Privacy and cookie policy

This page covers nima’s approach to individual privacy, followed by some information on the site’s use of cookies.

Privacy statement for nima

Our contact details:

Name:  nima (Wearenima) Services Ltd
Correspondence address: Riverside House, 1-5 Como Street, Romford, Essex, RM7 7DN

This website is owned by nima (formerly the UK BIM Alliance). nima is a trading name of nima (WeAreNima) Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales, Company number 14753181. Registered office address: Riverside House 1-5 Como Street, Romford, England, RM7 7DN.

The website includes content about the GIIG. GIIG is a trading name of nima (WeAreNima) Services Limited, a company registered in England and Wales, Company number 14763083. Registered office address: Riverside House, 1-5 Como Street, Romford, England, RM7 7DN

The type of personal information we collect

We currently collect and process the following information:

  • Personal identifiers, contacts and characteristics (your name and email, your role and organisation. When you have supplied your phone number and address this will be recorded, however this is not required to sign up to receive information from nima.)
How we get the personal information and why we have it

Most of the personal information we process is provided to us directly by you for one of the following reasons:

  • As members / individual supporters of nima
    • To send you newsletters and other updates about nima.
    • To invite you to seminars/meetings and/or provide information about seminars/meetings you have signed up to which nima is sponsoring/organising/delivering.
    • To inform you about opportunities for training / development / professional accreditation.
  • As organisational representatives of a nima patron / corporate sponsor or another organisation with which nima works
    • To maintain and further the relationship between your organisation and nima

We occasionally receive personal information indirectly, from the following sources in the following scenarios:

  • When another organisation helps us to organise an event and there is a data sharing agreement in place for that event. This would be clearly stated in the sign-up information.

We use the information that you have given us to provide details about events and to deliver work for you. Under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), the lawful bases we rely on for processing this information are:

(a) Your consent. This lawful basis is used for individual members / supporters of nima.

You are able to remove your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting nima by email at or by using the unsubscribe feature at the foot of our newsletters.

(b) We have a legitimate interest.

We use this lawful basis for the processing of personal data which is needed to maintain relationships with organisations. These may include patrons or other supporters of nima, those contracted to nima, and those to whom nima is providing support, or to whom nima is marketing/selling its services.

We do not provide data to third parties unless it is necessary to enable them to provide a service to nima and then only to enable that service to be delivered.

How we store your personal information

Your information is securely stored and password protected. We review our data retention annually.

Your data protection rights

Under data protection law, you have rights including:

Your right of access – You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.

Your right to rectification – You have the right to ask us to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.

Your right to erasure – You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to restriction of processing – You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to object to processing – You have the the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to data portability – You have the right to ask that we transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.

You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.

Please contact us at if you wish to make a request.

How to complain

If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to us at

You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your daa.

The ICO’s address:           

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Cheshire SK9 5AF

Helpline number: 0303 123 1113

ICO website:

Cookie policy

Like most websites, this one uses cookies.

Cookies are small text files stored on your computer by your browser. They’re used for many things, such as remembering whether you’ve visited the site before, so that you remain logged in – or to help us work out how many new website visitors we get each month. They contain information about the use of your computer but don’t include personal information about you (they don’t store your name, for instance). This policy explains how cookies are used on this website in general – and, below, how you can control the cookies that may be used on this site.

About this cookie policy

This cookie policy applies to this website (“the Website”).

By accessing the Website, you agree that this cookie policy will apply whenever you access the Website on any device.

Any changes to this policy will be posted here. We reserve the right to vary this cookie policy from time to time and such changes shall become effective as soon as they are posted. Your continued use of the Website constitutes your agreement to all such changes.

Our use of cookies

We may collect information automatically when you visit the Website, using cookies.

The cookies allow us to identify your computer and find out details about your last visit. You can choose, below, not to allow cookies. If you do, we can’t guarantee that your experience with the Website will be as good as if you do allow cookies.

The information collected by cookies does not personally identify you; it includes general information about your computer settings, your connection to the Internet e.g. operating system and platform, IP address, your browsing patterns and timings of browsing on the Website and your location.

Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can change the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer.

Types of cookie that may be used during your visit to the Website

The following two main types of cookie are used on this site (we don’t list every single cookie used by name – but for each type of cookie we tell you how you can control its use).

Analytics cookies. They monitor how a visitor moves around the Website and how they reached it. This is used so that we can see total (not individual) figures on which types of content users enjoy most, for instance. You can opt out of these if you want.

Third-party service cookies. Social sharing, video and other services we offer are run by other companies. These companies may drop cookies on your computer when you use them on our site or if you are already logged in to them.

These cookies cannot be turned off individually but you could change your browser setting to refuse all cookies if you do not wish to accept them.