Privacy Policy  

Privacy Policy

Any personal information which is collected, gathered or processed by United Independent Union via this site will only be used by the United Independent Union for purposes consistent with our aims.

U&I are committed to preserving the privacy of all visitors to our site. Whether you are a first time visitor to our website or a member, we take your privacy seriously. Any personal data or sensitive personal data provided by you to us will be held and processed in accordance with the data protection principles set out in the Data Protection Act 1998.

If you have any queries concerning your personal information or any questions on our use of the information, please contact us on 01236 209 229 or via email at

By registering on this site, you consent to the collection, use and transfer of your information under the terms of this policy


We collect personally identifiable information when you register with us and when you use our services. We ask you for personal data only when it is needed to provide the services you have requested.

We use this information in order to provide you with access to all parts of our site, to fulfill your request for certain services, and to communicate with you generally.


We will collect information from you in the following circumstances:-


Our registration process involves you providing us with certain information about yourself including your name, e-mail address and the company you work for.

Promotions and Events

Should you chose to subscribe to our newsletter, personal data is required in order to keep you informed of developments including new activities, guidance services and facilities, conferences and seminars.


The U&I website uses cookies. A “cookie” is a text file used to remember the configuration chosen for the website. In most cases this will be your email address and preferences.

We use this information to enhance our website performance in a number of ways including providing a secure way for us to verify your identity during your visit to our website and personalising your experience on our site making it more convenient for you.

You can disable cookies by turning them off on your web browser. Most browsers are defaulted to accept and maintain cookies and you can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it or not. However, you should bear in mind that if you exercise this option, you may be unable to use some of our on-line services and the performance of the site will not be optimal.

Website Usage Data

With or without cookies, our website keeps track of usage data, such as the source address that the page request is coming from (i.e. your IP address, domain name), date and time of the page request, the referring website (if any) and other parameters in the URL (e.g. search criteria). We use this data to better understand website usage so we know what areas of our website users prefer. This information is stored in log files and is used for aggregated and statistical reporting but is not attributed to you as an individual.


We recognise industry standards and employ security safeguards to protect information from unauthorised access and misuse.

User Submissions

Please do not post confidential or proprietary information to our website. Any material, information or any other communication you transmit or post to our website (other than your personal information) will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary unless we are advised to the contrary and we will have no liability for it. Users of our website are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this site any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic or other material that would violate any law.

What information do we share?

We will never share any of your information with third party companies. All information held is used solely by U&I for administration purposes.

Compliance with law

We will release personal information where we are required to by law or by the regulations and other rules (including auditing requirements) to which we are subject. We may also exchange information with other companies and organisations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Changes to Privacy Policy

We may edit this policy from time to time. If we make any substantial changes we will notify you by posting a prominent announcement on our web pages.

Your Rights

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information held by us in our records in return for which we may charge a small fee. You also have the right to require us to correct any inaccuracies in your information. Contact us on 01236 209 229 or via email at for further details.