Privacy policy


The Patient Information Forum (PIF) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation. PIF is committed to protecting your privacy in accordance with our obligations under data protection legislation. With effect from 25 May 2018, the main data protection law is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as supplemented by the Data Protection Act 2018 and related laws. You can find details of our privacy policy below.

When you visit this website, we may automatically collect the following information:

  • Technical information, including:
    • The internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the internet
    • Your browser type and version
    • Your time zone setting
    • Browser plug-in types and versions
    • Your operating systems and platforms
  • Information about your visit to our website, including:
    • The uniform resource locator (URL) clickstream to, through and from this site (including date and time)
    • Products/services you viewed and searched for
    • Page response times
    • Download errors
    • Length of visits to certain pages
    • Referral sources (how you arrived at the website)
    • Page interaction information (such as scrolling and clicks)
    • Methods used to browse away from the page. (links to our members)

We collect and use your personal information by using cookies on our website

You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of our website may become inaccessible or not function properly.