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Privacy Policy

Site Usage

Server log files allow us to record visitor usage of the site. Confederation of Construction Specialists may collate this type of information in order to make changes to the site and its content - based on the way visitors interact with it. Log files do not contain any personal information.

Email Information and Contact Registration Details

When you click on a link to send an email to www.constructionspecialists.org  or you are asked to submit an enquiry form with details such as your name, email address and telephone contact number, this data is sent by our server as an email message and is logged in a secure database. We will not e-mail you in the future unless you have given us your consent.

Third Party Websites

www.constructionspecialists.org  may also contain links to third party websites and partner sites. We do not control, and are not responsible for, the collation of any personal information by third parties whose privacy policy may differ from ours.

Personal information collected via online forms

Where we ask you for personal information via an online form, this information will only be used for the purpose indicated and will be held in a secure manner. It will not be used for any other purpose without your permission, and will not be kept for longer than necessary.

Use of IP addresses

We collect IP addresses for the purposes of system administration and to audit the use of our site. Your IP addresses may be used to identify the organisation or company that you are employed by however this will not be linked to anything personally identifiable, which means that while your user session will be logged you will remain anonymous to us as an individual.

Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Devices

We use cookies to help personalize your use of our site. A cookie is a small piece of information which is sent to your computer's hard drive by the web server so that the website can remember who you are. This information may include information relating to your use of the confederation's website, information about your computer such as the computer's IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at our site via a link from third party site, the URL of the linking page. If you are a registered user this may include your name and email address for verification purposes.

We use information from cookies for purposes which may include:

• enabling you to move more easily around our site

• tracking your use of our site to better develop our sites in accordance with your requirements

You can delete cookies from your hard drive at any time; however, this will mean that any settings such as your stored username and password will have to be reset. You can set your internet browser so that it will not allow cookies to be stored on your computer. This may reduce functionality of the site, prevent access to subscriber-only areas of the site and mean that certain features or content will not be available to you.

Analytics

We like to keep track of what pages and links are popular and which ones are not used so much. It's also very useful to be able to identify trends of how people navigate  our sites and if they get 'error messages' from web pages.

This group of cookies, often called 'analytics cookies' are used to gather this information. These cookies don't collect information that identifies you. The information collected is anonymous and is grouped with the information from everyone else’s cookies. We can then see the overall patterns of usage rather than any one person’s activity. Analytics cookies only record activity on the site you are on and they are only used to improve how a website works.

Security

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. We commit to regularly review the security measures in place to ensure they adhere to reasonably expected standards.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, data protection issues generally, or if you have any comments about the accuracy of information on this site please contact the Confederation of Construction Specialists.

Personal Data

FOR INDIVIDUALS EMPLOYED BY MEMBER BUSINESSES/ORGANISATIONS, ASSOCIATE ORGANISATIONS AND INDUSTRY STAKEHOLDERS

The Confederation of Construction Specialists operates a ‘legitimate interest’ approach in processing the personal data that it receives from member businesses/organisations, associates and  other industry stakeholders in order to administer service provision, surveys and information deemed relevant. Additionally, the ‘legitimate interest’ approach is operated in the processing and distribution of personal data of designated Confederation of Construction Specialists committee members, staff members, and other relevant industry stakeholders in order to administer service provision. 

Without the ability to process your Personal Data, the confederation of construction specialists is unable to arrange or administer the ‘paid for’ and subscribed services and informational expectations that are offered as part of membership status, associate status or industry stakeholder engagement.

Individuals are able to opt-out of receiving any specific type of communication at anytime by contacting the Confederation of Construction Specialists  or by utilizing the relevant links at the foot of any mass email that they receive from the Confederation of Construction Specialists.

If you have not directly provided your personal data to us, it may have been disclosed (or approved) to the Confederation of Construction Specialists by your employer, or a designated participant  in the course of becoming a Confederation of Construction Specialists member, associate or industry stakeholder. When personal data has been disclosed to the Confederation of Construction Specialists  in this way your employer is responsible for ensuring that you have been informed of how your data will be used.

By registering or allowing the registration of your personal data with us, either personally or by a designated company participant either through our website or in any other way, you  agree to us processing your personal data for specific purposes, including the areas already outlined in this policy.

We will on occasion use your contact details to keep you informed by post, email or telephone of our additional products or services and any development of these which may be of interest to you. Please note that these details may continue to be used after your member business/organisation, associate status business or industry stakeholder status has ceased, unless notified by the relevant party or yourself. 

FOR INDIVIDUALS EMPLOYED BY NON-MEMBER OR NON-ASSOCIATE BUSINESSES/ORGANISATIONS AND OTHER NON-INDUSTRY RELATED INDIVIDUALS

The Confederation of Construction Specialists operates an ‘consent’ approach to the processing of the personal data it receives from individuals employed by non-member or non-associate organisations and individuals that are not deemed as relevant industry stakeholders. This means that we will not subscribe such individuals to receive any types of promotional communication unless they have voluntarily given their consent to receive updates from the Confederation of Construction Specialists  at the time when the leads/enquiry is submitted. Once consent is given, individuals have the ability to opt-out from receiving further communication at any time.

The Confederation of Construction Specialists will never sell your data and your details will be kept safe and secure at all times when it is within our servers. As with all data communications through the internet, where your Personal Data has been sent electronically to any third party, the Confederation of Construction Specialists cannot provide complete guarantees that it will remain secure, although we will take all appropriate steps to reduce the risk.

Your Personal Data will not be used for unrelated profiling by the Confederation of Construction Specialists.

Your Personal Data will be retained in accordance with our Data Retention Policy. This Policy takes into account the purpose for which the data was collected, legal and regulatory requirements for retaining certain types of data and the reasonable record keeping requirements of the Confederation of Construction Specialists.

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you have the following rights in respect of your Personal Data that the Confederation of Construction Specialists processes:

  • The Right to be Informed about the collection and use of your Personal Data.
  • The Right to Access your Personal Data and supplementary information, including how it is being used.
  • The Right to Rectification of inaccurate or incomplete Personal Data.
  • The Right to Erasure of your Personal Data in certain circumstances.
  • The Right to Restrict Processing of your Personal Data in certain circumstances.
  • The Right to Data Portability in certain circumstances.
  • The Right to Object to the Confederation of Construction Specialists using your data for specific purposes.
  • The Right to Information on how your Personal Data is used for profiling purposes.

The Right to bring a complaint about the Confederation of Construction Specialists processing or handling of your Personal Data to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). You can do this through the ICO website at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/.


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