Privacy Policy


The Kidney Patient Guide (KPG) does not collect personal information for any purpose other than to respond to visitor's queries or enable them to use the forum. We do not use your details for marketing purposes and will not pass your details to other organisations.


If you use standard email to communicate with the KPG, including email links on this website, this will not be secure and you should be aware that we cannot guarantee it remains confidential whilst in transit. We retain details provided in your email(s) for the purposes of dealing with your enquiry.

The KPG forum

The KPG includes an active forum. We will ask you for a username and your email address as part of the registration procedure. Many users prefer to use a pseudonym as their username. You can choose to hide your email address from other site users by entering your profile (from the link in header) and setting the 'Always show my email address' option to 'No'.

The forum software enables users to create a personal profile, including information such as your email address, website address, and instant messaging contact details. These details are not are compulsory and not entering them will not affect your ability to use the forum. Please be aware that this is a public site and exercise suitable caution when creating a profile.

Posts to the forum are not monitored before they are displayed. Please be careful about publishing any personally identifying material you are uncomfortable with. If you do accidentally post something which you would prefer to be removed, please contact the KPG at [email protected]

Contributions to the forum and email correspondence to the KPG (and statistics derived from them) may be used for research, funding applications or other purposes aimed at improving understanding of living with kidney disease. In any case where this occurs the KPG will not use any material which could identify the contributor.


We collect log file information from all our visitors. Log files allow us to record visitors' use of the site. These web logs do not identify individual users and are collected to help us understand how many people are using the site and how we can improve it.


The Kidney Patient Guide website uses cookies to help us provide you with a good experience when you use the site and to help us understand how we can improve it for you.

For more information on how KPG uses cookies refer to the Kidney Patient Guide cookies page.

Google Analytics

The Kidney Patient Guide website uses Google Analytics to analyze the audience of the website and improve our content. No personal information is collected from Google Analytics. For further information on the privacy policy concerning Google Analytics, please refer to the documentation here: Safeguarding your data.

Content Last Updated: 13th August 2012.
Page Last Updated: 16th August 2016.