Privacy Policy

GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS – WEB SITE PRIVACY NOTICE

The processing of personal data is governed by legislation relating to personal data which applies in the United Kingdom including the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR) and other legislation relating to personal data and rights such as the Human Rights Act. Data Protection law will change on 25 May 2018

This Privacy Notice sets out your rights under the new laws.

We’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and what choices you have when you use this website.

We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our services, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.

Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email.

Contact details can be found on our Contacts page. Date: 4th May 2018

Author: Webmaster May 2018

Here is a summary of our Privacy Information Notice;

Data protection policy

We need to collect and use certain types of personal information about the people we deal with, such as current, past and prospective employees, students, members, affiliates, suppliers, clients/customers, and others with whom we communicate.

In addition, we may occasionally be required, either by law or to carry out our responsibilities as a regulator and a professional body, to collect, use and share certain types of personal information to comply with the requirements of government departments, agencies and regulators.

Under the Data Protection Legislation, all organisations which handle personal information must comply with a number of important principles regarding the privacy and disclosure of this information.

We believe that the lawful and correct treatment of personal information is critical to our successful operation, and to maintaining our members’ confidence in us. We recognise that, to maintain our reputation and integrity as an open and professional organisation, we must be fully compliant with this legislation.

Data protection legislation

In the United Kingdom and the European Economic Area (EEA), “Data Protection Legislation” means all applicable data protection and privacy legislation or regulations including The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (also known as PECR) and any guidance or codes of practice issued by the European Data Protection Board or the Information Commissioner, together with:

  • prior to 25 May 2018, the UK Data Protection Act 1998; and
  • from 25 May 2018 onwards Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (the “General Data Protection Regulation” or “GDPR”), as amended by the UK Data Protection Bill.

Outside of the EEA, “Data Protection Legislation” means local, territorial data protection and privacy legislation that governs the processing of Personal Data.

Therefore we fully endorse and adhere to the principles of data protection set out in the Data Protection legislation and will:

  • fully observe the conditions regarding the fair collection and use of personal information
  • meet our legal obligations to specify the purposes for which we use personal information
  • only collect and process the personal information needed to carry out our business or to comply with any legal requirements
  • ensure that the personal information we use is as accurate as possible
  • ensure that we don’t hold personal information any longer than is necessary
  • ensure that people know about their rights to see the personal information we hold about them
  • take appropriate technical and organisational security measures to safeguard personal information; and
  • ensure that personal information is not transferred abroad without suitable safeguards.

In addition, we will ensure that:

  • Responsibility for data protection in the organisation,See contact page
  • we regularly review and audit how we handle personal information
  • the ways we handle personal information are clearly described
  • everyone handling personal information understands that they are responsible for following good practice
  • everyone handling personal information is appropriately trained and properly supervised
  • we regularly assess the performance of people who handle personal information
  • anybody wanting to make enquiries about handling personal information knows what to do; and
  • queries about handling personal information are deal with promptly and courteously

You have the right to request a copy of the personal information that we hold about you. To do so please use contact page

If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal information not in accordance with the law you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).