Privacy policy

This Statement sets out the basis on which any personal data that we collect from you, or that you provide, will be processed by us.

By entering, browsing and using this website, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information in accordance with this Statement.  Where you submit information to us, you confirm that you have all necessary permissions and consents to do so.

IRM values and respects the privacy of visitors to this website.  We are committed to ensuring the protection of personal information that we hold and to fulfilling our rights and obligations under data protection legislation, in particular the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act).  We take appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal information while providing you with the opportunity to receive information, products and services that we think you may find beneficial.

If you do not accept this Statement, you must not use our website.

We may change this Statement from time to time without notification and we advise you to regularly review when you visit our website.

Collection of information

We collect information about website users for two main reasons:

  1. To deliver information efficiently to users who request information from us, for example by subscribing to our monthly e-newsletter.
  2. To allow us to improve our website by monitoring numbers of visitors, analysing which pages they visit most often, and seeing how many visitors return to our website.

We may collect and process the following information about you:

  1. Information that you provide voluntarily by filling in forms on our website.  This includes information provided at the time of registering to the site, subscribing to our e-newsletter or requesting further information or services.  We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with the website.
  2. If you contact us we may keep a record of that correspondence.
  3. We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
  4. We may collect and store information transmitted by your computer when you use our website.  This may include your IP address, browser data and information we receive from cookies (please see below).

How we use your personal information

We may use your personal information in the following ways:

  1. to provide you with information about the magazine, the website or the services offered by IRM;
  2. for internal research, analysis and reporting in order to improve the magazine or IRM’s services;
  3. for internal statistics, e.g. usage levels of the website;
  4. to improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;
  5. to deal with queries and/or complaints made by you in relation to our website;
  6. to provide third parties with statistical information about our users.  These statistics will not include any information which will allow you to be identified.

The personal information we collect will only be used for the purposes for which it was originally submitted.  We will never disclose, sell, rent, or otherwise trade your details to any third party.

Storage of personal information

The information that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (EEA).  It may also be processed outside the EEA by one of our associated companies or a third party engaged by us.  By submitting your personal information to us, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing.  We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your personal information is treated securely at all times and in accordance with this Statement.

The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure.  Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted via the internet (including by email).  Any transmission is at your own risk.  Once we have received your personal information, we will use strict procedures and security features to prevent unauthorised access.

Appropriate security measures are in place to protect the personal information that we hold.  We limit access to your personal information to those who we reasonably believe need to use that information in order to carry out their jobs.  We have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with our legal obligations to protect your personal information.

This website may contain links to other websites.  Please note that when you click on one of these links you are “moving” to another website.  IRM and CPL are not responsible for the information privacy practices or the content of these other websites.  We encourage you to read the privacy policies of these linked websites as their privacy practices may differ and they may not be subject to the same data protection legislation.

How we share your personal information

  1. We will use personal information about you from monitoring your use of the website for internal purposes only, including site performance, evaluating site use and creating marketing reports.  Personal information collected in this way will be aggregated, and no personal data will be used for any purpose other than that for which it was originally obtained.
  2. We may disclose information about you to any of our employees, officers, suppliers, agents or representatives to the extent that it is reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this statement.
  3. We may disclose your personal information in order to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.
  4. We will not provide your personal data to any third parties without your express consent.


“Cookies” are small pieces of information that are stored by your web browser on your computer.  Where we gather statistical information about visitors to our website, this is done using Google Analytics and involves cookies being set on your computer. These cookies gather no personal details, and all visitors remain anonymous. You can opt out of Google Analytics altogether and for all websites by installing the simple add-on found at Apart from these statistics cookies, we use a second cookie to find out whether your computer is able to support JavaScript, which we use in many areas of the website to improve your viewing experience. This cookie collects no identifying data about you, and will normally be deleted from your computer as soon as you close your browser. All modern browsers allow the user to refuse to accept cookies for a particular website or for all websites, and this option is usually accessible through Preferences or Tools.

Opting out

You may choose to opt-out of receiving communications from us at any time either by writing to us at the address below or by emailing

Access to your personal data

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you at any time, by writing to:

Jonathan Wilson
Operations Director
CPL (Cambridge Publishers Ltd)
275 Newmarket Road
Cambridge CB5 8JE

We may make a charge (of no more than £10) for this.

Please note that such written requests will need to be accompanied by photocopies of a household or utility bill in your name and of the photo page of your driving licence or passport. Please also include a daytime telephone number and email address so that we can verify that the request to access your data is coming from you, and not someone else.

Further Information and Questions

If you have any questions regarding privacy or do not feel that your concerns have been addressed, please contact:

Data Protection Officer
Institute of Risk Management
2nd Floor Sackville House
143-149 Fenchurch Street

Tel: + 44 (0)20 7709 9808  Email: