The Water Jetting Association© (WJA) was formed over 35 years ago by a small group of like-minded contractors, manufacturers and hirers all committed to raising safety standards within the emerging high pressure water jetting industry. These initial aims of the Association are still the bedrock of the WJA more than three decades on.
Water Jetting Association (WJA) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
The Website and Membership information:
When you visit our website at www.waterjetting.org.uk (the “Website”) or that you provide to WJA via another route such as membership. Our goal is to protect your information. This Website contains links to other websites, which are provided for your convenience. We are only responsible for the privacy practices and security of this Website. We recommend that you check the privacy and security policies and procedures of every other website that you visit.
The Data Controller:
The ‘Data Controller’ (for the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”)) of any personal information that you provide to us through the Website will be the WJA.
What Information Do We Collect?
The information we collect falls into the following categories (“Information”):
- a) Personal information that you provide to us such as:
Name and surname
Payment card information (these are not stored after the payment is processed).
- b) Website Use Information – the Website utilises a standard technology called “cookies” and web server logs to collect information about how the Website is used. Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at the Website, and the websites visited just before and just after the Website (“Website Use Information”). For more information on the cookies that we use and their purpose, please see our Cookies Policy.
If you would like further details in respect of the information, we collect and hold about you, please contact our Data Protection Officer whose details are set out below.
When you engage in certain activities on the Website, we may ask you to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting a form. It is completely up to you whether you engage in these activities. If you choose to engage in these activities, however, we may require you to provide us with Information. We may supplement the Information that you provide with other information that we obtain from our dealings with you or which we receive from other organisations, for example, our commercial partners.
Training Data and WJA Registration List:
The WJA and its processors have collected personal data for inclusion on the WJA Master Registration List to provide interested parties proof of training and confirmation of passing Water Jetting Training sessions, under GDPR the WJA and its processors have a legitimate interest in holding the information. The WJA also has consent to hold this information including photographs from signed examination questionnaire sheets that are currently on file.
We take the security of your Information seriously. We have a committed security policy. We implement a number of security measures to ensure the safety of any Information in our possession or control. The Information is contained on a secure server, which is accessible only by a limited number of employees who have limited access rights to such information. We have security procedures in place to protect our customer database from loss and misuse, and only allow access to it when necessary, and then under strict guidelines as to what use may be made of the Information contained within it. Your Information is password-protected to prevent unauthorised access to it. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone.
How Will We Use Your Information?
We collect your Information to record and support your participation in the WJA. We may use Information:
as part of our effort to keep you informed via mail, email or phone about Water jetting issues such as best practice, accidents / incidents / near misses, roadshows and other products and services we offer;
for record keeping purposes;
to improve the quality of our service;
for market research;
to measure and improve activity on the Website;
to understand your preferences so that we can improve the products or services we offer.
We may share and pass your Personal Information (including details of your purchasing preferences) with or to our holding companies, subsidiaries or associated companies in which we have an interest including, without limitation, any of our joint venture organisations (together, our “associated companies”).
We may also pass your Information to other carefully selected partner organisations (“partners”) with whom we have a business relationship, such as:
awarding bodies and other skills agencies
financial services partners
other organisations whose services we need to use to process and deliver your orders, for credit control and debt collection, to maintain our systems or to comply with legal obligations or a court order.
For a list of our associated companies or partners, please contact our Data Protection Officer whose contact details are listed below. If you do not wish the Information you provide to us to be shared with other associated companies or such partners, please indicate this preference when you provide the Information to us. Alternatively, please contact our Data Protection Officer.
We may also create an individual profile for you so that we can inform you of services, products, events or special offers that may be of interest to you. In the event of the sale of the business or the integration of the business with another party, we may disclose your details to advisers or prospective purchasers’ advisers.
We may also disclose your Personal Information to third parties if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data to comply with any legal obligation, to enforce or apply our terms and conditions and other agreements, or to protect our rights or property or those of our customers or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
Use of your Information outside the European Union some of the organisations (including, without limitation, our associated companies and partners) to which we may disclose your Information are situated outside of the European Union. To provide you with the products and services, you require, we may need to transfer your Information to these countries some of which do not have laws that protect privacy rights as extensively as in the United Kingdom. If we do transfer your Information to other territories, we will endeavour to ensure that your Information is properly protected.
Policy for Young adults / Children:
We realise and understand that many young adults or children will visit the Website, or interact with WJA via another route, but encourage all persons under 18 to consult with their parents or legal guardian before submitting any content or information to WJA. Parents or legal guardians should, in particular, supervise young adults or children when online and we recommend that parental control tools be put in place.
Publication of personal information:
Any publication of personal information will require permission from you; if you are under 18, the WJA will require parental or legal guardian consent.
Updating and Correcting Information:
You may correct the Information we hold about you by changing your profile preferences by contacting the Data Protection Officer (see contact details below). Please include your name, address, and email address when you contact us. We will encourage you to update your Personal Information promptly if it changes. In certain circumstances, you have the right to object to the continued processing of your data or to request that your data be erased. Some of these rights are not automatic and if you make a request to exercise them we will provide an appropriate response.
Your Rights to Access Your Information:
You have the right to see details of the information that we hold about you and to do so, you just need to email the WJA office to make such a request. You may ask us to make any necessary changes to your Personal Information to ensure it is accurate and up-to-date.
How to Contact Us:
Data Protection Officer – Mr David Kennedy – Director – WJA.
Right to complain:
Under General Data Protection Regulations, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) if you think there is a problem in the way your data is being handled.
Updated 14th May 2018
Third Party Companies / Partners:
TRAINING INSTRUCTORS AND APPROVED TRAINING PROVIDERS:
Name & Address
Company employed by
Courses passed or failed
Payroll system used for processing staff wages. Data held includes:
Date of birth
National Insurance Numbers
Website based system – Data held are employee details and pension contributions.
Accountancy package. No personal data held on this system, just that of suppliers and customers.
A system used to process debit/credit card payments using a virtual terminal online. Data held on the system is the cardholders details. The account details are not shown following the process of the payment.
WJA PROFESSIONAL CHARTER
All members are bound by and sign acceptance to the WJA Professional Charter – March 2016
WJA CODES OF PRACTICE
The WJA has always been concerned with safety and training within the water jetting industry, including ultra-high pressure, high pressure, pressure washing and drain and sewer cleaning. As a consequence two WJA Codes of Practice – Blue and Red – were evolved through the WJA Technical Committee with the valued assistance of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
Both WJA Codes of Practice are now recognised as industry standards in the UK and the widely respected Blue Code, in particular, is fast gaining worldwide acceptance and recognition. Both publications, as well as other items relating to safety, can be purchased from the WJA direct or via the online shop and as they are also ISBN designated should be available through any public lending library worldwide.
WJA Code of Practice BLUE: ISBN– 1 874278 02 4 – For the Use of High Pressure and Ultra High Pressure Water Jetting Equipment
WJA Code of Practice RED: ISBN– 978 1 874278 04 7 – For the Safe Working and Use of Water Jetting in Drains and Sewers
Through WJA Registered Training Providers and Approved Instructors the mandatory WJA Safety Awareness Course – which must be renewed every three years – has become the benchmark for safety training throughout the water jetting industry. Supplementary training modules for specialist applications are also undertaken as necessary.
The WJA has recently devised a stand-alone practical Pressure Washing Course which, as it has been built around the Safety Awareness Course, must also be renewed every three years.
All WJA training courses are City & Guilds accredited and currently the WJA annually certificates in excess of 7,400 trainees based both in the UK and overseas. UK based WJA Approved Instructors are regularly training in: Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Qatar, Hungary, Kuwait, Iraq, Jamaica, Ireland, Malta, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Trinidad & Tobago, Angola, Egypt, Cameroon, Nigeria, Puerto Rica, Hong Kong, China and recently Azerbaijan & Kazakhstan.