Privacy Policy

The Guidelines in Practice website is owned and maintained by MGP Ltd.

Our postal address is:

MGP Ltd, MGP House, East Street, Chesham, HP5 1DG, United Kingdom

We can be reached by email at or by telephone at +44 (0) 1442 876100.

Our web server automatically recognises each visitor’s domain name (where possible), but not their email address.

We collect only the domain name and aggregate information on the pages that visitors access or visit. We also hold information volunteered by the visitor, such as survey information and site registrations.

The information we collect is used to improve the content of our websites and used to notify visitors about updates to our websites; we will not sell, distribute, or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

Cookies: Cookies are small text files stored on your computer while you are visiting a website. Cookies help make websites work. They also provide us with aggregated information about how users interact with our site. We use this information to try to improve your experience on our website. 

We may use cookies to remember personal settings you have chosen at our website. In no other context do we use cookies to collect information that identifies you personally. 

Further information about the cookies that may be set when you visit our website can be found below. 

Cookie  Use 


Indicates the user is logged in. Contains user specific information such as user ID in encrypted form 


Used to authenticate user when they log in to the site 


related to subscription renewal message 


related to subscription renewal message 


Used for managing the user’s session while browsing around the site 


When logged in, used to identify user’s browser and device 


Managing session state when not logged in 


Dropped when cookie policy has been seen / accepted


Used by Google Analytics


Used by Google Analytics


Application Insights - helps to monitor site performance


Application Insights - helps to monitor site performance


Spam filter


Stores session information used to guarantee the origin of JavaScript request


Third party cookies:   a number of the services which we use to add value and convenience to your experience of our website may set cookies on your browser on our behalf.  These services fall into 3 broad groups : web analytics, surveys and advertising.

Web analytics

We use a third-party service - Google Analytics - to collect aggregate data about usage of our website. We use this information to try to improve our web-based services. Google Analytics sets several cookies on your browser. We do not control the use of the these third-party cookies, and you should check Google’s privacy policy if you have concerns.


We occasionally run surveys on our website. The surveys are hosted by SurveyMonkey, which sets cookies to help it track your answers to the survey and also to make sure you’re not bothered again with a request to complete a survey if you’ve already seen it.

We do not control the use of the these third-party cookies, and you should check SurveyMonkey’s privacy policy if you have concerns. 


We serve advertising on some or all pages of this website. The software we use to serve ads places a cookie on your computer which allows us to control the number of times an ad can be served to the same computer.

Sharing buttons and social media

This website allows you to share articles, and also to engage with us via our social media channels. The software we use - ShareThis - sets cookies

We do not control the use of these cookies, and you can find out more on ShareThis.


Emails: When you supply us with your email address you will receive regular mailings from us with news and updates about the site content, such as journal tables of contents. From time to time, we may send you emails sponsored by third parties and these emails may contain pharmaceutical promotional information. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please follow the instructions included in the emails or, once registered, indicate your preference here.

Ad servers: we do not have any partnerships or special relationships with any ad server companies.

From time to time we may use customer information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information policy changes at some time in the future we will post the policy changes on our websites to notify you and provide you with the option to opt-out of these new uses. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should check our website periodically.

Upon request we provide site visitors with access to unique identifier information (e.g. user name or password) and contact information (e.g. name, address, phone number) that we hold. Visitors can access this information by emailing us at the above address.

Visitors can have inaccurate information corrected upon request by emailing us at the above address.

Security: when we transfer and receive certain types of sensitive information, such as financial information, we redirect visitors to a secure server and notify visitors through a pop-up screen on our site. We have appropriate security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information that we have collected from you on our sites.

The information we have about you and why we hold it:

The law states that we need a legal reason for processing your data. We will process your data either because you have consented to receive information from us or under legitimate interest to facilitate appropriate access to our websites—and to create your CPD account.

We will retain your data until you inform us that you no longer wish for us to hold your data.

If you have provided us with your data with your consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time by emailing us at or by unsubscribing under the My Newsletters section of your account when you are logged into the website.

If you qualify for a free account, in order for us to provide a free service, we occasionally send you emails from our sponsors. Your details are never passed to a third party and you can unsubscribe under the My Newsletters section of your account when you are logged into the website.

If you have any complaints or need to contact us about your information, please email

You have the following rights over your personal information: 

Right of access

The personal information we hold about you belongs to you and not to us, you have the right to request access to all personal information we hold.

Right of rectification

If we have incorrect information about you, you have the right to correct that information. 

Right of erasure

If we do not have a valid reason to hold or process your information you can request that we erase the information. 

Right of restriction

If you believe that we do not have a valid reason to hold your information you have the right to force us to stop processing your data until you allow us to—or we can prove that we do have a valid reason.

Right to object

We use a legal reason called Legitimate Interest to process your data; you have the right to object to us doing so and we will then have to prove that we do have that right.

Right to data portability

You can ask for the data we hold on you in a form that is easily portable to another company.

If you feel that this site is not following its stated information policy, you may contact us at the above address or phone number.

Guidelines in Practice is published by MGP Ltd. Registered in England. Registered number 2932844. Registered office 271 High Street, Berkhamsted HP4 1AA. 

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