The British Association for Community Child Health (BACCH) is a professional membership association and registered charity (No. 1129758). First established in 1976 as the Community Paediatric Group it became BACCH in 1992 and a registered charity in 2008. BACCH exists to promote and protect the good health of children and their families in their communities.
We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our members and others we have contact with; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.
1. What information do we collect?
We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:
- information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us (as a member and/or to attend a BACCH event);
- information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and/or newsletters.
2. Using your personal information
As part of our contract with you to:
- contact you about your membership or event booking
- keep you informed about BACCH activities via email updates and the quarterly printed Newsletters.
- (You can inform us at any time if you no longer require these communications by clicking unsubscribe on an email or writing to [email protected].)
In certain instances, we will collect and use your personal information where this is necessary in our legitimate interest as a charity and professional association. This includes being able to:
- enable your use of the services available on the website;
- undertake research or statistical analysis in relation to BACCH membership
- add your professional details to event delegate lists where relevant to facilitate networking. (You can opt out of this if you wish.)
3. Who might we share your information with?
We will only share your information with third parties if you explicitly gave permission for this when you became a BACCH member.
If you choose to appear on an event delegate list then we will share your name, role and place of work. This list may be seen by sponsors and exhibitors attending the event.
In addition, we may disclose your personal information:
- to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
- in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
- in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk).
4. Security of your personal information
We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. We will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to the members’ area of the BACCH website).
5. How long do we keep hold of your information?
We will store your information in order to fulfil the purposes outlined in line with BACCH’s retention schedule (available on request). Retention is based on legal or statutory obligation to retain the data, where there is a need to retain the data to carry out the purpose or best practice.
BACCH does not retain credit card information once a transaction has been processed. (BACCH also doesn’t retain bank account/direct debit details once a member resigns.)
6. Policy amendments
7. Your rights
Under GDPR you have certain rights in regards to the data we hold about you. You can ask us to delete your personal data, change any inaccuracies, restrict what we use your personal data for or ask us to stop processing your data. You can also request that the data we hold about you is given back to you or given to another service provider in a commonly used format. This is called data portability. You are also entitled to a copy of the information we hold about you. However, there are some restrictions that apply to these requests, such as where we have overriding legal requirements we have to comply with. To find out more about your rights, visit the ICO website or to make a request please contact [email protected] or writing to BACCH, 5-11 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8SH.
You do also have the right to complain to the ICO if you have concerns about the way your personal data is being handled: [email protected].
8. Third party websites
The BACCH website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.
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