Your privacy is important to us on this website
This site is operated and maintained by the British Society who are the controller of the processing of all personal data collected through this website. The primary purpose of this website is to be a dynamic resource and business tool so that we can offer our services to you in the best possible way. We want you to feel secure when visiting our site and we are committed to maintaining your privacy when doing so. The following provides an overview of how we protect your privacy during your visit, based on and in accordance with applicable privacy legislation.
What information do we collect?
How do we use this information?
We use your personal data to maintain this website such as answering your questions, processing your enrolment for an event and sending information to you regarding any current or future activities of The British Society. If legally required, we will obtain your permission, before sending you such information. We analyse the data which is collected indirectly to determine what is most effective about our site, to help us identify ways to improve it, and eventually, to determine how we can tailor this website to make it more effective. We may also use data for other purposes, which we would describe to you at the point we collect the information.
Will we share this with outside parties?
As an organisation the data we collect is only transferred throughout our organisation. We will not sell or pass on individual information and will only share it with our advisors. There will be other times when we need to share information, for example, in the case of an event where we need to provide our caterer with meal preference information etc but it is completely up to you whether or not you want to provide it.
What about sensitive personal data?
We do not seek to collect sensitive personal data through this site. The references to “sensitive personal data” are to the various categories of personal data identified by European and other data privacy laws as requiring special treatment, including in some circumstances the need to obtain explicit consent. These categories comprise personal identity numbers, personal data about personality and private life, racial or ethnic origin, nationality, political opinions, membership of political parties or movements, religious, philosophical or other similar beliefs, membership of a trade union or profession or trade association, physical or mental health, genetic code, addictions, sexual life, property matters or criminal record (including information about suspected criminal activities).
Do you have access to your information?
Based on this Privacy Statement, you are entitled to know whether we hold information about you and, if we do, to have access to that information and require it to be corrected if it is inaccurate. You also have the right to have your personal data erased or blocked if any of the processing of it is in violation with the applicable privacy legislation.
Security and retention period.
The transfer, storage and processing of personal data collected through this website is secured by means of current, usual technical measures. In general, The British Society will not retain the personal data that is obtained through this website for a period longer than is necessary for achieving the purposes for which it was collected, or as long as the law prescribes.