Privacy Policy

The National Infrastructure Commission is an Executive Agency of Her Majesty’s Treasury. It provides the Government with impartial, expert advice on major long-term infrastructure challenges. This privacy policy explains how we use the personal information we collect. The Commission takes privacy seriously and is strongly committed to doing all that it can to protect the personal data it holds.

Topics

  • What information does the Commission collect about you?
  • How will the information about you be used?
  • How long will your information retained?
  • Access to your information and correction
  • Cookies
  • Other websites
  • Changes to the Privacy Policy
  • How to contact the Commission

What information does the Commission collect about you?

The Commission may collect the following information:

  1. Personal information, including name, age, gender, address, telephone number and email address.
  2. Information via surveys regarding your personal or professional interests and contact preferences in order to keep you updated about our work.
  3. When applying for a job you may be asked to provide sensitive personal data. Please read our recruitment privacy notice for more information.
  4. If you participate in one of the Commission’s calls for evidence, it may retain your information to facilitate further contact with you about the substance of your submission.
  5. The Commission holds a contact database comprising the personal information of individuals who have expressed an interest in our work in the past. This is to facilitate communication with them on occasion to provide information about the Commission’s most recent activity.

How will the information about you be used?

We will only collect personal information when it is necessary to do so. Where personal data is held, we will ensure that it is handled compliantly. Unauthorised persons shall not have access to it and we will not make any information available for commercial use.
If you provide feedback about the website through a contact form or email address, we will only use this information for the purposes intended. You will not receive any subsequent unsolicited communication.

How long will your information be retained?

The length of time that we may retain your personal information for varies, according to the type of individual whose personal information we have collected, and what their data is being used for. We intend to share our retention schedule for each core category of information that we hold.

Access to your information and correction

You have the right to request a copy of the information that the Commission holds about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email enquiries@nic.gsi.gov.uk or write to the Commission at the following address:

National Infrastructure Commission
5th Floor, Eastcheap Court
11 Philpot Lane
London EC3M 8UD

Reasonable endeavours will be taken to ensure that your personal information is accurate. In order to assist with this, you should notify the Commission of any changes to your personal information.

Cookies

To make this site simpler, small data files are placed on your computer. These are known as cookies. Most big websites do this too. They improve things by:

  • remembering settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
  • remembering information you’ve given (eg your postcode) so you don’t need to keep entering it
  • measuring how you use the website so it can be improved to meets your needs.

Cookies are not used to identify you personally. They’re just here to make the site work better for you. Indeed, you can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish.

The Commission uses Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site, but does so in a way that meets its users’ needs and helps it understand how the site could be improved. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. The Commission does not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. There are also cookies that store basic data on your interactions with WordPress, the CMS running this website.

To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit AboutCookies.org.

You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases some of the website’s features may not function as a result.

Other websites

This website contains links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to this website, so when you link to other websites you should read their own privacy policies.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

In future, the Commission may make changes to its operations and consequently the privacy policy may be updated. You are encouraged to review it from time to time to stay informed of how the Commission is using your personal information. This privacy policy was last updated on 25 May 2018.

The Commission is required to employ adequate technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal information from any loss, destruction, damage or unlawful disclosure. However, no transmission of personal information can ever be guaranteed as secure.

Consequently, please note that the Commission cannot guarantee the security of any personal information which you transfer to it or which it transfers to you.

How to contact the Commission

Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you. You can send an email to enquiries@nic.gsi.gov.uk or write to the following address:

National Infrastructure Commission
5th Floor, Eastcheap Court
11 Philpot Lane
London EC3M 8UD