Who we are
CPDC – CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN CONSTRUCTION (HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS)
We exist to support CPD for 2000 members of our 14 Construction-related Institutions in the Highlands and Islands (see below), by enabling Event co-ordination and contact between Professions’ members.
Chartered Institute of Building CIOB ~ Inverness Architectural Association IAA ~ Royal Town Planning Institute RTPI ~ Institution of Civil Engineers ICE ~ Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation CIHT ~ Institution of Engineering and Technology IET ~ Institution of Occupational Safety and Health IOSH ~ Institution of Mechanical Engineers IMechE ~ Chartered Management Institute CMI ~ Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors CICES ~ Energy Institute EI ~ Inverness College and University of the Highlands & Islands UHI
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
When visitors fill out the contact form on the site we collect the data shown in the fields completed, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. We do not use the information submitted through the contact form for marketing purposes.
If you leave a comment or fill out the contact form on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
How we protect your data
We will never sell, rent or trade information about you to other companies. Your data will not be supplied to anyone except as described in this privacy notice, unless we are obliged by law to disclose it. In accordance with the UK Data Protection Act and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) we follow strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of information that you have given us to prevent unauthorised access. All data stored is encrypted securely and other security measures are in place, such as limited access to the data to only those who need access to it.