Privacy Policy

Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us at the Uppsala Monitoring Centre. We gather certain types of information about the users of the UMC site and services, so we want to ensure that you fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it. This statement applies to the whole UMC website, that is, everything covered by the domain name. UMC provides this website as a public service.

Information collected and stored automatically
From the information we learn about you from your visit to the UMC website, we store only the following: the IP address from which you access the Internet, the date and time, the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site, the name of the file or the words that you searched, and the browser used to access our site. We may use this information from time to time to assess the number of visitors to the various sections of our site and system performance, and to identify problem areas. It helps us learn about the geographical distribution of our visitors and the technology they use to access our site. We also use this information to help us expand the coverage of the site and to make it more useful. This information is never connected with personal information. UMC periodically deletes their web logs.

A cookie is a small file that a website transfers to your computer's hard disk, allowing our server to remember specific information about your session.

Personally provided information
If you choose to provide us with personal information by sending an e-mail, or by filling out a form with your personal information and submitting it through our website, we use that information to respond to your message and to help provide you with the information or material that you request. On occasion, we may study the types of questions sent to us. These studies help us to improve our web site to make it more responsive to the needs of our users. We never give, share, sell or transfer any personal information to a third party.

Links to other sites
We provide links to other Internet sites that provide pharmacovigilance-related health information. Once you link to another site, you are subject to any privacy statement the new site may have. UMC does not endorse the sites to which it links.

UMC maintains this site and employs a range of technology to protect the information maintained on its systems from loss, misuse, unauthorised access or disclosure, alteration or destruction.

How to contact us
If you have any questions or concerns about the UMC privacy statement, please contact us at

Notification of changes
If there are any changes to this privacy policy, we will post them here, so that you are completely aware of how the changes will affect you.


A cookie is a small amount of data (which often includes an anonymous unique identifier) that is sent to your browser from a website's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. Once the user has closed the browser, the cookie will no longer be accessed during that session.

IP address
When your web browser or e-mail application requests a web page or e-mail from another computer on the Internet, it automatically gives that computer the address to which it should send the information. This is called your computer's Internet protocol (IP) address. For many users accessing the Internet from a dial-up Internet service provider (ISP), the IP addresses differ every time they log on.

Last modified on: January 20, 2017