Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Information about you: how we use it and with whom we share it

The information you provide will be used by the Pharmacology Education Project editors to contact you about your proposed submission for inclusion on the PEP website (hosted by the University of Edinburgh, UK). We are using information about you because we wish to be able to contact you in the event of amendments or updates to your submission being necessary. We may also wish to credit you personally for your work. We will not share your data with any third party unless when there is a legal obligation to do so. We will hold the personal data you provided us for a year and will only hold it longer with your expressed permission. We do not use profiling or automated decision-making processes. If you have any questions, please contact Professor Simon Maxwell (

Data controller and contact details
For data collected under this privacy notice, the University of Edinburgh (the “University”) is the Data Controller (as that term is defined in the EU General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679), registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office, Registration Number Z6426984.
You can contact our Data Protection Officer at Our data protection policy is on our website at

Mandatory data sharing
In addition to the primary purposes, we are also legally obliged to share certain data with other public bodies such as HMRC and will do so where the law requires this; we will also generally comply with requests for specific information from other regulatory and law enforcement bodies where this is necessary and proportionate.

Transfers outside the EEA
The University will only transfer data to countries outside the EEA when satisfied that both the party which handles the data and the country it is processing it in provide adequate safeguards for personal privacy. Details of such transfers and safeguards are on our website.

Your rights
You have the right to request access to, copies of and rectification or erasure of personal data held by the University and can request that we restrict processing or object to processing as well as the right to data portability (i.e. the right to ask us to put your data into a format that it can be transferred easily to a different organisation). If you wish to make use of one of these rights, please email your local contact.

If we have asked for your consent in order to process your personal data you can withdraw this consent in whole or part at any time. To withdraw consent, please email your local contact, who will explain the consequences of doing so in any particular case and initiate proceedings for withdrawing consent.

If you are unhappy with the way we have processed your personal data you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office at but we ask that you raise the issue with our Data Protection Officer first.