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Privacy Policy

We collect information in the following ways:-

  • (1) Cookies - we put cookies on onto your machine. however, this is only used when choosing a website colour other than the standard colour scheme and for no other purpose.
  • (2) We log your IP Address of your machine, but no other information that can identify you personally. The information collected is for visitor statistics only and is not passed onto any third party for any reason.
  • (3) When you sign up for 'Email Notification of Changes' (see bottom of homepage) Only your email is stored for that purpose and in a secure location. No information is passed onto any third party for any reason.

What are cookies?This website uses cookies to collect information.  Cookies are small data files which are placed on your laptop or desktop computer, smart phones or tablets as you browse this website.  They are used to ‘remember’ when your device accesses this website.  The cookies are not essential to the initial browsing but will keep certain data that you input merely to so repeatedly re-enter i.e. login identity and for no other purpose.

Who sets the cookies?The cookies stored on your device when you access this website are set by Gnosall Patients Forum only and partner that hosts the website. Neither of these parties collect any personal data.


What are cookies used for?

The only purpose for which cookies are used are for technical purposes essential to effective operation of the website when using non-standard colour scheme

How do I disable cookies?If you want to disable cookies you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies.  How to do this will depend on the browser you use and we provide further detail below on how to disable cookies for the most popular browsers:-

For Microsoft Internet Explorer:1. Choose the menu “tools” then “Internet Options”2 Click on the “privacy” tab3 Select the setting the appropriate setting

For Mozilla firefox:1. Choose the menu “tools” then “Options”2 Click on the icon “privacy”3 Find the menu “cookie” and select the relevant options

For Opera 6.0 and further:1. Choose the menu Files”> “Preferences”2 Privacy

What happens if I disable cookies?This depends on which cookies you disable, but in general the site may not operate properly if cookies are switched off.

What is an IP Address?

it is an International Standard used by the Internet to reply to your requested for information. It is is not directly linked to any personal information but can identify your machine on the network via your ISP (Internet Service Providor)


If you are using a computer or terminal in a public location, we recommend that you always log out and close the website browser when you complete an online session for your security. In addition we recommend that you take the following security measures to enhance your online safety:

  • Keep your account passwords private. Remember, anybody who knows your password may access your account.
  • When creating a password, use at least 8 characters. A combination of letters and numbers is best. Do not use dictionary words, your name, email address, or other personal data that can be easily obtained. We also recommend that you occasionally change your password. You can do this at logon by ticking ‘Reset Password’
  • Avoid using the same password for multiple online accounts.

Spoof/false emails

We will never ask you to confirm any account. If you receive an email claiming to be from Gnosall Patients Forum asking you to do so, please ignore it and do not respond.

Your rights

You have the following rights:

  • (a) The right to ask what personal data that we hold about you at any time.
  • (b) The right to ask us to update and correct any out-of-date or incorrect personal data that we hold about you free of charge; and
  • (c) Your right to be forgotten. If you unsubscribe from the Email notification your email address is automatically deleted.