Privacy notice

This privacy notice explains how STEP uses any personal information we collect about you when you use this website.

What information do we collect about you?

How will we use the information about you?

What security measures are in place?

Data retention

Marketing

Access to your information and correction

Cookies

Other websites

Changes to our privacy policy

How to contact us

What information do we collect about you?

We collect information that you provide by filling in forms (such as STEP and CLT application forms), which are provided directly by us or found on our website www.step.org. This includes information provided at the time of applying to become a member of STEP, when posting material, or when enquiring about further services such as requesting to attend STEP events and conferences. Website usage information is collected using cookies.

How will we use the information about you?

We collect information about you to process your membership, manage your account and, if you consent, to keep you informed about STEP and our services that may be of interest to you and relevant to your membership. Where consent has been obtained, STEP will only share your information with GDPR compliant third parties when deemed appropriate and of benefit to you. STEP may share your person information with GDPR-compliant third parties when legally instructed, or where STEP has a justifiable legitimate interest (such as for auditing purposes). STEP will not provide your personal information to third parties for any other purpose. We will use your information collected from the website to personalise and improve your repeat visits and for statistical analysis.

What security measures are in place?

STEP uses industry-standard SSL certificates to encrypt website traffic to safeguard all data sent and received.

Data retention

Where a payment has been made, STEP will retain your personal data for six years for compliance with the UK Companies Act 2006. If legally required, STEP may retain your details further but only under specific circumstances.

Marketing

We would like to send you information about STEP and our services that will be of interest and benefit to you. If you have consented to receive marketing, you may opt out at any time. You have a right to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes. If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please click here.

Access to your information and correction

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email or write to us at the following address. Depending on the extent of the request, we may make a small charge for this service. We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate.

Cookies

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity. For further information visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org. You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the above websites tell you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases some of our website features may not function as a result.

Other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. This privacy notice only applies to this website so when you link to other websites you should read their own privacy notices.

Changes to our privacy notice

We keep our privacy notice under regular review and we will place any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 5 April 2018.

How to contact us

Please contact us at dataprotection@step.org if you have any questions about our privacy notice or information we hold about you.