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Cookie and Privacy policy

Published 1st February 2017



In compliance with the UK Data Protection Act 1998, the following information relates to the processing by us of your personal data.  Please note that in this privacy policy, “we” or “us” refers to the Investors in People CIC (trading name for Investors in People Community Interest Company, company registration 10420361).


We are committed to complying with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 and ensuring that the personal data we hold is processed fairly and lawfully.  This Privacy Statement has therefore been prepared to tell you about the way we collect information from you and what we do with that information. If any part of this statement changes, we will tell you via our homepage at


If you have any questions about this statement or your personal information that we may collect from you, please contact us at


This Privacy Policy explains how we collect information from you when you visit or register to use the Site or complete one of our assessment surveys and how we might collect information about you from third parties.  It also explains how this information is then used. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully and re-visit this page from time to time to review any changes that may have been made.


We are registered as a data controller in accordance with United Kingdom Data Protection Act 1998. We will process any personal information we collect about you in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.


This Privacy Policy applies to you whether you use the Site as a casual browser or if you have registered with the Site.  It also applies to you if we send you one of our online assessments.  The online assessment is sent to recipients by e-mail from the address and are hosted on the IIP online assessment platform.



Information collected when you browse the Site


Your IP Address: like most websites, each time you visit the Site we automatically collect your IP address and the web page from which you came. We use this information to administer and optimise the Site for you and to diagnose problems with our Site. We use your IP address to help identify you and to gather broad demographic information about you.


We will not collect any personal information about you from your browsing of the Site unless you agree to collection and use of your personal data by providing that information to us.


Information collected when you register to the Site or download a publication via a ‘Web form’


When you register to the Site, you may be asked to submit personal information about yourself in order to register and/or upload Content. This information may include, for example, your name, address, job title, telephone number, fax number, email address and postal address. We will only collect information that is necessary for us to allow you to upload Content and for us to provide you with any services or assistance connected with that Content.


Information collected from employers using our online assessment platform


We collect employee names and e-mail addresses from employers using our online assessment platform so that we can send their employees our online assessment.  If you have received one of our assessment surveys, this is how we obtained your contact details.Users that have been sent "Online Assessment" surveys, following the upload of information by their employer, will have their personal details removed entirely from our systems once the project is "archived". This usually occurs within 6 weeks of assessment completion and our data retention policy requires that all personal data is removed after 12 months.


Information collected when you complete the online assessment as a respondent


When you complete the online assessment as a respondent, you may be asked to submit information about yourself as part of the process.  This information may include, for example, your views about your employer, your age, your managerial level, your gender, your length of service. Users that have been sent "Online Asessment" surveys, following the upload of information by their employer, will have their personal details removed entirely from our systems once the project is "archived". This usually occurs witin 6 weeks of assessment completion and our data retention policy requires that all personal data is removed after 12 months.




Where we collect personal information, we will use it for administration and to tailor our service and/or products to match your needs. We may also use personal information to conduct market research surveys, for statistical analysis to determine Site usage, to run competitions (and for direct marketing purposes relating to our business).  Information collected via our IIP online assessment platform will be anonymised before being provided to the employer who commissioned the online assessment in question or before being used in any publically available sources. The privacy of respondents will always be upheld by Investors in People.  We will also retain online assessment responses for our own use for research, public benchmarking and service improvement purposes.


We may employ the services of a third party to help us in certain areas, such as delivery of IIP services ("Delivery Centres"), site or CRM hosting, administering the IIP online assessment platform, analysis of online assessment responses, marketing and market researching. In some cases that third party may receive your information. However, at all times we will control and be responsible for the use of your information.


We work closely with our appointed Investors in People “Delivery Centres” in the UK and internationally that cover defined territories. More information about our partners is available here. Information shared with us, unless specified otherwise, may also be shared with our appointed partner in the territory relevant to the business address postcode provided by you. From time to time “Delivery Centres” may change. If your data is being transferred we will notify you, and give you the opportunity to opt out of having your data transferred to the new partner, in advance of the migration taking place. "Investors in People" remains the data controller in all cases. Our appointed "Delivery Centres" will use this data to: contact you, support you in maintaining or obtaining an IIP accreditation, working with the IIP Standard, provide updates back to us (Investors in People) as data controller, refer you to other services or products that may be of benefit to you, introduce you to other businesses like yours and introduce offers from appropriate sponsors to you. To opt out of any communications please contact


At all times we are legally obliged to collect, retain and process any personal information that you provide in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Each time you provide us with personal information we aim to let you know how we intend to use it and ask you to give your consent to such use.  This will include (i) where we would like to use that information to send you details of other products and services we offer which are similar to the product/service for which you have subscribed; and (ii) where we would like to share that information with certain selected third parties to allow them to provide you with details of their services and/or products which might be of interest to you.


Your Personal Information may be shared with a third party in the event of a transfer of ownership, transfer of "Delivery Centre", assets or a bankruptcy of the Investors in People Community Interest Company. We may also disclose your Personal Information as required or permitted by law, to protect the interests or safety of the Investors in People Community Interest Company, or a third party, or to prevent an emergency. Any third party with whom we share your Personal Information is authorised to use your Personal Information in accordance with our contractual arrangements with such third parties and in accordance with their own privacy policies, over which we have no control. Those who contact you will need to be instructed directly by you regarding your preferences for the use of your Personal Information by them.


How can I remove, update, prevent use of or correct my personal information?

Please refer to the “My account” section of the Site where you can update, correct or delete your personal information as appropriate.  Should you wish us to change your contact preferences, you should also go to “My account” or contact to be removed from our lists. See 4.6 below for details of how to opt out of advertising cookies.

Users that have been sent "Online Asessment" surveys will have their personal details removed entirely from our systems once the project is "archived". This usually occurs witin 6 weeks of assessment completion and our data retention policy requires that all personal data is removed after 12 months. 



We will hold your personal information securely and will only keep it for as long as is reasonably necessary in the circumstances, or whilst you are registered to use the Site, unless you have provided us with your consent to use the data for any additional purposes.  We take the security of the Site and the information you provide very seriously and we will take all appropriate technical measures using recognised security procedures and tools in accordance with good industry practice to protect your personal information.


Whilst we use all reasonable endeavours to protect your security in the manner described above, we consider that it is only appropriate to advise users that data transmission over the Internet and the World Wide Web cannot always be guaranteed as 100% secure, and therefore that you use the Site at your own risk. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any disclosure of data due to errors in transmission, unauthorised third party access or other acts of third parties, or acts or omissions beyond our reasonable control.





When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task
  • recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested
  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast


The majority of browsers will allow you to alter the settings used for cookies and to disable and enable them as you require.  If you do not want cookies then please refer to the “Help” menu on your browser for instructions on disabling them.  You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them through "Internet browser cookies - what they are and how to manage them"


Our use of cookies


Cookies for improving service

We use a Customer Relationship Management service called “Click Dimensions”. This system sets cookies in your browser to enable us to understand user behaviour, improve our service and provide users with more relevant information.  Click Dimensions uses three cookies:

Name: cuvid

This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to the site from that web browser. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits the site, a new __cuid cookie is written with a different visitor unique ID. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to the site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that the application uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure. This cookie expires 2 years from set/update.


Name: cusid

This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with the site. When a user views a page on the site, the script code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on the site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on the site for longer than 30 minutes. This cookie expires 30 minutes from set/update.


Name: cuvon

Used to signal the last time a visitor viewed a page. This cookie expires 30 minutes from set/update.

For more information about Click Dimensions please visit their website.

We also use a service called “Google Analytics” to understand user behaviour at different times of the day. Google Analytics sets cookies to help us more accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This is to ensure that the service is available when you want it and fast. We use the following cookies on this site:

Name: _utma
Typical content: randomly generated number. 
Expires: 2 years
Name: _utmb
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: 30 mins
Name: _utmc
Typical content: randomly generated number
Expires: when user exits browser
Name: _utmv
Typical content: Custom variable cookie used for tracking through the shop
Expires: when user exits browser
Name: _utmz
Typical content: randomly generated number + info on how the site was reached (e.g. directly or via a link, organic search or paid search)
Expires: 6 months


For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics please refer to the Google code website.


Cookies to make site specific web services work

Name: loadedTT
Typical content: randomly generated number used for the talk to speak service on the site.
Expires: 89 years

Name: ASP.NET_SessionId
Typical content: randomly generated alphanumeric
Expires: when user session ends


Third parties advertisers on the Site may also place cookies on your browser. We will notify you of this when you attempt to access such an area. Once you have closed your browser, the cookie is deactivated.

Targeting & Advertising Cookies


These cookies are used to deliver ads relevant to you served by Investors in People only.  They also limit the number of times that you see an ad and help us measure the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. We use Google AdWords Remarketing to advertise Investors in People across the Internet, in particular on Display Networks.

We do not place targeting and advertising 

AdWords remarketing will display ads to you based on what parts of the website you have viewed by placing a cookie on your web browser.

This cookie does not in any way identify you or give access to your computer or mobile device.

The cookie can be used to indicate to other websites that “This person visited a particular page, so show them ads relating to that page.”


If you do not wish to see ads from "sites" you can opt out in several ways:

1. Opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting <a href="">Google’s Ads Settings</a>.

2. Opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies by visiting the <a href="">Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.</a>




If we make any changes to this Privacy Policy these changes will be detailed on this page in order to ensure that you are fully aware of what information is collected, how it is used and under what circumstances it will be disclosed. When terms and conditions are updated a clear notification, requiring active acceptance, will be published on the Investors in People site when users log in.




This Privacy Policy applies to information collected by this Site, information collected from employers using our IIP online assessment platform and individuals responding to our online assessments and personal information gathered by our network of "Delivery Centres" and held in our national CRM database and associated databases.