Updated May 2016

Your use of this website signifies your consent to allow us to collect and use personal information about you in accordance with this policy. 

This policy will be reviewed and updated in line with the Information Commissioner's Office guidelines and any changes will be added to this page.

1. Who we are

The Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) owns and operates this website. We are a company limited by guarantee and incorporated in England & Wales. Our registration number is 4081634.

Our registered office is Egale 1, 80 St Albans Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 1DL, UK.

2. The information we collect about users

We collect information such as your name, job title, company and contact details. We may also collect information about your marketing preferences, business activity or other details relevant to your interests or membership of ALPSP.

We collect this information when you register or update your details using online forms. Other information may be collected from printed forms, email or telephones, or through surveys or questionnaires.

We also record some data through cookies. You can read our cookies policy here

3. How we will use the information we collect

We use your personal information for recording details for orders, bookings, delivery and payment and to allow you to participate in our online communities.

The information is used to deliver our services to users of the website and in other areas of our activities.

We may also use the information to contact you about important Association activity or alert you to relevant ALPSP products and services that we believe will be of interest.

4. Details about third parties we pass information on to

We will share your information with staff in order to deal with the day to day administration of your membership or associated services.

We will only share your information with consultants, contractors or third parties working directly with us as part of maintaining activities, products or services on our behalf. This might, for example, include market researchers, consultants, mailing houses, website or customer database providers. They will be subject to a Non-Disclosure Agreement to protect your data.

Information you give in response to surveys or questionnaires in print or online may be used by us to improve products and services, or by third parties in anonymised reports.

5. How long do we keep the information?

We will retain personal information on our systems until such time that you notify us to say you do not wish to be contacted again. After this time we will then keep a record of basic information indicating your preference.

6. What we won't be able to do if you don't provide information

We won't be able to provide you with access to all relevant content on the website or administer purchases of our products and services.

7. Details of how we hold the information securely

All your information is stored on secure servers in the UK and US. Access to servers is restricted to ALPSP staff and authorised third parties solely for the business of the Association.

Where you have a login and password that allows you to access member-only content on the website, please keep these details securely and do not share with anyone.

8. Your rights in relation to the information

You may at any time change your preferences for marketing communications contact. You can do this by logging on to the website and viewing the My ALPSP page in the Membership section. Alternatively, email

You have the right to access information that we hold about you. Any access request is subject to a fee of £10 to cover administration costs.

If you wish to exercise your rights of access to your personal data held and processed by us, please contact:

Company Secretary
Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers
Egale 1
80 St Albans Road
WD17 1DL

9. Who to contact in case of complaints

If you believe any information we hold about you is inaccurate or if you have a complaint in relation to this privacy policy, please contact in the first instance and we will do our best to correct it as quickly as possible.

If you are unhappy with our response, further information about what to do next is available on the Information Commissioner's Office website.