Privacy Policy

Who we are

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What personal data we collect and why we collect it

How we collect it

SDPT may collect your personal data and information through various ways that include: face to face conversation, over the phone, via online contact forms, via paper-forms or via our online Blog comment.

What and why

This [SDPT] website requests your contact data via an online Contact Form, this allows us to provide a response to your query. This data includes: your name, email address, phone number and your contact preferences.

We may contact you occasionally to request that you update your contact data and to re-confirm your contact preferences.

Additional information

We may request additional information about your lifestyle and health & fitness status. This is collected via a downloadable form and is required in order to provide expert advice for the services that we offer, such as Training Programmes or Injury Assessment.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We occasionally receive information about you from our third party analytics provider Google Analytics.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Your personal data and information – who we share it with and why.

We respect and value your privacy and do not sell any client data or information, under any circumstances.

We only share your data where you have explicitly provided consent to do so. This would typically be to meet your request to receive SDPT Newsletters or other service benefits/promotions. SDPT uses Mailchimp as its marketing platform and Mailchimp has its own privacy policy.

Visitor comments posted via the Blog may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

It may be necessary to share your Personal information (such as your Lifestyle and Health & Fitness metrics) with your GP/Doctor where it is required that your GP/Doctor provide input to your suitability to undertake physical activity. This sharing would only be done with your specific consent and upon receiving the request for information from your GP/Doctor. If needed, you can download a Doctors Consent form that you should provide to your GP/Doctor, requesting that they comment on your suitability to exercise.

Links to other websites

This [SDPT] website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to SDPT and its website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. SDPT cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from the SDPT website.

Data Security

To comply with GDPR protocols under the Data Protection Act 2018, SDPT will endeavour to protect your personal data from unauthorised access, misuse, alteration or loss by using reasonable security measures.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although SDPT will do its best to protect your personal data, it cannot guarantee the security of any data transmitted to its site; any transmission will be at your own risk.