Privacy Policy

At the Officers’ Association (OA) we take your privacy very seriously and are committed to protecting your personal information online.

The OA does not sell, trade or rent your information to others.

This privacy policy explains how we, the OA may collect and use the information you submit to us via this website. If you have any queries about this statement please contact our Marketing team by emailing

Your permission

By providing us with your personal information including sensitive personal data, you consent to the collection and use of any information you provide in accordance with this privacy policy.

Your acceptance of this policy

If you do not agree to this policy, please do not submit your information online.

How do we collect information?

We will obtain personal information from you in a number of ways, for example when you:

  • Enquire about our activities, the Site, our services or us.
  • Donate to us.
  • Sign-up to receive updates on a campaign or our activities.
  • Create or update a profile.
  • Post content to the Site.
  • Contact us through the Site or any other channel.

What information do we collect?

We will only collect information that we require in order to provide the services you request. For example, officers seeking employment will need to supply us with employment history as well as personal information in order to confirm their commission as an officer.

How will we use your information?

The information you submit is held in the strictest confidence and will only be used in the following circumstances:

  • To answer your enquiries.
  • To provide our services to you as you have requested.
  • To notify you about changes to our service.
  • To maintain our relationship, where you are a user of our website, a client or a former officer, an employer, member of a partner organisation or supporter of the OA.

Keeping your data secure

Transmitting information over the internet is generally not completely secure, and we can’t guarantee the security of your data. Any data you transmit is at your own risk.

We have procedures and security features in place to keep your data secure once we receive it.

We won’t share your information with any other organisations for marketing, market research or commercial purposes, and we will not pass on your details to other websites.

Can I access the information you hold on me?

Yes. You have a right to access the personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee of £10.00 will be payable.

Please write to us (including your own contact details) at:

Data Officer
The Officers’ Association,
Mountbarrow House,
6-20 Elizabeth Street,

If you believe that any information we hold on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us to have it amended.

Our Cookie Policy

A cookie is a small file that is stored on your computer’s hard drive by your web browser. It enables our website to remember you when you return to visit us. Cookies help us to provide you with a better experience by allowing us to understand what areas of the website are of interest to our visitors.

Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They collect anonymous information on the pages visited and we do not use advertising cookies. You can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish through your browser settings.

To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit


By using the Website, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information in the manner set out above.
The Website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Changes to Privacy Policy

The internet and data privacy best practice are both developing. We therefore reserve the right to revise this Privacy Policy at any time. If this Privacy Policy changes in any way, we will place an updated version on this page. Regularly reviewing this page ensures you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties.