Privacy statement

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The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) is registered under the Data Protection Act and agrees to treat all personal information you supply in accordance with the Act.

IOM3 collects information about users of the website in order to help improve the website and the services that IOM3 provides to its users and members. IP addresses of visitors are logged for administration purposes. The IP address indicates the location of your computer on the Internet. This information may be used to provide statistical information about the users of the IOM3 website.

Registered users of the website and members of The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining must provide certain personal contact details in order to make use of specific facilities and benefits on this site.

By registering on this website, or becoming a member of IOM3, you agree to receive information about the Institute’s products and services. Registered users and IOM3 members can opt out of receiving such information. The facility to do this is available via the My Account link.

Contact information provided by members and registered users may be passed on to the Institute’s local societies, technical divisions and associations as appropriate with the purpose of providing registered users and members with information relevant to their interests activities.

IOM3 will not pass on any individual user details (including email address) to a third party without the user’s prior consent.


This website uses cookies to monitor user website activity and to provide member-only and registered user services such as access to restricted content, online payments, updates to personal information, CPD recording and other services.

You can choose to turn off cookies via your web browser, but by doing this you will limit your access to certain services on the website.

Useful information on cookies and how to manage them can be found at

The following cookies are used on our site:

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From Google's own Privacy Centre Page: "Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that helps website owners understand how visitors engage with their website. Google Analytics customers can view a variety of reports about how visitors interact with their website so they can improve it. Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors."

Our Google Analytics setup also uses the "Remarketing" and "Advertising Reporting Features" functions. Read more on Google's website.

Opt out of Google Analytics with Google's own browser add-on

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Some pages on our website may use a widget from ShareThis which makes it quick and easy to share our pages on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. These cookies are set as part of the ShareThis service to monitor "click-stream" activity, e.g. web pages viewed and navigated, and time spent on pages. We are advised that the ShareThis service only personally identifies you if you have separately signed up with ShareThis for an account with them and given them your consent.

Full details on the ShareThis privacy policy, with opt-out option


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External sites

Websites to which we refer members and other users for IOM3 services include (for journals), (for IOM3 TV presentations), and ( for event registration. The cookie and privacy policies of these external sites can be inspected at those links.


Further information

Further information is available from the Communications Department at the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.


The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining is a body incorporated by Royal Charter

Registered Charity No 269275
Patron: HM The Queen

The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
297 Euston Road, London, NW1 3AD, UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 7451 7300,  Fax: +44 (0)20 7839 1702