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Privacy Statement

By using this website you give your consent that all personal data submitted by you may be processed by SCI for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.

SCI takes care to protect the privacy of its Members and Users of this website and any of SCI's subsidiary websites. This Policy, regarding the collection, retention and use of your Personal Information, explains how we process information about Member and Non-Member website visitors.

SCI's Policy regarding the collection, retention and use of your Personal Information is as follows.

What Personal Information do we collect about you?

SCI is interested in delivering services and information of direct and useful relevance to its Members and Non-Members. Such services or products may include newsletters/bulletins, email alerts, correspondence, surveys, or competitions.

From time to time you may be asked to submit personal information about yourself in order to receive the full benefit of SCI membership, products and services. We will only collect and retain personal data to the extent that it is strictly necessary for our purposes.

How we collect and use information about you

The most common way SCI collects information online is when you complete a membership application form, renew your fees or register as a delegate for an event or completing other forms online. We also collect information when you voluntarily complete surveys, provide feedback or participate in competitions. Website usage information is collected using cookies (see below).

Opting out from marketing communications

You may at any time opt out of any SCI communications. If you wish to opt out of receiving postal communications please contact the SCI Membership Department (contact details as shown below). If you wish to opt out of email communications please use the 'Unsubscribe' link provided.

Access to your information and correction

You have a right to request a copy of the information we hold about you.

SCI aims to keep the information it holds about you accurate and up to date. If at any time you want to verify, update or amend any information we hold about you or if you become aware of possible errors or inaccuracies please send your request to: SCI Membership Department, 14/15 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8PS, UK.

Cookies

Cookies are text files of information that a website places on your computer so that it can remember you and your preferred interests more quickly. We do not store any personal details in the cookies. Cookies cannot be used to identify you personally.

The cookies on our site enable us to:

  • gauge how many people are visiting our website and what they are looking at
  • recognise you when you return to our site
  • store information about your preferences to allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests

We also let the Google Analytics service collect cookies during the time you use our website. These cookies will enable us to:

  • Identify the first and last pages you visit and your total number of visits to the website
  • See how long you spend on any page on our website
  • How you have been viewing the website ie what web browser you have used, what operating system etc.
  • Find out how you came to access the website including any keyword searches, search engine information or other sites you linked from.

The SCI website uses the following cookies:

Cookie Name

Purpose

Intrusiveness

More information

Site operation cookie

ASP.NET_SessionId

This temporary session cookie is essential for the normal operation of the SCI website.

Minimally intrusive

First party cookie.
The cookie is deleted once you close your browser.

Details on Session IDs can be found on the Microsoft website.

Registration system Sign In cookie, without the ‘Stay signed in for up to 1 month’ option.

.ASPXAUTH

This temporary session cookie allows you to sign in to your account but will not remember your details for future sign ins.

Minimally intrusive

First party cookie.
This encrypted cookie stores your sign in information for the session and is deleted once you close your browser.

Registration system Sign In cookie, with the ‘Stay signed in for up to 1 month’ option.

.ASPXAUTH

This persistent cookie allows you to sign in to your account and remember your details.

Minimally intrusive

First party cookie.
This encrypted cookie stores your sign in information and expires after 1 month from set/update.

Forum system, for user signed in to the website.

ForumAuthCookie

This persistent cookie allows you to use the SCI Forums once signed in to your account.

Minimally intrusive

First party cookie.
This encrypted cookie stores your sign in information and expires after 2 hours from set/update.

Website search, if you use the search results’ Save Query or Filter features.

CoveoSavedQueries2
CoveoSavedFilters2

These persistent cookies allow you to save your search queries or filters.

Moderately intrusive

First party cookies.
These encrypted cookies store any saved search query or filter details and expire after 99 years from set/update.

Google Analytics

_utma
_utmb
_utmc
_utmz

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site.

Minimally intrusive

First party cookie.
_utmc is a session cookie, deleted at the end of your session. All others are persistent cookies expiring 2 years, 30 minutes and 6 months respectively.

More information can be found on the Google Analytics website.


The events details and booking pages and the membership subscription payment pages use the following cookies:

Cookie Name

Purpose

Intrusiveness

More information

Site operation cookie

ASPSESSIONIDQCSDDSTB

This temporary session cookie is essential for the normal operation of the Members website.

Minimally intrusive

First party cookie.
The cookie is deleted once you close your browser.

Redirection cookie

Version

This is a temporary session cookie that remembers the last page you used and enables you to go back to it.

Minimally intrusive

First party cookie.
The cookie is deleted once you close your browser.

Redirection cookie

Type

This is a temporary session cookie that remembers the last page you used and enables you to go back to it.

Minimally intrusive

First party cookie.
The cookie is deleted once you close your browser.

Remember me

Lastlogin

These persistent cookies allow you to save your log in details.

Moderately intrusive

First party cookie.
This cookie expires after 32 hours from set/update.

Google Analytics

_utma
_utmb
_utmc
_utmz

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site.

Minimally intrusive

First party cookie.
_utmc is a session cookie, deleted at the end of your session. All others are persistent cookies expiring 2 years, 30 minutes and 6 months respectively.

More information can be found on the Google Analytics website.

To find out more on cookies generally and about how to restrict or block the cookies this site uses, please visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/.

DoubleClick Advertising
We use the DoubleClick advertising service, which is owned and run by Google, to display advertisements on the C&I website. Some generic information about you may be stored in DoubleClick cookies when you view and click on DoubleClick adverts. This might include, for example, which internet browser you are using and which country you are in (for geo-targeting purposes). However, it is Doubleclick's policy to never use your name, address, email address, phone number or any other type of personally identifiable information to deliver Internet adverts.

SCI will only upload specifically-chosen adverts for display on the C&I website. These may be ‘house’ adverts, which promote SCI activities, or ‘paid-for’ adverts provided by sponsors. We will not show any other adverts according to your recent browsing history.

For more information and details on how to opt out of the DoubleClick service, please visit the Google site at: http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/. More information on Google’s privacy policy can be read here: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.


Please note
that if you restrict or block cookies, this may reduce the performance and usability of the site.

Other websites

The SCI website contains links to other sites, and is provided as a convenience to you. You are under no obligation to use these sites, but if you choose to do so, please be aware that these sites have separate content, privacy and data collection policies. Please refer to these before interacting with the site. The SCI cannot accept responsibility for any use of your personal information by these sites.

Social network links:

Facebook privacy policy Click Here
This notice explains the Facebook online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used

Twitter privacy policy Click Here
This notice explains the Twitter online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used

SCI Members' Directory

The information added into the SCI Members' Directory will be available to all SCI members. The Directory allows members to give their consent to only information they wish to share with other SCI Members. Your details will not be shared with anyone other than the membership.

Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to modify, alter or otherwise update this Policy at any time and users are encouraged to review this policy from time to time. Any changes to the Policy will be highlighted on the SCI homepage.

How to contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you:

By email: membership@soci.org.

Or write to us at: Membership Department, SCI, 14/15 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8PS, UK.