Privacy Policy

This web site is maintained by The Buyers’ Networking Club Ltd. Our registered office address is Fairmont, 9 Rowan Drive, Crowthorne, Berkshire, RG45 6RY. You can reach us by telephone on + 44 (0) 1344 77 11 59 and our email addresses on our contact page accessed on our site: http://www.thebnc.co.uk/contact-bnc/

As a user of the Site (referred to as “you/your”), you acknowledge that any use of the Site is subject to this privacy policy. We take privacy seriously and we are committed to protecting your personal information. The purpose of this privacy policy is to set out the purposes for which, and the manner in which, we may collect and use personal information that we may obtain about you, so that you can make an informed choice about using the Site.

What Information Do We Collect?

We may collect the domain name, IP address and e-mail address (where possible) of visitors to the Site, the e-mail address of those who communicate with us via e-mail, aggregate information on what pages visitors access or visit, user-specific information on what pages visitors access or visit and information volunteered by visitors via google analytics.

When you want to join (Register) our club through our Site and accepted you become a member, we will ask for your title, full name, job title, e-mail address(es), company name, postal address (including postcode), phone number(s), and other personal data required through this process. Your invoicing details will be required when you purchase any products/services from us.

Purpose of processing

We will use your information for the process of arranging consultation times and dates with you to discuss projects. If you have opted in for newsletter when registering with www.thebnc.eu, we will inform you on updates on our services in the form of an occasional email newsletters.

When you register on our site we will ask you for information on the events you run including your professional recommendations. By registering for The Buyers’ Networking Club you can indicate your interest in our other events such as our BNC Event Shows, BNC Forums and other BNC events associated with The Buyers’ Networking Club Ltd. By doing so, these events on offer and services provided may be beneficial to you and your organisation and we will keep your personal data from your registration to contact you.

We will only contact you for the events you show interest in. By registering for our BNC Event Shows we will keep your personal data provided up to date by contacting you with important information on the events you want to attend and services you require. You can opt-out of these notices anytime by contacting us.

We may also ask for the contact details of other individuals within your organisation, such as your event colleagues or booking contact. If you are asked to provide details about other people, please ensure that these individuals are happy for their details to be given to us and used for the purposes set out in this privacy policy (which may include using their details for marketing purposes).

In order to tailor our subsequent communications to you and continuously improve our products and services, we may also ask you to provide us with information regarding your professional interests, experience with our products/services and more detailed contact preferences.

We may also contact you when required for more detailed personal and professional information when registering on our Site.

Where you provide us with any sensitive personal information (such as dietary or physical information) in connection with a booking for an event, we will only use this information in connection with the relevant event to serve your particular needs. We do not retain this information in our database.

How We Use Your Personal Information

The identity and contact details of The Buyers’ Networking Clubs Ltd data controller and the controller representatives can be required by contacting us via telephone on + 44 (0) 1344 77 11 59 and our email addresses on our contact page accessed on our site: http://www.thebnc.co.uk/contact-bnc/

We use your personal information and other information collected from you to send out our weekly newsletters (BNC Networking Emails).

The BNC Networking Emails never share other members personal information. Everyone in the club is anonymous and is know only by their first name (which is sometimes changed to keep the identity secure.

We use your personal information and other information collected from you to manage your registration, provide you with information on our events and further information that you request (e.g. seminar slides, details of events etc.) and to improve the content of the Site and products/services you receive from us.

Your personal information may also be shared with government entities and regulatory authorities as required by law. The use that such government entities and regulatory authorities make of your personal information is outside of our control and we do not accept any liability in this regard.

The personal information shown or provided by you will be held on a database and, where we have appropriate authorisation, may be shared with various entities within The Buyers’ Networking Club Ltd organisation.

These entities may use your personal data and professional information to provide you with information about The Buyers’ Networking Club Ltd products and services which they think may be of interest to you.

We do not sell mailing lists to other companies, or divulge any of your personal details to other companies or individuals outside of our partnership. We may include links on www.thebnc.eu and www.thebnc.co.uk to other companies' sites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and content of those sites.

For more information about the types of marketing we carry out, please see the section below.

How Your Information Is Used at our BNC Events

We may employ the services of third parties to help us in certain areas, such as registration, lead generation and badging suppliers. These third parties suppliers may receive your information through the transfer of your data to facilitate entering our events. We will safeguard the transfer of your data in all circumstances where possible but are not accountable or responsible for any third party breach of your personal data.

We may ask you permission for your consent of personal data to be provided to our Exhibitors, Sponsors, Speakers and other third parties at our BNC Event Shows. The permission of your personal data is for Exhibitors, Sponsors, Speakers and other third parties to contact you for marketing and selling purposes.

We will never directly provide Exhibitors, Sponsors, Speakers and other third parties your data at our BNC Event Shows unless instructed otherwise. We only provide your data to our registration, lead generation and badging suppliers. The Exhibitors, Sponsors, and other third parties you meet at our event/s will ask you to scan your badge or swap contact information which provides them with your personal data. The Exhibitors, Sponsors, Speakers and other third parties will then be able to contact you for marketing and selling purposes.

We reserve the right to retain your personal data when registering your details on and using our Site. We will retain your data to check back historically where you originally registered from and we will be able to contact you using this data to verify you are still working in the events industry. Only if you have left your current organisation will we use it to check back and confirm your new personal data i.e. if you have a new organisational role or unless you notify us otherwise. We also retain your personal data for research purposes to see if another person has taken over your previous position. Retaining your personal data is also required if we receive notification to stop processing your personal data so we can exclude you in future direct marketing.

We can provide you with all personal data we hold on request in accordance with your rights. When applicable you have the right to withdraw consent to us keeping your personal data at any time. You have the right to register a complaint to management of The Buyers’ Networking Club Ltd and with a supervisory authority at any time.

We hold personal data that has been registered on our Site. Historically we also hold data that has been prospected and reserve the right to keep this data for our services provided.


Failing to provide personal data required for our events may affect us processing your information and not being able to register or accept attendance in our club and at our BNC Events and associated events.

We keep all personal data if we do not allow you to be a member of The Buyers Networking Club and The BNC Event Shows. This is so we can check back why your registration was not accepted. We also keep your personal data for all unsubscribes so we will not contact you for future marketing purposes.

Cookies

A cookie is a small piece of information created by your browser using information sent from a website so it can later be read back from that browser. This is useful for having the browser remember some specific information. When you visit some areas of our website, a temporary cookie may be used. The cookie is only active during your current visit to our website and is not stored on your computer's hard drive. We use a temporary cookie to verify who you are while using our website, this cookie can only be used by our website. Cookies cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses. In order to access some areas of our website you must have cookies enabled.

More Information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something you are still looking for or you require more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods:

via telephone on + 44 (0) 1344 77 11 59 and our email addresses on our contact page accessed on our site: http://www.thebnc.co.uk/contact-bnc/

User’s Right to Opt-Out

If you do not want to receive communications from us, The Buyers’ Networking Club Ltd or third parties you may opt out of such communications by sending an e-mail or by calling or writing to us (our contact details are given below).

Grace Period

We will endeavour to update your records as promptly as practical. However, you may continue to receive communications for a transitional period whilst we process your request.

Security Measures

We take reasonable precautions on the Site to protect and maintain the security of your information. Our site can and should be accessed from https://www.thebnc.co.uk and https://www.thebnc.eu. You should see the padlock in front of the URL. The lock icon in front of the URL in web browsers such as Google Chrome and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to unlocked or open (as will be the case for most of the time that a user is browsing the web). However, the Internet is an open system and we cannot guarantee that unauthorised third parties will never be able to defeat security measures or access and use your personal information for improper purposes.

External Hyperlinks and Third Party Advertising

This Site contains links to other websites. Their inclusion cannot be taken to imply any endorsement or validation by us of the content of such other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of such websites and nor do we accept any liability in connection with the content or otherwise of such websites. We may display third party advertisements on the Site. Cookies may be associated with these advertisements to enable the advertiser to track the number of anonymous users responding to the campaign. We do not have access to or control over cookies placed by third parties.

If We Sell The Buyers’ Networking Club Ltd

In the event that our business is sold or integrated with another business, your details will be disclosed to our advisors and any prospective purchaser’s advisors and will be passed to the new owners of the business.

In the unlikely event that a liquidator, administrator or receiver is appointed over us or all or any part of our assets that insolvency practitioner may, transfer your information to a third party purchaser of the business provided that purchaser undertakes to use your information only for the same purposes as set out in this policy.

Changes/Updates to the Privacy Policy

In order to keep up with changing legislation and best practice, we may revise this privacy policy at any time without notice and so please check back periodically so that you are aware of any changes.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or feel that your privacy has been compromised, please contact us at:
Fairmont, 9 Rowan Drive, Crowthorne, Berkshire, RG45 6RY. You can also reach us by telephone on + 44 (0) 1344 77 11 59 and our email addresses on our contact page accessed on our site: http://www.thebnc.co.uk/contact-bnc/

 

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