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Privacy Statement

This privacy statement sets out how NIPEC uses and protects any information that you give NIPEC when you use this website.

We are registered as a Data Controller (under the company name of NIPEC) with the Information Commissioner in the UK (Registration Entry Z8295312). We are, therefore, bound by the responsibilities set out in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR 2018). For further information please visit the Information Commissioner website

NIPEC’s Privacy Statement is effective from 25th May 2018. NIPEC may change this statement by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

Should you have any queries or concerns regarding the personal information we collect from you or how we use this information please contact us by email at

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000 makes it easier for you to get information about us. This law, which came into force on 1 January 2005, means that anyone, anywhere can ask for any information we hold.

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, NIPEC is legally committed to providing timely and accessible information to the public and responding to reasonable requests for information. There are no time limits on how far back you can gain access to information, as long as we hold it on record.

All you have to do is submit your request in writing by letter to:

NIPEC Enquiries
Centre House
79 Chichester Street

or by email

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name and job title
  • contact information including email address
  • information relating to your job
  • other information relevant to surveys

Keeping your personal information

We will keep your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for or as required by law. We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Your rights

You have the right to request a copy of the information we hold about you. To request your information please email us at

  • Forget Me Facility
    If you have been involved in a NIPEC project, and we have information for example, video clips, real life story, photos etc., you have the right to request your information to be permanently deleted from the site. To do this please email NIPEC:


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect and store online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.


The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by NIPEC and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of NIPEC. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, NIPEC takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

NIPEC complies with its obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR 2018).Users should therefore agree to use this site only for lawful purposes and in a manner which does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use of this site by any third party, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to any third party. Such restriction or inhibition includes, without limitation, conduct which is unlawful, defamatory or abusive or which may cause distress, inconvenience, or nuisance to any person.

Content downloaded from our site may be used for personal and work purposes; however, if you are intending to adapt any of NIPEC’s material permission is needed from NIPEC.

A user’s use of this site constitutes their acceptance of this guidance which will take effect from the date that you first used the site. NIPEC reserve the right to change this guidance at any time by posting any changes online. A user’s continued use of this site after any changes have been posted constitutes their acceptance of the modified guidance.