Privacy Policy

The British Insurance Law Association (“BILA”) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This following privacy policy (“the Privacy Policy”) together with our Conditions of Use 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 practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

Data Protection

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (“the Act”), the data controller is BILA.

BILA does not sell, share or transfer this information except as set out in this Privacy Policy.

We use up-to-date procedures to keep personal data as safe and secure as possible and to protect against loss, unauthorised disclosure or access. 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 www.bila.org.uk (“the Website”); any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

The Act gives you the right to access details that we hold about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. A small fee may be payable in respect of any access request. For further information please contact office@bila.org.uk.

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. This includes information provided at the time of registering as a member of BILA, registering for or being registered as a guest for one of our events, posting material on the Website or requesting further information or services from us. 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.
  • BILA may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
  • Details of bookings or membership applications made through the Website (and any third party sites).
  • 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 purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access.

Cookies

The Website uses Google Analytics to help analyse how users use the Website. This analytical tool uses 'cookies', which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of the Website and to compile statistical reports on Website activity for BILA.

BILA will not (and will not allow any third party) to use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any personally identifiable information of visitors to the Website. We will not associate any data gathered from the Website with any personally identifying information from any source as part of our use of the Google statistical analytics tool. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Further information identifying the name of, uses of information collected by, and expiry dates of the Google Analytics cookies used by the Websites.

These cookies can be rejected or deleted by following the instructions for your browser set out here.

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"). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for one of our suppliers. Such staff maybe engaged in, among other things, the processing of payment details and the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. BILA will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, 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 our site; 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 may use information held about you in the following ways:

  • 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 allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so; and 
  • to notify you about changes to our service.

We may also use your data for the purposes of advertising future BILA events, events by other suitable organisations, and for limited advertisements so as to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you and we may contact you about these by email, post or telephone. If you do not want us to use your data in this way, please email office@bila.org.uk.

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 at office@bila.org.uk.

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these 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 office@bila.org.uk.