Privacy Policy

We take privacy seriously at NICAS. Our privacy policy and notices can be found below. Please note that we are currently reviewing and updating our policies to reflect recent technology updates to our services (March 2024).

NB: If you provide our schemes as an accredited centre, you may wish to add the following wording into your own privacy notices for NICAS Climbing and NICAS Bouldering candidates.

Here at [name of centre] we take your privacy seriously. To register you on a NICAS scheme, we will use your personal information to administer your account and to provide the products and services you have requested from us. This means we will share some of your information with the NICAS organisation who administer the NICAS schemes, through their secure online candidate database.

If you agree to your information being shared in this way, please tick the box.* If you need any further information please write to us at [address of centre]. You can read more about the NICAS privacy policy at

NICAS will not use your information for marketing purposes (e.g. to send you updates and newsletters) unless you explicitly consent to this via their website They may use your data (e.g. age or gender) to create anonymised aggregated statistics to share with third parties such as Sport England solely for the purposes of monitoring participation in the NICAS schemes.

* Climbing centre to ensure box is ticked and that they have obtained the data through an appropriate legal basis for processing.

For accredited centres please refer also to our Data Sharing Agreement:

Data Protection Policy

If you have a query relating to data protection, please download our full policy:

This policy is subject to review and updates as part of our commitment to GDPR compliance. If you would like to know more about our internal procedures for handling a subject access request, please contact us.


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