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What is personal data?
Personal data is any information that can be used to identify an individual.
What personal data do we collect?
The personal data that the Engineering Council collects and processes about you with respect to the Standards Review Consultation is:
What we use your personal data for
We will use your personal data to:
What is the basis for processing your data?
Our basis for processing your personal data is legitimate interest. The Engineering Council is the regulatory body for the engineering profession and publishes the Standard that describes how professional registration can be achieved through the demonstration of competence and commitment and what processes are in place to facilitate this. The Standard is subject to periodic review and inviting stakeholders to contribute is an essential part of the review.
Special or sensitive data
The Engineering Council does not collect or process special categories of personal data or sensitive data such as race, ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, etc.
By consenting to this privacy notice you are giving The Engineering Council permission to process your personal data specifically for the purposes identified. You may withdraw consent to the Engineering Council processing your personal data at any time by contacting the Engineering Council’s Data Protection representative and requesting a form. However, if you withdraw your consent we would not be able to effectively analyse the questions you answer when responding to the Standards Review consultation. When we receive your email we will delete the personal data you provided when answering questions in Section 1 of this consultation, “Questions about you”. Your responses to other questions will be kept and used as these will no longer be attributable to you. Within 48 hours of receiving your email we will email you to acknowledge your request and to confirm that we have taken the action described here.
Data Security and Sharing
All data held by the Engineering Council is held securely. Your personal data will be passed to dotmailer Ltd for processing on behalf of the Engineering Council.
The Engineering Council will store your personal data until it has completed the Standards Review or until 31 March 2020, whichever is earlier.
Subject Access Request
A Subject Access Request form and copy of the procedure can be requested by writing to the Engineering Council’s Data Protection Representative at the address given below.