Privacy Policy for the DOBBS Bulletin Board

Who we are
We are an online community for Malaysian doctors run by Malaysian doctors.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When you register, the information collected in the registration form will be used for administrative purposes only (verification and registration of members) and also to identify yourself with your colleagues within the private Dobbs community.

You acknowledge that the information provided is accurate to the best of your ability. We are unable to register you if the details provided are inaccurate or incomplete.

Your IP address will be logged at the time of registration along with other details in the registration form. Dobbs does send out a regular newsletter to all subscribers by default but you have the option to opt out of the mailing list at any time with an unsubscribe option provided in the newsletter.

You agree to respect Dobbs as a private Doctors’ community and will not share information within the pages, forums or emails with non-medical persons.

Contact us
If you need to contact us, you can use this form.

Like most websites, Dobbs uses cookies and web log files to track site usage so your browser needs to have cookies enabled. A cookie is a tiny data file which resides on your computer which allows Dobbs to recognize you as a User when you return to the website using the same computer and web browser.

Like the information you enter at registration or when you update your Profile, cookie and log file data is used to customize your experience in Dobbs. One type of cookie, known as a “persistent” cookie, is set once you’ve logged in to your Dobbs account.

The next time you visit Dobbs, the persistent cookie will allow us to recognize you as an existing User so you will not need to log in before using the service. However, if you log out of Dobbs, you will need to re-enter your password the next time you visit.

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.

The forum keeps data on usage like IP address logged in from, user posts and other data which can be seen in the forum stats (for logged in users)

Who we share your data with
Your data is not shared with any third party

Your profile information
All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us.

You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data
Post may be checked through an automated spam detection service. In addition, some content may be hosted by third party services e.g. media like videos

In your use of these forums, you agree that you will not post any information which is vulgar, harassing, hateful, threatening, invading of others privacy, or violates any laws of Malaysia.

You also agree that you will not post any copyrighted material that is not owned by yourself or the owners of these forums. You agree to conform to the rules of the forum which are posted in the Rules section.

Violation of rules or improper conduct may result in termination of membership to Dobbs at the discretion of the forum administrators.

You are advised to change the password provided to you once you log in for the first time. Instructions on how to do so are in the Getting Started page. You are solely responsible for keeping your password secure and should always log out of Dobbs especially if you are using a shared computer.

Dobbs may implement advertising on the website. Advertisers will not have access to your private information at any time.

DOBBS is privately funded, run by and maintained by Malaysian doctors, and not affiliated with any organisation or private company

Support & Termination
You may contact the website administrator for support. In order to leave the community, all you have to do is to email your request to Your account information will subsequently be deleted from this website.