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We have split the cookies used on our site into four categories – strictly necessary cookies, functional cookies, performance cookies and advertising cookies. Each of these categories is explained below along with details of the specific cookies used, though within each category we may use additional or alternative cookies at any time.
A. Strictly necessary cookies
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1. About our Terms
This website is provided and operated by the Electrical Industries Charity, Company Number 09237982, Registered charity in England and Wales (1012131) and Scotland (SCO38811) and the wholly owned trading company, The Electrical Industries Trading Company Limited Company Number 09237982 (collectively ‘The Electrical Industries Charity’) all at the Registered office: Rotherwick House, 3 Thomas More St, London E1W 1YZ
2. Using the Site
The Site is for your personal and non-commercial use only. You agree that you are solely responsible for all costs and expenses you may incur in relation to your use of the Site. The Site is intended for use only by those who can access it from within the
UK. If you choose to access the Site from locations outside the UK, you are responsible for compliance with local laws where they are applicable. We may prevent or suspend your access to the Site if you do not comply with any part of these Terms, the documents referred to in them or any applicable law.
3. Ownership, use and intellectual property rights
This Site and all intellectual property rights in it, including but not limited to any text, images, video, audio or other multimedia content, or other information or material on the Site ('Content'), are owned by us, our licensors or both (as applicable). Intellectual property rights means rights such as copyright, trade marks, domain names, design rights, patents and other intellectual property rights of any kind whether or not they are registered or unregistered (anywhere in the world). We and our licensors reserve all of our and their rights in any intellectual property in connection with these Terms. This means, for example, that we and they remain owners of them and free to use them as we and they see fit. The following intellectual property rights restrictions apply to your use of this Site:
a. Commercial use or publication of any or all of the Content is strictly prohibited without prior authorisation from us. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring any licence to use any item displayed, other than as necessary to enable you to access the Site.
b. You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) of our Site for your personal private use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to Content posted. However, you must not modify the paper or digital copies of any Content you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
4. Rules about linking to our Site
You may link to our Site, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.
You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. You must not establish a link to our Site on any website that is not owned by you. Our Site must not be framed on any other site. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
5. Site services
We reserve the right to vary any event registration fees and the prices of any goods or services listed without notice. All event registrations and orders for goods and services are subject to availability. We reserve the right to refuse to accept any registration and to refuse to supply any goods or services to any individual.
6. Accuracy of information and availability of the Site
While we try to make sure that the Site is available, accurate, up-to-date and free from bugs, we do not warrant that provision of the Site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this Site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs. The Site is provided "as is". We do not promise that the Site will be fit or suitable for any purpose. The Site and the Content are provided for your general information purposes only and to inform you about us and our activities, news, services and other websites that may be of interest. The Content does not constitute technical, financial or legal advice or any other type of advice and neither the Site nor the Content should be relied upon for any purposes. We may suspend or terminate operation of the Site at any time as we see fit. We recommend that you take appropriate safeguards to protect against viruses before downloading any Content.
7. Hyperlinks and references to other websites
The Site may contain links or references to websites operated by other organisations. Any such links or references are provided for your convenience only. We do not control such websites, and are not responsible for their contents. Our inclusion of links or references to such websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators. You are responsible for evaluating the accuracy and completeness of any information contained on third party websites, and also the value and integrity of any goods and services offered. Your use of a third party website may be governed by the terms and conditions of that third party site.
8. Security of the Site
Although the Site uses encryption security software in areas where online payment details are accepted, the security of information and payments transmitted via the internet cannot be guaranteed.
9. Limitation on our liability
Except for any legal responsibility that we cannot exclude at law (such as death or personal injury), we are not legally responsible for any:
a.losses that: (i) were not foreseeable to you and us when these Terms were formed; or (ii) that were not caused by any breach on our part;
b.business losses; or
c.losses to non-consumers.
To the extent permissible under applicable law, we are not legally responsible for any losses or damage incurred or sustained by viruses transmitted via the Site and the Content, or incurred or sustained when transmitting information by email or otherwise over the internet.
10. Events beyond our control
We shall have no liability to you for any breach of these Terms, or loss or damage which may be suffered by you or any third party due to any event or circumstance beyond our reasonable control including, but not limited to, strikes, lock-outs or other industrial disputes, breakdown of systems or network access, flood, fire, explosion or accident.
11. Rights of third parties
No one other than a party to these Terms has any right to enforce any of these Terms.
These Terms are dated 5 May 2018. No changes to these Terms are valid or have any effect unless agreed by us in writing. We reserve the right to vary these Terms from time to time. Our updated terms will be displayed on the Site and by continuing to use and access the Site following such changes, you agree to be bound by any variation made by us. It is your responsibility to check these Terms from time to time to verify such variations.
We will try to resolve any disputes with you quickly and efficiently. If you are unhappy with us please contact us as soon as possible. If you and we cannot resolve a dispute using our complaint handling procedure, we will: a.let you know that we cannot settle the dispute with you; and b.give you certain information about our alternative dispute resolution provider. These Terms, their subject matter and their formation, are governed by English law. You and we both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction except that if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.
We are committed to protecting your personal information and being transparent about what we do with it, no matter how you interact with us. That is whether you want to work, volunteer or advocate for us, donate, buy goods or use our services, want information, training or want to learn more about what we do.
We are committed to using your personal information in accordance with our responsibilities. We are required to provide you with the information in this Privacy Notice under applicable law which includes:
• the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679.
• the Data Protection Act 2018; and
• the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003.
We will not do anything with your information you wouldn’t reasonably expect.
Processing of your personal information is carried out by or on behalf of the Electrical Industries Charity, Company Number 09237982, Registered charity in England and Wales (1012131) and Scotland (SCO38811) and the wholly owned trading company, The Electrical Industries Trading Company Limited Company Number 09237982 (collectively ‘The Electrical Industries Charity’) all at the Registered office: Rotherwick House, 3 Thomas More St, London E1W 1YZ. There is a data sharing agreement in place between the Charity and the trading company.
This notice, together with our website terms and conditions and our cookies policy tells you about how we collect, use, and protect your personal information.
If you have any queries about our Privacy Notice, please get in touch with our data protection Officer:
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How and when we collect information about you
When you directly give us information
We may collect and store information about you when you interact with us. For example, this could be when you:
When you indirectly give us information
When you interact with us on social media platforms such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter or LinkedIn we may also obtain some personal information about you. The information we receive will depend on the privacy preferences you have set on each platform and the privacy policies of each platform. To change your settings on these platforms, please refer to their privacy notices.
We may obtain information about your visit to our site, for example the pages you visit and how you navigate the site, by using cookies. Please visit our cookies policy for information on this.
When we receive personal data indirectly
When clients apply for our services, we may request details of dependants, partners, and next-of-kin to allow us to fully assess the client’s requirements. In this instance we are receiving personal data of the client’s family member from the client and not from the family member directly.
What information we might collect
When you engage with us by phone, mail, in person or online, we may collect information about you (referred to in this Privacy Notice as 'personal information'). This may include your name, address, email address, telephone number, date of birth, job title and details of your education and career, why you are interested in the Electrical Industries Charity, and other information relating to you personally which you may choose to provide to us. Moreover, depending on your support needs we will also collect information regarding and not limited to your mental and/or physical health.
Data protection law recognises that certain types of personal information are more sensitive. This is known as 'sensitive' or 'special category' personal information and covers information revealing racial or ethnic origin, religious or philosophical beliefs and political opinions, trade union membership, genetic or biometric data, information concerning health or data concerning a person's sex life or sexual orientation.
Sensitive information will only be collected where necessary, for example, we may need to collect health information from you when you apply for grant assistance, register for a challenge event or to deliver a community service as a volunteer or member of staff. Clear notices will be provided at the time we collect this information, stating what information is needed, and why.
With your explicit consent, we may also collect sensitive personal information if you choose to tell us about your experiences relating to our services for use in a case study.
If you're 16 or under
If you're aged 16 or under, you must get your parent/guardian’s permission before you provide any personal information to us.
How and why we use your information
We will use your personal information for the purposes outlined below. We have also noted the legal basis that we apply to each processing purpose:
Our services: If you, or your family member, applies to access our support and referral services, we will collect certain information from you to confirm eligibility to access our services and to assess the specific support services required (contractual necessity). As part of this process we may require to obtain some health details to understand what support is required, and for this purpose we ask for your prior consent to collect this information unless consent is not appropriate in the circumstances and we need to ask for the health data for the purpose of (i) providing confidential mental health support including counselling, psychiatric referral, GP referral, specialist assessments, advice or occupational health support; (ii) to safeguard children or adults at risk; or (iii) to safeguard the economic well-being of certain individuals at risk. If you sign up for our Lottery, we will collect certain personal information about you (such as your work payroll ID or national insurance number, name, address and contact details) on our online portal to enrol you into the scheme and contact you as may be required. For example, to provide you with the winning lottery numbers. To process your personal information for the Lottery, we reply on your specific consent at the time of sign up and our legitimate interests.
Case Studies: With your prior consent only, we would be grateful to use your case study to illustrate how we help people within the industry. These Case Studies are regularly featured on our website, other social media platforms and in various literature such as our Annual Review, and this enables us to raise awareness and funding for other people in need. It is an excellent way of showing just how broad and beneficial our help can be. Where you specifically request, we can change names and identifying details to protect your privacy.
Donation processing: We will process personal information you provide to administer any one-off or on-going donations (contractual necessity) you make and claim Gift Aid (legal obligation placed on us)
Responding to a request: If you contact us with a query, we may use your personal information to provide you with a response. This is based on our and your legitimate interests of responding to your query.
Fundraising or direct marketing: We will only send you marketing information by email, SMS, or phone if you have given us specific consent. If you withdraw your consent and then subsequently opt in to receive marketing information again, then your most recent preference may supersede. If you have signed up to the Lottery, you may also receive postal mail or emailin relation to winning or legal updates, which you can opt out of at any time by unsubscribing from the email or contacting us on:
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Our profiling and analysis activities can be broken into five categories:
1. Data matching
We may combine the personal information you have given us with data obtained from external sources, such as the Office for National Statistics, to infer the likely social, demographic and financial characteristics, so we can tailor our services to better meet your needs or the needs of others like you based on the insight we gain from the profile we build. We will not use the results of this data matching activity in a way that intrudes on your privacy or your previously expressed privacy preferences.
We conduct analysis of grant recipients by group, post code or area where supporters may be based. This is to ensure that service access in all geographical areas is addressed.
3. Major donor analysis
We may carry out research to determine whether an individual could be a potential major donor. We may use publicly available information from third party sources such as Google; Companies House; published biographies and publicly available LinkedIn profiles.
The type of information we collect can include:
4. High value event planning
We may also use profiling to produce short biographies of people who are due to meet with our leadership or attend an event that we may be hosting.
This helps our people to understand more about those we engage with, and their interests or connection to us.
5. Ethical screening and minimising risk
As a registered charity, we are subject to several legal and regulatory obligations and standards. The public naturally expect charities to operate in an ethical manner and this is integral to developing high levels of trust and demonstrating our integrity.
This means that we may carry out appropriate due diligence of donors, check donations and implement robust financial controls to help protect the charity from abuse, fraud and/or money laundering.
We may carry out background checks and due diligence on potential donors or anyone planning on making a significant donation or gift before we can accept it.
We may also ethically screen supporters to minimise risk of creating an association with an individual or group that conflicts with the standards we have set out.
Who do we share your information with?
We will only use your information for the purposes for which it was obtained. We will not, under any circumstances, sell or share your personal information and you will not receive marketing from any other companies, charities or other organisations as a result of giving your details to us.
We will only share your data for the following purposes:
We always aim to ensure that personal information is only used by those third parties for lawful purposes in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
How we protect your information:
We use technical and corporate organisational safeguards to ensure that your personal information is secure. We limit access to information on a need-to-know basis and take appropriate measures to ensure that our people are aware that such information is only used in accordance with this Privacy Notice. We undertake regular reviews of who has access to information that we hold to ensure that your information is only accessible by appropriately trained staff, volunteers, and contractors.
Our online forms are always encrypted, and our network is protected and routinely monitored. If you use your credit or debit card to donate to us, buy something or make a booking online, we pass your card details securely to our payment processing partners. We do this in accordance with industry standards and do not store the details on our website. However, please be aware that there are always inherent risks in sending information by public networks or using public computers and we cannot 100% guarantee the security of data (including personal information) disclosed or transmitted over public networks.
We understand that additional care may be needed when we collect and process the personal information of vulnerable supporters and volunteers. In recognition of this, we observe good practice guidelines in our interactions with vulnerable people.
How long will we keep your information?
We will keep your personal information in respect of financial transactions for as long as the law requires us to for tax or accounting purposes (which may be up to six years after a particular transaction following the year in which it was made).
If you request that we stop processing your personal information for the purpose of marketing we may in some instances need to add your details to a suppression file to enable us to comply with your request not to be contacted.
In respect of other personal information, we will retain it for no longer than necessary for the purposes for which it was collected, considering guidance issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office.
International transfers of information
We may, on occasion decide to use the services of a supplier outside the European Economic Area (EEA), which means that your personal information is transferred, processed and stored outside the EEA. You should be aware that, in general, legal protection for personal information in countries outside the EEA may not be equivalent to the level of protection provided in the EEA.
However we take steps to put in place suitable safeguards to protect your personal information when processed by the supplier such as entering into the European Commission approved standard contractual clauses. By submitting your personal information to us you agree to this transfer, storing or processing at a location outside the EEA.
Your rights to your personal information
Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data.
If you wish to exercise these rights, please complete this request form (PDF) and send it along with copies of two separate identification documents which provide photo identification and confirm your address, such as a passport, driving licence, or utility bill.
Please also provide any additional information that is relevant to the nature of your contact with us, as this will help us to locate your records.
You can send us the documents via post to:
Data Protection Officer
The Electrical Industries Charity
Rotherwick House, 3 Thomas More Street, London E1W 1YZ
We will respond within one month, on receipt of your written request and copies of your identification documents. Occasionally it could take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made several requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.
You will not usually have to pay a fee to exercise any of your rights. However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive, or excessive.
Alternatively, we could refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.
How to make a complaint or raise a concern
If you would like more information, or have any questions about this privacy notice, to make a formal complaint about our approach to data protection or raise privacy concerns please contact the Data Protection Officer:
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If you are not happy with the response you receive, then you can raise your concern with the relevant statutory body:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Alternatively you can visit their website.
Changes to our Privacy Notice
Our Privacy Notice may change from time to time, so please check this page occasionally to see if we have included any updates or changes, and that you are happy with them. (Last updated 25 June 2020).
Terms and Conditions for The Electrical Industries Charity Limited or The Electrical Industries Trading Company Limited in relation to Event/Training Bookings
The following terms and conditions apply to all event/training bookings:
In the event of non-attendance you will be liable for the full cost of the place.
You may cancel a sponsorship/ticketing arrangement and obtain a full refund for the sums paid in respect of the cancelled element. In the event of a cancellation, you shall be immediately liable to pay a compensation fee. The compensation fee shall be calculated depending upon the amount of notice that we have received from you as set out in the table below:
Within 20 weeks of the event, 50% of the booking cost will apply.
Within 16 weeks of the event, 100% of the booking cost will apply.
4. Tickets/Team Entry
Within 16 weeks of the event, 50% of the booking cost will apply.
Within 10 weeks of the event, 85% of the booking cost will apply.
Within 6 weeks of the event, 100% of the booking cost will apply.
We shall not be liable to you and we reserve the right to defer the date of an event or to cancel an event or reduce the volume of ticketing or sponsorship opportunities ordered by you if we are prevented or hindered from or delayed in the carrying on of our business due to circumstances beyond our reasonable control including act of God, actions of third parties (including hackers, suppliers, governments or supra-national authorities), insurrection, riot, civil commotion, war, hostilities, warlike operations, national emergencies, terrorism, piracy, arrests, restraints or detainments of any competent authority, strikes or combinations or lock-out of workmen, epidemic, fire, explosion, storm, flood, drought, earthquake, adverse weather conditions, natural disaster, accident, mechanical breakdown, third party software, failure or problems with public utility supplies (including electrical, telecoms or general Internet failure), shortage of or inability to obtain materials, failure of computer equipment, failures or delays of sources from which information or data is obtained) (“Event of Force Majeure”), regardless of whether the circumstances in question could have been foreseen.
In the Event of Force Majeure, we shall have no liability to you and accordingly we shall have no obligation to refund to you the price of the sponsorship opportunities or tickets purchased.
5. Payment Terms
Payment for all events are immediate payment terms. Where payment has not been made by the time of the event, the place will be cancelled but the full booking cost will remain due.
The Electrical Industries Charity Limited or The Electrical Industries Trading Company Limited may arrange for photographs and/or video footage to be taken at events and used for promotional purposes. This may include printed documents or media, editorial coverage, advertising press and use on the internet. By submitting registration details, Delegates agree to their image being used in this manner. If Delegates wish to revoke this consent, please contact The Electrical Industries Charity Limited or The Electrical Industries Trading Company Limited ’s events team:
7. Data Protection
By submitting registration details, Delegates agree to the following:
8. Contact Details
These terms & conditions are subject to change without prior notice.
The EIC promotes a safe space for open discussions so that we can assist you or your families in any way we can. Sometimes, we may need to share your information with third parties to ensure you are provided with the appropriate support; in such cases, we will often require your consent. However, if you share information with us that identifies you or someone else is at risk, we may contact other relevant services. Full details of our services and how we may use your information are available in our Safeguarding Policy