Cookies, privacy policy, terms & conditions


The Scottish Cancer Conference website uses cookies to store information on your computer. Cookies help us to provide you with the best experience out of the website. This website does not share personal information with third parties nor do we store any information about your visit other than to analyse and optimise our content.

Managing cookies
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Removing or disabling cookies
You may choose to remove or block cookies at any time by adjusting your browser settings, but in some cases, this may impact your experience of our website.

Our use of cookies
The information below lets you know what cookies this site uses and what they are.

Scottish Cancer Conference website Cookies

This cookie is used to uniquely identify you to this website and provide a consistent browsing experience throughout your visit.

Google Analytics Cookies

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 information collected is anonymous and does not identify a visitor. The data includes the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come from and the pages they visited.
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Privacy policy

At Cancer Research UK we are committed to protecting your privacy. This statement describes how Cancer Research UK collects and uses personal information about people who visit our websites. The terms of this statement may change, so please check it from time to time.

If you have any queries about this privacy statement please contact the Data Protection Coordinator at the Legal Department, Cancer Research UK, Angel Building, 407 St John Street, London EC1V 4AD or email

How do we collect information?

We obtain personal information from you when you enquire about our activities, register with us, send or receive an e-postcard, make a donation to us, ask a question about cancer or otherwise provide us with personal information. We may also receive information about you from third parties, for example from our service providers or from a friend who wants to tell you about our websites or the fundraising activities we carry out.

What information do we collect?

The personal information we collect might include name, date of birth, email address, postal address, telephone number and credit/debit card details. We may also collect health information if you tell us about your cancer experience or the experiences of a friend or relative.

We also gather general information about the use of our websites, such as which pages users visit most often and which services, events or facilities are of most interest. We may also track which pages users visit when they click on links in Cancer Research UK emails. We may use this information to personalise the way our websites are presented when users visit them, to make improvements to our websites and to ensure we provide the best service for users. Wherever possible we use aggregated or anonymous information which does not identify individual visitors to our websites.

How do we use this information?

We will use your personal information:

to provide you with the services, products or information you have requested;
to create an account for you if you register with us;
for administration purposes;
to further our charitable aims, including for fundraising activities.
As part of this, we may analyse the personal information we collect to create a profile of your interests and preferences so that we can contact you in the most appropriate way and with the most relevant information. Where relevant, we may also assess your personal information for the purposes of fraud and credit risk reduction.

If you enter your contact details in one of our online registration forms, we may use this information to contact you even if you don’t "send" or "submit" the form. We will only do this to see if we can help with any problems you might be experiencing with the form or with our websites.

We may need to share your information with our service providers, associated organisations and agents for the purposes described above.

Cancer information nurses

If you contact the cancer information nurses, either through CancerHelp UK or directly, you may choose to provide details of a personal nature to them.

Only Cancer Research UK will receive your personal information and only use it for the purposes of dealing with your enquiry, training, quality monitoring or evaluating the services we provide. Cancer Research UK will not pass on your details to anyone else without your express permission, except in exceptional circumstances to comply with the nurses’ code of professional conduct or the law. Examples of this might include children contacting the service reporting abuse, anyone reporting serious self harm, anyone expressing the intention of harming someone else, or if a terrorist threat is reported.

Your personal information and details of the enquiries received are stored on a secure database. If for any reason you wish to have your personal details removed, please contact the cancer information nurses.

If you send feedback to the CancerHelp UK team, the feedback will be noted and your contact details kept for a maximum of 3 months. If you have sent a complaint to the site, the correspondence will be kept securely in a complaints file for a maximum of one year, in case we need to refer back to it.

Your choices

You have a choice about whether you want to receive information about our progress and fundraising activities. We will not use your personal information for marketing purposes if you have indicated that you do not wish to be contacted. You can change your marketing preferences at any time by contacting Supporter Services at Cancer Research UK, PO Box 1561, Oxford, OX4 9GZ, by phone on 0300 123 1022, or email

Under 16s

Cancer Research UK is concerned to protect the privacy of children aged under 16. Some of our websites, such as Race for Life, have specific rules about how children under 16 can take part in our events. Where appropriate we will seek consent from a parent or guardian before collecting personal information about a child aged under 16.

Do we use cookies?

Please refer to our cookie policy for details of how we use cookies and the type of cookies served through our web sites.

How do we protect personal information?

All of our online forms are protected by encryption. We also use a secure server when you make a donation or payment via our websites. We take appropriate measures to ensure that the personal information disclosed to us is kept secure, accurate and up to date and kept only for so long as is necessary for the purposes for which it is used.

Will we disclose the information we collect to outside parties?

As indicated above, we may pass your information to our service providers, agents and associated organisations for the purpose of completing tasks and providing services to you (other than information provided in a query to CancerHelp UK or the cancer information nurse teams). Where we use service providers we will make sure there are appropriate controls in place.

We may also need to disclose your information if required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies) or if we have your permission to do so.

We will not sell any information about your web browsing activity.

Your consent

By providing us with your personal data, including sensitive personal data such as on your health, you consent to the collection and use of this information in accordance with the purposes described above and this privacy statement.

You also consent to our transferring your information to countries or jurisdictions outside the UK if necessary for the above purposes. These countries may not provide the same level of data protection as the UK. If we do make such a transfer, we will, if appropriate, put appropriate controls in place to ensure your information is protected.

Right of access

If you have created an account with us, you can sign into your account to access and update your information.

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you (for which we may charge a small fee) and to have any inaccuracies in your information corrected. If you wish to exercise these rights, contact Supporter Services at Cancer Research UK, PO Box 1561, Oxford, OX4 9GZ or email


Our websites may include links to websites run by other organisations. Cancer Research UK is not responsible for the privacy practices of these other websites so you should read their privacy policies carefully.


If your personal details change, please help us to keep your information up to date by notifying us at the above address.

We may change the terms of this privacy statement from time to time. If we do so, we will post the changes here so please check from time to time. By continuing to use our websites you will be deemed to have accepted such changes.

Terms and conditions

© Cancer Research UK 2015. All rights reserved.

1. Definitions
In the context of these terms and conditions, the following words shall have the following meanings:"Cancer Research UK" means Cancer Research UK a registered charity in England and Wales (1089464), Scotland (SC041666) and the Isle of Man (1103). Registered as a company in England & Wales (4325234) and the Isle of Man (5713F). Registered address: Angel Building, 407 St John Street, London, EC1V 4AD."Website" means any website under the ownership or control of Cancer Research UK from which a link has been created to these terms and conditions;"Material" means all of the information, data, text, graphics, links or computer code published on, contained or available on the Website;"User" means the individual, firm, company or organisation accessing the Website and/or ordering any goods or services, registering for any events and/or making any donations;

2. Applicable terms and conditions
The Website is owned by Cancer Research UK and any use made of the Website (including registrations and donations and orders for goods or services made via the Website), is subject to these terms and conditions. Cancer Research UK may, at its sole discretion, modify or revise these terms and conditions at any time by updating the text of this page.

3. Use of the Website
Anyone is entitled to view any non-password protected parts of the Website and to use for their own purposes the information contained therein, provided:
3.1 it is used for information purposes only, for reproduction for personal use only and not for reproduction on any other website or for commercial gain.
3.2 any links created to the Website are notified to and approved by Cancer Research UK before they are created.
3.3 no part of the Website is copied, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means to any third party without the written permission of Cancer Research UK.

4. Copyright and trade marks
4.1 Copyright in the Material is owned by Cancer Research UK or its content suppliers. Unauthorised use of the Material including reproduction, storage, modification, distribution or republication without the prior written consent of Cancer Research UK or, where applicable, the respective copyright owner(s) is prohibited.
4.2 The names and logos of Cancer Research UK and all related product and service names, designs marks and slogans are the trade names, service marks or trade marks of Cancer Research UK and may not be used without the prior consent of Cancer Research UK.
4.3 All works in the nature of databases attract database rights.

5. Disclaimer
The Website is intended to provide general information only and, as such, should not be considered as a substitute for advice covering any specific situation. Users should seek appropriate advice before taking or refraining from taking any action in reliance on any information contained in the Website. So far as permissible by law, Cancer Research UK does not accept any liability to any person relating to the use of any such information.
Whilst Cancer Research UK has taken every precaution in compiling the Website neither it nor any contributors to the Website can be held responsible for any action (or the lack thereof) taken by any person or organisation wherever they shall be based, as a result, direct or otherwise, of information contained in or accessed through the Website.

6. Target audience
The Website is intended only for use by UK residents and only in relation to their activities within the UK. It may be dangerous to apply any of the information on the Website to activities outside the UK.
Cancer Research UK does not represent or warrant that the information accessible via the Website is accurate, complete or correct. Cancer Research UK has no liability whatsoever in respect of any use which you make of such information except in the case of personal injury or death caused by the negligence of Cancer Research UK.
The information provided on this Website has not been written to meet individual requirements and it is your sole responsibility to satisfy yourself prior to using the information in any way for your purposes. Before making any decisions based on the information contained on the Website, you are strongly advised to refer to alternative, independent sources of information to substantiate the basis for your decision.

7. Warranty and indemnity
The User warrants to Cancer Research UK that it will not use the Website, the Material or any part thereof for any purpose that is in contravention of any applicable law or regulation or in a manner that will infringe the copyright, trademarks, service marks or other intellectual property rights of third parties or violate the privacy, publicity or other personal rights of others or in any defamatory, obscene, threatening, abusive or hateful manner. The User shall indemnify and hold harmless Cancer Research UK, its employees and agents, against all claims, liability, losses, damages and expenses including, without limitation, legal fees and costs arising out of or incurred as a result of any claims made, or litigation brought, against Cancer Research UK, its employees and agents, as a result of the use by the User of the Website, the Material or any part thereof for whatever purpose, to the fullest extent permitted by law.

8. Limitation of liability
Cancer Research UK hereby disclaims all warranties and conditions with regard to the Material and any goods or services supplied in relation to the Website, whether express or implied or statutory (including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose). In no event shall Cancer Research UK be liable for any indirect, punitive, special, incidental, or consequential damages whatsoever even if Cancer Research UK has been advised of the possibility of damages including, without limitation, damages for loss of use, data or profits arising out of or in any way connected with the use or performance of the Website, interruptions or delays to the Website, the provision of or failure to provide services, or for any information, Material, goods and services obtained through the Website or otherwise arising out of the use of the Website, whether based on contract, tort or otherwise to the fullest extent permitted by law.

9. Third party websites
The Website contains links to websites operated by parties other than Cancer Research UK. Such links are provided for the User's convenience only. Cancer Research UK does not control such websites, and is not responsible for their content. Cancer Research UK's inclusion of links to such websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators. The User is solely responsible for evaluating the accuracy and completeness of any information contained on the third party websites, and also the value and integrity of any goods and services offered by such websites.

10. Privacy and Data Protection
Read our privacy statement here.

11. Cookies
Cancer Research UK uses cookies to enhance the online experience of its visitors and to better understand how the Website is used.
Read our Cookies policy here.

12. Viruses
Whilst Cancer Research UK makes all reasonable attempts to exclude viruses from the Website it cannot ensure such exclusion and no liability is accepted for damage caused through the downloading of viruses. Therefore, you are recommended to take all appropriate safeguards before downloading information from the Website.

13. On-line Transactions
Cancer Research UK reserves the right to vary event registration fees and the prices of any goods or services listed without notice. All event registrations and orders for goods or services are subject to availability and Cancer Research UK reserves the right to refuse to accept any registration and to refuse to supply any goods or services to any individual.

14. Encryption
Although the Website uses encryption security software in areas where on line payment details are accepted, the security of information and payments transmitted via the Internet cannot be guaranteed. Any loss incurred or sustained by any User who transmits information by means of e-mail or other Internet links shall be borne solely and exclusively by such User and in no event shall any such loss in whole or part be borne by Cancer Research UK or its agents.

15. Force majeure
Cancer Research UK shall not be held to be in breach of its obligations hereunder nor liable to the User for any loss or damage which may be suffered by another party due to any cause beyond its reasonable control including without limitation any act of God, fire, storm, flood, lightening, disease, strike, trade dispute, act of terrorism, any act or omission of government or regulatory bodies or communications operators.

16. General
16.1 If any provisions of these terms and conditions are held to be invalid or unenforceable, the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be affected.
16.2 These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between Cancer Research UK and the User and supersede all other (prior or contemporaneous) communications and proposals, whether electronic or written, between the User and Cancer Research UK.
16.3 Any failure of Cancer Research UK to exercise or enforce any of its rights under these terms and conditions shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any such rights or operate so as to bar the subsequent exercise or enforcement or any such rights.

17. Jurisdiction
The terms and conditions and the use by the User of the Website shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and the parties hereto submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts in all disputes arising out of or relating to the Website and/or any transactions made on the Website, or these terms and conditions.