This privacy policy sets out how Colostomy UK uses and protects any information that you give the Association when you use this website.

Colostomy UK is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.

Colostomy UK is a trading name of Colostomy Association Ltd and is registered under the Data Protection Act 1988, number Z9295190 and the data we hold is managed in strict accordance with the Act.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

·         name and contact information including email address

·         demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and to help provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

·         For internal record keeping.

·         To improve our data base

·         From time to time, to contact you for market research purposes.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites as they are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

·      when asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes

·      if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at

We do not disclose any information supplied by you to any third party organisations.  However, we may send you their promotional information if we think it may be beneficial.  From time to time we may contact you with information about special promotions or offers.  If you do not wish to receive such information, please let us know.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. If you would like a copy of the information held on you, please write to Colostomy UK, Enterprise House, 95 London Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 4QA.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly amend any information found to be incorrect.

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