The Institute of Classical Osteopathy is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy policy.


We may collect the following information:

  • name and job title, places of work (clinics, practices)
  • contact information including email address, telephone number and address
  • educational and professional history,
  • personal information including but not limited to medical history, dietary requirements, information on disabilities
  • records and information relating to professional competence and suitability to work with adults and children including but not limited to Disclosure and Barring Service information and General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) registration
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers


We require this information to process your membership, courses you wish to attend, inform you of events and provide you with a better service.

  • Internal record keeping, processing orders and memberships.
  • Eligibility for events and courses.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send update emails about future courses, event or about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting relating to Classical Osteopathy using the contact information which you have told us you want us to use for this purpose.


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 personal data.


We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law.

For any further information, or if you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete or want to have it deleted, please contact us at registrar@classical-osteopathy or by post: Registrar, Institute of Classical Osteopathy, 28-30 South Street, Dorking, Surrey RH4 2HQ, United Kingdom.


Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy policy. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.


A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser of your computer's hard disk so that the website can remember who you are. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.

Two types of cookies are used on this website: Session Cookies which are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the website, and Persistent Cookies which remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of each specific cookie). Cookies can help a website to arrange content to match your preferred interests more quickly. Most major websites use cookies. Cookies cannot be used by themselves to identify you.

How we collect cookies on the website and what information we collect: Session Cookies: To allow you to carry information across pages of the website and avoid having to re-enter information. Persistent Cookies: To help us recognise you as a unique visitor (just a number) when you return to the website and to allow us to tailor content, advertisements and the presentation of the website to match your preferences. To compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how users use the website and to help us improve the structure of the website. We cannot identify you personally in this way.

Disabling/Enabling Cookies: You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of the website if cookies are disabled.


We may change this policy from time to time. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. (May 2018)