Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is for Memory Friendly Neighbbourhoods (MFN) knowledge exchange platform. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy. Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to

Why do you collect personal information?

MFN collects personal information if you explicitly consent to this by signing-up to a Critical Dementia Network user account. You can use this website without signing up to a user account. On some content guests can submit comments. To do this, guests will need to include their email address in the submission to prevent spam and potential abuse.

How is your information used?

By default MFN retains your email address upon creating a user account. You also have the option to include further information such as your name, a short biography and links to your public social media profiles.  This information is optional and will be used solely for the purposes of personalising your website experience and enabling other network members to connect with you. Your email address is used to identify your account upon login and to provide you with any important updates about your account.  At any time registered users can cancel their account by logging in to the website and visiting the following page  Clicking on the ‘Delete Account’ option will remove all your data.

If you have an account on this site, you can also request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

If you submit a comment as a guest, your email address may be used to contact you regarding any comments you have left. This email address will not be used for any other purposes. You can request that we delete any comments you have submitted by emailing

Who has access to your information?

We will not sell or rent your information to third parties. We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

How we protect your information

The MFN website uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) security technology to establish an encrypted link between our web server and your web browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browser remains private and integral. When you are on a secure page, a lock icon will appear in the browser address bar. Any of your information you provide us with is stored in a secure database. At no point will be ask you for sensitive information (such as credit or debit card details).


Cookies are created when you visit a website that uses cookies. Cookies are small text files of letters and numbers. These files are either stored in the memory of your computer or other device such as mobile phones or tablet devices.

Controlling cookies

You can control the use and placing of any cookies on your computer through the settings you select on your internet browser.

You can change your browser settings to accept or refuse all cookies, choose which cookies you want or don’t want, or ask to be notified when a cookie is set. You can use the help feature in your browser to see how.

However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies you may experience reduced functionality when using the MFN website.

Useful information about controlling cookies can be found at

Cookies used by this site

The list below describes the cookies we use on this site and what we use them for. Currently we operate an ‘opt in consent’ policy which means that you accept or reject the usage of cookies by MFN. If you have previously accepted cookie usage, but have changed your mind, you can revoke this consent using the button below. Although cookies assist in the functioning of this website, you will still be able to use MFN without consenting to their use.

By accessing and using our websites, you are agreeing to the terms of this policy and our privacy policy. We may update this cookie policy from time to time and will post any changes on this page.

Cookies set for registered users

Our website runs the WordPress content management system and cookies are used to store basic data on your interactions with the website, and whether you have logged into WordPress.

On login, wordpress uses the wordpress_[hash] cookie to store your authentication details. Its use is limited to the admin console area.

After login, wordpress sets the wordpress_logged_in_[hash] cookie, which indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use.

WordPress also sets wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface (if you have access to it), and possibly also the main site interface.

The actual cookies contain hashed data, so you don’t have to worry about someone gleaning your username and password by reading the cookie data. A hash is the result of a specific mathematical formula applied to some input data (in this case your user name and password, respectively). It’s quite hard to reverse a hash (bordering on practical infeasibility with today’s computers). This means it is very difficult to take a hash and “unhash” it to find the original input data.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to We are not responsible for the privacy policies of these sites. In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party site, are not responsible for the privacy policies of the third party site and recommend you check the policy of that site.