Privacy Policy


Terms and Conditions


Introduction and Disclaimers

The content of this website (the material) is intended for patients and health care providers and is provided for information only. Information provided by this site should be discussed with a qualified medical practitioner if readers have or suspect they have a health problem as it is not a substitute for direct professional medical advice or diagnosis.

All medical and health advice has been provided by appropriately qualified professionals.

While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy of the material, The Oesophageal Patients Association (OPA), its Trustees or advisers give no warranty or representation that the material is accurate, current or complete, and all and any warranties or representations are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by the applicable law.

OPA, its Trustees or advisers accept no liability or responsibility whatsoever for any loss or damage suffered by any person as a result of any information provided on this site or any errors or omissions that may exist in the material. OPA will not be liable for any claims, losses (including but not limited to indirect and consequential loss) damages, costs, expenses whether in contract, negligence or other action arising out of or in connection with the use of this site.

Initial access and continued use by readers of this site are deemed to constitute acceptance of these terms and conditions.

These terms and conditions will be periodically reviewed and the date of latest review will be indicated within the terms and conditions.

OPA reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time and it is the responsibility of readers to refer to the current terms and conditions on accessing this site. OPA reserves the right to restrict access to all or any part of the site at any time.

OPA does not warrant that this site is free of viruses or bugs or that this site is compatible with all computer systems and browsers.

Funding and Support

The Oesophageal Patients Association is a registered charity, number 1062461, funded entirely by voluntary contributions and by donations and grants from trusts. All information given on this website is editorially independent and cannot be influenced by any sponsors.


The material is protected by copyright under UK and international laws and unauthorised use of the material may violate copyright, trademark or other laws.

OPA authorises access to the material solely for the purposes of personal non-commercial use; the material may not otherwise be copied, reproduced, downloaded or transmitted without the prior permission of the OPA.

Hypertext Links

OPA authorises other organisations to refer to this website on their own website and to create hypertext links as appropriate, upon OPA being notified of the fact and subject to OPA reserving the right to require any such reference or hypertext link being removed at any time.

This site contains links to other sites for convenience only and OPA gives no warranties or representations as to the suitability or accuracy of the content of any of those sites and accepts no liability whatsoever in this regard; unless otherwise stated, these links are provided as useful sources of information only and OPA provides no endorsement or recommendation of any kind.

Privacy Policy

The Oesophageal Patients Association is committed to protecting your privacy. This policy sets out the way in which we collect and store your personal information and is in line with the UK Data Protection Act 1998.

We only store personal information about you when you enquire about our activities, register with us, make a donation to us or otherwise provide us with your personal details. The types of personal information we may collect include your name, date of birth, email address, postal address, telephone number.

We will use your personal information to provide you with the services, products or information you have requested, for administration purposes and to provide you with information about our charitable services that you have requested, where you have consented to being contacted for that purpose.

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.

You have the right to ask for a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies in your personal information corrected. If your personal details change, please help us to keep your information up to date by notifying us.

We reserve the right to amend this privacy statement. If we do so, we will post notice of the change on this website.

Data Protection Policy

Any personal data you supply will be treated in accordance with our Data Protection Policy which requires that:

  • All information will be stored securely (both in written and electronic records)
  • The data may be used only by The Oesophageal Patients Association for the purpose of providing information and services to members and supporters and fundraising.
  • Access to data is on a need to know basis.
  • None of the data held will be transferred to any external individual or organisation without the individual's or organisation’s explicitly stated consent.
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