Privacy Policy

Your Privacy

This website ( is administered by Rail Safety and Standards Board Limited (“We”). We are committed to maintaining your privacy when you visit this site. This statement sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us will be processed together with the steps we take to protect your privacy. Please also refer to RSSB’s privacy notice (

Your Data and Third Parties

We do not disclose, sell or licence this information to third parties for commercial purposes. We may disclose your information to third parties if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation or where it is essential to the fulfilment of your requirements or request.

Gathering data

We collect information when you choose to submit it to us. Throughout this site, for example, we provide opportunities to register for events, request a standard or other document, make an enquiry, subscribe to an e-newsletter, or participate in an online survey. When we collect this type of information, we will notify you of the reason we are asking for information and how this information will be used.

Using Cookies

The way in which this site uses cookies is outlined on the How We Use Cookies page

Recording IP addresses

This site records your IP (Internet Protocol) address. Your IP address identifies the computer that you used to register your subscription. This information is used only to verify the computer that was used to register your subscription. Each page visited within this site is recorded in a log file. The contents of the log file are analysed to determine how many visitors we serve, which pages are most frequently viewed and where visitors connect from. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

Using Your Data

We store this information on our server so that we can keep a record of your subscription preferences and to enable us to contact you regarding your subscription. It may also be used to determine what is most effective about this site, to help us identify ways to improve this site and to determine how we can make it more effective.

If we use this data for other purposes, we will describe the purpose to you at the point of collection, for example if you are invited to register for an event, or to subscribe to a newsletter

Unsolicited Email (SPAM)

We will not send you unsolicited email as a result of your visit to this site.

Sensitive Personal Data

We do not seek to collect sensitive personal data through this site.

Accessing Your Information

You are entitled to know whether we hold information about you and, if we do, to have access to that information and require it to be corrected if it is inaccurate. You can do this by writing to:

The Data Protection Officer
4th Floor,
The Helicon,
One South Place

A fee is charged for this service, and you will be required to provide verification of your identity.

Links to Other Sites

Our site contains links to and from other web sites. If you follow a link to any other web sites, please note that these web sites have their own privacy statements, policies and terms and conditions of use and that we do not accept responsibility or liability for these. Please check all statements and policies before you submit any personal data to any website. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this web site.

Data Protection Register

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998, the data controller is “Rail Safety and Standards Board Limited”. Our entry in the register may be viewed by visiting the website of the Information Commissioner's Office and searching the register of data controllers. Entering our registration number (Z8378773) will yield all purposes, data subjects, data classes, sources, disclosures and transfers that we are registered to process.

Data Security

We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy statement. The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmission 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 prevent unauthorised access.

Changes to Our Privacy Statement

Any changes we make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page.


Questions, comments and requests regarding this statement are welcome and should be addressed to the Data Protection Officer at the address above under “Accessing your information”.