The Foundation of Nursing Studies complies with the 1998 Data Protection Act.
What information about me does FoNS collect?
We only collect additional information on the website in the following ways:
- If you register to become a Friend of FoNS, we will keep your first name, last name and email address
- If you register to become an Associate of FoNS, we will keep the information you provide on a secure online database and we will not share this information with others if you choose to opt out
When we ask for personal information on the website, mandatory fields are marked with an asterisk and all other fields are voluntary.
Who else will be able to see my information?
We will occasionally share your information with other nursing and healthcare related organisations, so they can send you information relevant to nursing. We will not pass your information on to any other parties without your knowledge or consent.
How long will FoNS keep my information for?
If you have registered as a Friend, we will keep your information until you ask to stop receiving updates. You can request to be removed from the Friends database at any time, simply email [email protected]. Associate’s information will be held for the duration of your registration (one year unless otherwise stated). If you choose not to re-register, your information will be deleted.
We retain a list of names, phone numbers and email addresses that we may contact in the future on an in-house spreadsheet, for reasons such as promotion of new services, internal evaluation or fundraising initiatives. Please tell us at [email protected] if you do not want to be contacted in the future.
How secure is my information?
Your information will be stored on an online database. Only staff working for FoNS and Whitebox Digital (website creators) will have access to this. FoNS makes every effort to keep your information secure. However, we cannot guarantee how individuals who are not employees of FoNS may use the information you have volunteered will use your information.
What if I don’t want you to hold information about me?
If for any reason you would like to know what information we hold, or would like us to change or delete this information, please contact the office on 20 307 2857, or alternatively you can send us an email at [email protected].
How can I make a complaint about how my information is used?
If you have any comments or complaints, please contact the office on 020 307 2857 or send us an email at [email protected]. If you are not satisfied with the outcome of this, it is your right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner. Please call the helpline on 0303 123 1113 for further advice.
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