The Royal Academy of Engineering understands that making sure your personal information is kept safe is important to you and that you care about how your personal information is used and shared online. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits this website, www.thisisengineering.org.uk (Our Site) and for this reason We do not collect personal information about you unless you complete the 'Contact Us' section of Our Site and provide us with your details when you send us a message (see section 4, below).
In this Policy, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
“Personal information” means information that is about you and identifies you. In this case, it means information that you give to Us via Our Site (i.e. your name, e-mail address, your status and the content of any message you submit on the 'Contact Us' page of Our Site); and
“We/Us/Our” means the Royal Academy of Engineering, a UK registered charity in England under charity number 293074, whose registered address is Prince Philip House, 3 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5DG.
For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the Royal Academy of Engineering decides how and why your personal information is used. This means that we are responsible for the way your personal information is used and known as a 'data controller'.
Our Site is owned and operated by EngineeringUK the working name of The Engineering and Technology Board, a company limited by guarantee registered in England under company number 4322409, whose registered address is 5th Floor, Woolgate Exchange, 25 Basinghall Street, London, EC2V 5HA, and a UK registered charity in England under number 1089678 but we are responsible for operating Our Site and deciding how any personal information you give us is used.
Stuart Anthony is the person in our organisation who ensures we use your personal information properly (Mr Anthony is our Data Protection Manager). He can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by telephone on +44 207 766 0600, or by post at Prince Philip House.
Other than where you complete the 'Contact Us' page (see below) We do not collect any personal information from or about you.
We do not place cookies on your computer or device, nor do We use any other means of data collection.
We will collect and use the following personal information about you if you send Us an email using the 'Contact Us' page:
You are not obliged to provide us with any of the personal information described above.
If We do collect any personal information, it will be used and stored securely, for no longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. We will comply with Our obligations and safeguard your rights under the Act at all times. For more details on security see section 7, below.
As noted above, We collect personal information in the circumstances set out in section 5.1. If you contact Us and We obtain your personal information from your email, We may use your personal information as follows:
Any and all emails containing your personal information will be deleted no later than 1 month after the matter you contacted Us about has been resolved.
We may share your personal information with:
We may share any feedback you have provided using the 'Contact Us' page and details of the status of the people using our site with The Engineering and Technology Board (if we do this we will not share your identity and will provide your information in such a way that it is not possible to tell who you are).
We take appropriate technical and organisational security steps to try to keep your personal information safe.
We only keep your personal information for as long as We need to in order to use it as described above in section 6, and/or for as long as We have your permission to keep it.
Your data will only be stored in the UK.
If you believe that the personal information that we hold about you is inaccurate, you can write to us using the details below to ask us to change the personal information we hold.
If you have any cause for complaint about Our use of your personal information, please contact Us using the details provided in section 9 and We will do Our best to solve the problem for you. If We are unable to help, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (the UK organisation that is responsible for supervising organisations that use personal information).
For further information about your rights, please contact the Information Commissioner’s Office or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.
You have the right to ask for a copy of any of your personal information held by Us (where such data is held). Under the Act, We require the payment of a small fee which will not exceed £10.00.
Please ensure that your query is clear, particularly if it is a request for information about the data We hold about you (as under section 8, above).