Privacy Policy


This privacy policy sets out how The National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA) uses and protects any information that you give us (NIAA) when you use this website.

The NIAA is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website; you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy policy.

What we collect

Some areas of the site require you to actively submit information in order for you to benefit from specific features (such as the NIAA Researchers' Database and grant upload forms). You will be informed at each 'information collection point' what information is required and what information is optional.

Some of this information may be personal (information that can be uniquely identified with you, such as your full name, email address, login etc.)

The NIAA only collects such information when you choose to supply it to them.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping
  • Improved functionality, for example, saving your login details


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.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small text file, which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets us know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

Overall, the use of cookies enables us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not e.g Google Analytics. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

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 and/or our web applications.

We use cookies on our site for several purposes. They allow us to identify your device uniquely and to control various features of the site, e.g. text size. These cookies do not contain any personal information. They control basic functionality of the website by storing your preferences.

Other cookies are used to give us feedback about the performance of our site so that we can make it as good as possible - again these do not contain personal information about you in any way.

If the cookie originates from our domain it is known as a first party cookie whereas the domains that are placed from sites other than our own are known as third party cookies. You can control whether these types of cookies are accepted by your device or not by changing the settings in your browser. Here are some examples of how you can control these cookies in the most widely used browsers in use today.

Managing cookies using Internet Explorer
Managing cookies using Chrome
Managing cookies using Firefox
Managing cookies on a Mac with the Safari browser (OS X)

We do not recommend disabling first party cookies as these control your main preferences on the site and the log in system so your experience of our site will be affected should you choose to do this.

Web Statistics

The NIAA uses log files generated by the web servers to analyse site usage and statistics but the files do not identify any personal information. Log file analysis helps the NIAA to understand usage patterns on the website and make improvements to the service.

Links to other websites

Our web applications and website may contain links and references to other websites. If you use these links to leave our site, you are no longer covered by our privacy policy and fall under the privacy policy of the third party website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.


The NIAA takes all reasonable steps to protect any information you submit via the website, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. E.g. "Appropriate technical and organisational measures should be taken against unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal data."

Where you use passwords, logins, or other special access features on this site, you also have a responsibility to take reasonable measures to safeguard them.
We will not distribute your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee may be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held about you please contact:

Ms Pamela Hines
NIAA Coordinator
Churchill House
35 Red Lion Square
Tel: 020 7092 1726

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly rectify any mistakes and or gaps.

Changes to this privacy policy

If this privacy policy changes in any way, we will place an updated version on this page. Regularly reviewing this page ensures that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties.

This Privacy Policy was last updated July 2012.