Privacy Policy

We take the privacy of your data very seriously. Our privacy policy describes how the data and information supplied by you is managed. Whilst we make every effort and take organisational responsibility to manage your data securely and in compliance with Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR (EU) 2016/679 when it comes in to affect in accessing the website and completing the forms the data you provide to us is provided at your own discretion.

Processing & handling

Once your data is collected we process and handle your data for the following purposes:

  • To allow us to communicate with you following the enquiry from yourself
  • To allow us to communicate with you following the completion of any booking forms
  • To allow us to process your purchase
  • To allow us to communicate with you if you have agreed to connect to our network MMS® Connect


The data you provide in contacting us will be stored securely for a reasonable period to allow us to respond to your request. Your data for DDS Connect will be collected and processed by staff within the UK for the purpose of communicating with you for occasional updates, newsletters, information regarding our learning and development academy and any other information we feel may be of interest to you. The data held for this purpose consists of your name, work sector, email and telephone and will be stored indefinitely unless you inform us otherwise or it is no longer required. We will endeavour to communicate with you ad hoc to keep this information up to date.


DDS may be required to disclose your data in accordance with legislation if appropriately requested to do so. We may also occasionally be requested to share your contact information with our associated sponsors and partners, within reasonable expectations for the purpose of networking and education only. In agreeing with our terms and conditions it is excepted you are in agreement with this.

We use third party support to process your payment transactions, this is via PayPal. We are confident in every respect that your data is processed securely in line with all applicable regulations. PayPal terms and conditions can be accessed via the ‘What is PayPal’ link during the booking process.


Our website uses cookies to help us provide you with the best experience from our website. It allows us to monitor and continuously improve our website for you. In general cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping baskets, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like google analytics. For this purpose, these cookies are saved on your hard drive. We request your acceptance when you access our website. If you wish to remove these cookies, you can do this at any time by adjusting the settings via your browser. These cookies typically expire after 30 days. You can view google analytics privacy policy here:

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information
  • Collect any sensitive information
  • Pass data to any third party