Privacy and Data Protection Notice

The National Association for Palliative Care Education (NAPCE) is an established charity supporting practitioners who deliver education in palliative care.

NAPCE is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy, and aims to be clear and open about how your data is used.

Please note that we reserve the right to access and disclose individually identifiable information to comply with applicable laws and lawful government requests, to operate our systems properly and to protect both our users and ourselves. All our information collection processes conform to latest Data Protection legislation and our commitment of confidentiality.

Your data

What information we may collect

  • Personal information provided at the time of registering as a NAPCE member.
  • Subscribing to our newsletters, surveys, and conferences or requesting further services.
  • Material that you post or contribute to our site (e.g. in comments or wikis).
  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
  • Details of transactions you carry out through our site and of the fulfilment of your orders.
  • Details of your visits to our site, including which pages you visit and what you do.

How we use your Data

Information collected from the registration process about your place of work and areas of professional interest will be retained securely and only used to help the NAPCE committee to understand and analyse the membership and conference attendee profiles.

Information received via web cookies, is used to enhance your experience of the site, fault resolution and for logged-in members to ensure access to entitled resources (see cookies note).

Your consent to use your data for such contact is valid for 13 months. After this time, if your membership expires, we will erase your data from the NAPCE records and you will need to register again via the website if you wish to rejoin NAPCE or purchase a conference place.

All personal data is held within an IT secure environment.

Controlling your data

Data will be controlled by the NAPCE Executive Committee Membership Officer and processed by the NAPCE Executive Committee Officer with responsibility for Website Data Protection Management.

We do not share, sell or rent your personal data to third parties for marketing purposes.

Members have the right to view all personal data held and can at any time cancel consent to use that personal data.

Contacting you

We would like to be able to contact you directly with information regarding NAPCE activity which we think will be of interest to you. If you are registered as a member, we will also email you to remind you of the date your membership is due.

Declining to give consent will not affect your membership but you will no longer receive direct communication from NAPCE with the exception of automated email membership renewal reminders (one per membership period).

Cookies and how we use them

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers downloaded on to your computer when you access certain websites. They are likened to door keys – cookies unlock a computer’s memory and allow a website to recognise users when they return to that particular site. They have limited functionality and cannot browse or scan your computer or dig for information. Users always have the option of accepting or denying cookies.

Which type of cookies do we use

The cookies we use are predominantly 'analytical' cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our web site when they're using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by making sure users are finding what they need easily.

Cookies are also used:

  • For the checkout process when purchasing membership and conference places
  • To remember login details and information you supply

This website uses a Google analytics* cookie.  This allows us to count the number of visitors to this website and to see how visitors move around the website when they're using it. This helps us to improve the content on the website, for example by enabling us to monitor which content attracts most visitors. No personal information is collected about you or your computer. If you do not wish to have this cookie, then you can adjust your browser settings to refuse cookies from this website or generally.  Unless you have adjusted your browser setting to refuse cookies, our website will deliver the cookie as soon as you visit the website. Google Analytics' terms require us to include the wording below in this policy.

* Google Analytics statement:

"This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above."

If you have any questions regarding cookies please contact