Privacy policy

Who I am

What I can do here

Dr Douglas Jenkinson
I am a registered medical practitioner with the General Medical Council of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland number 0396235

I have retired from active practice
On this site I give advice and information about whooping cough. I give email advice on a paid for basis or pro bono according to circumstances.
Non of the advice constitutes part of anything that might be construed as a doctor/patient relationship in its professional sense. I am unable and do not to take any responsibility for any part of the medical care of anybody. This can only be undertaken by a person who is able to provide a normal medical consultation, even if that person resides in the United Kingdom.
The advice I give is given honestly, using my full and best ability and with the best medical interest of the person in mind..

What personal data I collect and why I collect it

Comments sent from Posts

When visitors leave comments on the site via posts , WordPress may collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: After approval of your comment (on a pos), your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

The comment page messages are screened by WordPress systems to avoid spam.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

I do not share data. Any information sent to me by email is confidential. I act in accordance with the rules of the General Medical Council for the United Kingdom which I am bound to being registered with them.


Extracts from emails used on the site as examples and testimonials are anonymised and reproduced after express permission for that purpose from the person concerned. Videos on this site are present with the permission of the people concerned.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment on a post, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

What rights you have over your data

If you have sent comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data I hold about you, including any data you have provided to me. You can also request that I erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data I am obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

My contact information

I am based in Gotham, Nottingham, England. NG11 0HT
Tel. +44 115 9830235

Additional information

How I protect your data

Comments to me are on a passport protected personal computer

What data breach procedures we have in place

I am personally responsible for taking all reasonable measures

What third parties I receive data from


What automated decision making and/or profiling I do with user data


Industry regulatory disclosure requirements



Reviewed 23 Sept 2019 by  Dr Douglas Jenkinson

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