Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.tisaexchange.co.uk.


TISA Exchange, TeX, TISA, (“we”, “us”, “our”) collects your information. “you” and “your” means any natural or legal person who uses the website and each entity on whose behalf they act.

We are required by law to be fair in notifying individuals on how their information will be managed and to inform them of their rights. But more than that, we want to be transparent, open, and ethical in our practices

This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. By visiting https://www.tisaexchange.co.uk (“our site”) you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy. You can withdraw such consent at any time.

This website is hosted by Surge Marketing Solutions, in the UK. (please see https://www.surgemarketingsolutions.co.uk/privacy-policy/ for their privacy policy)

Our site contains links to the websites of various third parties. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these.

This data protection policy provides information on how we use personal data relating to our prospective and existing customers, our partners and other individuals we do business with (also referred to in this notice as ‘you’), including

• TeX member and non-member contacts in the industry
• project participants
• complainants and enquirers
• industry contacts
• TeX Register and MI contact details

We have a separate privacy notice for our staff, employees and those wishing to become our employees


We may collect and process the following data about you (including without limitation):
Name, address, email address, telephone number, employer, position, login details/passwords and financial information for settlement of supplier invoicing, IP address, dietary requirements and any other relevant information relevant to specific TeX activities or events.

2.1 Information that you give us

You may give us your Identity and Contact Data either face to face or by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email or otherwise.

This includes information you provide when you become a member, register to use the TeX Register, register to submit or receive TeX Management Information (MI), complete an NDA in respect of TeX MI, post material, participate in discussion boards or other social media functions on our site, request further services, and when you report a problem with our site. If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence. We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.

2.2 Information we collect about you

As TeX membership is business to business, your contact information may be provided by your employer as the responsible person for an activity related to provision of membership or other services such as the TeX Register.

For full details on our cookie policy and the information we collect by use of cookies please visit www.tisaexchange.co.uk/cookies.


We may use information held about you (information that you give to us, information we collect about you and information we receive from other sources) in the following ways:

3.1 Information you give to us

We may process information that you give to us:

i. to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you or your employer and us and to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us;
ii. to notify you about changes to our service;
iii. to ensure the security of our website and services, maintaining back-ups of our Register and MI and communicating with you and record-keeping;
iv. for the purposes of offering, marketing and selling relevant products and/or services to you;
v. for the purposes of supplying goods and/or services that we may from time to time advertise and sell through our website, and keeping proper records of those transactions;
vi. to analyse the use of the website and services;
vii. in general, we may process any of your personal data with the purpose to comply with our legal obligation.
Information you give us may comprise of:

3.2 Information we collect about you

We may process information that we collect about you:

i. to administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
ii. to improve our site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
iii. to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so; iv. as part of our efforts to keep our site safe and/or secure;
v. to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our site about services that may interest you or them;
vi. to collect broad demographic information for aggregate use; and
vii. in co-operation with your internet provider, to identify you if we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our terms or use or to protect our service, site, users or others.


Legitimate Interests

This applies to member and non-member data. In most cases, we process your personal information for the purposes of pursuing our legitimate interests as a business. Those interests include the efficient operation of our business; maintaining standards of service for our members; the protection of our business and to benefit the Industry as a whole. We consider and balance any potential impact on you (both positive and negative) and your rights before we process your personal data for our legitimate interests.


Where we send direct marketing material via email to non-members we have applied the legal basis of consent to also comply with direct marketing regulations as set out in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR). Consent can be withdrawn at any time.

Legal Obligation

TeX processes personal data which is necessary to comply with its legal obligations. This includes but is not limited to statutory bodies.


TeX may contact you by post, telephone (including by text), fax or email in connection with the purposes outlined above. If you change your mind about being contacted in the future, or the methods by which we may contact you, please let us know by contacting us at our contact details set out below.


Administration services for TeX are provided by The Investing and Saving Alliance, TISA ad stored in accordance with the TISA privacy policy available at https://www.tisa.uk.com/privacy-policy/.


We share your information with third-party service providers, where they reasonably require it to perform their obligations or in order to enable us to achieve the objective of our processing. The service providers include:

We may also share your contact details in respect of limited attendance meetings and other events you are present at, for example in connection with minutes of such meetings and events, and generally provide attendee details to hosts of our meetings and events.

We may share your information with our members, if it is necessary to do so to respond to any matter you raise with us.

We may share your personal information with other third parties as required by law

Third party providers we share with and that your data will be processed in are:

We will not disclose or sell your data to third parties for Marketing purposes.


We will retain your details for as long as they are necessary and compliant with our legal obligations under the Regulations.


Your rights under the Regulations:

Individual’s rights are qualified (meaning they may not have these rights at all times, or in all circumstances), but generally speaking, individual’s rights include:

If you want to exercise one of these rights, please get in touch at: tex@tisa.uk.com


From time to time we will review this document, when we make substantial changes to our processes or procedures and systems, or if laws and regulations change.

We will update the notice here and make reasonable efforts to contact and update those affected if the changes are substantial in nature.


If you would like to change any information we hold about you that has been collected via use of this Website or other means outlined above or want it to be removed from our database, or simply want to unsubscribe from our mailings you should contact us at tex@tisa.uk.com.

Or in writing:
Data Protection
TISA Exchange
Dakota House
25 Falcon Court
Preston Farm Business Park
TS18 3TX

Please note that any change to or removal of information we hold about you may directly impact your ability to receive and participate in TeX member services.


You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues. www.ico.org.uk

We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.