Privacy Statement

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The purpose of this statement is to explain how the NSPA processes your data; whether you are just browsing our website, signing up to become a member or supporter of the NSPA, or registering for an event.

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Privacy and cookies

This website is run by the Secretariat of the National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA). The NSPA is a cross-sector, England-wide coalition committed to reducing the number of suicides in England and improving the support available for those bereaved or affected by suicide. The NSPA’s Secretariat is hosted by Samaritans. We regard your privacy as important and comply with the Data Protection Act 1998.

The purpose of this statement is to explain how the NSPA processes your data; whether you are just browsing our website, signing up to become a member or supporter of the NSPA, or registering for an event.

You are welcome to access our site without disclosing your personal data.

We will only use personal information you send us for the purposes for which you provide it, for example for the purposes of membership administration. We will only hold your information for as long as necessary and will not pass on to third parties. If we wish to use your personal data for other purposes, we will offer you the means to consent to those purposes by indicating in a box at the end of the relevant form.

The NSPA takes appropriate technical and organisational measures to keep your data safe.  We may use “cloud-based” applications to process some types of personal data and data may be stored outside of the European Economic Area.  Where this happens we ask our suppliers to provide evidence that they have the appropriate measures in place to make sure that your data is secure.

If in future there are changes to the way the NSPA that affect how we process users’ data, our privacy statement on the website will be updated to reflect such changes.

If you have any queries about this statement please contact the NSPA Secretariat at National Suicide Prevention Alliance, c/o Samaritans, The Upper Mill, Kingston Road, Ewell, Surrey, KT17 2AF or email at

Information is provided below as to the different ways in which we process data through the website.

How we use your data

“Members” of NSPA are organisations that have been accepted as a member of NSPA according to the membership rules appearing on this Website.   Data collected on Members includes name, email address, and other contact details. This data will be stored securely electronically and is only used for the purpose of membership administration unless consent has been given otherwise, for example consent for lead contact details to be available to other members in the secured members’ area of the website.

“Supporters” of NSPA are individuals that have been accepted as a supporter of NSPA according to the supporter rules appearing on this Website. Whilst we do not collect Supporters’ personal data through the Website, all Supporter data collected by NSPA will be stored securely electronically and is only used for the purpose of supporter administration unless consent has been given otherwise.

Registering to attend an NSPA event

For some of the NSPA’s events, such as our Annual Members’ Meeting, we may require registration for the event via our website, a third party such as Eventbrite, or in some cases, an NSPA Member’s Website. We only collect information that is necessary for the purpose of the event and personal information is not used for any other NSPA activities or passed to third parties, unless permission has been given otherwise. When registration information is collected through a Members’ website, this will be clearly noted, and the terms and conditions of the Member’s website will apply with regard to any personal information collected.

Members’ Area

Representatives of NSPA Member organisations are granted access to the NSPA Members’ Area on the Website. The purpose of this Area is for Members to share knowledge and information about their organisation; its work and the wider suicide prevention landscape. The Members’ Area Terms of Use are available here

Using our website

Do we use ‘Cookies’?

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites. You can find more information about cookies here:

Almost all websites use cookies to ensure that you can interact with our website successfully.

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Make our services more efficient
  • Save you having to login every time you visit the site

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

Cookies used on our website

The full list of cookies used on the NSPA website, including a description of what they are used for, is set out below.

Software cookie name Description Additional Information
AddThis _atuvc_atuvs So you can easily “Like”, “Tweet” or share our content on the social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, we have included sharing buttons on our site.Cookies are set by Add This, Facebook and Twitter.Add This provides the sharing mechanism to Facebook and Twitter.The _atuvc and _atuvs cookies are created and read by the AddThis Sharing JavaScript in order to make sure that site visitors see the updated count if they share a page and return to it before the AddThis share count cache is updated. No data from that cookie is sent back to AddThis. Add This privacy policy: can opt out of Add This cookies here: privacy policy: sets a number of cookies when you log into its website. For more information, see:
Cookie Law Info viewed_cookie_policy Verification that site visitors have accepted cookies from the site.
Google Analytics _utma _utmb _utmc _utmz These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, how visitors have navigated to the site and the pages they visited. For more information, see Google’s help pages and Google’s privacy policy here:
WordPress Various:wordpress_[etc]wpe-[etc]wp‑[etc] Our website is built upon a web content management technology called WordPress.  WordPress cookies typically apply to logged-in users for session management and to present customised views of content. For more information, see WordPress’ privacy policy here:
PHP PHPSESSID Used to identify your unique session on the website.

Removing cookies

If you want to prevent our cookies being stored on your computer in future, you may do so by referring to your internet browser’s instructions. You can do this by clicking on the “Help” menu. You can find out how to do this on your computer here

If you wish to prevent Google from collecting any information about your presence on our website, they offer a tool here: