\nPersonal address and contact information is collected about all of our members and delegates to our events.
\nICS takes financial information e.g. credit card etc at the time of payment but does not store these details.
\nMeta data about visitors to our websites is collected anonymously tracking web usage, browser information and cookie data to better understand our clients needs.
We use contact information to email, telephone, post to people who have been ICS members or attended our events. Our primary aims are the charitable mission of the ICS and the fulfilment of business obligations to our customers, clients and partners.\n
We hold your personal data on the basis of consent and our contractual obligations as a part of ICS membership. Your data can be removed at any time by contacting us at email@example.com. Note that we must hold your data if you are an ICS member as part of our contract with you involves providing you with information and services to your contact addresses.\n
ICS will treat your data confidentially. When we are publishing your scientific work we will not publish your contact details. We will store and protect your contact information for ICS use. This data is sometimes shared with companies employed by ICS to fulfil our business needs and on our behalf. ICS never sells or licenses access to your data to third parties for any reason.\n
The ICS Office is based in the UK but our members and clients are global. We will therefore comply with UK legislation but will utilise computer services worldwide as we see fit in order to deliver the best service to our members and clients. When using services outside of the UK we will maintain the high security and privacy standards our members expect and comply with UK legislation.\n
ICS will make every effort to secure your data and prevent against accidental loss. Bulk data export will only be sent on secure encrypted channels. Policies are regularly reviewed to ensure safety and security are maintained. Staff training and legal contracts will be employed as we see fit to ensure a secure environment is maintained. Disaster recovery measures are put in place to prevent data loss. ICS Systems are located at a secure remote facility complying with the highest physical security standards.\n
ICS will keep contact details indefinitely until our members no longer require our services. Membership information will then be deleted from online systems and summary meta data archived offline for historical purposes. Personal contact data can be deleted on request at any time though this is not compatible with ICS membership.\n
All users have access to their contact information and can update them at will. Correction and deletion is under the users’ control. If you wish to have your data deleted at any time please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a complaint you can do so with the Information Commissioner’s Office https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/information-commissioner-s-office
\nWe will not release your information unless we can verify your identity and reserve the right to contact you via your published public profile and place of work if your identity is in dispute. All of these rights are subject to UK legislation and we will release your information to the relevant legal authorities if compelled by law.
You may contact ICS by email, telephone or in writing https://www.ics.org/contact\n
ICS is a membership society with many individuals publishing their academic work, research and opinion. ICS has copyright of all authors work published and permission should be sought for replication. Opinions and work published are the authors. Links to external sites do not mean endorsement of content.\n
In addition all users of the ICS website, systems and attendees at ICS events are expected to follow the ICS Code of Conduct.