Privacy Statement

The information we collect on our website generally falls into the following two categories: Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Non-Personally Identifiable Information (NPII). We do not connect the PII and NPII we collect on our website.

PII – When we register members for we record names and email addresses. This information ensures personal identification and that registered users are health professionals and members of the Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain and Ireland (APM). We reserve the right to verify professional details. Registration details will be held on a secure server which hosts the website.

NPII – This refers to information that does not by itself identify a specific individual. The NPII we collect when you visit our website may include the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) of the website that you came from before visiting our website, which URL you next go to, which browser you used to come to our site, your Internet Protocol (IP) address.


A cookie is a small data file transferred by a website to your computer’s hard drive. We send cookies when you surf our website. Accepting the cookies used on our website does no give us access to your PII but we can use the cookies to identify your computer. For example, cookies allow you to enter your password only once on pages where a logon is required.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies but you can usually refuse cookies or selectively accept certain cookies by adjusting the preferences in your browser. If you turn off cookies, though, there may be some features of our website that will not be available to you and some web pages may not display properly.

Other Information about Your Privacy contains links to other websites. Please note that when you click one of these links you are entering another website for which has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statement of all such sites as their policies may be different from the privacy statement.

From time to time we may be required to provide PII in response to a court order, subpoena or government investigation. We also reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful. We may release certain PII when we believe that such release is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property and safety of others and ourselves.

Any changes to the way uses personal information will be described in future versions of this privacy statement. You can submit concerns regarding our privacy statement to


The public areas of this website are available to the community at large. The password-protected members’ areas of the website are intended solely for use by members of the Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain and Ireland (APM).

Some material on this website may not have been evaluated by the APM and does not necessarily represent the views of the APM.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information displayed on this website is accurate, the APM makes no claim that the information on the website, or any of the other websites it links to, has completely current or accurate information on any topic.

Material may be used from this website on the understanding that the APM is not liable for any damages or claims by third parties arising from this material.