Privacy and Cookie usage

We are The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (CITMA), 5th Floor, Outer Temple, 222-225 Strand, London, WC2R 1BA, United Kingdom. Any queries on this policy should be addressed to the Chief Executive at that address.

When someone visits we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

Other cookies are used to enable the functionality of our website, for example when applying for membership. Such information is not used for any other purpose.

CITMA offers various services to members of our profession. In some cases we use some third parties within the UK to provide these services, but they are only allowed to use the information for those specific purposes.

We do not use any personal data for marketing purposes, and it is never given or sold to anyone else for such purposes.

Personal data that we hold is not processed outside of the European Economic Area, with the exception of where necessary to communicate with members or prospective members of CITMA in other parts of the world.

We have to hold the details of our members in order to provide them with relevant services. However, we only use these details to provide specific membership services a person has requested and for other closely related purposes.

CITMA tries to be as open as it can be in terms of giving people access to their own personal information. Individuals can find out if we hold any personal information by making a ‘subject access request’ under the Data Protection Act 1998. To make a request to CITMA for any personal information we may hold you need to put the request in writing addressing it to our Chief Executive at the address above. If we do hold information about you we will:

  •  give you a description of it;
  •  tell you why we are holding it;
  •  tell you who it could be disclosed to; and
  •  let you have a copy of the information in an intelligible form.

If we do hold information about you, you can ask us to correct any mistakes by contacting the Chief Executive.