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Data protection policy

We understand that legal requirements may be different in other countries but, as the IET is a UK-based organisation and subject to UK law, all those who work on behalf of the IET are required to comply with the relevant standards.

This policy provides information about data protection and how it applies to the IET and its volunteers, together with providing the steps to be taken by IET volunteers who have access to the personal data of individuals with whom the IET has or may have a relationship. This could include our members, staff, customers, suppliers, volunteers, and donors - any individual we deal with.

It’s important that you familiarise yourself with the policy to help you comply with good practice and protect both yourself and the IET.  If you have any queries on data protection please contact the Volunteer Support Unit.

Data Disposal

The guidance below applies to IET data in electronic and paper format or records which have been transferred to any other format. The guidance is provided in addition to and should be read in conjunction with the IET’s Data Protection Policy for volunteers. You will also find useful guidance on securing your IT systems in the IT Acceptable Use Policy and Password Guidance.