Privacy & cookie policy

As a specialist section of The College of Occupational Therapists (COT), the COTSS-Independent Practice Privacy and Data Protection Policy is based upon that defined by COT.

What information do we collect?

In order to provide you with services, we may collect personal information about you from our website, telephone conversations, emails and written and verbal communications. We may keep records of your name, address, email address, telephone number and details of any health needs or disabilities when booking an event in order to help to ensure your safety.

How we will use your information?

All personal information provided will be recorded, used, and protected by us in accordance with current data protection legislation and this privacy policy. We will primarily use your personal information to provide our services to you and, for example:

  • to administer and process your information
  • for record keeping purposes
  • to carry out market research so that we can improve the services we offer
  • to provide information relevant to the profession, about events and conferences
  • to track activity on our website
  • to provide you with details about the development of our services, including information about BAOT/COT
  • to send you bulletins which may be of interest to you

We will not pass information we hold about you to any company or organisation outside of COTSS-Independent Practice/BAOT/COT, unless we have your consent to do so.

If you do not want us to use the information in this way then please call us on 0207 989 0681. However this may reduce the membership services we can provide to you.

How to update and correct information?

You may correct your personal information by calling us on 0207 989 0681. Please be ready with your name, address and/or email address when you contact us, as this helps to ensure that we accept amendments only from the correct person. We encourage you to promptly update your personal information if it changes.

How to access your personal information?

You have the right to receive a copy of the personal information that we hold about you. We may charge a small fee towards the cost of administering any request you make. The current fee is £10.00 GBP.