Website Privacy Policy

Key details

This website privacy policy describes how OPUS protects and makes use of the
information you give it when you use this website.

If you are asked to provide information when using this website, it will only be used
in the ways described in this privacy policy.

This policy is updated from time to time. The latest version is published on this page.
This website privacy policy was updated on: 18/04/2018

If you have any questions about this policy, please email or
write to: OPUS Director, 4 Morpeth Mansions, Morpeth Terrace, London SW1P 1ER.

Data collection

We only ask for information that we need for a specific purpose.

If you join OPUS as an Associate Member, we hold your contact details (email, phone and postal address) and a record of the OPUS events in which you have participated. This is so that we can contact you about OPUS activities, and ensure your copy of the OPUS journal is delivered to the correct address. We also circulate details of events run by sister organisations on behalf of OPUS Associates. We also publish a directory of associate members (available only to associate members) that states only each associate’s name, membership number and country of residence. We do this because we consider it  is necessary as a member organisation that associates can have access to basic information about each other.

If you register on the website, we hold your contact details only so that they are available to you in subsequent transactions. We make no other use of them nor do we share them with anyone. We do not hold any credit card or payment information on the site: all transactions take place via secure portals operated by Paypal, Stripe and GoCardless.

If you subscribe to our mailing list, we notify you about OPUS activities and circulate details of events run by sister organisations on behalf of OPUS Associates. That is all. We do not share your data with anyone else.

We also collect information to better understand how visitors use this website and
to present timely, relevant information to them.

We do not collect or make use of any other information relating to your use of the website.

Cookies and how we use them

A cookie is a small file placed on your computer’s hard drive. It enables our website
to identify your computer as you view different pages on our website.

Cookies allow websites and applications to store your preferences in order to
present content, options or functions that are specific to you. They also enable us to
see information like how many people use the website and what pages they tend to

We use cookies to:

  • Analyse our web traffic using an analytics package. Aggregated usage data
    helps us improve the website structure, design, content and functions.
  • Identify whether you are signed in to our website. A cookie allows us to
    check whether you are signed in to the site.
  • To recognise when you return to our website, to provide functionality you used previously.

Cookies do not provide us with access to your computer or any information about
you, other than that which you choose to share with us.

Controlling cookies

You can use your web browser’s cookie settings to determine how our website uses
cookies. If you do not want our website to store cookies on your computer or device,
you should set your web browser to refuse cookies.

However, please note that doing this may affect how our website functions. Some
pages and services may become unavailable to you.

Unless you have changed your browser to refuse cookies, our website will issue
cookies when you visit it.

To learn more about cookies and how they are used, visit All About Cookies.

Controlling information about you

When you fill in a form or provide your details on our website, you will see one or
more tick boxes allowing you to:

  • Opt in to receive marketing communications from us by email

If you have agreed that we can use your information for marketing purposes, you
can change your mind easily, via one of these methods:

  • Unsubscribe from any email we send you
  • Send an email to OPUS.
  • Write to us at: 4 Morpeth Mansions, Morpeth Terrace, London SW1P 1ER.

We will never lease, distribute or sell your personal information to third parties
unless we have your permission or the law requires us to.

Any personal information we hold about you is stored and processed under our data
protection policy, in line with the Data Protection Act 1998.


We will always hold your information securely.

To prevent unauthorised disclosure or access to your information, we have
implemented strong physical and electronic security safeguards.

We also follow stringent procedures to ensure we work with all personal data in line
with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Links from our site

Our website may contain links to other websites. Please note that we have no control of websites outside the domain. If you provide information to a website to which we link, we are not responsible for
its protection and privacy.

Always be wary when submitting data to websites. Read the site’s data protection
and privacy policies fully.