The Epilepsy Deaths Register is owned and managed by SUDEP Action. However, the information you provide is confidential and will only be accessed by the Epilepsy Deaths Register Team. SUDEP Action is dedicated to prevention of epilepsy deaths and specialises in supporting and working with families after a sudden epilepsy-related death. Within this document, when we refer to “we” or “our”, we are referring to SUDEP Action. When we refer to “this website” we are referring to www.epilepsydeathsregister.org
SUDEP Action (registered charity 1164250 (England and Wales); SC047223 (Scotland). Epilepsy Bereaved (founded 1995) is part of SUDEP Action.
About this policy
Information we collect
The Epilepsy Deaths Register collects information on an opt-in basis. We only collect information from adults (aged 18 years and over) which is willingly given to the Epilepsy Deaths Register, to either provide information on an epilepsy related death, or to provide information and continue on to our survey into epilepsy deaths. We do not ask for more information than we need for the purposes for which we are collecting it. We will always treat any sensitive information with the greatest care and process the information in accordance with the data protection act and with the agreement you have made.
Any personal information we ask about the deceased
You will be asked to provide some personal identifiable information about the person who died. This is for the purposes of verifying the registration, linking up multiple reports and mapping regional variances. All names and identifying information will be removed from any published reports.
Any personal information about you
Any personal information you submit through this website is covered by the Data Protection Act 1988 (DPA): the Privacy & Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) from May 2018. We do not share email addresses or any other contact details with any other organisation without your prior consent.
By submitting your details, you are able to register a death. The only personal information we collect about you is your name and contact details etc. The Epilepsy Deaths Register Team will only contact you in relation to research into epilepsy deaths, if you have consented to contact as part of your online registration. If you think you have been contacted without having given your permission then please contact us.
We will not pass on any personal information about you to any third party unless you have given permission for us to do so, for instance by agreeing to receive updates or information from us, or by agreeing beforehand to participate in a specific research project which requires us to forward your personal details.
The information you give us
Your co-operation is vital for research into epilepsy deaths, but it is voluntary at all times. You are entitled at any stage or subsequently to ask that part or all of your registration be destroyed or deleted and not used in any future research. Any of your data which has already been analysed and used anonymously in study publications cannot be removed, but will not be included in any future publications.
Most of the information collected is for analysis purposes only and will only be used in aggregated form. Reports will not personally identify you or the person who died. It will be used for the sole purpose of The Epilepsy Deaths Register and will be presented as a report on anonymised data.
Once you have made a registration the only people with access to any of your personal information are the members of The Epilepsy Deaths Register Team and occasionally our trusted website developers: Tiger Fish. The Epilepsy Deaths Register Team have access only for data analysis, quality control purposes or contacting you if you have agreed for them to do so.
The members of the team are: Jane Hanna OBE, Karen Osland Dip Couns. Tracy Cowdry Dip Couns. Registered Member MBACP.
Information rights and choices
You have the right to see the personal information registered about you upon request. If the information is inaccurate, incomplete or irrelevant, you have the right to request that the information be corrected or deleted. In this regard please notify the EDR Data Secretariat by email at [email protected] who will liaise with the EDR team.
We will do all that is reasonable to comply with your request as quickly as we can. Very simple requests such as correcting the information that we hold will be dealt with within the same working day where possible. In most other cases, requests will be dealt with within one month. In exceptional circumstances we may need to extend this if a request is particularly complex. Contacting the Secretariat will enable you to:
- Correct information we hold about you
- Make a request to access your personally identifiable information
Finally, if you have any questions about this privacy statement or about the Epilepsy Deaths Register, please email the EDR Data Secretariat at [email protected] or the register team at [email protected]
Security of Data
This site is protected by a security certificate and has measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.
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None of the cookies we use collect personal data about our website visitors. By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your computer.
Ownership of this site
- This website is owned and operated by SUDEP Action, registered carity 1164250 (England and Wales), SC047223 (Scotland). (“SUDEP Action”)
- Our registered office is at 18 Newbury Street, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 8DA. You can contact us at this address, by telephone on 01235 772850 or by sending an email to [email protected]
- We are supported in a number of areas of our work by educational grants from pharmaceutical companies. We do not promote any of the drugs manufactured by those or any other pharmaceutical companies.
- When we refer to “we” or “our”, we are referring to SUDEP Action. When we refer to “this website” we are referring to www.epilepsydeathsregister.org