Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

We take your privacy very seriously therefore we urge to read this policy very carefully because it contains important information about us and:

  • the personal information we collect about you, our users
  • what we do with your information, and
  • who your information may be shared with


Who we are

SOCOTEC UK (‘we’ or ‘us’) are a ‘data controller’ for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, (i.e. we are responsible for, and control the processing of, your personal information). This website is a standalone service provided by the Foundations department of SOCOTEC UK.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When a user profile is provided we collect the following personal information:

Your name
Your email address
Your company
Your contact number

Booking Form

When submitting details of a test, we collect information regarding your client, the location of the works and the testing requirements. If you give us information about another person, you confirm that the other person has appointed you to act on their behalf and agreed that you shall consent on their behalf to the processing of their personal data; shall receive any data protection notices on their behalf; and shall consent on their behalf to the transfer of their personal data abroad.


How we use the information we collect

The information we collect about our users is used for identification purposes and site customisation only. The information provided in the booking form is used for logisitcal operations and fulfilling your testing requirements.


How long we retain your data

The profile details, information you provide on a booking form and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can provide historical data to you through the File Room and recognise and approve profile access.


What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site 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

We may share your information with law enforcement agencies in connection with any investigation to help prevent unlawful activity


How we protect your data

We will use technological and organisation measures to keep your information secure. These measures may include the following examples:
All data is stored on secure servers, website capture forms are encrypted by SSL certificates.

However, while we will use all reasonable efforts to secure your personal data, in using the site you acknowledge that the use of the internet is not entirely secure and for this reason we cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal data that are transferred from you or to you via the internet. If you have any particular concerns about your information, please contact us using the details below.


Changes to the privacy policy

We may change this privacy policy from time to time. You should check this policy occasionally to ensure you are aware of the most recent version that will apply each time you access this website.


Contacting us

If you have any questions about this policy or the information we hold about you, please contact us at