Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy
This notice describes the privacy policy of theinformationstandard.org. By registering your details with the The Information Standard you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

CONTROLLERS OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Any personal data or sensitive personal data provided to or gathered by theinformationstandard.org will be controlled by Capita Business Services, (Company No. 2299747), whose registered office is 71 Victoria Street, Westminster, London SW1H 0XA.
References to “The Information Standard” in this policy are to the data controller acting under that trading name.

WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT CUSTOMERS DOES THEINFORMATIONSTANDARD.ORG GATHER?
The Information Standard will not sell, share, transfer or rent the information collected on this site other than as disclosed in this statement. The Information Standard will use such information for:
• Sending you information about services or technical information by any means, including by email;
• Keeping you informed of new content on the site by way of email alert, or to follow up on the interest you have shown;
• Notifying and communicating with Information Standard scheme members about their certification status;
This information may also be used to improve the service provided via our website, prevent or detect fraud or abuses of our website, and to enable third parties to carry out technical, logistical or other functions on our behalf.

HOW SECURE IS INFORMATION ABOUT ME?
The Information Standard will at all times comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998, including ensuring that there are appropriate technological and operational procedures in place to protect our users' information. When you submit personal data via the web site, this is protected both online and offline.
All of our users' information, not just personal data, has restricted access. Our employees must use password-protected log-in screens to gain entry to restricted information. Furthermore, all employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. When new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure your information is protected. You may at any time request a copy of the data we hold on you by sending an email to the address at www.theinformationstandard.org  or by written notice to us. A fee of £10 will be charged for this.
• We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input.
• We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in connection with the collection, storage and disclosure of personally identifiable customer information. Our security procedures mean that we may occasionally request proof of identity before we disclose personal information to you.

WHAT ABOUT THIRD-PARTY ADVERTISERS AND LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES?
Our site may include third-party advertising and links to other websites. We do not provide any personally identifiable customer information to these advertisers or third-party websites.
Please be aware that The Information Standard is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other websites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.

WHAT INFORMATION CAN I ACCESS?
The Information Standard gives you access to a broad range of information about your account and your interactions with The Information Standard for the purpose of viewing and updating that information.

NOTICES AND REVISIONS
If you have any concern about privacy at theinformationstandard.org, please email us a thorough description to informationstandard@capita.co.uk and we will try to resolve the issue for you.
Our Privacy Policy might change from time to time. We may e-mail periodic reminders of our notices and conditions, unless you have instructed us not to, but you should check our website frequently to see recent changes. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account. We will never materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of your information.

NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will notify you of those changes on our Homepage so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. You will have a choice as to whether or not we use the information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the changed privacy policy unless you notify us that you wish to unsubscribe.

LOG FILES AND COOKIES
We use IP addresses to analyse trends, administer the website, track users’ movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to any personally identifiable information.

You may opt-out of receiving information from us by email at any time by sending an email to the address at informationstandard@capita.co.uk, or by written notice to us.

Last updated: 16/08/2012