Data Protection Act 1998
Personal Information on the Web
BC D & D recognises the importance of personal privacy. We collect and treat personal information on the Web as follows:
If you provide your email address by using subscription facilities or sending feedback, enquiries or requests by email, the personal information you provide (including your email address) will be used only to respond to your message or deliver the requested service.
On occasion you may be asked to provide some limited personal information (such as name, postal address, email address), when requesting publications, information or services via the BC D & D web site. When providing this information, you may also be asked whether you wish to receive any further communication from BC D & D thought relevant to you. Any personal information you provide will be held in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 and used only for the reason specified at the point of collection. We will not sell, licence or trade your personal details to any third party.
Personal information provided by you, and any other information relating to you, held by BC D & D, may be used for its own management purposes, or occasionally shared with other organisations in line with legal compliance, for example, in the prevention of crime.
IP Addresses and Cookies
BC D & D may collect certain information from your computer (when available) including your operating system, country, browser information and IP address. The reason we collect this is for statistical purposes allowing us to create reports on site usage, browsing behaviour of the site and patterns. It does not identify any individual
and is only used to help BC D & D administrators improve the website.
BC D & D may also use tracking cookies that are stored locally on your computer to track movement around the site. At no point is any personal information contained in these cookies and is only used to assess the usefulness of pages on the site. If you would like more information on cookies please see:
BC D & D also makes use of Google Analytics. This is a package provided by Google to help BC D & D analyse how the site is used, find patterns that users may take through the site and monitor visitor numbers. During this process, your IP address may be transmitted to and stored by Google. This information will be subject to Google’s Privacy Policy which you can see at:
You have the right to refuse cookies by selecting the option in your browser, however it may limit the usability and access to certain parts of the site. If you have not selected this option, the web server may issue you with a cookie when you visit the BC D & D site.
Requests for access under the Data Protection Act
The gathering and processing of personal data is regulated by the Data Protection Act 1998. The Act gives you the right to request personal information held about yourself from a “Data Controller”. Any requests by individuals for access to information held about them by BC D & D should be made by email to:
There will be an administration fee of £10, plus we may ask you for more details in our initial response if we are not sure about the request. Once we have received the fee and all necessary information to help us find the records then we undertake to respond to you within the statutory 40 days.
Payment of the fee
Details of payment requirements will be advised.
Further information
Further information and guidance on the Data Protection Act, 1998 can be found at the Information Commissioner’s website.
BC D & D reserves the right to amend this page at any time.