Cookie policy

Cookies on our site

Cookies are small files which are stored on your computer by your web browser. They are designed to hold a small amount of data which is used to personalise or customise your browsing experience online.

Cookies help to improve your visit to our sites by:

  • Remembering preferences so that you are not asked to keep entering information
  • Remembering information you have given (such as your postcode, or location) so that we can personalise the site to content relevant to you
  • Measuring how you (and all visitors) use the site so we can continually improve it to suit your needs

Please note that cookies are not harmful to your computer and we do not store any personally identifiable information about you in any cookies set by our website.

This information is provided to you as part of our commitment to comply with UK and European legislation, and to ensure we are completely transparent about technology in use on our websites.

Further information on cookies can be found on the third party All About Cookies site. This site also contains information on how to delete cookies or control cookies in your browser.

Third party cookies

In addition to our own cookies we also use some third party technologies to help us monitor and improve the user experience of our website. These tools include Google Analytics (a popular website statistics package) and Google Adwords (a advertising statistics package). These tools may also set cookies to allow their software to track activity on our sites. If you have any concerns about these third party tools please review Google's own privacy policy at:

Privacy Policy

Your data is stored by the National Hypnotherapy Society (HS) within the provisions of the Data Protection Act.

The HS does not share your data with any third parties under any circumstances, unless required to do so by a Court Order.

The HS may use your contact data to communicate with you direct for important information salient to membership and course provision and to advise you of new products and services. You may opt out of receiving communications from the HS at any time.

Personal information which you share with the HS as part of your membership applications or course processes - for example, personal disclosures as part of your personal development or as part of therapeutic training – are treated in the strictest confidence. This means that the HS will not disclose any such materials unless required by a Court Order or unless such materials provide evidence of criminality, or potential or actual harm to yourself, another person, or to HS staff.

For the avoidance of doubt, in their supervisory capacity, officers of the HS or their designated professionals may be asked by your tutor to view your course material in the interest of furthering or expediting your course progress or if your tutor raises any concerns about your work, and may be asked by membership staff to review your application for membership or upgrade of membership.

Information you provide to the HS as part of your membership application or course process will normally be retained in accordance with the Data Protection Act and destroyed a certain amount of time after your course or membership lapses.

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