Cookie & privacy policy

About this cookie policy

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them, the types of cookies we use i.e, the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used, and how to control the cookie preferences. For further information on how we use, store, and keep your personal data secure, see our Privacy Policy.

You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on our website
Learn more about who we are, how you can contact us, and how we process personal data in our Privacy Policy.
Your consent applies to the following domains:

What are cookies ?

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. They are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make it more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyze what works and where it needs improvement.

How do we use cookies ?

As most of the online services, our website uses first-party and third-party cookies for several purposes. First-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.

The third-party cookies used on our website are mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.

What types of cookies do we use ?

Essential: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information. For example, these cookies allow you to log-in to your account and add products to your basket, and checkout securely.

Statistics: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit, etc. These data help us understand and analyze how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.

Marketing: Our website displays advertisements. These cookies are used to personalize the advertisements that we show to you so that they are meaningful to you. These cookies also help us keep track of the efficiency of these ad campaigns.
The information stored in these cookies may also be used by the third-party ad providers to show you ads on other websites on the browser as well.

Functional: TThese are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on our website. These functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing content of the website on social media platforms.

Preferences: These cookies help us store your settings and browsing preferences like language preferences so that you have a better and efficient experience on future visits to the website.

The below list details the cookies used in our website.

cookielawinfo-checbox-analyticsThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category “Analytics”.
cookielawinfo-checbox-functionalThe cookie is set by GDPR cookie consent to record the user consent for the cookies in the category “Functional”.
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cookielawinfo-checkbox-performanceThis cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookie is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category “Performance”.
viewed_cookie_policyThe cookie is set by the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin and is used to store whether or not user has consented to the use of cookies. It does not store any personal data.

How can I control the cookie preferences ?

Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, you can click on the “Privacy & Cookie Policy” tab on your screen. This will display the consent notice again enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely.

In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more about how to manage and delete cookies, visit,

Privacy Policy

GDPR – Privacy Notice – 22nd May 2018
How we collect personal information and what we do with it.

Architects for Health is a membership organisation and we hold certain personal data on our members in order to communicate efficiently with members on matters relating to the business of the society.

How we collect your information
From what you tell us, for example:

  • information provided by you on the New Member sign up form on the AfH website; or
  • information you amend in your AfH membership account

What information we collect from you
We will ask you for:

  • Your personal details – such as Business name and/or personal name, Business address or personal address and job title/position in company
  • Your contact details – such as email address, and phone number
  • The website address of your business, if you have one
  • Your Membership level/type

If you are signing up to Practice Membership (for up to 5 people or 6-10 people in your organisation), we will ask for their details also as above.

We may also ask for further information when booking an event, for example:

  • Dietary requirements

How we use your personal information and why
We use your email address to:

  • inform you about upcoming events through our membership system
  • send you event updates and/or submission details, once you have booked
  • inform you of events AfH are partnered with or exhibiting at, for example:
    • European Healthcare Design Congress
    • Design in Mental Health Network
    • Healthcare Estates Conference and Exhibition
  • inform you of interesting news and events across the healthcare design industry

We may occasionally run a search on the data we hold to help inform a particular event or initiative e.g. to find members in a particular region or country who may be willing to assist or advise.

How we keep your personal information safe
Access to your personal data is managed securely by a small team who are members of the Executive Committee and also by the Executive Co-ordinator.

We do not share our membership list with external organisations except where there is value to members such as a discounted fee for conferences and exhibitions. Only personal name, business name and membership level are shared securely with external organisations.

In such circumstances, AfH will always ensure that members’ personal data is securely held and managed by any such external organisation to the same standards as we adopt internally.

AfH uses a membership and event booking system called MembershipWorks who are based in Dallas, Texas, USA. In order for MembershipWorks to execute their function as our Data Processor they have introduced a GDPR compliant Data Processing Addendum (DPA) to their Terms of Service, available here:

Payment Information which you provide through the website are encrypted and are invisible to AfH. Payment data is handled through MembershipWorks and is processed using an encrypted platform called Stripe, based in San Francisco. Stripe’s GDPR statements are available here:

Your rights as an AfH member
You can amend your information at any time by logging into your account from this page –

You can ask us to delete your information or transfer it to another account.

If you ask us to delete your information, then all your data will be permanently removed from our records and you will no longer receive any communication from us.
Your email address is your unique identifier and if you wish us to delete that, your membership of AfH will be voided.

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