Privacy Policy

The Institute of Podiatrists and the College of Foot Health are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected and that we fully comply at all times with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (PECR) and all other applicable legislation.

1. The information we collect and how we use it
When you enquire about our products and services we need to know your name, address, delivery address, email address, and, if ordering, your credit card number, expiry date and CSV. We do not store any credit card details and none are held on file. We gather this information to allow us to process your registration and any orders you may make. The relevant information is then used by us to organise delivery and to communicate with you on any matter relating to the provision of our service.

We may also use aggregate information and statistics for the purposes of monitoring website usage in order to help us develop the website and our services and may provide such aggregate information to third parties. These statistics will not include information that can be used to identify any individual. We may contact you by mail, email or telephone to ask you for your feedback and comments on our products and services.

We may also wish to provide you with information about any other service or products we think may be of interest to you, but we will not do so without your express written consent. If you would rather not receive this information, please email or send a letter to the IoP, 150 Lord Street, Southport, PR9 0NP, UK. You can also unsubscribe from our contact list at any time by replying to a marketing email or newsletter by clicking the word “unsubscribe”.

We may also want to provide your information to our carefully selected trusted partners whose products or services we believe will complement your membership experience and which may be of interest to you, but we will not do so without your express written consent. If you would rather not receive this information, please either email or write to the IoP, 150 Lord Street, Southport, PR9 0NP, UK.

2. Keeping your data secure and how we protect your information
Sending information over the internet is not always guaranteed as completely secure, and we can’t guarantee the security of your data while it’s in transit. Any data you send is at your own risk.

We have procedures and security features in place to keep your data secure once we receive it. The IoP website uses a Digital Certificate from Comodo. The digital certificate is a form of identification is used to encrypt online data/information. Our secure server software uses the digital certificate to encrypt your credit card number. The encryption process takes the characters you enter and converts them into bits of code which are then securely transmitted over the internet. We also keep your information confidential. The internal procedures of the IoP cover the storage, access and disclosure of your information.

3. Updating your details
If any of the information that you have provided to us changes, for example if you change your name, address, telephone number or email address please either email us at or send a letter to the IoP, 150 Lord Street, Southport, PR9 0NP, UK.

4. Subscriptions
We will contact you in advance of renewal date(s) inviting you to renew your membership/subscription(s).

5. Cookies
Our website uses cookies.

6. Sale of business
If this business is sold or integrated with another business your details may be disclosed to our advisers and any prospective purchasers and their advisers and will be passed on to the new owners of the business.

7. Your consent
By submitting your information, you consent to the use of that information as set out in this policy. If we change our privacy policy we will post the changes on this page and may place notices on other pages of the website so that you may be aware of the information we collect and how we use it at all times. We will also email you should we make any changes so that you may consent to our use of your information in that way. Continued use of the service will signify that you agree to any such changes.

8. Marketing Permissions
The IoP and the College of Foot Health will send you from time-to-time information by post, email and telephone but we will not do so without your express written consent. If you do not wish to receive any further email, post or telephone calls from us please email: Please ensure you include your full name and address as well as membership number if applicable.

9. Links to other websites
Some email communications may contain links to other websites.

This privacy policy only applies to The Institute of Podiatrists and doesn’t cover any of the sites or services we link to. These sites and services have their own terms and conditions and privacy policies.

Following a link to another website; if you go to another website from this one, read the privacy policy on that website to find out what it does with your information.

10. How to contact The Institute of Podiatrists & the College of Foot Health
We welcome your views about our Privacy Policy. If you have any queries or comments please contact us.

11. Changes to this Policy
We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy as we may deem necessary from time-to-time or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on the website and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the Policy on your first use of the website following the alterations.