Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy sets out how we use and protect any information that you give us when you use this website and our services.

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

We may occasionally update this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 3rd January 2012.

What we collect

We collect the following information:

  • name and job title.
  • contact information including email address.
  • gender and date of birth.
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests.
  • other information relevant to member or visitor surveys and/or offers.

Privacy and Data Protection Policy – how will we use your information?

All personal information that we obtain about you will be recorded, used, and protected by us in accordance with current data protection legislation and this privacy policy. We will primarily use your personal information to provide our services to you and, for example:

  • to administer and process your membership.
  • to provide services online.
  • for record keeping purposes.
  • to carry out market research so that we can improve the services we offer.
  • to provide information relevant to the profession, about events and conferences.
  • to track activity on our website.
  • to provide you with details about the development of our services, including information about us.
  • to send you bulletins which we believe might be of interest to you.

We do not sell, trade or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, provided that those partied agree to keep this information confidential unless we are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting

We may periodically send promotional emails about relevant new services, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving emails, we include unsubscribe options at the bottom of each email we send you. From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for research purposes.

We may contact you by email, phone or post.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over the website that you visit. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Terms of service

Please refer to our Terms of Service for additional information on how we deliver membership services and information via the website.

Your consent

By using our website, you consent to our Privacy Policy.

Contacting us

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to