Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Introduction – how we use your information

Institution of Engineering Designers ('IED') takes the privacy of its 'Users' (defined as any person who is a reader, accesses any IED website, or is a customer or client) very seriously and is committed to safeguarding their privacy and their personal information. IED complies with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003, as amended 2011. This Privacy Policy relates to IED's use of any personal information provided to them through the IED network of websites.

In order to provide users with its services, IED may request and/or record information about them. This privacy notice explains the type of information collected; how it will be used; whether it will be disclosed to third parties and the use of cookies.

IED websites contain hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties and these websites will have their own privacy notices and IED encourage users to review them. IED does not accept any responsibility or liability for the practices of such third party websites and users should read carefully their privacy statements. IED understands that some communications may be relevant to users and others are not and some unsolicited communications are unwelcome, so it is fully committed to ensuring that the rights and obligations set out in the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003, as amended 2011, are respected.

Personal information collected

IED will ask for limited personal information when users register to receive a service from a IED website, such as a newsletter or take part in a competition or survey, or book a place at an event. IED will also collect personal information from users when they register for one of its publications or when users communicate over the telephone or via written correspondence. This can include information such as name, job title, postal address, telephone or mobile number, fax number, email address. The information collected will vary depending on the website, but only by supplying this data, is IED able to provide users with the services requested.

How the information is used

The personal information may be used for a number of purposes including the following:

Data Controller
Institution of Engineering Designers

Westbury Leigh



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