Privacy Policy


The CD Institute of Fire & Security Management(CDIFSM) takes your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information to provide the products and services you have requested from us. This policy sets out the way in which the CDIFSM collects, uses and protects personal data.


During the course of its work the CDIFSM collects personal data which identifies individuals. This personal data may include information such as name, age, gender, home address, organisation name, job title, business address, telephone number, email address, examination records, bank and payment details, education and training details, application forms and assessment records.

This personal data is collected by a variety of means, including via paper or electronic forms, face-to-face, by telephone, post, internet and email and at events. Data is retained by the CDIFSM only for as long as it has legitimate reason to do so.


The owner of personal data held by the CDIFSM will at all times be the CDIFSM. As the data controller, the CDIFSM takes all reasonable steps to ensure that personal data remains in a secure environment and will never sell personal data to third parties. The CDIFSM works closely with other organisations to perform functions on our behalf in order to administer and manage our services. They are provided with the personal information that is necessary to perform the task and may not use it for any other purpose.


Personal data held by the CDIFSM may be managed by trusted third party processors. This includes the personal data that relates to members, customers and contacts on our database. Personal data is securely stored on a server.

We use Pavilion Publishing to send the International Fire Professional, MailChimp to send the e-newsletter and some communications to members, and Forfront to send email campaigns to the CDIFSM membership.


The CDIFSM website uses Google Analytics cookies to track user interaction. We use this data to determine the number of people using our website and to understand how they find and use our web pages and to see their journey through the website. Google Analytics records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system but none of this information personally identifies you to the CDIFSM. Google are a third-party data processor

The CDIFSM website also uses cookies to keep track of a visitor that has logged into the website so that they don’t have to log into subsequent pages they visit. Another cookie is collected that looks after data that is entered during sessions on the websites i.e. data that is entered into online forms.

(i) Online application forms

Application forms for all memberships, registrations, examinations, events and grants are available on the CDIFSM website. The CDIFSM takes your privacy seriously and treats all personal information in accordance with Indian data protection legislation. When completing the application form, the CDIFSM requests the minimum information necessary to process your application. The information you provide in the application form will be used by the CDIFSM and its representatives for administrative and membership purposes or as required by law. On completing the application, payment for the associated fee will be required via Worldpay. No financial information is passed to the CDIFSM.

(ii) Contact us

Should you choose to contact us using the form on our Contact page, a copy of the content will automatically be emailed to the CDIFSM’s main email account ( The CDIFSM does not retain this email unless it is required to do so in order to complete a requested action or it is required by law. When submitting this form, the system also automatically collates its content and stores it in the website database which is deleted every four weeks.

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