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Privacy policy

This privacy policy sets out how "The British Dental Industry Association" uses and protects any information that you give "The British Dental Industry Association" when you use this website.

"The British Dental Industry Association" is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

"The British Dental Industry Association" may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 21.11.17.

Who we are

The British Dental Industry Association is a Company Limited by Guarantee and registered in England and Wales no. 3488299. Registered office: Mineral Lane, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1NL.

The BDIA is the UK’s national trade association, representing and supporting the collective interests of manufacturers and suppliers of dental products, services and technologies. The BDIA has a member community of over 125 companies.

What we collect

We may collect the following personal information:

  • name and job title
  • contact information including postal address, email address and telephone number
  • records of your correspondence with us
  • records of event, meeting or other attendances with us
  • information shared with us through our website
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
  • relevant professional interests (e.g. training, export, regulation)

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • Administration of your organisation’s BDIA membership
  • Fulfilment of BDIA membership benefits, including newsletters, mailings, literature and other information
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • Unless instructed otherwise, we will send you information we think you may be interested in about BDIA activities
  • We may use your information to contact you for research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail.
  • We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

Your data will be kept for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it is collected and processed. After this point, your information will be deleted, anonymised or kept in a suppression list where you have requested that you no longer with to be contacted by us in order to ensure that you do not receive unwanted communications.

Lawful Basis for Processing

The lawful basis we use for processing your personal data will depend on the type of data and the way in which it is collected and/or processed, and may include:

  • Our legitimate interest in processing the information
  • Consent, where this has been provided
  • Fulfilment of a contract
  • Fulfilment of legal obligations

“Legitimate interest” may include the BDIA’s interests in the execution of its responsibilities and pursuit of its objectives. For example, this may include membership administration; management of our events, products and services; and promotion of the interests of members and the dental industry.

Sharing of Information

From time to time the BDIA may need to work with third parties as data processors in order to carry out the activities outlined above. For example, the sharing of event attendee information with venues and delivery parties as required to facilitate your participation in an event with us.

We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

Sending Data Outside of the EEA

We will only send your data outside of the European Economic Area (‘EEA’) to:

  • Follow your instructions
  • Comply with a legal duty
  • Work with our suppliers in order to deliver services and membership benefits

We will take reasonable steps to ensure that recipients outside of the EEA take appropriate data protection measures.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at info@bdia.org.uk

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to The British Dental Industry Association, Mineral Lane, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, HP5 1NL, United Kingdom or email info@bdia.org.uk

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Contact

British Dental Industry Association
Mineral Lane
Chesham
Bucks
HP5 1NL

T +44 (0)1494 782873
E info@bdia.org.uk