Privacy policy

We are committed to protecting your privacy and complies with the principles set out in the Data Protection Act 1998.

This privacy policy explains how and why we collect your personal data and how it is used.

When we collect your data

We collect your personal data when you request, or enquire about, the provision of our products and services including membership, training, events, qualifications, room hire and awards.

Financial Details

We do not store our customer's financial details

How we use your information

We use your data to:

  • provide and administer the products and services you have requested
  • keep you up to date with CIPR and industry news
  • tell you about CIPR and other relevant products, services and special offers
  • monitor online traffic patterns and site usage to help us continually improve our website.

We do not share your personal data with third parties for commercial or marketing purposes.

We share your personal data with third party suppliers for administration purposes only. Data is supplied securely and written agreements exist with these parties to ensure that your data is processed in accordance with our data protection policy.

We share your information with CIPR regional, national and professional practice groups for the purposes outlined in this policy.

In some instances we use third party hosting sites to collect and process your personal data. These third party suppliers guarantee the security of your data via their privacy policies and corporate terms. Occasionally these third party suppliers are based in the US and comply with the 'safe harbor' framework.

We have the right to share your personal data if legally required to do so by a governmental entity or regulatory authority.

By supplying your personal data to the CIPR, you are consenting to the processing of your data as outlined in this privacy policy.

Keeping in touch with you

If you would prefer not to receive marketing communications from us, please let us know by checking the opt-out box when you supply your personal details.

You have the right to opt-out at any time. To unsubscribe, please email or follow the 'unsubscribe' link contained in all CIPR marketing emails.

If you are a CIPR member, you can also update your opt-out preferences via My CIPR.

We will process all unsubscribe requests within 21 days.

The CIPR Member Directory – affecting CIPR members only

CIPR members are listed in our Member Directory, accessible only to members. When you apply for CIPR membership, you have the opportunity to opt-out of having your contact details published.

You can change these privacy preferences at any time by emailing or via My CIPR.

All updates to Member Directory privacy preferences will be processed within 10 working days.


We use small files known as 'cookies' to enhance your experience of the CIPR website as follows:

  • To facilitate optimal use of the CIPR website, by means of a temporary 'session' cookie. These cookies disappear when your browser session ends.
  • In addition we use Google Analytics, an independent measurement and research service from Google. They use cookies and code on the site to gather non-personal data regarding the number and frequency of visitors to our site. Both the cookies and the embedded code provide general site and not personal statistical information about visits to pages on the site, the duration of individual page view, paths taken by visitors through the site and other general information. We use this type of information to help us improve our services to you. Further information regarding Google Analytics privacy statement can be found a
  • We also use cookies in our email communications to track whether emails have been opened or read and whether recipients have visited any website links provided. Again, this data is statistical and non-personal.

The CIPR website provides links to third party websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of those websites. Always check the privacy policies of any sites you visit.

Accessing your information

You have the right to access a copy of the personal data that we hold on you. To submit a full subject access request, please send a £10 fee and a written request to the Data Protection Officer, CIPR, 52-53 Russell Square, London WC1B 4HP.

Please note that customer service enquiries in relation to CIPR products and services should be sent to

Changes to this policy

Any changes to the CIPR privacy policy will be updated here, on this page.

Find out more

You can find out more about UK data protection laws by visiting Alternatively, you may contact the CIPR on 020 7631 6900 or by email to