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Consultations and Data Collection

At the Engineering Council, we value your privacy and are committed to protecting the personal information you provide to us. This Privacy Notice outlines how we collect, use, and handle the data gathered through consultations conducted on our website. By participating in our consultations, you acknowledge and consent to the practices described below.

Information Collection:

1.1. Personal Information: When you voluntarily participate in our consultation, we may collect personal information such as your name, email address, and demographic details. Providing this information is entirely optional, and you may choose not to disclose it.

1.2. Consultation Responses: We also collect data regarding your responses to the consultation questions, including your opinions, preferences, and any other information you provide. These responses are anonymized and aggregated for analysis purposes.

Use of Information:

2.1. Data Analysis: The purpose of collecting consultation data is to analyse and understand the performance of our products and services, evaluate user experience, and improve our services. Consultations responses are analysed in an aggregated and anonymous format, ensuring that individual participants cannot be personally identified.

2.2. Contact for Future Consultations and Focus Groups: If you choose to provide your email address for future consultations and have provided your consent, we may use this information to contact you with relevant research opportunities. Your email address will be stored separately from consultation responses and will not be associated with any personal information you provided in the consultation.

2.3. We will not share any personal information with any third parties, nor do we use any of the information you provide for direct marketing or any other non-research purposes.

Data Security and Retention:

3.1. Data Security: We take appropriate measures to safeguard the information collected during consultations, implementing industry-standard security protocols to protect against unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction of data.

3.2. Data Retention: We retain consultation data for as long as strictly necessary, up to a period of 2 years. Aggregated and anonymized data may be retained for statistical analysis and reporting indefinitely.

Your Rights:

4.1. Access and Correction: You have the right to access, correct, or update your personal information provided in the consultation. To exercise this right, please contact us using the information provided below.

4.2. Opt-Out: If you no longer wish to be contacted for future consultations or focus groups, you can unsubscribe at any time by clicking this link or by contacting us directly.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding this Privacy Notice, or if you would like to exercise your rights, please contact us at:

by email

by post to our address

or by telephone: 020 3206 0500

We may update this Privacy Notice from time to time to reflect changes in our data practices. The most current version will always be available on our website.

Effective Date: June 2023

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