myAPCDiary Privacy Policy

Effective of 1st November 2014

Construction Diaries Limited is committed to protecting your privacy and this statement sets out our policy on how we will and will not use any personal information you supply.


By entering your personal information in the myAPCDiary website you accept that we may retain your information and it may be held by Construction Diaries Limited or by any third party company which processes it on our behalf.

When you use the myAPCDiary service, we ask for information such as your name, email address, contact details, RICS number and, if you sign up to our service, your credit card details. We retain this information so that we can recognise you as a registered user and deliver the service purchased.

We keep a record of your use of our service to help us deal quickly with any problems you may experience with your myAPCDiary and improve our service to you. We also keep a record of any email correspondence you send us. Telephone calls made to our customer service helpline may be recorded for monitoring and quality control purposes.


All the information we collect via our website or through correspondence with you is used to operate and improve the service we offer you.

We may use the information you supply us with to enable third parties to carry out technical, logistical or other functions on our behalf.  At all times where we use or disclose your information it will remain secure.

We may conduct market research including statistical analysis of customer behaviour which we may disclose to third parties in depersonalised, aggregated form.

We may provide you with periodic communications (this may be by post, telephone, SMS, email or as part of your delivery) about features, products, services, events, promotions and special offers. 

We will not share your information with anyone else to enable them to send you direct marketing unless you agree otherwise.  

We may make enquiries about you, including searching your records held by organisations like Experian and Equifax and credit reference agencies. We may also check your details held by the IMRG Security Alert scheme and other fraud prevention schemes.

If you default on payments, we may disclose your relevant details to debt collection agencies.

We may also use your personal information to prevent and detect fraud or abuses of our website.

We may use your information to comply with any requirements imposed on Construction Diaries by law or court order.


Construction Diaries uses 'cookies' on our site to manage the login process. Cookies are small text files sent by a web server to your web browser, stored on your computer and sent back to us each time you visit. Cookies are not computer programs, and cannot read other information saved on your hard drive. They cannot be used to disseminate viruses, or get a user's e-mail address etc. They only contain and transfer to the web site as much information as the users themselves have disclosed to that web site. Cookies make the interaction between users and web sites faster and easier and are used by the vast majority of websites to provide features such as a the Daily Diary Entry or automatic login. All web browsers allow you to restrict the use of cookies on your computer - but disabling them will prevent you from being able to use our site as we use them to enable you to log into your account.


It is important for you to protect against unauthorised access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to log out when using a shared computer.

All transaction information passed between our site and WorldPay, our secure payment provider, is encrypted using 128-bit SSL certificates. No cardholder information is ever passed unencrypted and any messages sent to your servers from WorldPay are signed using MD5 hashing to prevent tampering so that nothing you pass to the WorldPay servers can be examined, used or modified by any third parties attempting to gain access to sensitive information. WorldPay secures all sensitive data using the same internationally recognised 256-bit encryption standards used by, among others, the US Government. The encryption keys are held on state-of-the-art, tamper proof systems in the same family as those used to secure VeriSign's Global Root certificate, making them all but impossible to extract.


Please be wary of fraudulent requests for your card details by email. We will never email you asking for these as email is not secure.


If you have questions about your personal information or our privacy policy, please contact us at [email protected]


59-60 Russell Square

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