Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice relates to our website (

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this notice explains how the National Safe Sedation course will treat your personal information in accordance with the principles of data protection, as set out in the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (the GDPR).

(1) What information do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:

a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views)

b) information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases you make of our services and courses

c) information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us, including your name, contact details and any other information you may choose to provide

d) information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications, and/or newsletters

e) any other information that you choose to send to us

f) feedback and feed forward questionnaires that you may choose to complete

(2) Cookies

A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

We may use both ‘session’ cookies and ‘persistent’ cookies on the website. We will use the session cookies to keep track of you whilst you navigate the website. We will 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.

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking ‘Tools’, ‘Internet Options’, ‘Privacy’, and selecting ‘Block all cookies’ using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

We may 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 usersʼ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Googleʼs privacy policy is available at:

Our payment services provider, Stripe, may also send you cookies. Stripe’s privacy policy is available at

(3) Using your personal data

Personal data submitted on this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy notice or in relevant parts of the website.

We may use your personal information to:

a) administer the website

b) improve your browsing experience by personalising the website

c) enable your use of the services available on the website

d) supply to you services purchased via the website

e) send statements and invoices to you, and collect payments from you

f) send you general communications

g) send you email notifications which you have specifically requested

h) send to you our newsletter and other marketing communications relating to our course which we think may be of interest to you by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology. You can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications

i) provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user

J) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website

For the purposes of CPD validation and verification, information regarding your successful completion of the National Safe Sedation course will be kept for five years as required by various professional bodies and Medical Royal Colleges. This information will be stored in the manner described in section [5] of this notice.

You may choose to complete, either disclosing or withholding your name, any feedback and feed forward questionnaires that appear on our website. This information may be used for the purposes of the National Safe Sedation course development and improvement, research or educational purposes. This information will also be stored securely in the manner described in section [5] of this notice.

Where you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the license you grant to us.

We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.

All our website financial transactions are handled through our payment services provider, Stripe. You should only provide your personal information to Stripe after reviewing the Stripe privacy policy (available at www. We will share information with Stripe only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing payments you make via our website.

(4) Disclosures

We may disclose information about you to the local organiser of the course you are attending insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy notice.

In addition, we may disclose information about you:

a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law

b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings

c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights, including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk

Except as provided in this privacy notice we will not provide your information to third parties.

(5) Security of your personal data

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall- protected) servers.

All electronic transactions you make to or receive from us will be encrypted using 256 bit SSL technology.

Data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

You are responsible for keeping the password you use for accessing our website confidential; we will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to our website).

We may notify you of changes to this notice.

(6) Notice amendments

We may update this privacy notice from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

(7) Your rights

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information may be subject to the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity. You will not be charged for requests to access how we use your personal data.

You may instruct us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes by email at any time. In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal data for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal data for marketing purposes.

(8) Third party websites

The website contains links to other websites. We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

(9) Updating information

Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

(10) Contact

If you have any questions about this privacy notice or our treatment of your personal data, please write to us by email at:

(11) Data controller

The data controller responsible for our website is:

Dr Mary Newton
Director, National Safe Sedation course