Privacy

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We will only use any information you provide for the purpose you gave it to The Mental Health Forum or to the owners of the Mental Health Forum, Together 4 Change.

If you wish to unsubscribe from the Mental Health Forum please let one of the forum moderators or administrators know by personally messaging them on the forum. Alternatively you can use our contact form which can be found here. We normally process unsubscription requests within 7 days, usually though it is a lot quicker.

We will not give or sell your personal information to anyone, unless we are required to by law or there is an issue of safety.

We believe your right to confidentiality is very important. This means that only in very unusual circumstances would it be necessary for us to contact police or other agencies about any message we have received.

Legal requirements related to confidentiality

Under UK law, Together 4 Change, the owners of the Mental Health Forum cannot legally provide confidentiality under the following circumstances:

1. A message sent to or through the Mental Health Forum which contains specific information about a terrorist suspect or terrorist activity that will take place or has taken place in the world. This information must immediately be disclosed to the police;

2. Together 4 Change, as owners of the Mental Health Forum, is forced through legal action to disclose specific confidential information; this can include legal action taken through the Data Protection Act and during criminal investigations.

Our choice to break confidentiality

Under the Data Protection Act we can choose to break confidentiality if we feel that doing so would be in the public interest or that not doing so would hinder a criminal investigation. Under very rare, extreme circumstances, we may choose to break confidentiality.

These circumstances are:

If we believe a user of the Mental Health Forum is in immediate and great danger, or a user of a Mental Health Forum is about to place another person in immediate and great danger.

And

That the user has provided enough personal information for us to believe there is an opportunity to intervene.

We wouldn’t even think of trying to intervene if the circumstances were not extreme.

Cookies

This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics.

As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

We do use Google Analytics on this site to help analyse how visitors use our website and forum. The anonymous information generated by Google Analytics cookies about your use of this website is transmitted to Google, who process this information to compile statistical reports on website activity for this site only. We use these reports to understand how people visiting our website and forum use them so that we can optimise the content, and its marketing, to better meet their needs. This is essential for Together 4 Change to operate this website as a free to use service.

Our address is Together 4 Change, Suite 223, 266 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7DL, United Kingdom.