Information Collection and Use
We collect information from our users at several different points on the website - this is for customer service and billing purposes, we also collect data from our users so that we can customise the site according to individual selections. The British Cardiovascular Society is the sole owner of the personal information collected from this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others.
Registration for BCS Conference and Courses
In order to receive our email alerts, users have to complete a registration form. During registration a user is required to give contact information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact the user about the services on our site for which they have expressed interest. It is optional for the user to provide demographic information (such as income level and gender), and unique identifiers, but encouraged so we can provide a more personalised experience.
We use IP addresses to analyse trends, administer the site, track users movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that the British Cardiovascular Society is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of these third party sites. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.
Newswires for BCS Members
All BCS Members are sent our regular newswires, using contact information taken from their membership application form.
Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose any information requested. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and delivery address), and demographic information (such as postcode, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the functionality of the site.
This website takes every precaution to protect our users information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line.
When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry - SSL. While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, as will be the case for most of the time that a user is browsing the web.
If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Correcting/Updating Personal Information for BCS Members
If a users’ personally identifiable information changes (such as your postcode), or if a user no longer desires our service, we will endeavour to provide a way to correct, update or remove that users personal data provided to us. This can usually be done at the personal profile page or by sending an email to email@example.com
Notification of Changes