Privacy statement


Our websites


1. This website,, (Site) belongs to the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), The Grange, Highfield Drive, Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18 1NN.

2. Your right to privacy is very important to us and we know that when you give us information about yourself, you trust us to be responsible with it. We’re committed to protecting the privacy of those using our Site and the confidentiality of the personal information that our members and website users give us. We take appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal information. 

3. We’re registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 and comply with the Act whenever we handle your personal data.

What information will you collect about me?

4. When you contribute to this website you may be asked for personally identifiable information such as your name, address, date of birth, email address and telephone number. By giving us such information you agree to our using it in the manner described in this policy. 

5. Cookie information, pages you have requested and your IP address may also be recorded by us from your browser as set out in this Data protection and privacy statement.

What do you do with information about me?

6. We will only use and display information about you if you have given us prior permission to do so, or that is freely available in the public domain. Any personal information you give to IOSH when using and/or registering with our website may be used for the following purposes, either by IOSH or IOSH Services Ltd:

• communicating with you, e.g. about your proposed submission or contribution

• personalising areas of the website to match your profile

• keeping track of areas of the website that you visit and the facilities you use so we can improve the Site to meet users’ needs

• improving our services, and

• for quality and training purposes.

7. Any personal information you give to us will only be used by IOSH, IOSH Services Limited and by its agents and service providers. IOSH doesn’t sell or share personal information with third parties unrelated to it.


How can I see the information you have about me? 

8. You have the right to a copy of the personal information IOSH holds about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. We charge £10 for information requests. Please send requests to The Data Protection Officer, IOSH, The  Grange, Highfield Drive, Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18 1NN.


Keeping your details up to date

9. We always endeavour to make sure that the information we hold about you is accurate and up to date, but we need your help to do this. As a  registered user of the site, you should make sure you keep your details up to date Please check and update the details we hold for you.


Keeping your password safe

10. You’re responsible for maintaining confidentiality of your password. You agree to indemnify us against any costs, claims and liabilities suffered by IOSH arising from, or related to, your access to and/or use of the Site and/or other person’s  use of the Site where such a person was able to access the Site using your password.

11. You should take the necessary steps to make sure your password is kept confidential. Email know immediately if you think your password has become known to someone else, or if your password will be/is being used in an unauthorised manner.

If you have any concerns about security, please email the Data Protection Officer.


What happens when I follow a link to another website?

12. contains links to other websites. This Data protection and privacy statement applies only to this Site and to the other websites owned by IOSH. We are not responsible for any use of your personal information that you provide to third party websites which may be accessed from this website. So, when you move to another site, you should read the Data protection and privacy statement of that website.

How we use Cookies 

• Visitor information

13. This Site uses cookies in very specific ways to help you, the user. Cookies are used on this Site when you use any personalised services, before and after you’ve logged in.

• What’s a cookie?

14. A cookie is a small file containing an identity code. A cookie is written by the website server of the website you are visiting. They are stored on your computer and can only be read by the server that writes them.

• Why are cookies used on this Site?

15. ‘Session’ cookies are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file on your computer until you leave our website. Session cookies are used to:

• help us check that you’re a registered user

• give you access to your user details and other private areas of the website and

• personalise some areas of the website to match your preferences.

16. Persistent cookies stay in the cookie file of your computer for as long as the length of time allocated to them. We use persistent cookies for advanced personalisation of the Site.

• Disabling/enabling cookies

17. If cookies are disabled on your PC, you’ll miss out on the personalised services available on the site. This means that you may not be able to access certain areas or get the most out of our site.

18. Users are able to set their computers to accept all cookies, notify them when a cookie is issued or to opt not to receive cookies at any time. Every internet browser is different. To organise your cookies, please check the ‘Help’ menu on your browser.


Transfer of your data outside of the EEA

19. As part of the service offered to you through this website, the information you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside of the European Economic Area (“EEA”).  These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the EEA. If we transfer your information outside of the EEA in this way, we will take steps to ensure that your privacy rights continue to be protected.



20. We know that your privacy is important to you. If you have a concern, contact the Data Protection Officer.



21. We reserve the right to update this Data protection and privacy statement at any time. We may highlight any changes to this statement in the News section of the website. You are advised to check our news section and review the data protection statement regularly to make sure you’ve seen any changes to this statement.


Institution of Occupational Safety and Health
The Grange, Highfield Drive, Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18 1NN, UK

t +44 (0)116 257 3100

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