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Privacy Statement

Our policy is to respect and protect the privacy of anyone who visits the Electrical Contractors' Association's website.

Personal information collected via online forms

Where we ask you for personal information via an online form, this information will only be used for the purpose indicated and will be held in a secure manner. It will not be used for any other purpose without your permission, and will not be kept for longer than necessary. If you are concerned about providing your personal information online please contact us and we will arrange alternative means for you to provide this information.

Use of IP addresses

We collect IP addresses only for the purposes of system administration and to audit the use of our site. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, which means that while your user session will be logged you will remain anonymous to us.

Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Devices

We use cookies to help personalise your use of our site. A cookie is a small piece of information which is sent to your computer's hard drive by the web server so that the website can remember who you are. This information may include information relating to your use of eca.co.uk, information about your computer such as the computer's IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at our site via a link from third party site, the URL of the linking page. If you are a registered user this may include your name and email address for verification purposes.

We use information from cookies for purposes which may include:

• identifying returning users, registrants and subscribers and to allow subscribers to be presented with a personalised version of the site

• enabling you to move more easily around our site

• tracking your use of our site to better develop our sites in accordance with your requirements

• building up a demographic profile

You can delete cookies from your hard drive at any time however this will mean that any settings such as your stored username and password will have to be reset. You can set your internet browser so that it will not allow cookies to be stored on your computer. This may reduce functionality of the site, prevent access to subscriber-only areas of the site and mean that certain features or content will not be available to you.

From time to time we may permit 3rd party companies to set cookies on eca.co.uk for purposes which may include market research, serving advertisements, revenue tracking or to improve functionality of the site.

Analytics

We like to keep track of what pages and links are popular and which ones don't get used so much to help us keep our sites relevant and up to date. It's also very useful to be able to identify trends of how people navigate (find their way through) our sites and if they get 'error messages' from web pages.

This group of cookies, often called 'analytics cookies' are used to gather this information. These cookies don't collect information that identifies you. The information collected is anonymous and is grouped with the information from everyone else’s cookies. We can then see the overall patterns of usage rather than any one person’s activity. Analytics cookies only record activity on the site you are on and they are only used to improve how a website works.

External Links

This site contains links to other sites. The Electrical Contractors' Association is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these sites nor do we endorse any externally linked sites.

Security

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, data protection issues generally, or if you have any comments about the accuracy of information on this site please contact info@eca.co.uk.