Privacy Policy

This website is owned by the Association of Certified Afferentologists which is committed to protecting the data we collect from and about you. This Privacy Policy explains how we use and protect any information that you give to the Association of Certified Afferentologists directly via the website.

This policy explains how we use the personal information you provide to us and that we collect, whether online, via phone, email, in letters or in any other correspondence. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to direct how we use your information and how we communicate with you. You are in control of how we communicate with you – you can opt in or out or change your preferences at any time.

This Privacy Policy will be updated from time to time so you may wish to check it each time you submit personal information to the Association of Certified Afferentologists or the website. The date of the most recent revisions will appear on this page.

Controlling your information

If you want to get in touch about the information we hold about you or do not agree to the processing of your data according to this Privacy Policy, please let us know by letter to the Association of Certified Afferentologists, 42 Lower Kings Road, Berkhamsted, Herts HP4 2AA or email

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to or email us on the addresses above.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us. We will correct any inaccuracies promptly. You can also ask us to erase some or all of your information and to limit the processing we undertake or object to it. We will respond within 30 days of receipt of your request, and it would be helpful if you would give us as much detail about yourself as you can, to enable us to find your records.

The data we collect

We may request information about you when you make contact with us, such as to enquire about training with us, sign up for a training course or event, work with us or when you sign up for email updates, become a Member or add your business to the Practitioners Directory.
We may collect:
Your name and date of birth
Contact information including address, telephone number and email address
Other information such as postcode, preferences and interests
Credit and debit card details
Other information relevant to your Directory listing such as professional qualifications.
We require this information:
to provide you with services or information you have requested
to provide further information about our work, services, activities or training opportunities
to process donations or payments we have received from you
to further our charitable aims, including for fundraising activities
to invite voluntary participation in research or surveys
to register and administer your participation in events for which you have registered
for administration purposes (e.g. when processing your certification)
to process your application for a job role with us.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Any credit or debit card transactions with us are secure and encrypted and comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.

Compliance with the law and best practice

The Association of Certified Afferentologists complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into force in May 2018. RAIN is a community interest company registered with the FCA and complies with the Companies Act 2006.
We will never sell your data to a third party or swap it with a third party. We will never publish your data. We may pass information to trusted partners to do some specialist processing work, such as to a mailing house to print and post letters. Partners such as a mailing house comply with Data Protection laws.

Cookies on our website

This website uses cookies to help you in your interactions with the site. Most cookies are session cookies, lasting only for the duration of your visit and are deleted when you close your browser. No personally identifiable data is collected in cookies.

This website uses Google Analytics – – to allow us to track how popular our site is and to record visitor trends over time. Google Analytics uses a cookie to help track which pages are accessed. The cookie contains no personally identifiable information, but it does use your IP address to determine where in the world you are accessing the site from, and to track your page visits within the site, as well as tracking repeat visits.

We may embed external content from third-party websites (e.g. Facebook, YouTube, Twitter) within our website. These websites may utilise cookies and the Privacy Policy that will apply to such third-party content will be that published on the website of that third-party content provider.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

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, you should note that 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 and such sites are not governed by this privacy policy. We recommend that you consult the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.


Revision date: October 2021