As a professional organisation protecting you in your career, we expect you to tell us about any current or previous criminal convictions, police cautions, disciplinary or similar issues you are or may have been involved with in the past.
Your Personal Information and Data
At times we will ask you to provide us with data and personal information including when you apply for membership, your subscription is renewed, your scope of practice changes and if you seek and we provide assistance to you. In applying for membership and by continuing as a member you agree that (i) we may hold and process your personal data including sensitive personal data (as defined in the United Kingdom’s Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act)) which you provide to us or which we fairly obtain from another source for the purposes of processing your membership renewal, the administration and provision of membership services, providing you with the benefits of membership (including, but not limited to, advice, assistance and indemnity), underwriting, risk assessment, marketing, education, research and audit during your membership and for a reasonable period after your membership terminates or an application for membership renewal is rejected by us or withdrawn by you and (ii) we may share such data with third parties who may also hold and process the data for the same purposes. Under the Act you have the right to ask us for a copy of any of your personal data which we hold, for which we make a nominal charge.
You also agree that (i) we may seek information relevant to any purpose for which you have agreed we may hold personal data from other professional defence organisations, insurance companies, employers or other third parties regarding your professional practice and career history and that they may release to us such information, (ii) if you are outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) your data may be transferred to, held and processed within the EEA and (iii) if you provide us with an email address or telephone number it may be used by us and third parties to contact you for any of the purposes for which you have agreed to allow us or them to hold or process your personal data.
By submitting this form you confirm that:
(i) You wish to apply for membership of MPS subject to the Memorandum and Articles of Association.
(ii) You understand that any failure to disclose full and accurate details may delay your application and/or if you are accepted into membership could result in the suspension or withdrawal of membership benefits and/or the cancellation and/or termination of membership.
(iii) You understand that membership is not conferred automatically and is subject to approval by MPS.
(iv) You will inform us if your contact details or relevant personal circumstances change.