Privacy and Flipside
The IET and what it does
The IET is a membership body and a not-for-profit organisation, registered as a charity in the UK.
The data that the IET requests and why it needs them
The IET uses information collected from its members and non-members to enhance the services that it offers to you, and to improve your experience on its site. It invites you to supply your personal data in order that it can process your requirements and deliver the services that you have requested.
The data Flipside uses
We require your email address in order to let you comment on the site contents and enter quizzes and competitions. If you are the winner of a competition we will email you to request your address in order to send you the prize. The IET protects the privacy of your information using secure servers. We may also send you emails about the future contents of Flipside unless you have opted out of receiving them during sign-up. The information that you provide will be kept confidential and used to support the IET's relationship with you.
Tracking your behaviour on the website
A minority of the banner advertisements on the IET website may be from third party advertising servers, and these may set cookies under their own policies, as indicated in our cookie statement.
All Web servers log record each page request, together with the time and date, and the Internet (IP) address of the user who requested the page. Except in the case of malicious activity against its site, the IET makes no attempt to use an IP address to trace an individual user. Where an IET Web site restricts access to staff or students of particular organisations, the IET may also test your IP address to determine whether it falls into the ranges used by subscriber organisations for that service. Otherwise, the IET uses server logs only to see general trends, such as which areas of the site are popular, the most frequent paths that users follow, and so on. This helps to improve the site for you in future.
You must not share the password for your IET account. Your passwords are your responsibility, and must not be disclosed to any third party. This is also important for your own protection and that of your personal data.
If you access the IET web site from a PC that can be used by any other person, such as those at work or at college or in an Internet Café, there are some basic guidelines to follow. Be aware of others close by who may try to take note of your access information. Never leave the PC unattended when you are logged on to your IET account. At the end of your Internet session, use the Logout link that appears on every page; you should also delete cookies and files, and always close the Web browser correctly using the exit button or File - Close/Exit. The IET recommends that you avoid using the "Remember Me" logon option in this situation.
If you suspect that your password or account information has been compromised, please inform us promptly and change your password.
Updates to this policy
The privacy of members and visitors is important to the IET. In line with industry best practice, this policy will be kept under continual review, and any changes made from time to time will be posted on this page.