This Privacy Statement sets out how we at BVSC process and protect the data which we hold on individuals. The Conferences at BVSC is a Social Enterprise that supports voluntary action in Birmingham and surrounding areas by providing an environment where organisations and community groups can pursue their aims and thrive. 

We will always make sure that your information is protected and treated securely. Any information that you give will be held in accordance with:

  • EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Data Protection Act 2018

In particular, we will ensure that data is processed according to the six principles in the GDPR and will:

  • be processed fairly, lawfully and transparently;
  • be collected and processed only for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes;
  • be adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary for the purposes for which it is processed;
  • be accurate and kept up to date. Any inaccurate data must be deleted or rectified without delay;
  • not be kept for longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it is processed; and
  • be processed securely.

Sharing your information

We do not we share your information with others.

Retention and disposal of personal data

We will comply with our retention periods stated above under each separate data category, and according to our Retention Schedule.

Security

We are strongly committed to data security and we take reasonable and appropriate steps to protect your personal information from unauthorised access, loss, misuse, alteration or corruption.
We have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information you provide to us.
Only authorised employees and contractors under strict controls will have access to your personal information.
We make sure that our data security systems are robust and are regularly reviewed so that your data is secure.
How we Collect and Use Your Information
Please note that this statement does not cover links within this website to other websites.
When you browse through the information on this website, it does not store or capture your personal information. We do log your IP address (as it is automatically recognised by the web server) but this is only so you can download this website onto your device rather than for any tracking purpose; it is not used for any other purpose.
We will only collect personal information provided by you, such as:

  • feedback from surveys and online forms
  • email addresses
  • preferred means of communication.

BVSC collects personal information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Information collected by BVSC is used solely for the purpose of responding to enquiries, billing and registration.

Cookies

When you visit our website, the pages you view, along with small text files called ‘cookies', are downloaded onto your computer.

Each time you visit the website your computer will download a session cookie. This cookie only remains on your computer until you close your browser. This cookie is not used to identify you personally in any way. We use Google Tracking cookies to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how visitors use the site. This information helps us improve the sites structure and functionality.

Your computer will also download a persistent cookie when you first visit the site. These remain in your browsers cookie store between browsing sessions. Persistent cookies allow us to recognize repeat visitors to the site. Persistent cookies are also used to allow registered users to use the site without logging in on every visit.

You may opt to view the site without cookies by adjusting your browser's settings. See your browser's 'Help' menu for information on how to do this. If you disable cookies some functions of the site may no longer work correctly.

Your rights

Unsubscribing from our services

If you want to unsubscribe from our database services at any time, please click on the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any newsletter or other email notice from us or alternatively contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by email or telephone Michele Saul on 01216788824.

Withdrawing Consent

If you want to withdraw your consent to our processing your data in connection with our service user programmes, please contact Michele Saul at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or send it by post to
138 Digbeth
Digbeth
Birmingham
B56DR

Your right to access information about you

If you think we may hold personal data relating to you and want to see it please write to Michele Saul at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or send it by post to
138 Digbeth
Digbeth
Birmingham
B56DR

Correcting or deleting your personal data

If you know that we are holding your personal data and believe that it may be wrong, or if you want it to be deleted or for us to stop using it, you have a right to request that it can be deleted or amended.
Please make your objection in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or send it by post to
138 Digbeth
Digbeth
Birmingham
B56DR

Complaints about how we look after or use your information

If you have any concerns about how we process your data, please contact our Data Protection Officer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or send it by post to
138 Digbeth
Digbeth
Birmingham
B56DR


You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner. You can do so by calling 0303 123 1113 or online at www.ico.org.uk/concerns.