We hope you enjoy getting involved in places such as the Social Action for Health blog on the Social Action for Health website. To keep things pleasant, there are a few terms of use for the site.

Participating in blogs, debates, Q&As and polls on the Social Action for Health site

We welcome your participation in any interactive feature on our site, including your posting comments to our blogs, submitting questions for a featured Q&A, adding your opinion to one of our debates, or taking part in one of our polls. We want to hear your views in response to our debates and blogs and we will listen to your comments.

For the purpose of the Terms of Use, 'post' can refer to a blog post, an online debate, a 'have your say' feature, a Q&A session, a poll or other submission.

Due to the sensitivity of some of the locations we work in and the issues that we address, we may moderate comments submitted. This is a precaution to ensure that we do not jeopardise our staff, volunteer or participant security. For this reason, there may be a delay between the submission of your comment and it appearing on the site, or it may be withheld or edited. We will do our best to include your post as quickly and as fully as possible. We reserve the right to withhold any post, without further comment or notice to you.

We reserve the right to remove the access of any individual who has abused Social Action for Health's web services, breached the terms and conditions, Terms of Use and/or persistently submitted inappropriate material.

Be aware that in exceptional circumstances Social Action for Health could be legally obliged to reveal your registration information and/or IP address to the authorities.

In order to participate in any interactive feature on this site, we ask that you observe the Terms of Use, including the following Participants' Rules. Site users are also governed by our website terms and conditions.

Participants' rules

  • Please be considerate of other participants' access to and enjoyment of the post. Post in English only please and avoid using slang or shorthand. Not everyone speaks English as a first language and we do not have the resource to make translations
  • People of all ages and backgrounds visit Social Action for Health.org.uk. Please do not use profanities or other words (including shorthand or substitutions) that might offend others
  • Do not post any material that is defamatory, obscene, indecent, lewd, pornographic, violent, abusive, insulting, threatening, harassing, discriminatory, blasphemous or otherwise unlawful or illegal. A defamatory comment is one that is capable of damaging the reputation of a person or organisation
  • Do not post anything that is or may be contempt of court (anything that risks prejudicing ongoing or forthcoming court proceedings) and avoid breaking any known court injunction
  • Do not incite people to commit any crime, including incitement of racial hatred
  • Do not post personal attacks on other participants
  • Do not impersonate other participants or public figures
  • Do not create multiple user identities for the purpose of abusing the services of this site or the experience of other users
  • No personal information please. It is not acceptable to publicise your or anyone else's contact details. This is for your own safety and that of everyone who uses this service
  • Please do not submit questions or comments of a personal nature to our bloggers, debaters or interviewees. We will consider these off topic and will not include them
  • No spamming or flooding
  • All posts should relate directly to the discussion topic
  • We reserve the right to terminate lengthy and involved discussions between a handful of people if we feel that this is having a negative impact on fellow participants' experience on the site
  • We reserve the right to post a representative comment or question if we have received a number of a similar nature
  • We reserve the right to edit comments for length
  • Occasionally, when discussions have become irrelevant to the post in question, we will close comments on that post, and we may delete comments already posted if they are unrelated to the topic, to reduce the size of the page for other users
  • Do not submit anything that may infringe another's rights, including intellectual property rights
  • All submissions should be your own original work. Do not post content you have copied from someone else. On submitting content or comment, you warrant to us that your submission is your own original work and you acknowledge that any breach of this warranty may cause us damage or loss and you agree to indemnify us in full and permanently against any third party liabilities, claims, costs, loss or damage we incur as a result of including material you submit to us, including consequential losses
  • You can use limited quotes from published sources as long as these are referenced clearly
  • You grant us a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide licence to republish any material you submit to us in any format, including without limitation print and electronic format
  • No advertising or marketing or any kind.
  • Please do not respond to posts in order to make a general complaint or ask a general question about Social Action for Health. Instead use our contact us pages to direct your question to the relevant department
  • Our registration process requires you to supply us with your name and email details. We will only use this information to validate your access to the discussions and for other service administration purposes, unless you specifically opt in to receiving further information from us
  • We will hold your personal data on our systems for as long as this service is provided, or until you request that we remove your details.


How we use your personal details

At Social Action for Health, we rely on the generosity and support of private individuals like you to carry out our vital work to tackle health inequality. That is why we want to be completely transparent about why we need the personal details we request when you support us and how we will use them.

Social Action for Health's full Privacy Policy

When we will get in touch

The first time you give us personal details - for example, when you sign up to receive email updates, sign a petition, register for an event or make a donation - you may receive follow up information from us directly relevant to this activity, including how your support is helping.

If you have provided us with consent to use your details for marketing purposes, then we may also contact you about our projects and fundraising activities and other ways to support us.

You, our supporters, really are the life-blood of Social Action for Health. Our aim is to communicate with you in a way that makes you want to stay involved with us for as long as possible, as you see the value and impact of your support.

We will not share your data

Please be assured that we will not, under any circumstances, share your data with anyone for marketing purposes and you will not receive offers from other companies or organisations as a result of giving your details to us.

We may need to share limited information with our service providers who help us to prepare and send you our communications or process your donations and other responses. However, we will not allow these organisations to use your data for their own purposes and will take care to ensure that they keep your data secure.

Changing your communication choices

If at any time you wish to change how we communicate with you, or update the information we hold, please do get in touch.

  • Write to us: Social Action for Health House, Ment House 1c Mentmore Terrace, London E8 3DQ.
  • Email us: [email protected]
  • Call us (Mon-Fri 1000-1700): 020 85101970

You can opt out of our emails by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our messages.


What details we ask for and why

There are minimum levels of information we need to obtain for different purposes - such as donating money or signing up to Gift Aid. We always ask for your name and title so we know how to talk to you. We need to be able to confirm any transactions you make on the Social Action for Health website by sending you an email, which is why this field is mandatory on all our web forms. We will separately seek your permission to use this for our wider marketing communications.

We ask for your house number and postcode so that we hold a valid postal address for you. We need this information for the following reasons:

  • To set up Direct Debits and one-off card payments
  • To claim Gift Aid
  • To deliver items to you (items you have purchased or event materials for example)
  • If you have agreed to receive post from us, we will use your postcode and address to send you relevant information.

In order to ensure that the data we hold about you is accurate and up to date, we may occasionally use information sources that are in the public domain to verify your details, such as address and telephone number. Sometimes we may use third parties to supplement the information that we hold as we only want to send you information which we believe you will be interested in.

We may also use your email address and phone number to match to your account on Facebook or other social media sites in order to show you Social Action for Health content while you are using these services. We will only do this where you have opted in to marketing emails or phone calls/SMS and using a secure technique known as 'hashing' The matching only works where you have previously disclosed your email address and phone/SMS to the social media site. No data is retained by the third party. We may also use your email address and phone/SMS to link to Facebook or other social media sites in order to identify other users of these sites whom we believe would be interested in Social Action for Health, and we may then show them Social Action for Health content.

There are two ways to stop this use of your data, you can either update your preferences at Social Action for Health by opting out of the relevant channel of communication, or you can do this via the social media site:

Updating your preferences with Social Action for Health will not guarantee that you never see Social Action for Health content, since the social media site may also select you based on other criteria and without your data having been shared by Social Action for Health.


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Please read our Privacy Policy for full details on how we handle your data.

Thank you for supporting Social Action for Health.