This policy summarises the key points about how we collect, use and disclose personal data relating to our members and ensure compliance with the relevant laws and regulations.
We use up-to-date procedures to keep personal data as safe and secure as possible and to protect against unauthorised access or disclosure or loss. Where data is transferred electronically by us we will do our best to keep the data secure and to try to prevent unauthorised access.
We will not lease, distribute or sell personal information to third parties, unless required by law.
We are the data controller of the personal data we process and therefore are responsible for ensuring our systems, processes, suppliers and employees comply with data protection laws in relation to the information we handles.
Any individuals involved in the management and administration of this website must abide by this policy when handling personal data and must ensure they are fully informed as to the relevant data protection requirements.
The personal Data we collect
We collects personal data from members to communicate with our members and manage our membership and operations using any media, e.g. email, website, application forms etc. That personal information we collect includes:
- your name
- your email address
- name of your employer or firm (optional)
- brief professional information (optional)
We assume that any information you supply to us is accurate and up-to-date, that you will log in and update it directly when anything changes, or inform us if any such information requires removal or updating.
Use of your personal information
We use personal data in order to administer our membership. Such use includes, but is not limited to:
- Keeping a register of members for the purposes occasional communications.
- Publishing on the website a register of member names (members choose whether to be included or not)
Actions by members
Members can verify and update the information we hold by logging in and editing their online Profile. They can also verify, update and delete the information we hold by contacting us.
To prevent unauthorised disclosure or access to your information, we have implemented strong physical and electronic security safeguards.
We will always hold your information securely. The website uses HTTPS encryption so that no data can be intercepted between your web browser and our server.
Any personal information we hold about you is stored and processed under our data protection policy, in line with the Data Protection Act 1998 and related legislation. We also follow stringent procedures to ensure we work with all personal data in line with the Data Protection Act 1998.