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Terms of use

Welcome to Health Education England’s Genomics Education Programme website. Here, you will find a variety of resources and short online courses developed for healthcare professionals, with a focus on genomics and its application in healthcare.


This website is intended for educational use. The information contained on this website and in its online courses should not be considered as medical diagnosis or treatment advice, or as a substitute for professional medical advice. While the Health Education England Genomics Education Programme has taken every precaution in compiling the information contained on this website and in its online courses, it makes no warranty to the accuracy of any information on the website and does not accept any liability to any person relating to the use of this information.

Data and privacy statement

The Health Education England Genomics Education Programme is committed to managing personal information, including ‘subject access requests’, in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998. This data and privacy statement forms a ‘Fair Processing Notice’ as required by the Act.

If you provide us with any personal information – for example by signing up for one of our online courses or through applying for funding for the Master’s in Genomic Medicine – we will only use that information for the purposes for which it was requested and to keep you informed about the activity of the programme.

The Health Education England Genomics Education Programme will not share your personal information with third parties without your explicit consent.

The Health Education England Genomics Education Programme will however store the following information for purpose of evaluating our site and online services: the domain name from which you access the Internet, the date and time you access our site, terms entered into our search engine, and the Internet address of the website from which you direct-linked to our site. This information is used to measure the number of visitors to the various sections of our site and to help us make our site more useful to our visitors. Other information collected during the course of your usage of the site, such as pages visited, may be collected in server log files and used for statistical analysis of traffic patterns.

Additional information held in user accounts

Of necessity, all user accounts are accessible to the Health Education England Genomics Education Programme web administrators. However, passwords are stored in one-way encrypted format and cannot be retrieved by these administrators.

This does not affect your statutory rights.


The Genomics Education Programme, like many websites, makes use of cookies that track usage of our website (if your browser settings allow it). These cookies are completely anonymous.

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      • Continuously improve our website for you
      • Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)

We do not use cookies to:

      • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
      • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
      • Pass data to advertising networks
      • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
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