Privacy Policy

The BSGM is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This privacy policy relates to the use of our website. 

For the purpose of the General Data Protection Regulation, the data controller is The British Society for Genetic Medicine.

Information we may collect from you

We may collect, keep a record of and process the following data about you:

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on our site www.bsgm.org.uk and the websites of the constituent groups (“our site”). This includes information provided when you complete our on-line and enquiry forms.
  • Details of your visits to our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, and the resources that you access.
  • We use Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting to learn about our website visitors. All data are anonymised and we do not match them to usernames, email addresses or other personally identifying information. Visitors can opt-out of Google Analytics tracking by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.
  • We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

Legal basis for processing personal information

The legal basis for collecting and processing your data is our legitimate interest in operating our site, providing you with access to the pages you wish to access, and understanding the interests of visitors to our site.

Uses made of the information

We use information held about you in the following ways:

  • To ensure that content from our site 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 
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

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  • if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation.

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of third parties. 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.

Security and Retention

We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy. 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 have in place appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against loss, misuse, unauthorised access, disclosure or alteration.

We will retain your data for as long as is permitted in light of the purposes for which it was collected. Where we no longer require your data for the purposes for which it was obtained we will retain it for a period of time which reasonably allows us to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations or if retention is advisable in light of our legal position.

Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page.

Cookies 

How cookies are used on this site

We want to make the services we provide, easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing a small amount of information on your device, for example your computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as "cookies".

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • Recognising that you may already have provided a username and password so that you don't need to keep entering these into every web page when requested
  • Measuring how many people are using our services so they can be improved

 

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