This policy last reviewed 20/05/2020

Privacy Statement of the British Association of Hirudotherapy -BAH-

You should be aware that this site is being monitored and may capture information about your visit that will help us improve the quality of our service.

Personal data

Under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) personal data is defined as:

“any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person”.

We usually sell any of our services to BAH members and those who applied for our membership. Therefore, we mostly have all personal data available. However, we always will treat all your Personal Information as confidential (although we reserve the right to disclose this information in the circumstances set out below). We will keep it on a secure server and we will fully comply with all applicable UK Data Protection and consumer legislation from time to time in place.

How we use your information

This privacy notice tells you how we, the British Association of Hirudotherapy – BAH -, will collect and use your personal data for only fulfilment of orders placed for goods and services, complaints and subscriptions.

Why does the British Association of Hirudotherapy – BAH – need to collect and store personal data?

In order for us to provide you with the service/order/product you have requested we need to collect personal data.  In any event, we are committed to ensuring that the information we collect and use is appropriate for this purpose, and does not constitute an invasion of your privacy.

When entering any of our contests or prize draws, you will be required to provide your name and email address. If you win, we will notify you by email to the address you have given.  When you enter a contest or prize draw, you will be given the opportunity to also opt in to be included in our email list to receive notice of promotions, specials and new additions to the Website. You may unsubscribe from this list at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions in any email received.

How will the British Association of Hirudotherapy – BAH – use the personal data it collects about me?

The British Association of Hirudotherapy – BAH – will process (collect, store and use) the information you provide in a manner compatible with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We will endeavour to keep your information accurate and up to date, and not keep it for longer than is necessary. The British Association of Hirudotherapy – BAH -is required to retain information in accordance with the law.  How long certain kinds of personal data should be kept may also be governed by specific business-sector requirements and agreed practices. Personal data may be held in addition to these periods depending on individual business needs and legal requirements.

Under what circumstances will the British Association of Hirudotherapy – BAH – contact me?

Our aim is not to be intrusive, and we undertake not to ask irrelevant or unnecessary questions. Moreover, the information you provide will be subject to rigorous measures and procedures to minimise the risk of unauthorised access or disclosure

Will the British Association of Hirudotherapy – BAH – share my personal data with anyone else?

Your trust and custom is very important to us and so we are committed to keeping your data safe and secure.  We promise to never share or sell your personal data to anyone and to only use your data as mentioned here.

You should be aware that if we are requested by the police or any other regulatory or government authority investigating suspected illegal activities to provide your Personal Information and /or User Information, we are entitled do so and such disclosure is allowed under the relevant laws, including Data Protection Law.

Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy. Questions regarding this Policy should be directed to our Contact Form below:

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