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Privacy Policy

SIANI is committed to ensuring that your personal details are protected when you use our websites or subscribe to our mailing lists. This privacy policy sets out how we use and protect any information that you provide. It includes:

  • What information SIANI may collect about you;
  • What SIANI does with the information we gather about you;
  • When SIANI may use your details to contact you;
  • Whether SIANI will disclose your details to anyone else;
  • Your choices regarding the personal information you have provided; and
  • SIANI’s commitment to keeping your details secure.

What information will SIANI collect about me?

Information will be requested from you when you subscribe to receive one of our newsletters, join as a member, post a comment, or sign up to attend any SIANI events.

By entering your details in the fields requested, you enable SIANI and its service providers to deliver the services you select. We may collect the following information:

  • Name, organisation and job title;
  • Contact information, including email address;
  • Demographic information gender;
  • Preferences and interests;
  • Other information relevant to user surveys.

How will SIANI use the information they collect and when will they contact me?

SIANI will use your personal information to:

  • Periodically send you email announcements about new reports, activities or other information you may find interesting;
  • Contact you for service administration purposes (for instance, if you have forgotten your password or if you have posted a comment on our blog);
  • Invite you to participate in or contribute to specific research projects being undertaken by SIANI members (participation is always voluntary).
  • You will have the option to unsubscribe from SIANI mailing lists if you wish, and you may opt to receive mailings from only one list.

Be aware that SIANI’s website contains links to other websites of interest operated by third parties. These third-party websites have their own privacy policies, including cookies, and we recommend that you review them as they will govern the use of personal information you submit whilst visiting these websites.

We do not accept any liability for the privacy practices of such third-party websites.

Will SIANI share my personal details with anyone else?

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or disclosure is required by law. In some instances, however, SIANI may use third parties to process your information (for example to send a newsletter).

On these occasions, we will require that these third parties comply strictly with our policy and will prohibit the use of your personal information for their own business purposes.

How will SIANI keep my information secure?

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

While we strive to keep the information that you supply secure, because of the nature of the internet, we cannot guarantee that your information will remain 100% secure at all times.

How long will SIANI keep my personal information?

The personal information you provide will be kept on our database for as long as is reasonably required for the purpose(s) for which it was submitted.

If you delete your account or request to be removed from a particular mailing list, this request will be processed within a reasonable time-frame and all private data held will be securely deleted from our system.

How can I contact SIANI about this policy?

If you have any comments or questions about the SIANI’s privacy policy you can contact us by email

Changes to SIANI's privacy policy

SIANI reserves the right to amend this policy by updating this page. For this reason, you may want to check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 1 Nov 2017.