Privacy Policy

Information on how we use your data and how we use cookies on our site
The BCSB takes its responsibilities regarding the confidentiality of your personal information very seriously. The BCSBs Privacy Policy is set out below. If you use any of the services which the BCSB provides, you will be deemed to have consented to the collection and use of the personal information you submit to the BCSB in the ways described below. Therefore, please read this Policy with care and if you have any questions or comments, e-mail the BCSB at helpline@bcsb.org.uk.

In order for the BCSB to provide its services to you, including (but not limited to) information, updating and bulletin services (the “Services”), the BCSB might ask you to provide it with certain personal information.
Any personal information which is collected by the BCSB will be used by the BCSB only in accordance with current data protection legislation.
Such personal information will be collected and processed by the BCSB or its agents for the following purposes:

(i) to provide its services to you

(ii) administration

(iii) marketing, advertising and promotions

Collecting and processing your personal information for the above purposes might entail sharing the information with employees, contractors and professional advisers of the BCSB.
If you object to the use of your personal information in any of the ways mentioned here then please e-mail us at helpline@bcsb.org.uk.
From time to time the BCSB may wish to collect information of a sensitive personal nature from you. In such cases before the BCSB asks you for the information it will inform you of how it intends to use the information and it will ask for your explicit consent.
You have the right to ask the BCSB for a copy of the personal information it holds about you (for which the BCSB may charge a small fee), and to correct any inaccuracies in that information.
If the BCSB decides to change its Privacy Policy, it will post such changes on this page so that you are always aware of how the BCSB uses your personal information and in what circumstances it discloses it.

Cookie Policy
The BCSB website cookie policy has been developed to tell users what cookies are used on this site and how to manage them.

9.1. What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file that is entered into the cookie file or “memory” of the browser on your computer by website owners and content providers.

It will typically contain the name of the domain from where the cookie has come, the “lifetime” of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number. The BCSB website uses session cookies which are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you close your browser.

The internet browser on your computer may use another type of cookie, known as persistent cookies, which remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer (although how long will depend on the “lifetime” of the specific cookie). Visit the ‘Help’ section or supporting notes about managing cookies on your Web Browser for further information.

All browser technologies enable you to manage the cookies in the cookie folder of your browser. This means that you can either delete cookies from your cookie folder once you have finished your visit to our site or you can set your preferences with regard to the use of cookies before you begin surfing our website. Please note that deleting or rejecting cookies may affect your user experience of our website.