Privacy Policy

The Foundation of Nursing Studies complies with the 1998 Data Protection Act.

What information about me does FoNS collect?

FoNS will not hold any personal information about you if you are just visiting our website. Our website does however use Google Analytics, a programme which uses “cookies” (text strings stored on the web browser) to help us to see how visitors interact with the site. Please disable use of cookies on your internet explorer if you do not want us to obtain this information.

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 Webigence Ltd (website hosts and developers) 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.

Please check back to this page as we review our Privacy Policy on a regular basis.




Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can.

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
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  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)


We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions
  • You can learn more about all the cookies we use below
  • Anonymous Vistor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called ‘analytics’ programs also tell us, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before- helping us to better understand the kinds of people we are reaching.

Find out more about the cookies set by our analytics software here


Turning Cookies OFF

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites

It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive.



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