Privacy Policy

The TSA respects the privacy of everyone who visits this site.

The purpose of this privacy policy is to describe the types of information that we collect from you when you visit our site and explain how we use this information. Any information that you choose to provide us with about yourself will be held on a secure computer in strict accordance with the Principles of the Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998 (UK) and relevant European Union Data Protection Directives.

HON Code of Conduct (HONcode) for medical and health websites

We try wherever possible to comply with HONcode Principles in particular with regard to: 1. Presentation of medical information 2. Purpose of the website 3. Confidentiality 4. Referenced and dated information 5. Disclosure of the governance of the charity and sources of funding

Your personal information

We collect your personal information when you complete an enquiry form or send an email. This information will include your name and email address plus other relevant information you choose to provide. The more information you can give us about yourself, the better we can provide you with the services that you want. However, we only collect this information from you if you choose to provide it to us and we do not hold your information for longer than is necessary. By submitting your personal information you are consenting to the use of your personal information for the purposes of providing you with the service you want. You can, however, at any time remove your consent to this use. You can also contact us at any time to review or change the information you have supplied to us. We will not disclose any personally identifiable information without your permission unless we are legally entitled or required to do so (for example, if required to do so by legal process or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime). You will be treated as having given your permission for disclosures referred to in this policy. No data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk.

On-line donations and purchases

When you are using our secure on-line donation page or purchasing promotional material on-line you are going through to a partner company and the information you give such as your credit card number and contact information is provided to them so the transaction can take place.

Non-personal information collected during your visit to our site

Whenever you browse our website, read pages, or download information, the web server automatically records certain information about your visit from the computer or device you use to access our site. This information does not identify you personally. It just tells us how many visitors come to our site, when they visit, how many pages they access, their internet browser (eg Microsoft Explorer or Firefox), their computer operating system (eg Windows XP) and the site they were on before they linked to ours (eg Google if they found us from a search engine). With this information, we can improve our site for all our visitors and make it more useful to you.


A cookie is just a line of text and numbers that is created by our website and stored on your computer when you visit our site. The cookie does not collect or contain personal information about you and poses no security or virus risk to your computer. When you return to our site, the cookie associates your computer with the information that you gave us when you first visited or registered. It helps us evaluate how often visitors return to the site. Of course, you can still make full use of the site if you specifically choose to delete or not to accept the cookie on your browser.

Third Parties

We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other websites, even if you access them using links from our web site, and recommend that you check the policy of each site you visit. In addition, if you linked to our web site from a third party web site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners or operators of that third party web site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party web site and contact its owner or operator if you have any concerns or questions.

Message Board 

Messages, contacts and any other information you provide are together referred to in these terms and conditions as "Information". By submitting Information you are granting permission for us to use, edit, modify, copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, publish or transfer any such Information and to allow others to do the same. We reserve the right to: 1. remove or to edit any Information or materials or block your access at our sole discretion and without notice; and/or 2. disclose any information as required by law; and/or 3. take such other action as may be reasonably necessary to prevent any breach of these terms and conditions or any breach of applicable law or regulation.

More questions about privacy

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about how we protect your personal information and ensure your privacy.
Last Modified:21st May 2013