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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to the UK Council on Deafness and refers to any personal data collected and used by us over this website.

Any information you provide will be treated in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. During your visit to this website we may collect personal information about you if you fill out one of our on-line forms or contact us via email. We collect and use this information to comunicate with you and tell you about our work. We may use it to send emails to you and other news letters to keep you informed. By using the UK Council on Deafness website and submitting your information to us, you agree to us using your personal information in accordance with this policy.

Please notify us by email to if you have provided us with personal information and you do not wish it to be used as described below, or you wish to see which information we hold about you as a result of your contact with us.

Personal information

UK Council on Deafness is committed to protecting your privacy and maintaining the security of any personal information received from you. We strictly adhere to the requirements of the data protection legislation in the UK.

We do not sell, rent or lease the information we collect from you to any other third parties and we do not use or disclose information of a sensitive nature without firstly obtaining your consent.

We store information held on computer systems that have limited access and which are located in a secure location.

Data Protection

We follow strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of information which you have given us, to prevent unauthorised access in accordance with the UK data protection legislation. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. We strive to protect your personal information after we’ve received it, however you acknowledge that the privacy of your communications and personal information can never be completely guaranteed when it is being transmitted.

We do not collect sensitive information about you except when you specifically knowingly provide it. In order to maintain the accuracy of our database, you can check, update or remove your personal details by contacting us at


We use a technology called “cookies” as part of a normal business procedure to track patterns of behaviour of visitors to our site. A cookie is an element of data that our website sends to your browser which is then stored on your system. You can set your browser to prevent this happening. Any information collected in this way can be used to identify you unless you change your browser settings.

We may use both ‘session’ cookies and ‘persistent’ cookies on the website. We may use the session cookies to keep track of you whilst you navigate the website. We may use the persistent cookies to enable our website to recognise you when you visit. Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website.

Other information

This website has links to other websites. UK Council on Deafness is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

We may update this privacy policy by posting a new version on our website. Please check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

Should you choose not to have your personal information used in any way described in this Privacy Policy then please email