Privacy policy and cookies

Privacy policy and cookies 2016-11-13T12:03:19+00:00

Privacy policy

British Menopause Society is committed to protecting your privacy. We will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully (in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998).

Information you provide on our web pages, or as part of the services offered and accepted, is deemed to have been provided to British Menopause Society.

Cookies

The British Menopause Society website uses cookies (see below for details). By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

Our policy on the use of cookies takes into account the fact they do not save or store any personal information as such. Currently we use cookies to facilitate and enhance the user experience on our site.

Response Forms

The response forms within this site collect information as described by the form and no other data other than the time and date of submission, and the IP address of the computer from where the form was submitted.

Uses of data

  • To fulfil your requests by us or by others involved in fulfilment.
  • To contact you for customer satisfaction surveys, market research or in connection with certain transactions.
  • By British Menopause Society and selected organisations for marketing purposes if you have permitted such use.
  • In a non-identifiable format for analysis.
  • To develop our business relationship.

Your choices

When we collect information from you, you may tell us that you do not want it used for further marketing contact and we will respect your wishes.

We will never collect sensitive information about you without your explicit consent. The information we hold will be accurate and up to date. You can check the information that we hold about you by emailing us. If you find any inaccuracies we will delete or correct it promptly. The personal information which we hold will be held securely in accordance with our internal security policy and the law. If we intend to transfer your information outside the EEA (European Economic Area) we will always obtain your consent first.

Use of cookies on this website

The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide (see below the table for category definitions).

A list of all the cookies used on this website by category is set out here:

Category 1: strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features.

Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.

Category 2: performance cookies

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these type of cookies on your device.

Category 3: functionality cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these type of cookies on your device.

Category 4: targeting cookies or advertising cookies

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisations.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience.

Controlling cookies

The following websites provide advice on how to set your browsers to control (delete or block) cookies:

ico.org.uk

aboutcookies.org