At Minervation, we respect the privacy of people who use our web sites, and when personal information is used we do so in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. In order to administer our website, provide email alert services and consult on our work, Minervation occasionally captures personal data. This is done in two ways:
The Minervation web site has an optional electronic newsletter service which keeps people informed about a range of developments relating to Minervation, including how to produce and disseminate good quality health information; how to build accessible, usable and reliable web sites; updates about the latest developments in knowledge management and evidence based healthcare; and a current awareness service of the healthcare press. If you register for the newsletter service your email address and other information given when registering will be held on the system for the purpose of providing this service. It will not be passed on to third parties. If you wish to discontinue with the email notification service please contact Minervation.
The web site monitors access to the site for the purpose of system administration of the web server and statistical monitoring of web site usage. This may include ‘cookies’. A cookie is a message given to a web browser by a web server. The message is then stored by the browser in a text file called cookie.txt. Every time the browser obtains a page from the server this cookie message is sent back. A cookie can be used to identify users and personalise their visit by customising web pages for them.