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Heat Transfer Society web site disclaimer, Privacy Policy and terms of use

Please read the following terms and conditions carefully. By using this website you are deemed to have read, understood and consented to these terms and conditions.

Heat Transfer Society (hts) maintains this web site to provide information to the internet community. Such information may be subject to amendment and updating without notice.

The information contained in this web site is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by hts and whilst 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 web site or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained within the web site for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

Unless stated otherwise, copyright and other intellectual property rights in the contents of this hts website are owned by, or permitted to be used by, the hts. You may only print (or download ) the contents for the purpose of private and personal non- commercial use, and may not otherwise copy, reproduce, distribute, republish, download, display, post or transmit, in any form whatsoever, or by any means, these contents.

In no event will the hts 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 web site.

Through this web site you are able to link to other web sites which are not under the control of hts. 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 any information, advice or products and services contained within them. The hts accepts no responsibility whatsoever for these websites nor their content.

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

Access to and use of this information is subject to the following terms and conditions:

The sole purpose of this web site is to provide information to the reader. It is not intended to form the basis of any commercial use or decisions.

Whilst the information contained within this web site is believed to be accurate, no representation or warranty, express or implied, is or will be given by hts as to the accuracy or completeness of this information or opinions contained herein.

Privacy Policy and Data protection

The Heat Transfer Society (also referred to in the following as "HTS", "we", "us", "our", "it" or "its") treats the privacy of its members and users of this website seriously and we take appropriate measures to safeguard your privacy in accordance with the requirements of the UK Data Protection Act 1998, and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

This Privacy Policy explains how we protect and manage any personal data you share with us and that we hold about you, including how we collect, process, protect and share that data. Any personal data processed by us in connection with this Privacy Policy is controlled by the Heat Transfer Society which is considered the "data controller" of your personal information under European Union and UK data protection law.

The Heat Transfer Society does not currently collect and store personal data and details from visitors to this web site. If a visitor to the web site makes contact with a member of the HTS using one of the links or email address shown on this web site to request information or download an attachment or for any other reason, then that person will be deemed to have given consent for the data they have provided to be used and possibly stored so that they can be contacted by one of the members of the HTS. Similarly a person that contacts a member of the HTS by another means than via this web site and provides that member with personal contact data shall also be deemed to have given consent for the data they have provided to be used and possibly stored so that they can be contacted by one of the members of the HTS. If you wish to view, amend or delete any of the personal data that you supplied then please advise the person or contact link that you used when submitting your data

The HTS seeks to only store data and personal information of its membership and not that of other persons unless as stated above, a non-member has themselves contacted the HTS to communicate with the HTS for any reason.

Existing members of the HTS have been issued with the HTS's Data Privacy Notice and new and future applicants for membership will also be issued with this Data Privacy Notice and the HTS Consent form to Store personal information in accordance with the UK Data Protection Act 1998, and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

DATA PRIVACY NOTICE of the heat transfer society for members

This notice explains your rights and the obligations that the heat transfer society (also referred to as “HTS”, “we”, “us”, “our”, “it” or “its” in the following) has with respect to the information we hold about you.

The personal details which you supply to the society and which we store on our database may be used as follows:

a)   To send you information relating to the society’s activities (such as newsletters and details of our events). The committee may also decide from time to time to send information to the membership about other non-society events and possible job opportunities that it is aware of.

b)   For analysis to help us review our membership statistics and how this can help the committee to increase the society’s membership and serve our current membership needs

c)   To check whether members have paid their annual membership fee.

Generally the only information and data that we hold about you is what was supplied on your membership application form, unless you have subsequently supplied further or other information. We need to ensure that the minimum age of applicants is 18 years old, however otherwise we do not hold information about a member’s age or gender. The data that you may have supplied on your application form includes what your employer is/was at the time of your application; the main duties you perform in your work; the types of equipment you have been involved with; and the areas of activity you are involved in whether in industry, academia or another type. The application form also includes the names of the proposer and seconder for your application and the date that the application was made.

The society will not disclose any of your personal information to a third party unless it is legally required to do so.

All such information that the society holds will be stored either on paper in a secure location or if stored electronically it shall be in a password protected database or folder administered solely by persons appointed by the committee.

The society is legally obliged to provide you with all the information that it holds about you if you so request.

You are entitled to request further information from the society’s committee on how your data is used and stored.

In the event of a breach of security of personal data or information, we shall inform you as soon as we become aware of such an event and we shall also inform the Information Commissioner of the same.

Further details about the GDPR can be found at the website for the Information Commissioner at: www.ico.gov.uk

You may withdraw your consent for the society to continue holding your data at any time. In this case your information will be removed from the society’s records as soon as possible and you will hear no more from the society.

In order to withdraw your consent to your details being held by the society, please contact as follows:

by Email: membership@hts.org.uk

by Post:  29 West Street, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 8JY.

 

 

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