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1. Who we are

The Engineering Council is the UK regulatory body for the engineering profession. The Engineering Council is a registered charity, number 286142, whose registered office is

10 Lower Thames Street, London, EC3R 6EN.


"Licensed professional engineering Institution" – a professional engineering institution that has satisfied the Engineering Council's requirements to allow them to assess and submit candidates for inclusion on the National Register of professional engineers and technicians

"National Register" – a secure database that is used and accessed only by authorised Engineering Council staff to facilitate the registration of individuals.

"RegCheck" - an online registration verifications tool available on the EngC website

1.1 Contact details

The person responsible for data protection matters at the Engineering Council can be contacted:

2. Personal Data

2.1 What is personal data

Personal data is any information that can be used to identify an individual.

2.2 What personal data do we collect

The personal data that the Engineering Council has collected and processes about you is:

2.3 What we use your personal data for

The personal data we collect will be used for the following purposes:

2.4 What is the basis for processing your data

Our basis for processing your personal data is Legitimate Interest for the purposes of facilitating your registration(s) and all associated processes as outlined in 2.3.

2.5 Special or sensitive data

The Engineering Council does not collect or process special categories of personal data or sensitive data in relation to registrants such as race, ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, etc.

3. Consent

There is no requirement for your consent to process your personal data as specified in this Notice unless it is outside the basis of Legitimate Interest.

4. Sharing your data

The Engineering Council may pass your personal data to the following third parties, without first obtaining your consent, for the following purpose(s) as part of our processing activities:

Organisation Purpose
Licensed professional engineer institutions (for a full list please refer to the Engineering Council website

To facilitate the transfer of registration to a licensed professional engineering institution if required.

This includes the ability to view in read only format data related to your professional registration(s). This data does not include your address or email address.

EngineeringUK If you chose to pay your annual Engineering Council Registration fee by cheque it will be passed on to EngineeringUK.
Third Party IT support companies In relation to the maintenance and development of the National Register.

5. Retention

The Engineering Council will continue to hold the record of your registration whether current or lapsed indefinitely.

6. Your rights as a data subject

At any point while we are in possession of or processing your personal data, you, the data subject, have the following rights:

If we receive a request from you to exercise any of the above rights we will forward them on, as appropriate, to any third party involved (as stated in section 4 above) in the processing of your personal data.

7. Subject Access Request

A Subject Access Request form and copy of the procedure can be requested from or by writing to the Engineering Council's Data Protection Representative at the address given below.

Any of the above requests, if received, will be forwarded on, as appropriate, to any third party involved (as stated in 4 above) in the processing of your personal data.

8. Complaints

In the event that you wish to make a complaint about how your personal data is being processed by the Engineering Council (or third parties as described in 4 above), you have the right to lodge a complaint;

The details for each of these contacts are:

Supervisory authority contact details Data protection representative contact details
Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
0303 123 1113
Data Protection Representative
Engineering Council
5th Floor Northern & Shell Building
10 Lower Thames Street
020 3206 0500

9. Data Security

All data held or processed by the Engineering Council is held in a secure database managed by the Engineering Council.


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