to use PJ Online.

By submitting your personal information you consent to use of that information as set out in this policy.

Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies to collect information about you. Cookies are small data files which are placed on your computer by this website and which collect certain information about you. These cookies may save data such as the your name, password, user-name, shopping cart, screen preferences, and the pages you visit. When you revisit PJ Online, we may recognise you and customise your experience accordingly.

The following cookies operate on our website:

 Reason for use
 Google Analytics 
We collect anonymous information about all website visitors in order to understand how the website is being used and this helps us improve your user experience. For more information please visit
 AddThis  We use sharing buttons to allow you to share our content on your social networks. This allows us to understand what our most popular content is. You will need to share a piece of content by logging into a social network via the buttons on our website before we would receive the information. For more information please visit
Session cookie These cookies are used for the login process to keep you logged in to the website. Without these cookies the website will not function correctly and you will not be able to login to the secure areas of the website.
 OAX Cookie This cookie allows us to count the number of times advertisements on our site have been clicked through. We use this information to assess the performance of adverts on our site.
 has_js This cookie records whether the user has javascript enabled on the browser and alters available functionality based on whether the user is allowing javascript.

You may decline or disable cookies when using PJ Online, but if you do so you may not be able to use all the website’s functionalities. You may also delete the cookie at any time, but you will not be recognised when you revisit PJ Online. As the means by which you can refuse cookies varies from browser to browser, please consult your web browser's help menu for further information on how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Further information on deleting or controlling cookies is available at

2. Use of Personal Data Collected

Personal data collected by us may be used by us for editorial feedback purposes, for marketing and promotional purposes, for statistical analysis of your behaviour, for product development, for content improvement, to customise the content and layout PJ Online, to solve technical problems or to calculate overall usage statistics. We may send you newsletters, news stories, polls, marketing materials and information about other services that we consider may be relevant to your needs and interests.

When you post a comment on PJ Online we may publish your name, job title and the comment in other publications owned or operated by us.

Financial information is used for billing purposes and to fulfil any orders you may place. Any financial information will be held on a secure server with restricted access (see section 5 on Security measures).

Aggregate data (which does not identify individuals) on home server domain names, operating system, and type of web browser may be used by us for internal purposes.

Information that identifies you, such as name, postal and e-mail address, telephone number, and other personal information, which you provide, may be added to Pharmaceutical Press’s databases and used for future calls and mailings regarding website updates, new products and services, upcoming events and the status of orders placed online.

3. Disclosure of Personal Data to Third Parties

We will not disclose your personal data to any third party without your express consent other than to our agents or contractors, such as software developers, distributors or professional advisers, for the purposes of operating PJ Online and developing, manufacturing and distributing Pharmaceutical Press products.

4. External Links

PJ Online contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites unless they are owned and operated by Pharmaceutical Press. You should be aware of when you leave PJ Online. You should read the privacy policy of any website which may collect personally identifiable information. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected through or in connection with PJ Online.

5. Security Measures

We have implemented security features to prevent the unauthorised release of or access to your personal information. But we are not responsible for the security of information transmitted to us via the internet. We cannot guarantee the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to or from PJ Online via the website or by e-mail.

Your personal information will not be made available to anyone who does not need it to perform a specific job on our behalf without your explicit consent.

6. Opt-Out Right

You may opt out of having your personal information used by us for marketing, promotional or other purposes by updating your profile via the website. You may request that we do not publish your name, job-title and any comment you may have posted on PJ Online in our other publications by emailing us using the details in section 10 (contact us).

7. Access to and Ability to Correct Personal Data

We will provide you on request in writing or by e-mail details of your personal information stored by us in relation to your use of PJ Online. We reserve the right to charge a reasonable fee for this. You may correct or update your personal record or delete it. If you delete it, you may lose your access to PJ Online. We will only send personal data to the e-mail address associated with that data.

8. Our Right to Contact the Visitor

We reserve the right to contact you regarding your account status and changes to the subscriber agreement, this privacy policy, or any other policies or agreements relevant to PJ Online. We may also email you to discuss any content you have posted on our site.

9. Our Right to Change this Privacy Policy

Please check back regularly to keep informed of updates to this privacy policy. In some cases (for example, when we make a material change to this privacy policy), we may also tell you about such changes by placing a prominent notice on this website.

10. How to Contact Us

See the contact us page for details of how to contact us.