1. Definitions and Interpretation
In this Policy, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
“personal data” means any and all data that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that data. In this case, it means personal data that you give to us via our Site. This definition shall, where applicable, incorporate the definitions provided in the Data Protection Act (2018) and UK GDPR.
“We/Us/Our” means The Bridge Owners Forum.
2. Information About Us
2.1 Our site is owned and operated by The Bridge Owners Forum.
3. What Does This Policy Cover?
4. Your Rights
4.1 As a data subject, you have the following rights under Data Protection legislation, which this Policy and Our use of personal data have been designed to uphold:
4.1.1 The right to be informed about our collection and use of personal data;
4.1.2 The right of access to the personal data we hold about you (see section 8);
4.1.3 The right to rectification if any personal data We hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete (please contact Us using the details in section 10);
4.1.4 The right to be forgotten – i.e. the right to ask us to delete any personal data We hold about you;
4.1.5 The right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal data;
4.1.6 The right to data portability (obtaining a copy of your personal data to re-use with another service or organisation);
4.1.7 The right to object to us using your personal data for particular purposes; and
4.1.8 Rights with respect to automated decision making and profiling.
4.2 If you have any cause for complaint about our use of your personal data, please contact us using the details provided in section 10 and We will do our best to solve the problem for you. If we are unable to help, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the UK’s supervisory authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office.
4.3 For further information about your rights, please contact the Information Commissioner’s Office or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.
5. What Data Do We Collect?
5.1 Subject to section 5.2 and section 9 (Cookies), we do not collect any personal data from you.
5.2 If you send us an email or submit a contact form, We may collect your name, your email address, and any other information which you choose to give us.
6. How Do We Use Your Data?
6.1 If we do collect any personal data, it will be processed and stored securely, for no longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. We will comply with our obligations and safeguard your rights under the under Data Protection legislation at all times. For more details on security see section 7, below.
6.2 As noted above, we do not generally collect any personal data. If you contact us and we obtain your personal details from your email, we may use them to reply to your email;
6.3 You have the right to withdraw your consent to us using your personal data at any time, and to request that we delete it.
6.4 Your personal details will not normally be disclosed to third parties. In some circumstances however we may need to disclose your personal details to a third party so that they can provide a service you have requested, or fulfil a request for information. Any information about you that we pass to a third party will be held securely by that party, in accordance with the Data Protection legislation, and used only to provide the services or information you have requested.
7. How and Where Do We Store Your Data?
7.1 We only keep your personal data for as long as we need to in order to use it as described above in section 6, and/or for as long as We have your permission to keep it.
7.2 Your data will only be stored in the UK.
7.3 Data security is very important to us, and to protect your data we have taken suitable measures to safeguard and secure any data We hold about you (even if it is only your email address).
8. How Can You Access Your Data?
You have the right to ask for a copy of any of your personal data held by us (where such data is held). Under the under Data Protection legislation, no fee is payable and we will provide any and all information in response to your request free of charge. Please contact us for more details using the contact details below in section 10.
10. Contacting Us