Keeping in touch only takes a tick
23 Feb 2018
Over the past few weeks you’ll have received a letter or an email from us asking about how you’d like the National Osteoporosis Society to keep in touch with you.
New laws, which come into force this May 25th, mean we need you to confirm how you’d like to hear from us in the future. It means we will not be able to email or write to you, unless you have told us that we can.
We really hope you’ll confirm that you'd like to keep hearing from us. If you do, we’ll be able to let you know, through carefully chosen communications, how your support is helping people all across the UK today and how you can get involved in supporting our work in the future. You can choose whether you'd like to hear from us by post, email or both - the choice is completely yours.
To renew your consent, you can go to our online form today, and choose how you'd like to hear from us in future by ticking as many of the boxes as you wish. Or, if you have received a letter from us, you can complete the enclosed form and return it to us in the Freepost envelope we’ve provided. We will then update our records and promise to respect your wishes. You can also update your preferences by calling 01761 473287.
Please be reassured that whichever boxes you choose to tick on your response form, you will continue to receive your membership benefits, including your regular copy of Osteoporosis News magazine.
Margaret Hawkyard from Stockport has been a National Osteoporosis Society member since 2014. She says she ticked all of her boxes because she doesn’t want miss out on news about osteoporosis and the valuable work that is going on in the world of osteoporosis research.
“I said yes because I want to make sure the National Osteoporosis Society stays in touch with me. I need to know the latest developments with things like drug treatments, so it’s important that the charity keeps me informed.”
Margaret also wants to stay in touch so she can keep her son Mike up to date with news of forthcoming fundraising challenges. Mike took part in the Ride London bike ride two years ago and is always on the look out for new ways to help people like his mum!
If you do not reply, from May 2018, we will no longer be able to send you all the latest news about osteoporosis or the support that is available from the National Osteoporosis Society in your local area. We also won’t be able to let you know how you can get involved in our campaigns, events and appeals. Very importantly, we will not have the opportunity to update you on our research programme, which is improving the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and one day, may help us beat it for good.
So please let us know - it’ll only take a tick!