Privacy Policy

GLADD upholds confidentiality and respects privacy in line with the requirements of the General Medical Council and General Dental Council. Communications with us and member information, including membership itself, are treated with strict confidence. If you have any questions about how we handle your data, please contact us


Privacy Policy

This website is operated by GLADD and you can contact us through this website or at (“We”) are committed to protecting and preserving the privacy of our visitors when visiting our site or communicating electronically with us.

This policy sets out how we process any personal data we collect from you or that you provide to us through our website. We confirm that we will keep your information secure and that we will comply fully with all applicable UK Data Protection legislation and regulations. Please read the following carefully to understand what happens to personal data that you choose to provide to us, or that we collect from you when you visit this site. By visiting (our website) you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.


Types of information we may collect from you

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information about individuals who visit and use our website:

Information you supply to us.

You may supply us with information about you by filling in forms on our website. This includes information you provide when you submit a contact/enquiry form or when you sign up as a member. The information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address, phone number, details of your qualifications or place of study, gender identity, ethnicity and sexual orientation.

Information our website automatically collects about you.

With regard to each of your visits to our website we may automatically collect information including the following:

Technical information, including a truncated and anonymised version of your Internet protocol (IP) address, logs of errors that may occur whilst you use the site.


Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. We only store cookies on your machine if you are signed in as a member or select a light/dark mode preference. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them see our Cookie Policy.


How we may use the information we collect

We use the information in the following ways:

Information you supply to us.

We will use this information:
To provide you with information and/or services that you request from us.
To respond to questions or comments you might have
To facilitate your membership of GLADD

Information we automatically collect about you.

We will use this information:
To administer our site including troubleshooting and statistical purposes.
Security and debugging as part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure.

This information is collected anonymously and is not linked to information that identifies you as an individual.


Disclosure of your information

We do not rent, sell or share personal information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies.

If you sign up for membership we will store your details in a secure database powered by Fauna. As a member you email address will also be stored securely by Netlify to enable you to login. Your name and email address will be stored by so that we can send you emails.

We will use all reasonable efforts to ensure that your personal data is not disclosed to regional/national institutions and authorities, unless required by law or other regulations.

Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.


Third party links

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the third party websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.


Your rights - access to your personal data

Under GDPR, rights include the following:

The right to access – You have the right to request copies of your personal data.

The right to rectification – You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate or incomplete. If you have an account with Netlify, you can make some of these corrections directly by logging in to your account.

The right to erasure – You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to data portability – You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.


Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by email. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.



Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed please send them through our contact form.