Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. Because we gather certain types of information about the users of The Academy of Professional Investigations (API) we feel you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather, how we use it and how to correct or change it.

IP Addresses

We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Website. Your IP address is used to gather broad demographic information.

Access to your personal information

The API contains links to partners, advertisers and third-party Internet sites and services who may collect data in connection with promotions, e-commerce, etc. They each have separate privacy and data collection practices, independent of API. API has no responsibility or liability for these independent policies or actions and is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Websites.

When you contact us we create a record in your name. We add information that we then collect, including information that you may give us during enrollment, to that record. The data controller for your personal data is The Academy of Professional Investigations.

You have the right under the Data Protection Act to information about your personal data (the right of ‘subject access’). You will need to pay a fee of £10. You should address your request to;

The Data Protection Co-ordinator,

John de Mierre House,
PO Box 813,
Haywards Heath,
West Sussex, RH16 9LP

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of API or your dealings with this Website, you can contact the Webmaster via email on;


Use of cookies

A cookie is a small data file. Cookies cannot read your hard disk or make any information collected by use of a cookie available to any third party. A cookie can only be read by the organisation that installs it.

Some parts of the Academy of Professional Investigation website store a cookie on your computer to track user traffic patterns. We do this in order to determine the usefulness of our website and to see how effective our navigational structure is. We do not release this information to third parties.

If you prefer not to receive cookies while browsing our website, you can set your browser to refuse all cookies that are stored on your computer. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use or navigate through many parts of our website.

If you are a registered user of the Academy and wish to sign in to password protected websites you will need to allow “per-session” cookies. These are only stored on your computer for the duration of your visit and are deleted when you close your browser or sign out of The Academy of Professional Investigation website.


We take security very seriously. All staff are made aware of the security procedures they must follow when handling personal information. Data is protected from unauthorised access and we are confident no one will be able to access your personal information unlawfully. We also protect data which is being transferred. As long as your web browser supports the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), any personal data transmitted from your browser to our web service, or from the service to your browser, will be encrypted. Please note that Internet e-mail is never a 100% secure way of communicating. By using it, you agree that you will send any information by e-mail at your own risk.