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Privacy Policy

The Contractors Mechanical Plant Engineers recognises that your privacy is very important to you and that it is your right to control your personal information. We know that providing personal information is an act of trust and we take that trust seriously.


Updated April 2017


The Contractors Mechanical Plant Engineers will never sell, rent or, except as set out in this Privacy Policy, otherwise disclose any of your personal information, including your Email address, to any third party without your consent. Unless you give us specific consent to act otherwise, the following policies will govern how The Contractors Mechanical Plant Engineers handles the personal information that you provide to us.

This Privacy Policy sets out:

  • Collection and use of information
  • Information storage
  • Information sharing and disclosure
  • Security and prevention against loss, misuse or alteration of information
  • Your ability to edit and cancel your account
  • Changes to this Privacy Policy
  • Contact details

This Privacy Policy is deemed to be incorporated into the Rules and Conditions of the association, which you should read together with this Privacy Policy. Capitalised words used but not defined in this Privacy Policy have the meaning given to them in the Terms and Conditions.


Collection and use of information

The information held by the association is collected and collated from your completed membership form. All of this information is collected and used only in aggregate; that is, it is entered into our database, where we can use it to generate overall individual reports.

You will be able to take advantage of all of the features and benefits of the association. The Contractors Mechanical Plant Engineers collects some or all of the personally identifiable information set out below when you join The Contractors Mechanical Plant Engineers, when you access and use this Website, the information we collect will vary depending on the individual circumstances.


What we collect

  • Name
  • Address
  • Business Name
  • Email address
  • Web address
  • Telephone number
  • Mobile telephone number (optional)
  • Payment method: Direct Debit, Standing Order, Cheque, etc.
  • Relevant information about your business.


Information you submit for your User Profile

How we use it:

  • To communicate with you regarding your membership of The Contractors Mechanical Plant Engineers
  • To contact you about the products and/or services on this Website in which you have expressed an interest
  • To display your User Profile to others users of this Website (in accordance with your security settings)
  • To email you news and information
  • To send you samples of, or marketing materials relating to, third party products or services which we believe may be of interest to you. Such materials may be sent by us separately. Please note that at no time is it necessary for us to provide your personally identifiable information to third parties in order to send you these materials
  • To improve services and enhance personalisation. Additionally, authorised CMPE officers may update your registration information to accurately reflect any new information included in any communications received from you.


Communication Preferences

If you do not want to receive emails from us with news and information, you can change your contact preferences at any time by completing the contact form at cmpe.co.uk or notifying the national secretary.


Information storage

All information you provide to us is stored in the UK only on secure servers that are protected in secure facilities including firewall protection and located in those countries that form part of the European Economic Area or are considered to provide adequate protection for personal information under the European Union Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC).


‘Cookies’ are small text files that are stored by the browser on your computer. Websites are able to read and write these files, which allows them to store things like personalisation details and user preferences. We use cookies for a number of purposes, including to:

  • recognise you as a CMPE member;
  • provide you with customised content while you are using member services;
  • deliver advertisements relevant to your interests when you visit our Website and use our member services;
  • provide general internal analytics to conduct research to improve our Website;
  • support security measures such as are in place at this time.

In addition to our own cookies, we allow certain third parties and affiliates to set and access their cookies on your computer such as companies providing auditing, research and reporting for advertisers. Those parties’ use of cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not our Privacy Policy.

The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. Additionally, you can disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-on’s settings or visiting the website of its manufacturer. However, because cookies allow you to take advantage of some of our Website essential features, we recommend that you leave them turned on. If you do leave cookies turned on, be sure to sign off when you finish using a shared computer.


Information sharing and disclosure

The Contractors Mechanical Plant Engineers is committed to protecting your personal information. We will not disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties without your consent except:

  • where The Contractors Mechanical Plant Engineers is required by law to disclose information to third parties;
  • where the disclosure is necessary for the performance of our operations (eg. mail delivery, protecting us from fraud, and payment of your membership); or

We also may share your personal information with third parties (ie sponsors and advertisers) specifically engaged by The Contractors Mechanical Plant Engineers to provide services to us, in which case we will require those parties to keep that information confidential and secure and to use it solely for the purpose of providing the specified services to us.

Companies and individuals registered with The Contractors Mechanical Plant Engineers Affiliate Program receive aggregate information about customers that they direct to The Contractors Mechanical Plant Engineers through links on their websites. No personally identifiable information is provided to affiliate members; the information collected from our affiliates is used strictly for the affiliates program and will not be used for general marketing purposes.

The Contractors Mechanical Plant Engineers also provides analysis of our members to prospective partners and other third parties. We do this so that we can understand you better, and so we can keep bringing you first-rate member services. We may also disclose, on an anonymous basis, literal statements made by our members.

Linked websites are not under the control of The Contractors Mechanical Plant Engineers and we are not responsible for the conduct of companies linked to our Website. Before disclosing your personal information on any other website, we advise you to examine its terms and conditions of use and privacy policy.

Please note that you have certain rights under the Data Protection Act 1998. You have the right to be told what personal information we hold about you, to correct errors in that information and to prevent The Contractors Mechanical Plant Engineers from using your personal information. Should you wish to exercise that these rights, or if you have any questions concerning The Contractors Mechanical Plant Engineers privacy policy at the contact details below.


Security and prevention against loss, misuse or alteration of information

The Contractors Mechanical Plant Engineers has implemented technology and security features, as well as strict internal guidelines, to safeguard the privacy of your personal information from unauthorised access or improper use. We will continue to enhance our security procedures as new technology becomes available.

While we make every effort to ensure that your information is secure on our system, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.

Access authorisation is granted only to key Contractors Mechanical Plant Engineers members only and to our agents if necessary for the performance of our operations or for them to provide services to us. Any information accessed by those agents is required to be kept confidential and secure and is not permitted to be used for any purpose except to provide their services to us.

Backups are kept to prevent loss of information.


Your ability to edit and cancel your membership

You cannot access your membership online. To update and correct the business and personal details you must contact us in writing through the contact submission form on the website.

If you decide to cancel your membership of the Contractors Mechanical Plant Engineers, your membership will be deactivated immediately once any term of the membership has expired. However, we are required to retain your information for accounting, operational and administrative purposes and in accordance with applicable laws.


Changes to this Privacy Policy

From time to time, administrators of The Contractors Mechanical Plant Engineers will review and may edit this policy in accordance with potential changes to our membership and as required by law. The national officers of The Contractors Mechanical Plant Engineers reserve the right to change its Privacy Policy at any time.


Contact details

By completing the contact submission form on the cmpe.co.uk website.



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