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Privacy Policy

Privacy Notice

The Health Knowledge resource is managed/owned/operated by the Faculty of Public Health (FPH) which is a registered charity in England and Wales (263894). We understand that your privacy and the security of your personal information is important and we are committed to protecting your privacy when you visit the website.

This Privacy Notice explains what personal information we collect, what we do with it, our lawful basis for processing and how we secure your information. We will also explain your rights in relation to the personal information we hold and how you can exercise your rights or register a complaint.

The Faculty of Public Health (FPH) is the data controller and is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (Registration Number Z1304934).

Contact details: Public Health, 4 St Andrews Place, London, NW1 4LB, United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0)20 3696 1462


Personal information we collect and share:

When you visit the website we collect your IP address and technical information regarding your device and information about your visit, including information about the way you use the website. We will use this information to understand our users better, and to determine aggregate trends. We may share this kind of data with selected third parties to assist with these purposes. Our lawful basis for collecting information when you visit the website is for our legitimate interest to ensure the efficient running and security of the site. We transfer personal information outside of the EEA and the UK as our processors are based in various locations. We ensure that standard contractual clauses, adequacy or other transfer safeguarding measures (e.g., IDTA) are used in processing agreements and contracts with these processors.

If you select the Join Us option on the website, you will be directed to the main website of the FPH. For information on how the FPH will process your personal information please visit:

How we store and protect personal information:

We are committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information. We have put in place appropriate organisational and technical measures to meet our legal obligation to ensure the security of your personal information. We use industry standard security and firewalls. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in connection with the collection, storage and disclosure of your information. We keep personal information for only as long as necessary for our operational purposes and to meet our legal and contractual obligations. In most cases, our retention period will come to an end when we no longer require your information. We dispose of information by deleting it from all our systems.

Your data protection rights:

Under data protection law, you have individual rights pertaining to your personal information, including:

  • Your right of access - You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information we hold.
  • Your right to rectification - You have the right to ask us to correct information you think is inaccurate or complete information you think is incomplete.
  • Your right to erasure - You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.  We maintain a retention policy and will inform you if we are not able to delete your information immediately.
  • Your right to restriction of processing - You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your information in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to object to processing - You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to data portability - You have the right to ask that we transfer the information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.
  • Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling. We do not make use of automated decision making.

You do not need to pay a fee for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we are required to respond to you within one month unless there are reasons why it will take longer to collect the information you requested.

Cookie Notice:

We use cookies on the website to enhance your browsing and searching experience and to generally ensure the efficient running of the website. Cookies are small files normally consisting of letters and numbers which store information on the user’s device. Some of the cookies on our website are classified as non-essential cookies which you can decline. The website contains links to other websites such as Google, other professional associations, the NHS, and social media sites. Please read the privacy notifications on these websites for information on how your data will be processed. You can decline non-essential cookies in the preference centre or adjust the settings on your computer.


From time to time we may update this notice due to changes to our processes or service providers. If we change our privacy notice we will post the change on this page. The amended notice will apply from the date it is posted on our site.

How to complain:

If you wish to make a complaint please contact us by email:

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive, you can send your complaint to the United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner.

Information Commissioner’s Office: Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Helpline number: 0303 123 1113.

Last updated: 23 September 2022