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This page explains how the Society of British Neurological Surgeons uses information and the way we protect your privacy. Protecting the privacy and personal data of all members, patients and website visitors is of the utmost importance to us.

The Data Protection Act

In accordance with the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any information we hold.  You may access your personal data and rectify any inaccuracies.  The Society of British Neurological Surgeons data protection registration may be viewed here.

Data we hold and use

Membership data is kept on all members and ex-members for the purpose of administration.  The Society of British Neurological Surgeons may from time to time contact members with information that we think you might find useful.  We may occasionally conduct surveys to improve our services or the medical care of patients.  We will not pass on any personal data to third parties without your permission.

Through the e-logbook and other audit activities the Society of British Neurological Surgeons owns some summary national neurosurgical data.  Access to this data is controlled via the informatics committee of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons.  Data specific to an individual doctor, patient or unit will not be passed to a third party unless required by law.  Summary data may be used to support the healthcare needs of neurosurgical patients.


We do not use cookies for collecting user information.  The website site stores membership information in the secure users' log-in area.   In all other areas, the website merely logs the user's IP address which is automatically recognised by the web server.

Statement coverage

This privacy statement covers all personal data held by the Society of British Neurological Surgeons. It does not cover links within the website to other websites.


All data has security measures in place to protect against the loss or alteration of information under our control.

Glossary of terms

  • Cookies are files containing information about visitors to a web site (e.g. user name and preferences). This information is provided by the user during the first visit to a web server. The server records this information in a text file and stores this file on the visitor's hard drive. When the visitor accesses the same web site again the server looks for the cookie and configures itself based on the information provided.
  • IP address: If you are connected to the Internet, you have an IP address. For example, it may look something like this:
  • The “website” is used here to describe the website of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons. or
Last Updated: 23 April 2018