Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which FIND collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a "User") of the website ("Site"). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by FIND.

All personal data held on FIND is managed by the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders. The director of the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders is Prof Chris Oliver, ( Please contact Chris Oliver regarding any data protection query that you may have.

Personal Identifying Information

All personal information we hold related to FIND has been provided by Users directly, either because Users have contacted us directly to request further information about the content on the website, or because Users have registered to receive our newsletter or notification of when additional content will become available on the website. Some information may have been obtained via email, if Users have voluntarily sent emails to us. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

If Users have contacted us via email, we hold their personal contact information that they have provided at the time. Personal identifying information is used by members of the Cerebra Centre to respond to the enquiries made by Users. If Users have contacted the Cerebra Centre with an enquiry the Centre will hold your details until the enquiry is resolved or closed, after which Users data will be deleted, unless Users have requested that the Centre to hold their information on the Cerebra Centre’s Regular Participant Database. If Users have registered their interest to be contacted when additional content is added to the website the Cerebra Centre will hold Users personal contact data under the legal basis of “legitimate interest”.

Occasionally, Users make requests for guidance from the Cerebra Centre team members who are qualified clinical psychologists. If further clinical support is offered, clinical notes may be retained in line with the guidance of the Department of Health. In this instance, Users will be asked to provide fully informed consent for these details to be retained before support is provided.

Legal Justifications

To comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), we must provide a legal justification for the information that we hold. If Users have registered an interest in being informed about new content that is released on the website, we hold your contact information under the justification of “legitimate interest”. It is in Users’ interests be informed of upcoming content on the website that may be of interest to them or be relevant to a person you support they support.

If Users have requested further information from the Cerebra Centre we will hold your content details under the justification of “legitimate interest”. Users have made a request for advice from the Cerebra Centre and will need to be informed of the outcome of this request.  After the request has been resolved we will delete Users information, unless Users have given informed consent for their details to be added to the Regular Participant Database held by the Cerebra Centre, or clinical notes are to be retained in accordance with Department of Health Guidelines.

If you have contacted the Cerebra Centre, we hold Users contact information under the justification of “consent”. At the time of registration on the website, or making direct contact with the team, Users indicated that they would like to be contacted and gave us permission to hold their contact details.  Users are able to revoke this consent at any time by contacting the Prof Chris Oliver at the Cerebra Centre (

How long do we keep your data?

If Users request to be added to our mailing list for updates about new content on FIND, or to be added to the Centre’s Regular Participant Database, the Centre will retain Users information for as long as Users are a member of these databases. Users are a member of the database until they contact the Cerebra Centre to withdraw membership. Users may withdraw their consent at any time by contacting Chris Oliver at the Cerebra Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders (

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of Users’ personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users’ personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above. We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that Users have given us permission.

Third party websites

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that links to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website's own terms and policies.

Changes to this privacy policy

FIND has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.


Your rights

You have numerous rights under the GDPR act to control what happens to your personal information.

As an individual whose personal data is processed by the Cerebra Centre you have the following rights:

• the right to be informed – which is what this privacy notice is for

• the right to access the data we hold about you

• the right to withdraw consent at any time – either use the opt-out box which will be available on all general emails that you will receive or contact us directly (see below)

• the right to object to processing carried out on the basis of legitimate interests

• the right to erasure (in some circumstances)

• the right to data portability

• the right to have your data rectified if its inaccurate

• the right to have your data restricted or blocked from processing


To exercise any of these rights, please contact the Chris Oliver (  Please also contact either of these Administrators regarding any data protection query that you may have.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.


Health and care research should serve the public interest, which means that we have to demonstrate that our research serves the interests of society as a whole. We do this by following the UK Policy Framework for Health and Social Care Research.

If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact our Data Protection Officer who will investigate the matter. Our Data Protection Officer is Mrs. Carolyn Pike OBE and you can contact them at  If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data in a way that is not lawful you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:


This document was last updated on 30th June 2018.