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IntPE, IntET and InETn registration privacy notice

1. Who we are

The Engineering Council is the UK regulatory body for the engineering profession and is responsible for holding the National Register of Chartered Engineers (CEng), Incorporated Engineers (IEng) Engineering Technicians (EngTech) and Information and Communications Technology Technicians (ICTTech). The Engineering Council is a registered charity number 286142, whose registered office is 5th Floor Northern & Shell Building, 10 Lower Thames Street, London EC3R 6EN.

The Engineering Council is also the holder of the UK Section of the International Registers of Professional Engineers (IntPE), Engineering Technologists (IntET) and Engineering Technicians (IntETn).


‘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 in order to facilitate the registration of individuals.

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 collects and processes about you is:

Personal data type Supplied by you: Personal data supplied by someone else:
N/A Forename(s) and surname
  Date of birth
  Academic qualifications
  Email Address
  Institution membership number
  CV/employment history

Record of continuing professional development.


Please note that the e data listed above is submitted to us by the licensed professional engineering institution that you are registered with and have chosen to apply for international registration through via post or email. In regard to renewal applications the data listed above is provided directly by you to the Engineering Council.

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
The processing of your personal data by the Engineering Council is conducted based on legitimate interest in order to facilitate your registration 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.Sharing your data
The Engineering Council will share 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
The licenced professional engineering Institution(s) that you are registered through To facilitate your international registration.
International Registration Committee To facilitate the assessment of your application.
International Advisory Panel To facilitate an appeal.
Other organisations which are signatories to the International Professional Engineers’ or International Engineering Technologist agreements. A list of the organisations and their websites can be found on the International Engineering Alliance website, To aid the facilitations of transfers to other signatory countries International Registers.
3rd Party IT support companies.

In relation to the maintenance and development of the National Register.


4. Retention
The Engineering Council will continue to hold the record of your registration whether current or lapsed indefinitely. However, paper forms or files containing your data received from the Licensed Professional Engineering Institution(s) that you are registered through in relation to the processing activities described in 2.3 will retained for a period of 5 years plus the current year from the time of receipt. After such time these files will be securely disposed of.

5. 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.​​​

6. 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.​

7. 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
Contact Name: Information Commissioner's Office Data Protection Representative
Address line 1: Wycliffe House Engineering Council
Address line 2: Water Lane 5th Floor Northern & Shell Building
Address line 3: Wilmslow 10 Lower Thames Street
Address line 4: Cheshire London
Address line 5: SK9 5AF EC3R 6EN
Telephone: 0303 123 1113 020 3206 0500​


8.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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