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Privacy Policy


EAC Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and in the footer section of every page.

In order to comply with European Law we do advise you that the site uses cookies, the definition of cookies and the cookies used by this site are set out here:-

Cookie Regulations

On 26 May 2011 UK Legislation came into force, requiring website owners to gain permission from visitors before setting Cookies on their computers

What are Cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. You can find more information about cookies at: and for a video about cookies visit

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are essential to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website.

Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are now located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Our Commitment To children’s Privacy

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, European Association for Counselling will never collect or maintain information at our website from those we actually know are under 18, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 18. Under our Terms of Service, children under 18 are not allowed to gain access to our service.

Collection of Personal Information

When visiting European Association for Counselling, the IP address used to reach the site will be logged along with the dates and times of access. This information is purely used to analyze trends, administer the site, track users movement and gather broad demographic information for internal use. Most importantly, any recorded IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Information Submitted Via A Member Application Form or General Contact Form:

We use our server to gather information from a web browser via the forms used on this site. The information is collected on our server, and immediately sent to our staff. Confidentiality is not assumed. Furthermore, an individual working for us, who is not a licensed counsellor, will read the information given. In the case of Member Application Forms or Accredited Member Register forms the information contained therein will be retained on the EAC Secure Database and will not be transmitted, loaned, rented or sold to any third-party company without the written agreement of the applicant. Forms used to send editorial content can be forwarded, via email, to the editorial team of the EAC appointed by the Executive Committee and they are full members of the EAC.

Risk With Email

We use unsecure email as our means of collecting and transmitting data. Email may be copied, stored, or falsely delivered, and fall into the wrong hands as it travels across the internet. Unencrypted Email is by nature unsecure and should never be used to send information that must remain confidential. None of our email is encrypted. If you have information that must remain confidential, do not use any of our contact forms. Use of our contact form means information is transmitted via email, which is by nature unsecure and subject to unintended storage and/or disclosure.

Links to third-party Websites

We have included links on this site for your information and use they reference of a number of third parties including contact details of representatives of EAC National Associations and Organisational members. We are not responsible for the privacy policies on these email addresses or websites. You should be aware that the privacy policies of these sites may differ from our own.

Content on website

Whilst the majority of the website is written and edited by the EAC staff we also invite contributions from both our members and outside parties who are usually connected to counselling/psychotherapy. All content is checked but outside contributors contributions are clearly marked with the disclaimer that they do not necessarily contain information that reflects the views or policies of the EAC and are published to help make the website of interest to the broad spectrum of visitors to our site.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

The contents of this statement may be altered at any time, at our discretion.

If you have any questions about the privacy policy of European Association for Counselling then you may contact us at

This policy is based on the Easy Privacy Policy Plugin and amended for EAC by North East Business Services

Last updated Monday, 26th August 2013 14:10