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Website and subscribers

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Website subscribers

SFC allows interested individuals to subscribe to updates about our activities. This helps SFC promote the work it carries out and to be transparent in carrying out our functions.

Categories of personal data collected

  • Name.
  • Role and organisation.
  • Address
  • Email address.
  • Phone number.
  • Areas of interest.

Purposes of processing

SFC’s purpose for collecting your contact details is so we can provide you with a service and let you know about our work, guidance and events.

Legal basis for processing

The lawful basis we rely on for processing your contact details and interest preferences is your consent under article 6(1)(a) of the UK GDPR. You can withdraw your consent at any point by emailing

Website forms

SFC uses online forms to collect data, including personal data, for any of the following purposes:

  • Registering to attend an event.
  • Responding to an online consultation.
  • Responding to an online survey.


Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to the user’s computer's hard drive through a Web browser (if allowed) that enables the sites or service providers' systems to recognize the browser and capture and remember certain information.

Why we use cookies

Cookies are used for a variety of purposes, including storing registered usernames (subscribers only) for logging in, collecting visitor statistics using Google Analytics, and social media sharing tools. Some third party cookies are used to hold and process personal data - see what cookies are stored on the website.

Legal basis for processing

SFC processes the data collected by cookies so far as it is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.

Third party website content

SFC is not responsible for the content of any third party websites linked to. These websites may collect your personal data, please see the relevant privacy notices of any of these sites for further information.
We occasionally embed YouTube videos on our website using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer (including Flash) but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information if you play the video.

Please visit the YouTube website for further information from embedding YouTube videos.

The data collected by the Google Analytics cookies is hosted by Google. For more information please see Google Analytics Privacy Policy.