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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Our policy is to respect and protect the privacy of anyone who visits the ECA today website at (owned and operated by the Electrical Contractors' Association Ltd).

Personal Information Collected

Where we ask you for personal information in order for you to subscribe to the ECA Today e-newsletter or the ECA Today print publication, this information will only be used for the purpose indicated and will be held in a secure manner. It will not be used for any other purpose without your permission, and will not be kept for longer than necessary.

Use of IP addresses

We collect IP addresses for the purposes of system administration and to audit the use of our site. Your IP addresses may be used to identify the organisation or company that you are employed by however this will not be linked to anything personally identifiable, which means that while your user session will be logged you will remain anonymous to us as an individual.

Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Devices

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites. Cookies may collect information relating to your use of, information about your computer such as the computer's IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at our site via a link from third party site, the URL of the linking page. 

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you'd expect.
  • Improve the speed/security of the site.
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook.
  • Continuously improve our website for you.

You can delete cookies from your hard drive at any time. You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so, however, will likely limit the functionality of our website and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites.

From time to time we may permit 3rd party companies to set cookies on for purposes which may include market research, serving advertisements, or to improve functionality of the site.


We like to keep track of what pages and links are popular and which ones don't get used so much to help us keep our sites relevant and up to date. It's also very useful to be able to identify trends of how people navigate (find their way through) our sites and if they get 'error messages' from web pages.

 This group of cookies, often called 'analytics cookies' are used to gather this information. These cookies don't collect information that identifies you. The information collected is anonymous and is grouped with the information from everyone else’s cookies. We can then see the overall patterns of usage rather than any one person’s activity. Analytics cookies only record activity on the site you are on and they are only used to improve how a website works.  These analytics programs also tell us, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before, helping us to develop our services for you. Our site uses the Google Analytics program.

External Links

This site contains links to other sites. ECA (Electrical Contractors' Association Ltd) is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these sites nor do we endorse any externally linked sites.


This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. We commit to regularly review the security measures in place to ensure they adhere to reasonably expected standards.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, data protection issues generally, or if you have any comments about the accuracy of information on this site please contact

Data Privacy and GDPR

We manage and process your personal data in compliance with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Explicit interest must be given to receive information (the ECA Today e-newsletter or print publication) from

Individuals are able to opt-out of receiving the e-newsletter or print publication at anytime by accessing the relevant links therein or emailing the

By registering or allowing the registration of your personal data with us, either through our website or in any other way, you agree to us processing your personal data for the purposes of sending the ECA Today newsletter or ECA Today print publication.

In order to administer the ECA Today newsletter or ECA Today print publication, we will disclose some or all of your Personal Data to the ECA Group, auditors and service providers. When your Personal Data is transferred to third parties it will be done so in a secure electronic manner using encrypted files. ECA will not share your Personal Data outside the European Union. Where your Personal Data is shared for hosting purposes with third parties, such as service providers, ECA have reviewed and ensured that the relevant privacy policies are in line with our own.

Our data promise

ECA will never sell your data and your details will be kept safe and secure at all times when it is within our servers. As with all data communications through the internet, where your Personal Data has been sent electronically to any third party, ECA cannot provide complete guarantees that it will remain secure, although we will take all appropriate steps to minimise risk. Your Personal Data will not be used for unrelated profiling by ECA.

Your Personal Data will be retained in accordance with our Data Retention Policy. This Policy takes into account the purpose for which the data was collected, legal and regulatory requirements for retaining certain types of data and the reasonable record keeping requirements of ECA.

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you have the following rights in respect of your Personal Data that ECA processes:

  • The Right to be Informed about the collection and use of your Personal Data.
  • The Right to Access your Personal Data and supplementary information, including how it is being used.
  • The Right to Rectification of inaccurate or incomplete Personal Data.
  • The Right to Erasure of your Personal Data in certain circumstances.
  • The Right to Restrict Processing of your Personal Data in certain circumstances.
  • The Right to Data Portability in certain circumstances.
  • The Right to Object to ECA using your data for specific purposes.
  • The Right to Information on how your Personal Data is used for profiling purposes.
  • The Right to bring a complaint about ECA’ processing or handling of your Personal Data to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). You can do this through the ICO website at

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, or to make any request in accordance with your rights, please email us at  or write to us at the address given below. ECA will respond to all requests without undue delay and not later than one month after the request has been received. ECA will not charge a fee for responding to any requests in respect of your Personal Data Rights.

Electrical Contractors’ Association Ltd

ECA Court, 24 - 26 South Park, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1DU

The Data Protection Officer for ECA can be contacted by email at  or by post at the address above.



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