The Patient Information Forum (PIF) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation. PIF is committed to protecting your privacy in accordance with our obligations under data protection legislation. With effect from 25th May 2018, the main data protection law will be the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as supplemented by the Data Protection Act 2018 and related laws.

This webpage is a summary of PIF’s full Privacy Policy which, together with the Terms and Conditions of Membership and Terms and Conditions for our events, explains what information PIF collects about you through your use of our website, including any information you may provide when you register for membership, or an event, sign up to our newsletter or make an email enquiry.  

PIF promises to respect any personal data you share with us, or which we obtain from other organisations and keep it safe. We aim to be clear when we collect your data and will not do anything you would not reasonably expect. 

In the full Privacy Policy document, we set out the ways in which we intend to use your personal data and the legal grounds on which we will process such data. We have also explained what our legitimate interests and contractual obligations are where relevant.

Information we may collect from you

In order to fulfil PIF membership benefits, administer our website, provide email alert services and consult on our work, PIF occasionally captures and processes personal data in various ways.

  • Website access: As you use our website, we may automatically collect technical data about your equipment, browsing actions and usage patterns. We collect this data by using cookies, server logs and similar technologies. We use ‘cookies’ to enhance your experience on our website. When you are accessing our website, your device may provide us with information about the device you are using. 

    The Google Analytics tracking tool uses a number of cookies to collect information and report website usage statistics and does so without personally identifying individual visitors to Google or PIF. 

    You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of our website may become inaccessible or not function properly.

    Reviewed Feb 2021.

Download the PIF Privacy Policy here