Privacy Policy

Revised: 16th May 2018

This revision is to incorporate the requirements of GDPR

This Privacy Statement sets out how CIO Connect complies with European Union data protection requirements. This applies to the entire website.

CIO Connect is committed to respecting your privacy. Once you choose to provide us with any information by which you can be identified, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. For your protection, we are registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 and have given all appropriate notifications to the Information Commissioner.

What we collect
We may collect the following information from the website or in other dealings with you:

  • Personal details such as name and address, email and telephone numbers;
  • We record your feedback on any event that you attend in order to ensure our standards are maintained and the subjects we cover remain relevant to CIOs
  • We record information about key activities performed on our website, eg events registered for, documents downloaded. This information is used for site usage data analysis in order to deliver a better service to our members.

What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular, for the following reasons:

  • To deliver the services that form part of your membership
  • To facilitate networking within the membership
  • Internal record keeping.
  • To improve our products and services.

Legitimate Interest
We process some personal data mentioned above with the legal basis of Legitimate Interest. This is related to people who the organisation has a legitimate interest to sell services to or share opportunities to participate in our network and where we believe that the relevant people have a legitimate interest in receiving information from us.

We believe that this interest outweighs the minimal privacy impact that processing this personal has and that as a known industry expert, this processing would be performed only in ways that are expected by the data holder.

Our commitment
Whilst we are a small enough organisation that we are not required to employer a Data Protection Officer, we are committed to making sure that our data is kept up-to-date and that we only maintain data that is relevant to our current operations. Any Personal Data which is no longer of value to us will be deleted in a timely manner.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law.

You have the right to request details of any personal data we hold about you, the right to be forgotten, the right to rectify incorrect data among others as defined by the EU General Data Protection Act & UK Data Protection Acts. We welcome any requests and will fulfil these requests where we do not have a legal obligation that supersedes the request as defined in the aforementioned legislation.

If you would like a copy of the information held on your please write to:
CIO Connect
56 Church Street
KT13 8DP

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write or e-mail us as soon as possible to the above address. We will correct any information that was found to be incorrect promptly.