We take the issue of safeguarding your privacy seriously.


This website is intended purely as an information resource. BDP does not guarantee the accuracy of the information provided by external sources/links, and accepts no responsibility or liability for any consequences arising from the use of such data. Independent advice should be sought on financial, legal and medical matters. Furthermore, we cannot be held responsible for the privacy of data collected by websites not managed by BDP.


In using the BDP site you agree to use it only for lawful purposes, and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else's use of the BDP site.
Please read these terms carefully before using this website. Access to and use of this site is provided by BDP subject to the following terms:

Terms and Conditions

By using this site you agree to be legally bound by these terms, which shall take effect immediately on your first use of the site. If you do not agree to be legally bound by all the following terms please do not access and/or use the BDP website.

BDP may change these terms at any time by posting changes online. Please review these terms regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes. Your continued use of the BDP site after changes are posted means you agree to be legally bound by these terms as updated and/or amended.


This site is the property of BDP and is protected by copyright. You may not copy, reproduce, republish, download, post, broadcast or otherwise use BDP content in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial use.

Copyright in externally sourced material is owned by the content suppliers. We have made every effort to gain copyright for all material on this website. Any person who owns the copyright for material published on this website can email the Bristol Drugs Project web team. You also agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any BDP content except for your own personal, non-commercial use. Use of content on this website should not be made without the prior permission of BDP. To obtain permission please also email the Bristol Drugs Project web team.

Personal Information

You may occasionally be asked to supply personal information to the BDP website, for example by filling out an online survey. Personal information is anything which enables us to identify you in some way, such as your name or email address. If you supply such information, we are legally bound by the Data Protection Act 1998 to ensure that it is only used for the purpose for which it was first requested and to ensure that the data is held securely.

In general, any information you provide to the BDP site will only be used within BDP. It will never be supplied to anyone outside BDP without first obtaining your consent, unless we are obliged or permitted by law to disclose it. We will hold your personal information on our systems only for as long as is necessary and will remove it in the event that its purpose has been met.


This website uses cookies to help you in your interactions with the site. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Most cookies are session cookies, lasting only for the duration of your visit and are deleted when you close your browser. No personally-identifiable data is collected. Examples of the sort of information that is collected via session cookies are provided below. This list is not exhaustive:

  • The last search term that you used within the site
  • Your preference in terms of accessible viewing options
  • A unique ID to track your session from page to page, which is vitally important should you sign into the site
  • Which page you are looking at within a multi-paged index of content, or search results.

Certain cookies are persistent, meaning that they last beyond your session, enabling an enhanced user-experience when you return to the site. Examples of the use of persistent cookies includes:

  • The option to “Remember my username” when signing-in to the site
  • The fact that you have voted in a poll, so that you are prevented from voting multiple times

How to delete cookies

You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but if you do so, parts of the site will not work.

Cookies can be deleted in Internet Explorer via, the 'Privacy' tab in Tools>Internet Options. If using Chrome, select the wrench icon in the toolbar and then Settings> click ‘Show advanced settings’. Then In the Privacy section, click the ‘Content settings’ button. If using Firefox follow the information here.

Google Analytics

This site uses Google Analytics to allow us to track how popular our site is and to record visitor trends over time. Google Analytics uses a cookie to help track which pages are accessed. The cookie contains no personally-identifiable information, but it does use your computer’s IP address to determine where in the world you are accessing the site from, and to track your page visits within the site.

Third-party Content

From time to time, we may embed external content from third-party websites (e.g. Facebook, YouTube) within our website. These websites may utilise cookies and the Privacy Policy that will apply to such third-party content will be that published on the website of that third-party content provider.

External Links

Links to third party websites on the BDP website are provided for your convenience. We are not responsible for the contents or the reliability of linked third-party websites and cannot necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to this website, you do so entirely at your own risk.


The photographs of the service users used within this website to help illustrate the work of BDP have given us signed consent or are posed by models and do not depict actual situations. Any person who believes they have been miss-represented or represented without consent should email the Bristol Drugs Project web team.

Financial Information

In order to process financial transactions for donations we may ask for your bank or card details. In order to do this you will be directed to a secure area of an external website.

Users aged 16 and under

If you are aged 16 or under, please get your parent/guardian's permission before you provide personal information to the BDP website.