May 2018

Confor, the Confederation of Forest Industries, is a UK-wide not-for-profit membership organisation representing the private forestry and wood processing sector. 

Confor takes data security extremely seriously and has a data protection policy in place to ensure its data is secure and used within the law. 

What data do we hold?

Our members are a mixture of individuals and companies. For each member, we hold contact details and information relevant to membership of Confor. We hold bank details for members who pay by direct debit, but do not hold any other financial information such as credit card details. 

For non-members and individuals employed by member companies, we hold e-mail addresses and names, where marketing permission has been given. 

Confor will never pass your information on to anyone else without asking for your consent. 

Members’ data is used to administer membership and deliver benefits such as the magazine, invitations to events, and participation in advocacy activities.

Confor members and employees of corporate members can subscribe to receive the e-newsletter and other digital communications here. These are administered by Mailchimp and you can unsubscribe or change preferences at any time. Read the Mailchimp privacy policy here. 

Non-members can subscribe to our non-member mailing list to receive relevant information. You can subscribe or unsubscribe at any time. 

Website visits

We may collect information about your visits to our website such as IP address, location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views.  This information may be used to improve our website. 

Cookies are used on this website to improve your experience and may also be used to improve the website. Your browser will usually allow you to refuse cookies. 

Confor uses Helm tickets for online events ticketing services. Read the Helm tickets privacy policy.

Changes to our privacy policy

Confor may change our privacy policy at any time. Members and subscribed non-members will be notified of any change.

Your rights

If you have questions about the data we hold on you, or if you would like us to change or delete data we hold on you, please email a request to and we will respond within 30 days. 

This service is free, although an administration fee may be charged for frequently repeated requests. 

To find out more about data protection or how your data is used, visit the Information Commissioner’s Office website. If you have a concern about data protection, contact the ICO helpline on 0303 123 1113.