The information that we collect
When you register to use this website [as a registered member], we need to know your name, e-mail address and certain other personal details [personal data]. If you are an ACPAT member we may also ask you, periodically, to check and update your member record via the website. This includes your contact and employment details and your professional profile.
How we may use such information
We use the information that we collect to:
personalise your use of the website – including enabling access to restricted content as appropriate, such as ACPAT Cat A/B/C member-only content;
contact you and provide ACPAT services and support – both via the website and other channels within ACPAT [online communities, mass mail, postal service, telephone, direct email];
maintain a detailed profile of the profession at large – including clinical and professional interests, an employment profile and a geographical breakdown;
create your website Find A Physio profile – this displays to other ACPAT members and the general public visiting the site and includes your first and last name, your location, area of expertise, and contact details comprising website, telephone number and address but NOT postal address (this is optional opt in and personalised by the individual member/user, member/users can remove themselves at any point);
keep the website secure – we use some of your personal details to validate who you are in order to keep the website, including your personal details;
provide interactive services, including email - some of these services are activated by default while for others you may be invited to receive future e-mail communications and for these we will give you the option of opting out of receiving these e-mails when the invitation is first made. For all email based services you will be able to opt out of receiving them;
reset your password if you forget what it was;
record whether you open or click through from certain emails - to build up a picture of your interests.
Please be aware we may need to disclose content provided by users to the police or other enforcement or regulatory agencies in order to assist with their investigations and that we will be required to disclose your details to third parties where we are required to do so by court order or by law. We may disclose your personal information to Third Party Insurers (namely Graybrook and Balens) where this is necessary to help maintain your membership to the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy (ACPAT)' (Applicable to Catergory A/B members).
We will not use your details for any other purpose.
We take reasonable precautions to ensure that any personal information which you provide is used only for the purposes set out in this policy. However, the internet is not a completely secure network and we cannot guarantee that such information will not be intercepted by other parties.
Monitoring pages visited
We monitor visits to our website to administer the website and to track and analyse general trends in user movements. We use this aggregate information to help us to develop our website and our services.
Our records in this regard do not contain any personal information about users.
Notification of changes
Updating your details
You are responsible for managing your personal information on the website and we expect you to keep it up-to-date. This is done in the logged in section ‘Members’ area of the website. Periodically we will ask ACPAT members to check their member details for any changes and to confirm that the details are up-to-date. For example, you move house, change your name or change your e-mail address or your job role. This enables us to maintain accurate records and so provide effective, relevant services and support and to meet our legal, data management obligations as a Professional Network of the CSP.
How to contact us
You have a right of access to personal data that is held about you. To obtain a copy of such information, please contact us. We are entitled to charge a reasonable fee for this service.
Freedom of Information
We are not currently legally required to comply with the Freedom of Information Act and guidance and codes of practice issued under it ("FOIA legislation"). This means that we are not required to consider requests for information which we might or might not hold, whether such requests relate to content posted on the website or not. However, users need to be aware that if their content is downloaded or stored locally by other users who are subject to the FOIA legislation, their content may be considered for disclosure.