Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Autistica uses and protects any information you give when you use the Autistica website.

We are committed to protecting your privacy. Any information you provide when using this website that could be used to identify you will be used in accordance with this privacy policy.

What we collect
We may collect the following information:

email address
demographic information like postcode, preferences and interests
What we do with the information we gather
Any personal information you provide to Autistica via will be used for the purposes outlined at the time of registration according to the preferences you express.

We may use personal data for the following purposes:

to complete the registration process
to send newsletters with updates about Autistica, competitions or other information we think you might find interesting based using the email address you provided
We are committed to keeping your information secure. We have put suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
If you have any questions about security please contact us at

Please see our page regarding Autistica’s use of cookies.

Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. Our privacy policy does not apply to any other websites. We cannot take responsibility for the protection and privacy of any information you provide whilst visiting other sites.
We advise you to read the privacy policies of other websites before registering any personal data.

Controlling your personal information
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.
You have the right to ask Autistica, in writing, for a copy of all the personal data held about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. You will be required to pay a small fee. If you would like a copy of the information held on you, please write to: or call 0203 857 4340

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will correct any information found to be incorrect within 28 days of receipt of your request.

Notification of changes
Autistica may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. This policy is effective from 1 May 2015.

If you have any queries regarding content on the site or this policy, please contact