Updated November 2018
This page documents the recent updates and on-going work in light of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
We (BOPSS www.bopss.co.uk and website support team at MediSites www.medisites.co.uk) refer to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) website for guidance
and the Official Journal of the European Union for EU regulation
GDPR is a practical approach on how to handle all different aspects of data security.
GDPR affects any data that could be used to personally identify someone (any EU citizen), eg names, emails, address, etc.
The main idea behind GDPR is that users should be granted certain rights over their data.
- to know what personal data is collected and for how long
- to know if personal data is shared with third parties
- to be able to get/download personal data (data portability)
- to be able to edit/correct personal data
- to be able to delete personal data
GDPR applies to all website holding data on EU citizens, so you should be seeing these users rights on most websites that store personal information.
Even if you are not an EU citizen, it is a good idea to follow these guidelines as it is common sense and open approach to handling data and keeping users informed on what information is stored, how it is used, and how it can be edited/deleted.
Users can edit their profile information. Account password can be changed here.
Address information is stored here and is passed to the payment gateway to prefill forms prior to payment.
Download Personal Data
The user dashboard contains a link under “Useful Links >> Download Personal Data” to a page where you can download the personal data we hold on your account
You can also request further info if you wish to get a report of data you have entered into various forms on the site, eg “application forms”, “fellowship place added”, “abstract submissions”, “public profile information” (this is separate information entered by yourself that is viewable to the public) on this page
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to request a data report.
Forums are available for members to discuss whatever they wish. These forums are private to members only. The data stored in your forum profile is copied from the main website profile. If you are discussing patient data please ensure you get patient consent before posting.
Search for a Consultant
Website visitors can search the website for BOPSS Consultants who wish to have their details publicly displayed to the public. This is optional. The data used here is stored in a separate area which can be accessed by logged in members only. Click on “Edit /Create Profile” here
to create or edit your public profile. Members can add as much or as little info as they wish, including a photo.
Fellowships can be viewed on this page
Members can add memberships on this page