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Privacy policy

What information do we collect about you?

We collect, store and use identifiable information about you in order to deliver our services to you. We collect this information when you:

  • register with us for a MySCIE account
  • submit an enquiry or feedback
  • purchase and/or study an e-learning course
  • book, register, and/or attend a training course or event
  • open or read emails from SCIE
  • view resources on our website(s) whilst logged in
  • enter a competition.

The information is likely to include your name, job title, organisation, email address and topics of interest to you, as well as your mailing preferences.

How will we use the information about you?

We collect information about you to process your request such as: sending you SCIELine (our ebulletin); enabling you to download materials; managing your enquiry; or if you agree, emailing you about other projects, products and services we think may be of legitimate interest to you.

You can update your mailing preferences or delete your account anytime by visiting your MySCIE account or emailing us at

We also use information about the topics you have said you are interested in to personalise your experience on our websites. For example, if you are logged into our website, you will find a Quick Link to resources relating to the topics you have said you are interested in.

We may also process personal information for certain legitimate business purposes, which include some or all of the following:

  • where the processing enables us to enhance, modify, personalise or other improve our services or communications with you, for your benefit
  • to identify and prevent fraud
  • to enhance the security of our network and information systems
  • to better understand how people interact with our websites
  • to provide email communications which we think will be of interest to you
  • to determine the effectiveness of promotional campaigns.

Whenever we process data for these purposes we will ensure that we always keep your Personal Data rights in high regard and take account of these rights. You have the right object to this processing and be removed from our system. Please bear in mind that if you do so, this may affect our ability to carry out tasks above for your benefit.

SCIE will not share your information for marketing purposes with other companies. We may share your information with partners in order to fulfil your request. For example, we may need to share some of your details with an events company if you are due to attend a SCIE event at an external venue, or if the event is being held in partnership with another organisation. They will not have the right to hold your details or use them for any other purpose.

How is your information stored?

We store and process personal data and information on our secure servers. Data is stored and processed on SCIE’s behalf by a range of software packages, data stores and organisations, in accordance with this privacy policy and under contract from SCIE.   

These providers cannot use your data for any other purpose, other than that set out in their contract with SCIE. So they cannot contact you or sell your data to others.

Data you provide to SCIE is encrypted during its transmission from your device to our servers.

We take reasonable steps to protect the personal data collected against loss, misuse, unauthorized use, access, inadvertent disclosure, alteration and destruction. However, no network, server, database, Internet or e-mail transmission is ever fully secure or error free. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us electronically and when disclosing personal information.

Access to your information and correction

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email or write to us at the following address. We may make a small charge for this service. We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate.


Post: Contact Management, SCIE, Isosceles Head Office, One High Street, Egham, TW20 9HJ


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You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the above websites tell you how to remove cookies from your browser. However in a few cases some of our website features may not function as a result.

Other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to this website so when you link to other websites you should read their own privacy policies.

Changes to our privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 12 April 2018

How to contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you:


Post: Contact Management, SCIE, Isosceles Head Office, One High Street, Egham, TW20 9HJ