Privacy Policy

Safer Healthcare Biosafety Network Privacy Statement

We take the protection of your data and individual privacy seriously. Having the trust of our supporters is of the utmost importance and that is why we closely follow the legal provisions when handling your data and private information. This means we are committed to complying with the GDPR.

Transparency in all of our work is crucial, and therefore we want to be open with what we do and don’t do with your data. The only uses we have for your data are as follows:

  • To keep you updated on how the campaign is progressing via email.
  • To inform you of changes to the privacy statement.

Under no circumstances will we sell your data or pass them on to unauthorised third parties.

Name and address of the data controller

Charlie Bohan-Hurst  

Salisbury House,
London Wall,

Privacy notice and policy

This is the privacy policy of the Safer Healthcare Biosafety Network campaign. It sets out what data we collect from you; what we plan to do with your data; how we store your data; and what we will do with your data.

Our commitment to you:

We collect only collect your personal data for the benefit of our campaign. We understand the trust that our supporters place in us when sharing their data, and so we will always do our utmost to protect their personal information.

Our full privacy policy is explained below, but the main points to note are:

  • We will only ever ask for the information that we really require.
  • We will be transparent with the process of collecting your data.
  • We will always respect any decisions you make regarding the way we keep your data.
  • We will put appropriate security measures in place to protect the personal data that you share.
  • We will never sell your data.
  • We will delete any record of your data if you so choose.

Sharing your data

We will never sell your details to other organisations.

Keeping your details up to date

If you change your name, email address, or occupation and wish to update this information with us then please contact the campaign via email.


We know how much trust you place in us when you share your personal data. Because of that we place great importance on the security of your personal information and will always take appropriate precautions to protect it.

Even with all these precautions, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. So, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information which you disclose to us online and you must understand that you do so at your own risk.

Your personal data will only be monitored by staff members of the campaign. Our employees are notified and reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure your information is protected.

Use of cookies

Cookies are pieces of information sent by your web browser by a website you visit. These cookie files are stored in your web browser and allow the Service or a third-Party to recognise you and make your visit easier and more personalised. When you access the Safer Healthcare Biosafety Network website we may place cookies in files in your web browser. 

By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. 

We use the following types of cookie(s):

  • Analytical/performance cookies: track the number of users that visit the website and how users interact with functions of the website. 
  • Functionality cookies: which provides insight into when a user returns to our website, which enables us to improve the use of our website. 

Our website also includes video content embedded from Youtube which uses cookies for advertisement delivery, behavioural advertising and to suggest content. YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

Our websites contain links to other sites, including those of members and third-party groups, whose information practices may be different from ours.

To remove cookies you have to activate a setting from your web browser. This may limit the function of some aspects of the website. 

Safer Healthcare Biosafety Network Cookie Policy 03/2021


If we change our Privacy Policy we will post the changes on this page, and will hold a record of the changes that we make. When we make significant changes to this policy we will communicate with our supporters to tell them what has changed.

This policy was last revised 03/2021

Access to your personal information

Under the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to request and be sent:

  • Confirmation that your data is being processed
  • Access to your personal data
  • Other information that we hold about you.

You can make a request by email or telephone. We will respond to your request within one calendar month of the request, unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Your rights and acceptance of this policy

By sharing your consent preferences and using our sites, you consent to the collection and use of information by the Safer Healthcare Biosafety Network campaign in accordance with our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our site.

Any personal information submitted via our websites is treated in accordance with current EU data protection legislation. To find out more about your entitlements under current and future data protection legislation, visit the Information Commissioner’s website.


While we will take all reasonable steps to protect and secure your personal data, we cannot guarantee the confidentiality of any messages transmitted between you and us via email as these are potentially accessible by the public. We will not be liable to you or anyone else for any loss relating to any email message sent by you to us or by us to you.


The Safer Healthcare and Biosafety Network is supported by the following organisations.

  • UK HSA
  • Boston Scientific
  • Stryker
  • Unison
  • RCN
  • phs
  • NHS Wales
  • NHS Supply Chain
  • NHS Resolution
  • NHS Improvement
  • NHS England
  • NHS Employers
  • NHS Confederation
  • iosh
  • HSE
  • CQC
  • BMA
  • BDIA
  • BDA
  • ABHI