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Privacy Policy

The Homeopathy Research Institute (HRI) recognises the importance of protecting the privacy of personally identifiable information collected about visitors to HRI’s website. This policy outlines what information is collected while you use our site and how it is used by HRI.

What we collect

As with most websites, the HRI website maintains an activity log which records your IP address and other information which may or may not be supplied by your browser.  This includes the type and version of the browser you are using, the operating system you use, the screen resolution at which you viewed the site and the address of third party site if you navigated to our site via a link.

This information is used solely to help us improve our delivery of the services on the site.

Volunteered information

You do not need to supply any personal information in order to view the site. Information volunteered via online forms e.g the sign up function for our mailing list will not be used for any purpose other than that for which it was supplied, nor will it ever be passed on to third parties.

HRI also collects your name and email address if you use the contact form on the site to send us a message. This information will only be used to respond to your message, and will not be stored.

Please note that messages sent using the contact form are sent by unencrypted email and thus may not be secure and remain confidential while being transmitted to us.


When you visit the HRI website, the pages you view, along with small text files called ‘cookies’, are downloaded onto your computer.

Each time you visit the HRI website your computer will download a session cookie.  This cookie only remains on your computer till you close your browser. This cookie is not used to identify you personally in any way.  We use session cookies to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how visitors use the site.  This information helps us improve the site’s structure and functionality.

Your computer will also download a persistent cookie when you first visit the site.  These remain in your browsers cookie store between browsing sessions.  Persistent cookies allow us to recognise repeat visitors to the site.

You may opt to view the site without cookies by adjusting your browser’s settings.  See your browser’s help menu for information on how to do this.  If you disable cookies some functions of the site may no longer work correctly.

For more information on cookies visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

Protecting your information

The HRI will do its upmost to protect your privacy and personal information. Your personal details will not be supplied to any parties outside of the Faculty or used for any purposes other than those listed above, unless we are required to do so by law.

We will ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.