Terms & Conditions

Introduction

These terms of use form the basis upon which you are entitled to access this website.

Please read this page carefully. If you do not agree with the contents of these terms of use, do not utilise this website.

If this website acts as a conduit to access any application, use of that application may have additional terms of use/licence which you must have agreed to before you can use such application and be provided with a username/password to access.

Intellectual property rights

Unless otherwise acknowledged by us, all proprietary and other intellectual property rights (including any copyright, trade mark, design right and database right) in this website, belong to, or are licensed to us.

We grant to you, a non-exclusive, royalty free licence to access this website from a single computer at any one time, subject to these terms of use.

Contributions to this website

Where you are invited to submit or make any voluntary contribution to this website (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio) you agree that by submitting such contribution, you grant to us a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sub-licensable right and license to:

  • use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, play and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to your contribution on a world wide basis
  • to incorporate your contribution in other works in any media now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in your contribution.
  • If you do not want to grant to us the rights set out above, please do not submit your contribution to this website.
  • By submitting your contribution to this website, you warrant that your contribution:
  • is your own original work and that you have the right to make it available to us; 
  • is not defamatory; and 
  • does not infringe any law

You agree to indemnify us against all legal fees, damages and other expenses that may be incurred by us as a result of your breach of the above warranty.

You also agree to waive any moral rights in your contribution for the purposes of its submission to and publication on this website and the purposes specified above.
Restrictions

For the avoidance of doubt you shall not, without our prior written consent, be entitled to:

  • copy, adapt, store or distribute this website;
  • redistribute or resell this website;
  • make any attempt whatsoever to reverse compile, re-engineer, hack or crack any part of this website;
  • utilise this website in a manner, which is not strictly in accordance with accepted internet usage standards and protocols.

And/or submit content which:

  • breaches any third party's rights including, without limitation, copyright, patent rights, trade mark rights, performer's rights, rights of confidence;
  • is unlawful, offensive, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another's privacy, tortious, or contains explicit or graphic descriptions
  • victimises, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability;
  • impersonates any person, business or entity;
  • contains viruses or any other computer code, files or programs that interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment, or otherwise permit the unauthorised use of or access to a computer or computer network;
  • encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offence, or that gives rise to civil liability;
  • violates acceptable usage guidelines or any policy posted on this website

We reserve the right to remove any posts or other content made in breach of this policy.

Links to this website by you

Any implied licence to access this website or its content by way of hypertext link, deep-linking, tagging or framing is explicitly revoked except to BBSA members or those with our written consent to do so.

Unless you are a BBSA member, no party (including you) shall be entitled (nor shall you assist others) to set up links from any third party websites to this website including the home page of this website.

Third party links

This website contains hypertext links to third party websites. Such hypertext links are provided for reference purposes only.

We do not control or operate these websites, and shall not be responsible for their content, whatever that might be.

The inclusion of any hypertext links within this website shall not under any circumstances imply any such endorsement by us of the material on any such websites being linked too.

Liability

This website is provided "as is" and on an "as available" basis without any representations of any kind of warranty made (whether express or implied by law), including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

In no event shall we be liable (whether in contract or tort (including negligence or breach of statutory duty) or otherwise) for any losses or damage sustained and arising out of or in connection with use of this website including, without limitation, loss of profits, loss of data or loss of goodwill (in all these cases whether direct or indirect) nor any indirect, consequential or special loss.

We do not warrant that the functions contained in this website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs

We do not seek to exclude liability for death or personal injury.

Jurisdiction and choice of law

These terms of use shall be governed by the laws of England and you shall submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

If any of these terms are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these terms are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from these terms and the remaining terms shall survive, remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.

DATA PROTECTION STATEMENT

Introduction

This statement is made by us in light of the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998, and our responsibilities to you as a “data controller”.

Please read this page carefully. If you do not agree with the contents of this statement, do not submit any personal data to us.

Consent

Your use of this website and your submission of any personal data to us shall constitute your consent to allow us to process your personal data in accordance with the terms of this policy.

For the purposes of this policy, “personal data” means any personal information (including sensitive personal data) that is capable of identifying you. This information may include your name, address, telephone number, fax number or e-mail address 

Opt-out

If you have submitted your personal data, and later decide that you would like us to discontinue processing your personal data, you can choose to “opt-out”. 

To opt-out, please send an electronic mail headed "opt-out" to us at info@bbsa.org.uk specifying the processing activities you would like us to refrain from. Upon receipt of a written opt-out, we shall discontinue processing your personal data as requested. 

Information which may be collected

Personal data may be requested by us, or voluntarily forwarded by you through one of several electronic mail hypertext links or contact forms, present in the body of this website. 

Sensitive personal data

We shall not request, collect or process any personal data of a sensitive nature from you, without first obtaining your express written consent. 

Cookies

In order that we can monitor and improve this website, we may gather certain information about you when you use it, including details of your domain name and IP address, operating system, browser, version, and the web site that you visited prior to our site. We may do this by way of a “cookie”. 

A cookie is an element of data that our website can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system. 

Cookies allow us to understand who has seen which pages and advertisements, to determine how frequently particular pages are visited and to determine the most popular areas of our website. We use cookies so that we can give you a better experience when you return to our website. 

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. You do not have to accept cookies, and you should read the information that came with your browser software to see how you can set up your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. 

Any disablement of the cookies function may hinder some of the website functionality, for which we shall not be responsible. 

Use of personal data

The personal data collected by us from you, may be utilised by us to: 

  • process agreements which have entered into with us.
  • pass information about you to our agents, advisors and employees to carry out services for us.
  • notify you about enhancements to our services such as: functionality changes to the website, new services and special features, and offers or competitions we think you will find interesting.
  • market our products and services and those of any third parties.
  • contact you by mail, telephone, email, text message, or any other reasonable method. 

Disclosure and use of your personal data by third parties

We will only disclose your personal data to carefully selected third parties and organisations for marketing purpose, if you have opted-in to allow us to do so. 

We may allow other people and organisations to use information we hold about you for the purpose of providing services you have asked for, or as part of the process of selling one or more of our businesses. 

We may also disclose information to legal and debt recovery representatives for debt collection and debt tracing purposes. 

We may also disclose personal data if required to do so by law or in the good-faith and belief that such action is necessary to: 

  • confirm to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on us;
  • protect and defend our the rights or property;
  • act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of other users of the website or the public. 

Transfers

Sometimes we may need to transfer your personal data to countries which do not provide the same level of data protection as the United Kingdom. If we do need to make such a transfer, then we shall put a contract in place so as to ensure that the personal data is adequately protected. 

Data security

We always take appropriate measures to safeguard the personal data we hold from unauthorised access or improper use. 

We a strict internal security policy with which our employees must comply as a condition of their employment with us. 

Administration

Any enquiries regarding this policy must be directed in writing for the attention of our data protection compliance officer. 

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you have the right to request details of your personal data held or processed by us.

Please send such requests in writing to the address above, marked for the attention of the data protection compliance officer. Any request must be accompanied by the statutory administration fee of £10.00.

If you believe that any information held by us is incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete, then you must write without delay to our data protection compliance officer, highlighting the corrective action to be taken. If any information is found to be incorrect, it shall be corrected promptly.

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