Privacy and Cookie Notice


Providing us with personal opinions and information is an act of trust – we take our responsibilities for this trust very seriously and welcome any comments from web users regarding the privacy of their information.

This Privacy Policy covers:

External sites
Information we collect
Use of information
Competitions and draws
Security and storage of information collected
Amending or deleting information held by Independent Health Professionals Association (IHPA)
Changes to this privacy policy
No contract or liability
Transferring information
Remember the risks when you use the internet

External Sites
Independent Health Professionals Association (IHPA) is not responsible for the content of external internet sites. You are advised to read the privacy policy of external sites before disclosing any personal information.

Remember The Risks Whenever You Use The Internet
While we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information that you transmit to Independent Health Professionals Association (IHPA) and you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any passwords or other account information. In addition, other Internet sites or services that may be accessible through Independent Health Professionals Association (IHPA) have separate data and privacy practices independent of us, and therefore we disclaim any responsibility or liability for their policies or actions.

Information We Collect
Independent Health Professionals Association (IHPA) collects data that is both personally identifiable and unidentifiable either electronically or otherwise. Ways we collect information from you are by you voluntarily providing this on registration for use of our site or on signing up for an event, newsletter or participating in polls. We also use cookies.

A “cookie” is a small data text file that is stored on your computer, smartphone, tablet, or other device when you visit a website or use an app. It allows Independent Health Professionals Association (IHPA) to recognize you each time you visit this site (customisation etc). Some cookies are necessary for the website to function properly and this is usually related to logging in into the members area. Cookies themselves do not contain any personal information, and Independent Health Professionals Association (IHPA) does not use cookies to collect personal information.
Some cookies are deleted when you close down your browser. These are known as session cookies. Others remain on your device until they expire or you delete them from your cache. These are known as persistent cookies and enable us to remember things about you as a returning visitor.
This website uses session and persistent cookies.

Independent Health Professionals Association (IHPA) use Google Analytics (just like virtually everybody else) which is a service provided by Google. They gather anonymous data of how people are using this site and then provide us with visitor statistics, details of page views etc. You can opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics here.

You may obtain further information about “cookies” and how they function at

Use of Information
Personal information will never be sold, shared, or rented by IHPA without your prior consent. It should be noted that, because IHPA does not control the privacy practices of external links, we advise that you read and fully understand their privacy policies.

IHPA remains the sole owner of the information collected. Where information is volunteered and subsequently collected that can identify the respondent this is used to provide insights and information that will allow us to provide more events in line with what you want. No contact will be made to individual respondents unless specifically authorised by that respondent.

To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.
To notify you about changes to our service.

Competitions and Draws
Where individual information is required to identify a winner of a competition or draw this may be revealed to the appropriate client. Please refer to individual competition rules which will refer to the requirements for publicity of winners names.

Security and Storage of Information Collected
IHPA are committed to maintaining the security of the data we collect and has appropriate security measures in place to protect against loss, misuse or alteration of such information. IHPA acknowledges and firmly supports the Data Protection Act 1998.

Amending or deleting information held by Independent Health Professionals Association (IHPA)
If you would like to change or deactivate the information you have submitted and have been unable to do this from any of the interfaces provided on your profile page, please send a request to us with details via the website contact form. We will carry out any request within a reasonable amount of time, unless we are required or authorised by law not to do so.

Changes to this Privacy Policy
To fully protect your privacy, we reserve the right to amend this policy at any time, and for any reason. We will post the amended terms on this website as they occur and encourage you to frequently check for updates.

No Contract or Liability
Nothing contained in this policy is intended to create a contract or agreement between IHPA and any user providing identifiable information in any form, whether visiting this site or any client web site. Jurisdiction for this agreement will be held under English Law and proceedings brought in any court of competent jurisdiction in London. We will take all necessary steps to comply with this privacy policy, however, to the extent permitted by law, nothing in this policy is intended to hold IHPA liable for any failure to comply with this policy.

Transferring information
You consent to us transferring your personal data to other companies in and out of the EEA only for the purposes mentioned above. We shall endeavour to ensure that your personal data is kept confidential and secure.


This Privacy Policy was last amended on 25 July 2017.