We want you to feel secure when visiting the site. We are committed to respecting your privacy. Below we give an overview of how we do that.
Information we collect when you visit the BPLC Website
We collect information indirectly and directly.
When you access www.bplc.org.uk we use technology to collect information indirectly such as your Internet address which is then kept in our Internet access logs.
We also collect information when you give it to us. For example you may wish to register to use the message posting facility called 'BPLC feedback'. When we collect this type of information, we will notify you as to why we are asking for information and how this information will be used. It is completely up to you whether or not you want to provide it.
How do we use this information?
We analyse it to see what is most effective about our site, to help us identify ways to improve it, and 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 disclose your information to or share it with other organisations?
As a Government Department we do not share data with other organisations unless the law permits us to do so. We do not sell individual information. We will share it only with our authorised Data Processors who must act at all times on our instructions as the Data Controller under the Data Protection Act 1998. Before you submit any information, we will notify you as to why we are asking for specific information and it is completely up to you whether or not you want to provide it.
Your data is kept under secure conditions
We take appropriate steps to maintain the security of your data on our website. You should understand that the open nature of the Internet is such that data may flow over networks without security measures and may be accessed and used by people other than those for whom the data is intended. Our intention is that this should not happen and we take measures to ensure that it does not.