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

Personal information submitted to us via this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website. We may use your personal information in the following ways:

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.

We may disclose information about you to any of our employees, committee representatives, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy.

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

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website.  You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes. 

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.

9. Cookies

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you'd expect
  • Save you having to login every time you visit the site
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

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  • Remembering your search settings
  • There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

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So you can easily “Like” or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on some pages on our site.

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The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn't working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website.  Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers.  The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information.  Google's privacy policy is available at: 

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our's and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites

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BACCH is registered in England & Wales, charity no. 1129758 & company no. 06738129 at 5-11 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8SH.
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