Privacy Policy


The Investment Association ("we", “us”, “our”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy (together with our terms of use and any other documents referred to in it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

By visiting http://w (“our site”) you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (“the Act”), the data controller is The Investment Association of Camomile Court, 23 Camomile Street, London EC3A 7LL.


We may collect and process the following data about you (including without limitation):


The Investment Association collects some information on its web sites through the use of 'cookies'. Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity. The Investment Association uses "cookies" to help it recognise you as a prior user of this site and to personalise your browsing. The Investment Association does not store any personal information about you using cookies technology. By using this website you agree to our use of such cookies. For further information visit or You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the above websites tell you how to remove cookies from your browser. However in a few cases some of our website features may not function as a result.



We may use information held about you (information that you give to us, information we collect about you and information we receive from other sources) in the following ways:

Information you give to us: we may use this information:

o to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us;
o to notify you about changes to our service; and
o to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.

Information we collect about you: we may use this information:

o to administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
o to improve our site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
o to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
o as part of our efforts to keep our site safe and/or secure;
o to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our site about services that may interest you or them;
o to collect broad demographic information for aggregate use; and
o in co-operation with your internet provider, to identify you if we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our terms or use or to protect our service, site, users or others.

Information we receive from other sources: we may combine this information with information you give to us and information we collect about you. We may use this information and the combined information for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information we receive).


The data 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 by staff operating outside the EEA, who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff maybe engaged in, among other things, the provision of services to you and the provision of support services. By submitting your data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.


We may share your information with any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.

We may share your information with selected third parties including:

• business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you; and
• analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our site.

We may disclose your information to third parties:

• in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets;
• if The Investment Association or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its members will be one of the transferred assets;
• if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements; and/or
• to protect the rights, property, or safety of The Investment Association and our members or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.


Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.


Whilst we accept responsibility for maintaining the personal information entrusted to us on our site, we are not responsible for its accuracy over time or at the point of entry. If you identify any inaccuracy in your personal information, as a registered user you can make any necessary changes as required.


The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.


Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.


Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to or write to us at the registered office address above.