Notification of legal communication from the SSIEM i.e. AGM and voting, will be by electronic means.

Please tick the box to confirm you are happy to receive electronic communications from the SSIEM.




How SSIEM manages personal data

The Society for the Study of Inborn Errors of Metabolism (SSIEM) holds and manages personal data for the administration and evaluation of SSIEM members, and for related activities in support of our core purposes.

We process several categories of personal data:

We will only share personal data where appropriate and necessary within SSIEM. We will also share personal data where required to do so by law.

SSIEM may use your contact details to tell you about relevant business communications, educational events or related activities. We may also contact you to invite you to participate in the evaluation of education or related research.


Your rights regarding your personal data

You have the right to:

You also have the right to raise concerns about the handling of your personal data with the Information Commissioner


Retention periods for the information we hold

We only keep your information for as long as it is necessary to fulfil the purposes for which the personal information is collected. This includes for the purposes of meeting any legal, accounting or other reporting requirements or obligations.

SSIEM Data Protection Contact Details

For further information on data protection in SSIEM, please contact:

Data Protection Officer
Society for the Study of Inborn Errors of Metabolism (SSIEM)
PO Box 3375,
South Croydon, CR2 1PN 
United Kingdom


Collection and use of technical information

Technical details in connection with visits to this website are logged, and maybe collected and used to generate general statistics.

We will make no attempt to identify individual users. However access to web pages will generally create log file entries in the systems of your Internet Service Provider (ISP) or network services provider.

Log files are maintained and analysed of all requests for files on SSIEM servers. Aggregated analyses of these log files are used to monitor website usage. These analyses are used to allow us to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of our websites. All log file information collected by SSIEM is kept secure and is not provided to any third parties.





The right to erasure is also known as "the right to be forgotten" and in general refers to an individual's right to request the deletion or removal of personal information where there is no compelling reason for SSIEM to continue using it.

As with other rights, there are particular conditions around this right and it does not provide individuals with an absolute right to be forgotten.

Individuals have the right to have their personal information deleted or removed in the following circumstances:

SSIEM can refuse to deal with your request for erasure when we use your personal information for the following reasons:

However we will advise you of this as soon as possible following receipt of your request.



You have the right to control how we use your personal information in some circumstances. This is known as the right to restriction. When processing is restricted, SSIEM are permitted to store your personal information, but not further use it until an agreement is reached with you about further processing. We can retain enough information about you to ensure that your request for restriction is respected in the future.

Examples of ways you can restrict our processing would be:

Whenever we decide to lift a restriction on processing we will tell you.



The right to data portability allows individuals to obtain and re-use their personal information for their own purposes across different services. It allows them to move, copy or transfer personal information easily from one IT environment to another in a safe and secure way. For example: it enables consumers to take advantage or applications and services which can use their information.

The right to data portability only applies when the individual has submitted their personal information directly, through electronic means to SSIEM.



You have the right to object to any instances where a decision is made about you solely by automated means without any human involvement, including profiling. SSIEM does not undertake any decision-making about you using wholly automated means.