Privacy Policy

This policy is written in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. If you have any questions about it please contact our data manager on:

This privacy policy covers the understandingcancer and understandingcancer web sites only. Any links from these sites to other web sites are not covered by this policy.

What personal information do we collect?

Personal information is information that can be used to identify you and can include your name, date of birth, email address, postal address, telephone number, fax number and credit or debit card details.

We collect personal information when you ask about our services, for example by filling in our contact form.

eNewsletter – the understanding cancer web site has an optional electronic newsletter service which keeps people informed about a range of developments relating to our services. If you register for the newsletter service your email address and other information given when you register will be held on the system for the purpose of providing this service, we will not supply your email address to any other companies or third parties. You can unsubscribe from this service at any time. An unsubscribe link will be provided on each newsletter or you can contact

How do we use your information?

We use your personal information to give you the information, services, or products you ask for. We can also use your information for administrative purposes, to let you know about changes to our services.

Understanding Cancer is responsible for collecting your personal information. Any information we collect is stored and processed in the UK and the US (see Google Analytics below). Your personal information is not shared with third parties or used in any other way (other than described in this policy or as required by law) unless you agree.

We reserve the right to share your personal information if we are legally obliged to and to enable us to apply our terms and conditions and other agreements.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we try to protect your personal information, Understanding Cancer cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, therefore you do so at your own risk. When we collect your personal information we use security features and procedures to prevent

How we analyse site activity

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 analyse 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.

Accessing and updating your personal information held by Understanding Cancer

You can ask us what information we hold about you by contacting us at the above address. Please keep your information up to date by letting us know of any changes at the above address.

Changes to this policy

We may change our privacy policy from time to time so please keep a check on this page.