Terms and Disclaimer
Information about using this website, and more widely about how Fungal Infection Trust looks after and uses personal and non-personal data.

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The information provided on this site is for the benefit of people with fungal infections, carers, health and social care professionals and others with an interest in fungi.

The Fungal Infection Trust believes in the free dissemination of information as far as possible. However, proper credit and citations to The Fungal Infection Trust should be included wherever the information appears.

Commercial use or publication of all or any item displayed is strictly prohibited without prior authorisation from The Fungal Infection Trust.

Using any of The Fungal Infection Trust’s registered logos, graphics or photographs without the Trust’s prior consent is strictly prohibited.

If you wish to request permission to reuse content from any or part of The Fungal Infection Trust’s publications or website in any media.

The Fungal Infection Trust strives to ensure that the information provided on its official website is accurate at the time of publication, timely, unbiased and useful.

However, the information contained on the site should not be considered medical guidance or professional advice. The Trust is not responsible for errors or omission in the information provided or any actions resulting from the use of such information and makes no warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied in relation to this information. Use of the information provided on this site is voluntary.

The Fungal Infection Trust does not warrant that the functions contained in the material contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs or represent the full functionality, accuracy and reliability of the materials.

Any communication or material that you transmit to or post on this site, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like, is and will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary information.

Your use of this site constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions. If these terms and conditions are not accepted in full, the use of this site must be terminated immediately. These terms are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England. By accessing the Fungal Infection Trust website you agree to accept the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts in relation to any dispute that may arise in connection with these terms or your use of the website.

How we use personal information

Read about how The Fungal Infection Trust uses and protects personal information and about your rights in relation to how your information is used.

This website is run by The Fungal Infection Trust. We respect your privacy and comply with the Data Protection Act 2018. You are welcome to access our site without disclosing your personal data.

We also have information about how we use personal information for service users and supporters.

On this page you will find information about the ways in which we collect and use personal data about you.

Any changes we may make to what we do with your personal data in the future will be posted on this page. If you have a question which is not answered by the information on this page or in the leaflets available to download, please use the contact details at the bottom of this page to get in touch with us.

This policy does not cover links to third party sites. Take a look at our website links policy for information about links to other sites from this website.

How we use your information

What information do we collect?
If you contact us through our website, we may keep a record of that correspondence; details of transactions you carry out through our website and details of your visits to our website including but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with this website.

We collect personal information about service users and supporters. 
We also collect non-personal information such as browsing data to help us to monitor and improve the performance of our website and other online tools. Get further information on cookies and IP tracking.

How do we use personal information?
We may use your personal data in the following ways:

To ensure that content from our website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.

To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you. Where you have provided your postal address, telephone number or email address, we take that to indicate that you agree to this use of your personal data. You may contact us at any time to request that your personal data is not used for direct marketing purposes.

To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.

To notify you about changes to our website and the services we provide.

We will only use any personal information you send us for the purposes for which you provide it.
How do we protect personal information?

We will only hold your information for as long as necessary. This information might be shared with marketing organisations who work with The Fungal Infection Trust. They cannot reuse it in any way without our permission and we ask them to delete the information once it has been used.
If you do not want us to use your data for news, updates or promotional messages, please tick the relevant box situated on the form on which we collect your data.
Your rights

The Fungal Infection Trust tries to keep the information we have about you accurate and up to date. If you find errors or inaccuracies in your data, we will erase, complete or amend that information upon request.
You can ask us whether we are keeping personal data about you by writing to:

The Secretary,
The Fungal Infection Trust,
PO Box 482,
SK10 9AR

Alternatively, you can email us.
Before we can respond to your request we require proof of identification e.g. a copy of a valid passport or a valid UK driving licence.  Once we have received this along with full details of your request we aim to respond as soon as possible in a maximum of 40 days (as permitted be the law).

Safety online 
Please note that any information you may post on online forums may be viewed by anyone visiting our site. Do not post any information about yourself that you would not be happy for random passers-by to see.

Cookies and analytics 
Our site uses cookies. A cookie is a small text marker stored on your computer that enables us to track the use of our website. We use cookies to help us understand what our users’ interests and preferences are to ensure the website is as user friendly as possible, and for marketing purposes, including remarketing. For more details see our page on how we use cookies.