The CBI is a not-for-profit organisation, and is the UK’s premier business lobbying organisation, providing a voice for employers at a national and international level. In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, the CBI is registered as a ‘Data Controller’ on the public Register of Data Controllers as maintained by the UK’s Information Commissioner. Our registration number is Z9947096.
We may change this privacy notice from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure you are happy with any changes.
What information do we collect?
When you use this website, please bear in mind that we may record:
- the areas of the website that you visit; and
- information about your computer, such as which browser you are using, your network location, the type of connection you are using (e.g. broadband, ADSL etc) and your IP address.
We will collect information from you if you complete any forms on our website, if you attend an event, contact us with comments or specific requests, or from any other correspondence and telephone calls with you. We will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and other privacy legislation.
Once you register or log in or submit information through our website we will know who you are and your activities on this website and information about you and/or your company may be recorded on our systems. For example, we may ask for the following information when you submit an online enquiry:
- your name;
- company name;
- job title
- social media profiles;
- email address;
- postal address; and
- details about your company’s size, sector and turnover.
What do we do with the information we collect?
We use this information for all sorts of reasons.
The main reason we use this information is to provide you with the website and our products and services (whether available via the website or offline). We also use the information for:
- providing you with the highest possible level of service and to help you get the best out of this website;
- for the effective administration of this website and to record user patterns;
- to send you details of CBI products, events and services likely to be of interest;
- to respond to your comments or specific requests;
- internal record keeping; and
- market research.
We would like to provide you with information about CBI’s products, events and services, and other information which we think you may find interesting. We may send you such information by post, email and/or telephone unless you have asked us not to do so.
If you are a customer of ours or you have previously asked us for information on our products and services, we may send you information by email. However, in every marketing email message we send you we will give you the opportunity to unsubscribe from our mailings altogether.
We do not provide your personal information to external organisations (i.e. outside of the CBI) for their own marketing purposes without your explicit consent.
If at any time you do not want your information used for direct marketing purposes please contact us at email@example.com and if you decide that you no longer wish to receive marketing emails from us, please either follow the unsubscribe link in one of our marketing email messages or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who do we share this information with?
Your personal information may be shared with our CBI offices in Brussels, Washington DC or Beijing. Please bear in mind that the countries to which your personal data is sent may have a different standard of data protection than the UK. However, we have put in place protections to ensure that your information is adequately protected.
We may share your personal information with organisations acting on our behalf, such as mailing houses, partners in joint ventures and companies contracted to run our events. These third party processors will only use the information to provide that service. However, we will retain control of your data and any third party service provider that we use must act in accordance with our instructions.
In some circumstances, we may have to disclose your personal information by law, because a court or the police or other law enforcement agency has asked us for it.
How to get copies of or amend the information we have collected
You may request details of the personal information that we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. If you would like a copy of the information held about you please write to us at CBI, Cannon Place, 78 Cannon Street, London, EC4N 6HN or email us at email@example.com.
The CBI will endeavour to ensure the information we hold about you is accurate and up to date. You can check the information that we hold about you by emailing us. If you find any inaccuracies we will delete or correct them promptly. If you have any questions or comments about the data we hold on you email the CBI at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information on minors
The CBI does not knowingly collect any personal information of children under 12 without the consent of their parent or carer.
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. We also carry out an annual independent data security audit.
If at any point you suspect or become aware of a security incident (e.g. you receive a suspicious communication from someone holding themselves out to be a CBI employee or from a dupe website claiming to be affiliated with the CBI), please forward the communication to us or report the incident by email to ITServices.Helpdesk@cbi.org.uk or in writing to the CBI at CBI, Cannon Place, 78 Cannon Street, London, EC4N 6HN as soon as possible
Linking to other websites
The CBI uses reputable third parties to deliver the e-mails you receive if you have subscribed to e-mail newsletters, or have chosen to receive information about CBI products/services. These third parties use unique identifiers and invisible images (often called “pixel tags” or “clear GIFs”) to perform message open sensing, message format sensing, and click-through sensing in order to bring you more relevant information.