Privacy Policy

CIE-UK Privacy Statement

The data we might ask you to supply to CIE-UK include your contact details for membership, applications for support to attend CIE-related events, and your bank details for payments.

The privacy and security of your information is very important to us. We want you to trust that the information that you have provided to us is being properly managed and protected. We have prepared this Privacy Statement to explain more about how we collect and manage your information.

We are committed to collecting and using your information in accordance with applicable data protection laws. We will only collect, use and share your information where we are satisfied that we have an appropriate legal basis to do this.

This may be because:


When you take out membership, purchase something, apply for or receive a grant from us, as part of the process, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address, and if you are awarded a grant – bank details. When you browse our website, we also automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address together with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system. With your permission, we may send you emails about our news and other updates.


When you provide us with personal information to take out membership or complete a transaction, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.

If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at any time, by contacting us.


We may disclose your personal information only if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms & Conditions.


CIE-UK does not keep records of your credit or debit card information. If you are due a grant from us, we may request your bank account details to make the payment.


In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.

Once you leave our site or are redirected to a third-party site or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy policy nor our Terms & Conditions.

When you click on links on our website, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.


We are committed to protecting the confidentiality and security of the information that you provide to us. To do this, technical, physical and organisational security measures are put in place to protect against any unauthorised access, disclosure, damage or loss of your information. The collection, transmission and storage of information can never be guaranteed to be completely secure, however, we take steps to ensure that appropriate security safeguards are in place to protect your information.


A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by our provider’s server. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows the CIE-UK site to remember things like who you are and your preferences.

All major browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can delete cookies that are already on your device and prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to adjust some preferences manually every time you visit the CIE-UK website, and some services and functionalities may not work.

To learn more about cookies and how they are used, please visit:


We generally only keep your information for as long as is reasonably required for the reasons explained in this privacy statement. In some cases we keep transactional records (which may include your information) for longer periods if necessary to meet legal, regulatory, tax or accounting needs. We will also retain information if we reasonably believe there is a prospect of litigation.

We maintain a data retention policy which we apply to the records we hold.


Our site is not intended for children and we do not intentionally solicit or collect personal information from individuals under the age of 18. If we are notified or otherwise discover that a minor’s personal information has been improperly collected, we will take all reasonable steps to delete that information.


CIE-UK does not currently use social media. However, the following is included to give an indication of how we could use social media in the future.

We may use various social media features such as the Facebook “Like” button on our site and mobile applications. Certain information may be shared or otherwise provided to us through your use of these features in conjunction with our services. Subject to your account and privacy settings, we may also be able to see information that you post when using these social media platforms whether or not you are using one of our services. In some instances, depending on the circumstances, we may contact you on these social media platforms. The information you post on social media sites as well as the controls surrounding these disclosures are governed by the respective policies of these third parties.


We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the site. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.