Privacy and Cookies Notice

We use a system of classifying the different types of cookies which we use on the Website, or which may be used by third parties through our websites. The classification was developed by the International Chamber of Commerce UK and explains more about which cookies we use, why we use them, and the functionality you will lose if you decide you don't want to have them on your device.

PRIVACY POLICY  This website is owned and operated by The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), a company limited by guarantee registered in England Wales under company number 05498067 of 3 Waterloo Court, 10 Theed Street, London, SE1 8ST.

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics is a data controller and responsible for your Personal Data (referred to as “FIGO”, “we”, “us” or “our” in this Privacy Policy).  FIGO is also a registered charity under registration number 1113263. 

If you donate to FIGO or otherwise engage with us as envisaged within this policy, then we may also act as a data processor in relation to your Personal Data. 

Our data protection lead is Sean O’Donnell who can be contacted at [email protected] If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact our data protection lead. 

We are registered with the Information Commissioners Office (‘ICO’) under registration number ZA372653 and you can view more information about our registration online here. 

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting your Personal Data. This Privacy Policy will inform you as to how we look after your Personal Data and sets out the basis on which any Personal Data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Your visit to our website (the “Site”) is subject to the terms set out in this Privacy Policy. The Privacy Policy also applies when you correspond with us in person, by letter, by phone, email or any other means.

Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your Personal Data and how we will treat it. This Privacy Policy will be updated from time to time. The latest version was updated in February 2020 and is the version published on this page of the Site.

All updated versions of our Privacy Policy will also be published on this page of the Site. This Privacy Policy was updated to reflect the changes introduced by the Data Protection Act 2018 (“DPA”) and the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”). In this Privacy Policy we seek to abide by the letter and spirit of the guidelines laid out by the ICO on their webpage on the ‘Right to be Informed’. 


COOKIES  Consider whether you want a digital log of your visit to our Site to be recorded in your browser. If you don’t want a record to be kept, you can choose to delete your browser history afterwards or view our pages in incognito mode / private browsing, which won’t store your browser history, cookies, or search history after you’ve closed your browsers. However, you are not invisible.

Using incognito mode / private browsing does not hide your browser history from your internet service provider, us or your employer (if you are using a company device). You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies.

If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this Site may become inaccessible or not function properly.  You can find out more information about our Cookie Notice online here.