PRIVACY AND PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION 

Regarding collection of your Personal Information:

We will ask you when we need information that personally identifies you (personal information) or allows us to contact you. Generally, this information is requested when you are registering for our current or future Services.

Personal information collected by the BRC usually Corporate related data but may include other information when needed to provide a service if required.

The BRC also collects information about which pages our members visit within our site. This site visitation data is identified only by your unique registration information, and it is never linked with any personal information. 

Regarding use of your Personal Information:

We use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • To ensure our site is relevant to your needs.
  • To deliver services, such as news, documents, events, surveys and other information, that are part of your membership or that you have purchased.
  • To help us create and publish content most relevant to you.
  • To alert you to new services, updated information and other membership information.
  • To allow you access to limited-entry areas of our site as appropriate

We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, including specific member services that require specialist company involvement or answering customer questions about products or services. We will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the services to enhance your member service and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose. 

BRC may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to:  

  • conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on the BRC or the site;  
  • protect and defend the rights or property of the BRC and its family of Web sites, or 
  • act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of BRC employees, users of BRC services, or members of the public. 

Your information may be stored and processed in the United Kingdom or any other country in which BRC or its affiliates,  subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by using this site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside  of your country. BRC abides by Data Protection Act regarding the collection, use, and retention of data. 

Regarding control of your Personal Information:

When you register, or otherwise give us personal information, the BRC will not share that information with third parties without your permission, other than for the limited exceptions already listed. It will only be used for the purposes stated above. 

Registering also allows you to tell us how or whether you want the BRC to communicate with you.  After registering, go to ensure that you establish your preferences within the member sections. There, you can decide what information you want to receive.

The BRC may send out periodic e-mails informing you of new services or information related to your membership. You will not be able to choose to unsubscribe to these mailings, as they are considered an essential part of the online service. 

Regarding access to your Personal Information:

We will provide you with the means to ensure that your personal information is correct and current using the members area. 

If you register with the BRC or subscribe to a mailing list, you can review and edit your personal information within the members area. You will be asked to enter your username and password to make amendments to your details. 

Some services offered on the BRC site may collect information that is not accessible via the Profile section of the site. However, in such cases, you can access your personal information by contacting the BRC: +44 20 7854 8900. 

Regarding security of your Personal Information:

The BRC is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorised access, use or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide in computer servers with limited access that are located in controlled facilities.   

Regarding enforcement of this Privacy Statement:

If you have questions regarding this statement, you should contact the BRC by e-mail: info@brc.org.uk

Regarding changes to this Statement:

The BRC may, from time to time, update this privacy statement. 

CONTACT INFORMATION  

The BRC welcomes your comments regarding this privacy statement, please contact us by e-mail: info@brc.org.uk