Privacy Policy

The British Association of Body Sculpting and its company, BABS Association of Body Sculpting (together, “We”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This policy (together with our Legal Notice and Disclaimer) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (“the Act”), the data controller is the BABS Association of Body Sculpting of 62 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8AJ.

INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM YOU

We may collect and process the following data about you:

Information that you provide by filling in forms on our website www.babs.org.uk / (“Website”). This includes information provided at the time of registering to use those areas of the Website that are only open to our members (“Members”), subscribing to any of our services, posting material or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with the Website.

If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.

We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.

Details of your visits to the Website including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access.

IP ADDRESSES AND COOKIES

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general Internet usage by using a cookie file, which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve the Website and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:

To estimate our audience size and usage patterns

To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise the Website according to your individual interests

To speed up your searches

To recognise you when you return to the Website

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of the Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to the Website.

WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password that enables you to access certain parts of the Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the Website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

USES MADE OF THE INFORMATION

We use information held about you in the following ways:

To list on the Website the names, clinics, clinic addresses and telephone numbers of some of our Members (such as Full Members and Fellows).

To ensure that content from the Website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.

To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us, or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.

To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.

To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.

To notify you about changes to our service.

We cannot prevent third parties from accessing the Website and using any of our Members’ personal details listed on the Website. You acknowledge that any personal information given on the Website may be accessed by a third party in a country that does not provide an adequate level of protection in respect of your personal information.

DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION

We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.

If the assets of the British Association of Body Sculpting or the BABS Limited are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by either of us about visitors to the Site or our members will be one of the transferred assets.

If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our Legal Notice and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of the British Association of Body Sculpting, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

YOUR RIGHTS

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us by using the form provided on our Contact page.

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. Links to such third party websites on the Website are provided solely for your convenience. If you use these links, you leave the Website. We have not reviewed all of these third party websites and we do not control and are not responsible for these websites or their content or availability. We therefore do not endorse or make any representations about them, or any material found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to the Website, you do so entirely at your own risk. Please note that these websites should have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for those policies. Please check those policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

ACCESS TO INFORMATION

The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

Any changes we may make to our Privacy Policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.

CONTACT

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to us by using the form provided on our Contact page.

Issue Date: 10 MAY 2014