Privacy Policy - May 2018

The new EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), in force on 25th May 2018, addresses the data protection and privacy of individuals giving them control over their personal data.

The purpose of this privacy policy is to inform and describe the type of data Source4Networks collects, how we use and protect this information. Any reference to “we”, “us” or “our” refers to Source4Networks.

Source4Networks is a free online platform committed to curating and sharing the most comprehensive and best knowledge around network leadership in health, social care and charity sectors.

Source4Networks may amend this policy at any time keeping in line with changes to legislations and/or to the Source4Networks platform. To keep up to date with any changes, please continue to check our website and newsletters.

Our privacy promise:

  • Source4Networks promises to collect, use and store your data in a secure and safe way
  • We will only use your personal data for the specific purpose of this website
  • You can decide if you would like to be subscribed to our newsletter or not, and whether you would like to remove or continue to hold an account with us.

What information do we collect about you?

When you use the Source4Networks website, we collect the following information:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Email Address
  • Username
  • Password

We also collect the following information should you choose to provide it:

  • Telephone Number (Optional)
  • Location (Optional)
  • Website (Optional)

The personal information is gathered through registration onto the site.

How do we use this information?

The GDPR laws state a number of reasons why a company will need to collect personal information. Source4Networks will be collecting information about you for the following reasons:

  • Consent – This is where you have explicitly ticked a box to state that you give consent
  • Legitimate interest – This is where we required your data to be able to carry out legitimate interest in the way you use the website.
  • Contract – This is where the processing of information is necessary for the full use on the Source4Networks website


Lawful basis for processing

To request and administer our services including use of our Diagnostics and S4N Community pages.


To be able to track and analyse usage of our websites and interaction with email newsletters.

E.g. We may monitor traffic on our website to identify which resources are utilised more

Legitimate Interests

To be able to send email newsletters to you.

You can opt-in or opt-out upon registering to Source4Networks

Your consent

All this information is stored securely on a dedicated server in a compartmentalised, non-traversable structure.

Email Newsletters

Source4Networks will be sending out newsletters to registered users, we give you the option to subscribe to receive them or unsubscribe.

You are able to unsubscribe at any time by going your Account Profile and opting out or by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our newsletters.


Source4Networks collects additional information about how you browse and access our website through cookies.

Cookies are small pieces of information about how you browse which are stored automatically by your device server from our website. This information creates a ‘client ID’ which is a unique ID that is assigned to each device from which you engage in the website, therefore they are not used to personally identify you.

Cookies are used widely by almost every website on the internet and is useful to gather information. The specific information cookies gather include: the date/time you visited our website, what pages you interacted with, your IP address, the internet browser you have accessed our website from and Google Analytics cookies.

We use this information to provide improve our website resources and analyse how you use our site to better your experience. We are able to use cookies to fix any issues that occur and identify any problems with user experience. For example: the number of visitors to a website page and how long a user will spend browsing.

You can turn off cookies at any time by accessing your browser settings. Please see links below for managing cookie setting on various common browsers:

You can also opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics through the following link:

Change, access or remove personal information

You have control over all the personal information that is collected and are able to delete and edit it through your account profile.

You can change your personal information at any time by editing your Account Profile details.

You are also able to remove and delete your Source4Networks account by emailing . Upon receiving an email from you requesting removal of your account, we will manually delete your account and send you one last confirmation email to inform you.

Sharing your data

If required by law, we may have to disclose your personal information. Otherwise Source4Network will not share your personal information to third parties.

Links to external websites

This policy does not cover any links to external websites. External websites will hold their own privacy policies, please do ensure you read through any privacy notices on any other website that you might visit.

Any other questions?

If you would like to discuss your privacy or concerns please get in touch through: