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Privacy Policy

How we handle your information

Information and Records Management Society ("IRMS") respects the privacy of every individual who visits our websites or uses our services. Any information collected about you will be used to fulfil any service you might request, help with the delivery of our benefits of membership and improve how as a professional society we serve you, our membership.

Sharing of your Information

Information about you will only be shared with 3rd parties either where we are legally obliged to or if we require assistance from 3rd parties in order to deliver our services and benefits of membership to you.

Your information will be treated in accordance with the Principles and requirements of the Data Protection Act. Personal Information may be transferred to the USA or countries outside the EEA for the purpose of IT hosting and maintenance. The IRMS will ensure that all appropriate controls and safeguards are in place if and when information is transferred to 3rd parties.

Your rights

You have the right as an individual to find out what information we hold about you and make corrections if necessary; you also have the right to ask us to not use certain information. We will make all practical efforts to respect your wishes. However, certain legislation in relation to the effective management of our society might prevent this.

If you want to exercise any of your rights or have any queries regarding privacy at the IRMS please contact us at Information and Records Management Society, Chester House, 68 Chestergate, Macclesfield,   SK11 6DY or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Use of Cookies

The Information and Records Management Society website does not store any information that would allow us to identify users on an individual basis. The cookies used on the website are as follows:

Cookie NameDespcription
Unique number Joomla! Session cookie: This is a randomly generated string used for visitor statistics. 
Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to monitor traffic levels, search queries and visits to this website. Google Analytics stores IP addresses anonymously on its servers. Neither Google nor the Information and Records Management Society associate your IP address with any personally identifiable information. 
Jobs pages: These are cookies provided by our 3rd party jobs pages provider that allows for integration of the jobs pages functionality onto our website.

What is a cookie?

Almost every website uses cookie technology. A cookie is a small file that saves Internet settings. It gets downloaded through a browser during the first visit to a website. When you next return to the site using the same device, the browser may check to see if a related cookie is present (i.e. containing the site name) and use the data inside the cookie to send back to the site. This allows sites to recognise that the browser has visited before and, in some cases, vary the content shown to reflect that.

The benefits of cookies

Some cookies are extremely useful, because they can make the experience more user-friendly when you come back to a website you’ve visited several times previously. Provided you use the same device and browser as before, they can, for example, remember your preferences, help us to know how you use our sites, and make the content shown more relevant to your interests and needs. None of the cookies used on our websites collect information that intrudes on your privacy. 

Controlling and deleting cookies

If you want to change how a browser uses cookies, including blocking or deleting cookies from IRMS website (or any other website) you can do so by changing your browser settings.

To control cookies, most browsers allow you to either accept or reject all cookies, only accept certain types of cookies, or prompt you each time a site wishes to save a cookie. It’s also easy to delete cookies that are already saved on your device by a browser.

The processes for controlling and deleting cookies vary depending on which browser you use. To find out how to do so with a particular browser, you can use the Help function within it or alternatively you can visit which explains, step-by-step, how to control and delete cookies in most browsers.


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