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Privacy Policy

We are committed to respecting and protecting the privacy of people who use our website. We are registered as a data controller under the Data Protection Act 1998 ("the DPA").  We comply with the data protection principles and process all personally identifiable information ("personal data") with due care and attention and in accordance with the DPA. 

Our privacy policy forms part of the terms and conditions for use of this website.  By agreeing to these terms and conditions, you are consenting to our use of your personal data in accordance with this privacy policy. 

The information we collect

We may use "cookies" to store certain types of information each time you interact with our website. Cookies enable us to recognise your computer and allow us to see how you use our website. For example, we may track the areas of the website you visit to see what interests you in particular, and which sites you accessed the website from, and leave to visit next. It is normally possible to alter the settings of your computer so that cookies cannot be used in this way, but this may affect the way in which you can use our website.

If you do not want cookies to be installed on your computer you can set your browser to accept or reject all, or certain, cookies. You can also set your browser to prompt them each time a cookie is offered.  To find out how to disable cookies for your browser please visit the About Cookies website.  

External websites promoted through www.own-it.org may also collect browsing information from you using cookies. Please read the website's cookies policy for information about how they will use your data. We also note, and save, information such as time of day, browser type and content requested. That information is used to provide more relevant services to our users.

When you register as a user of our website, you will need to provide us with some of your personal data.  We (or our contractors) may check some of this personal data against third party databases to confirm that it is accurate. 

How we may use this information

Your personal data is stored and processed on computers in the United Kingdom.

We may use your personal data to communicate with you on any matter relating to our website.  We may also use your personal data for various administrative functions connected with the website.  Otherwise, we will only use your personal data for the purposes for which it was collected, unless you give us or have given us permission to use it for other purposes.  We will not disclose your personal data to any third party without your permission, other than in the circumstances set out in this privacy policy or where such disclosure is required or permitted by law.  Circumstances where we may need you to agree to our disclosure of your personal data to third parties include (without limitation) where you make a booking for an IP clinic, or an event, and we need to pass your details to the persons responsible for them.

We may collect and analyse data from the personal data provided by you to help us to understand our users as a group so that we can provide a better service.  We may share aggregated data with selected third parties, without disclosing individual names or personally identifying information.

We may change this privacy policy from time to time.  Any changes will be displayed on our website.  You are deemed to have agreed to any changes when you next use our website following any such change.

We will answer any additional questions you may have.  Our e-mail address is: info@own-it.org