Your Privacy

Your Privacy

This Privacy Statement sets out how the British Tunnelling Society uses and protects any information that you give the British Tunnelling Society when you use this website. This is in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into effect on 25th May 2018.

The British Tunnelling Society is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this Privacy Statement.

The British Tunnelling Society may change this Statement from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This Statement is effective from 29th May 2018.

The British Tunnelling Society (BTS)

The British Tunnelling Society is a learned society within the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

Data Controller

The Data Controller can be contacted at:

The Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
Telephone 0207 665 2146

The data that we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • Name, Employer and job title
  • Membership No and membership of the Committee, Sub-committees and Working Groups
  • Contact information including address, phone number and email address
  • Other information relevant to bookings and / or customer surveys

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information for the following reasons:

  • To enable the delivery of events, training or goods purchased through this website
  • For pursuit of payment for goods or services purchased through this website
  • To provide information on membership of the Committee, Sub-Committees, Working Groups, etc…

For these reasons, the information is passed on to those responsible for the delivery of the relevant products and / or services, and those responsible for obtaining payment.

Data relating to courses attended may be stored in perpetuity.

We may also, from time to time, provide information on upcoming events via the email address provided, unless you have requested that you do not receive this information.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable equipment and processes to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.


We use tracking cookies on our website to:

  • Provide us with analytically information as to the pages visited and time spent
  • Allow customisation of the website (eg retaining information for your log on and purchasing pages)

These cookies do not allow us to identify you.

Cookies can be turned off on most web browsers, but if you do this, this may affect the service that you receive from the website.

Links to other websites

Our website contains links to other websites which may be of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this Privacy Statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want to receive information on upcoming events and BTS news items
  • If you have previously agreed to us contacting you in this way for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at
  • Please note that if you choose to exercise your rights to withhold data or insist on its deletion, then we may not be able to perform our duties in relation to the fulfilment of contracts relating to products and services purchased

We will share your details with The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) for the purposes of Membership Applications and renewals, and for Invoicing and Payment purposes. We will not share your details with Thomas Telford Limited (TTL).

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to The BTS Secretary, Institution of Civil Engineers, One Great George street, London SW1P 3AA.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Further details about GDPR and your rights under GDPR can be found at the ICO’s website at