Privacy and DPA statement

Data protection and confidentiality

Any information you give us via this website or our regular member and non-member publications may be added to our database and will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

We will never sell, rent, or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to any third parties (excluding those trusted organisations that carry out CIEA functions or membership services on our behalf) unless you give us permission to do so, or we are obliged or permitted by law to disclose it or where it is necessary for the purpose of or in connection with legal proceedings or in order to exercise or defend legal rights.

Data transferred to CIEA outsourcing organisations under a service level agreement and contractual relationship, is done so via File Transfer Protocol technology which ensures the encryption of data before it is transferred thereby safeguarding the security and integrity of your personal data.

If you register with the CIEA, we will communicate with you through email, notices posted on this website, and other means.

Our communications may include emails which help inform users about various features of the site and emails related to the proper functioning of your account.

All email messages sent to and from the CIEA may be monitored to ensure compliance with internal policies and to protect our business.

Cookies and log files

Like most websites, the CIEA website may use cookies and web log files to track site usage. A cookie is a tiny data file which resides on your computer and allows us to recognise you as a user when you return to our site using the same computer and web browser.

Due to the communications standards on the Internet, when you visit the CIEA web site we may automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came and the site to which you are going when you leave the CIEA site.

We also receive the Internet protocol (IP) address of your computer (or the proxy server you use to access the World Wide Web), details of your computer operating system and the type of web browser you are using, as well as the name of your ISP.

This information is used to analyse overall trends to help us improve the CIEA service, but is not linked to personally identifiable information in any way.

Online Joining/Renewals

Our online application form, renewal form and personal details update pages are encrypted via a 128-bit Secure Socket Layer protocol (SSL) provided by Thawte.