OUR RESPECT FOR YOUR PRIVACY : The Heart Academy on (‘website”, “we”, “our”, “us”) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data.


ABOUT US  : The Heart Academy has been developed by Prof Andrew Cook of the Institute of Cardiovascular Science, University College London (UCL)


PERSONNAL DATA WE COLLECT : The Heart Academy collects and stores the following personal data from you:

 – Your Title, Name, Address, Email address, Institution, Position, Country and the Password that you provide on registration

 – Website usage via your browser’s cookies, if enabled


HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA : We will only use your personal data to register you for, and allow you access to The Heart Academy as well as to manage your relationship with us

We will only email you with information about our courses and other products and services if you consent to this explicitly on registration

We will used anonymised data to produce site statistics and infographics for site promotion & presentations in funding applications or conferences

We will not share your information with third parties unless you consent to this in advance


WHO WE SHARE YOUR PERSONAL DATA WITH : Your personal data will be collected and processed by restricted members of The Heart Academy team and our web developer

We require all those with access to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law.


HOW WE STORE AND SECURE YOUR DATA : The Heart Academy stores your data using a strong encrypted passwords on a GDPR compliant web hosting service. Content management and video content are also confirmed, at the time of writing, to be GDPR compliant.


DATA RETENTION : The Heart Academy will keep your data for the purposes of website access until either you request cancellation of your membership, or a period of 18 months  has elapsed without access to the website, whichever is sooner.


HOW TO CONTACT US :  If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, in the first instance please contact us directly at

UCL also has an appointed Data Protection Officer. If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice, that are not answered by us, please contact the Data Protection Officer at


UPDATES : Our Privacy Policy is under regular review and we place any updates on this web page


YOUR RIGHTS : The Heart Academy would like to make sure you are fully aware of all your data protection rights:

Every user is entitled to:

The right to access, rectification, erasure, restrict processing, object to processing, data portability

Please contact us if you would like to exercise any of these rights


Professor Andrew COOK
Research Department for Children’s Cardiovascular Disease
UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science
Zayed Centre for Research
into Rare Disease in Children
20 Guilford Street London WC1N 1DZ

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