Privacy Policy & Ethics

Privacy Policy

Data protection is about your fundamental right to privacy.  You can access and correct data about yourself. Those who keep data about you have to comply with data protection principles.

Ori-Derm fully respects your right to privacy, and will not collect any personal information without your clear permission. Any personal information volunteered by you will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Act’ 1988 & 2003 (Amendment).

We use your information to process your application for participation on our volunteer panel to enable us to determine if you are fit to volunteer in our studies and if so what studies you are suited to.

All your data will remain private and confidential. Nothing about your personal details will be disclosed to anyone outside Ori-Derm. All of your personal data will be stored on a password secured database and identities in study reports will remain anonymous.

Under the data protection act you have the right of access to the information we hold about you. The Acts allow us to charge a nominal fee for this service. If anything is inaccurate or incorrect, please let us know and we will correct it. You can access this right by writing to us at the address on our Contact Page


Oriflame has always had strong ethical values therefore we have an independent external Ethics Committee in place for Ori-Derm to review new protocols and test methods we use on our panellists. The committee will also be asked to review some aspects of payments and advertising from time to time. The Committee was set up in 2010 and currently consists of 7 external members of the public (with no affiliation to Oriderm or Oriflame) and 2 members of our senior staff (who advise on cosmetic regulations and formulations).

The main objective of this committee is to protect  the interest of each panellist in all matters relating to safety & ethics.