APDO is committed to protecting your privacy


Your data

Whatever the purpose of your communication with APDO, the information you provide will only be used to reply to your enquiry, or to refer you to APDO members.

If you join APDO, it will be made clear to you which data will appear in your business profile on the APDO website, and which will be kept for administrative purposes by APDO only.

If you sign up to receive APDO’s blog or newsletter, or register to attend any events run by APDO (eg. training or conference), your information will be used solely for this purpose.

Historical data

Communications (electronic or otherwise) will remain in the archives of APDO.

Membership details remain on APDO’s database but your business profile will be removed from the website if your subscription is not renewed. Similarly, if you apply for membership but do not pay the relevant fee, the application details will remain on APDO’s database, but your business profile will not be listed. You may unsubscribe from APDO’s newsletter or blog at any time.


APDO maintains physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure all information collected online.


APDO uses traffic log cookies to monitor visits and use of the APDO website. This information is only used for statistical analysis to improve the website. Cookies never permit access to your computer or any information about you, other than data you choose to share. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but your browser settings can probably be modified to decline cookies if you prefer.

Links to other websites

APDO’s website contains links to other websites of interest but APDO takes no responsibility for the protection of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites. Such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. APDO has an Affiliate Agreement with Amazon. APDO can identify products purchased via this link but cannot identify buyers; this information is available only to Amazon).

Data protection

APDO is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office [ICO] (registration number: Z3266838).