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SNOMED International - Privacy Policy Update

May 10, 2018

As part of the new European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force on 25th May 2018, SNOMED International has updated its Privacy Policy. Our updated policy will provide more transparency on how we collect and use your personal data. This policy will also explain how to exercise your rights around the use of your personal information. In some cases, we will need to obtain your explicit consent under GDPR to process your information or send you emails. In these cases we will either contact you directly or you will be asked for your consent when you next access the service. You have the right at any time to change your consent or have your details removed from our systems where applicable.

Access our Updated Privacy Policy

As a result of the Privacy Impact Assessments we have undertaken, we are required to make some changes which may alter the way you interact with the following Services:


  • As part of the Explicit Consent rule, we will be removing all Confluence users from automatic email notifications. You will need to actively “Opt-In” to be able to receive email notifications from Confluence by “watching” specific groups or pages. Information on how to do this can be found here -

Conference Management Registration Services:

  • Where applicable, re-consent will be requested from attendees at the point of event registration and at the next SNOMED International Business Meeting and SNOMED CT Expo during sign in. Emails sent from this service will have unsubscribe links to allow recipients to change and update their preferences.

Mailchimp - Mailing List Management Service:

  • SNOMED International will issue a communication to any current mailing lists requesting explicit consent to contact you for the purposes of promoting SNOMED International, the SNOMED Community, along with updates specific to SNOMED International events. Emails sent from this service already have unsubscribe links to allow recipients to change and update their preferences. 

Full details on how SNOMED International has prepared for GDPR can be found in our Compliance Statement, If you have any questions or queries please contact our Data Protection Team at

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