Privacy Policy

The School of Optometry and Vision Sciences at Cardiff University is recognised as a centre of excellence for teaching and research across the world.

This policy explains how we use any personal information we collect about you when you visit this website. We may change this policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

We occasionally include links to other web sites. If you choose to visit other web sites, you are advised to read the privacy policies on those sites.

Information collected

Providing us with information is necessary to access some features and functions of this site. Your personal data is  not given to any other third-party marketing company. The data we collect and keep may include the following:

  • Name
  • Email
  • IP address
  • Professional registration number
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • History of events, learning and assessments undertaken with WOPEC

We will only contact you using this information and it is your responsibility to ensure the details are up to date for us to continue contacting you and, if applicable, issuing you with General Optical Council (GOC) CET points allocation.

You have the right to request the erasure your data. Please contact WOPEC for further assistance.

Access to Your Information

To access and amend your data and consent preferences; Sign-In to WOPEC, visit your Dashboard and select the Account icon. If your have forgotten your account access details, please contact WOPEC.

Your data will be stored for no longer than is necessary to comply with legal responsibilities.

Who your information is shared with

For those who access provision commissioned for Wales, Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) has access to your information for the purposes of recording, analysing and reporting on data and event management booking of eye care professionals. This data will be used to ascertain which eye care professionals accessed what training and education was provided via the WOPEC  website. This function is in line with HEIW’s public task.

By signing up to a specific event or course with WOPEC you give consent for us to be able to contact you regarding your learning on this particular event or course, for the duration of you undertaking it.

WOPEC will use your information to contact you regarding your learning on any events or courses you have signed up to, for the duration of you undertaking it. Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) may contact you where the course you have signed up for is commissioned for Wales.


With your consent, WOPEC will email you newsletters once or maybe twice a month. We aim to provide you with useful information regarding learning with WOPEC and Cardiff University Postgraduate Optometry. This will be sent either directly from the WOPEC website or using MailChimp marketing:  

At any time, you have the right to withdraw your consent to WOPEC contacting you with newsletters and you can easily unsubscribe via the footer of the newsletter or using your WOPEC account Dashboard. Likewise, if you decide that you wish to receive these occasional emails from WOPEC, then you can subscribe via the same simple mechanism on your Dashboard.

Continuing Professional Development

On completion of CPD approved lectures and workshops, we automatically submit for General Optical Council CET points. We provide the GOC CET with your surname, GOC registration number and the episode ‘C-number’ you successfully completed with us. Further information regarding your learning with WOPEC is only supplied to the GOC or other Professional Bodies at your specific request.

On-line Payment Transactions

Payments for courses are completed using a third-party payment company and we do not provide or share any of your personal data with them. Likewise, your credit/debit card or banking information is not held by WOPEC, it is collected by the third-party payment processors who specialise in the secure online capture and processing of payment transactions. The company is called: Secure Trading and the website is:


Cookies are small pieces of information placed on your computer by an organisation. We use cookies to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity. This helps us to improve our website and deliver a better more personalised service to our users. You can set your browser to accept or reject cookies.


WOPEC exercises every precaution to ensure the security of data transmissions from the user's PC to our servers and stored information. Access to stored information is password protected and personnel receive data protection training to ensure your privacy is maintained.

Contact us

Wales Optometry Postgraduate Education Centre
School of Optometry and Vision Sciences
Maindy Road
CF24 4HQ

02920 870561

This privacy policy was last updated on 29/08/2021