To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

All examination results will be held for a period of 15 years as this is a record of a person’s qualifications. BCS will decline any requests to amend examination data unless there has been an error with the processing.

Where there is a contract between us, we will retain your personal data for the duration of the contract and for a period of six years following the termination or expiry, to ensure we are able to comply with any contractual, legal, audit and other regulatory requirements or any orders from competent courts or authorities.