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Cookies Use Policy

This website complies with the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations of 2011.

This website uses cookies to function. By entering search criteria and selecting information provided as a result of your search, you are requesting a service which requires the use of a cookie to return data. The cookie does not contain any personal information and is not used for any purpose beyond enabling the service you have requested to function. We use cookies on our website to store general information, such as what time the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before, and what site referred the visitor to the web page. Browsers do not share first-party cookies across domains.

Social plug-ins such as for Twitter and Facebook on our website may also set or retrieve cookies on your machine, if you are logged in to these websites, or have previously downloaded cookies controlled by these sites. This is beyond our control and we recommend you visit their website to research their cookie and privacy policy.

What are cookies?

Cookies are nothing more than a simple text file. They are not executable programs, and consequently it is impossible for a cookie to contain a virus, or any other application. Cookies are also very small, and you run no risk of filling your hard drive with too many cookies.

Deleting cookies

If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer you can delete cookies by clicking the "View" menu, "Internet Options" and clicking the button "Delete Cookies."

If you use other web browsers you can find details online on how to delete, disable and enable cookies.

Disabling cookies

Microsoft Internet Explorer users can disable or manage their cookie settings by clicking the "View" menu, "Internet Options", and selecting the "Privacy" tab and select "Never accept cookies" or "Warn me before accepting cookies."

Enabling cookies

Microsoft Internet Explorer and above users can enable or manage their cookie settings by clicking the "View" menu, "Internet Options", and selecting the "Privacy" tab and unselecting "Never accept cookies" or "Warn me before accepting cookies."

Privacy Policy

When completing forms you may be asked for personal information such as name, address and postcode. It is only when you supply this type of information that you can be personally identified.

Information may be collected:

- to fulfil your request for information or services

- as input to improving our site

- as part of the process of consultation

We are registered with the Data Protection Act 1998 for the purpose of processing personal data in the performance of its legitimate business. Any information held by us will be processed in compliance with the principles set out in the act. We are obliged to comply with and support the objectives of the Data Protection Act 1998. We will:

- continue to strengthen our procedures for maintaining the confidentiality of all personal information we hold

- require all of our employees to comply fully with this policy and data protection principles

- hold the minimum personal information necessary to enable us to perform our functions which is erased once the need to hold it has passed

- ensure this information is accurate, up-to-date and that any inaccuracies are corrected without unnecessary delay

- obtain all personal data in accordance with the Fair Processing Code and lawfully process it in accordance with the conditions for processing

- design our systems and processes to comply with data protection principles not publish personal data on our website without the explicit consent of its subject

- take immediate action if we discover that our policies are not being complied with

NITPS collect and store your personal information for the purpose of administering your pension benefits and will not be disclosed to any external sources without your expressed written consent or unless the law requires us to do so.

By providing your email, telephone and address information you are giving NITPS your authority to use these to contact you specifically concerning your pension benefits in the LGPS.

NITPS will use your email address as your preferred method of contact unless you advise us otherwise. We will only contact you regarding your pension benefits and will not use your personal information for any marketing purposes. We do occasionally send newsletters to our members with generic information that relates to the scheme and pension benefits. Should you wish to not receive this information you can elect to not do so.

NITPS may on occasion use a Third Party Supplier to distribute bulk communications but NITPS will remain responsible for the security of your data. Your email address was gathered from information you have given in the course of interactions with NITPS and you always have the opportunity to change your preferred method of contact. You can always change this back in the future should you wish.

Any information collected is not shared with other organisations for commercial purposes.