Privacy Policy

The Icarus Charity takes your privacy very seriously and we are fully committed to ensuring that it is protected. You need to be confident that your personal information will be kept safe and secure and will only be used for the purpose for which it was given to us.

We want to be transparent about what personal information we collect and process and we aim to describe our privacy practices in a way that is easy to understand so that you can make an informed choice regarding this. In this Privacy Policy we explain how we collect and use the personal information of people who visit our website and give us their information via telephone, letter, email, text/messaging service or face to face. If you do not agree to the following policy you may wish to cease using this website and/or refrain from submitting your personal information to us.

We update this Privacy Policy regularly to ensure that it continues to comply with the latest regulations and best practice. This policy was last reviewed and updated on 25 August 2023.

About us

The Icarus Charity is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), Charity Registration Number SC049263. Our registered office is Third floor, 3 Hill Street, New Town, Edinburgh, EH2 3JP.

We adhere to current data protection legislation, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Privacy & Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR).

The Icarus Charity is registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under the Data Protection Register and our registration number is ZB032420.

Our Data Protection Officer is Sridhar Sathiyamurthy, CEO and he can be contacted by email at

Why we collect and use personal information

By law The Icarus Charity must have a legitimate basis for processing personal information. We collect and use personal information so that we can provide effective, safe, ethical and responsive care and treatment. We will also use personal information to check and review the quality of the care and treatment we provide. This helps us to improve our services to you.

Why we collect and use personal information

We collect the following types of information:

Personal information: This includes, but is not be limited to, full name, postal address, telephone numbers, email address, date of birth, emergency contact and GP details.

Special Category information: Given the nature of the care and treatment that we provide, it is important that we have some more sensitive information. This includes, but is not be limited to, details of mental and physical health, alcohol intake, use of prescribed and non-prescribed drugs, any criminal offences or alleged offences. It could also include relationship or sexual history, sexual orientation, family details, lifestyle, employment details, religion or cultural background.

Technical information: This is data we automatically collect when users visit our website. This includes, but is not be limited to, IP addresses, browser type and version, operating system and platform. We also collect information about user visits including, but not limited to, which web pages were visited, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information and methods used to browse away from pages. This type of information could also include contact preferences.