Privacy Policy


This website, and other sites ending with the suffix, does not store or capture personal information except that which is submitted by the user to place bookings, complete surveys or application forms, or purchase goods. Otherwise CIPS sites merely log the user's IP address (Internet Protocol: standard allowing data to be transmitted between two devices) which is automatically recognised by the webserver. IP data does not contain any personal information about you and is used only to monitor usage statistics as a basis for future improvements to relevant website processes.

Other websites linked to or from this domain are not covered by this privacy statement.


CIPS websites covered by this statement are maintained on a secure server. All credit card details are encrypted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) technology which is verified by a third party security certificate. Once orders have been processed all encrypted credit card information on the webserver is deleted.


This site, and all other sites ending with the suffix, uses server-side session cookies that allow you to:

carry information across pages of the site avoid having to re-enter information maintain a shopping basket or booking form to allow you, after member login, to access member only information or receive member only privileges No information about you is stored in the session cookie and it is deleted automatically as soon as you close the browser window to leave the site. No other forms of cookies are used, nor do we place any code on your computer.

Terms and Conditions

Where appropriate, terms and conditions that apply to specific transactions such as bookings, applications, and purchases are published on the relevant site or part of a site.

Click on the following links for CIPS policy on the privacy of its Membership Records and the CIPS statement on Data Protection Security.

email Security Policy

CIPS runs a stringent Internet E-mail Security Policy. All e-mail received from and destined for Internet hosts is scanned by security systems installed at CIPS. The policy covers the following areas:

  • All messages that contain viruses are quarantined and deleted.
  • The following are quarantined, checked and then released as appropriate:
    • Messages that contain attachments that are known virus carriers.
    • Messages that contain encrypted data, password protected documents or have encrypted signatures.
    • Messages that contain movies or music files.
    • Messages that contain words and/or phrases that are common in SPAM messages are scored and may be quarantined.
    • Messages that contain English profanity

In most of these cases a warning message is returned to the sender explaining that the message has been quarantined. Quarantine areas within the email security systems at CIPS are checked at regular intervals throughout the working day. Messages that are deemed 'good' will be released to their intended destination.