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At BPBC we value your privacy.

BPBC recognises the importance of privacy protection and has created this Privacy Policy in order to demonstrate its commitment to protecting your privacy. The BPBC Privacy Policy covers the collection, use, storage, and disclosure of your personal information.

  1. Collection

BPBC will only collect the personal information it requires to provide you with business and related services or for the promotion or marketing of its services.

BPBC will only collect information by lawful and fair means and not in an unreasonably intrusive way. BPBC collects personal information in a number of ways, including:

  • directly from you, when you provide information by telephone or in application forms, or when you submit your personal details via the BPBC website (e.g. when you contact us on the BPBC website);
  • from third parties such as our related companies, credit reporting agencies, or your representatives;
  • from publicly available sources of information;
  • from the organisations identified below under ‘Use and disclosure’ of personal information;
  • from our own records of how you use our services.
  1. Use and disclosure

BPBC may use your personal information it collects to:

  • verify your identity;
  • assist you to subscribe to our services;
  • provide you with business and related services;
  • administer and manage those services, including charging, billing and collecting debts;
  • promote and market BPBC’s current and future business and related services to you;
  • conduct appropriate checks for credit-worthiness and for fraud; research and develop our services; and maintain and develop our business systems and infrastructure, including testing and upgrading of these systems.

If BPBC uses your personal information for direct marketing purposes, any correspondence sent to you will include clear instructions on how to opt out of receiving any further marketing correspondence.

In order to deliver the services you require, BPBC may disclose your personal information to organisations outside BPBC. Your personal information is disclosed to these organisations only in relation to BPBC providing its services to you. These organisations may carry out our:

  • mailing operations;
  • billing and debt-recovery functions;
  • information technology services;
  • marketing and telemarketing services; and market research.

BPBC takes reasonable steps to ensure that these organisations are bound by confidentiality and privacy obligations in relation to the protection of your personal information.

In addition, we may disclose your personal information to:

  • your authorised representatives or your legal advisers (e.g. when requested by you to do so);
  • credit-reporting and fraud-checking agencies;
  • credit providers (for credit related purposes such as credit-worthiness, credit rating, and credit provision);
  • our related companies;
  • our professional advisers, including our accountants, auditors, and lawyers;
  • government and regulatory authorities and other organisations, as required or authorised by law; and
  • organisations who manage our business and corporate strategies, including those involved in a transfer/sale of all or part of our assets or business (including accounts and trade receivables) and those involved in managing our corporate risk and funding functions (e.g. securitisation).

BPBC may provide aggregate statistics about its customers, sales, traffic patterns, and related website information to reputable third party vendors, but these statistics will include no personally identifying information.

  1. Data quality

BPBC will take reasonable steps to make sure your personal information it collects, uses or discloses is accurate, complete and up-to date. If you believe that any personal information that BPBC holds about you is not accurate, complete or up-to-date, please contact BPBC so we can investigate the matter.

  1. Data security

BPBC will take reasonable steps to protect the personal information it holds from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. BPBC permits only authorised personnel to access your personnel information.

BPBC will take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify your personal information if it is no longer needed for any purpose.

  1. Openness

The BPBC Privacy Policy is readily available from the BPBC website located at http://www.bpbc.org.uk/privacy-policy/

  1. Access and correction

You have a right to access the personal information that BPBC holds about you. You can access your personal information by contacting BPBC. BPBC may require you to put your request in writing for security reasons.

BPBC reserves the right to withhold your personal information where its disclosure to you is restricted by law, is the subject of legal action, or may compromise the privacy of another person.

  1. Identifiers

BPBC adopts its own identifiers for all individuals with whom it deals.

  1. Anonymity

To guard against fraud, BPBC requires all customers to identify themselves accurately when purchasing a product or service from BPBC.

  1. Transborder data flows

BPBC will only transfer your personal information outside of The United Kingdom if it is confident the recipient will handle it in a manner consistent with the UK National Privacy Principles.

  1. Sensitive information

BPBC will not collect personal information revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, organisational membership, or sexual activity.

  11. Terms of Service.

An up to date version of the BPBC Terms of Service can be found at http://bpbc.org.uk/terms-and-conditions/

  1. Additional information relating to the BPBC website

The BPBC website may use browser cookies to determine if you are signed in as a registered user and to redirect you to appropriate pages as necessary. The cookies do not contain any personal information.

While BPBC.org.uk contains links to other websites, it is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

  1. Contact us

BPBC welcomes your questions and comments about privacy. Please contact us here: info@bpbc.org.uk
Last updated: 03 March 2015