Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) takes the privacy of our website users very seriously. As such, we want to be transparent with how we collect, store and share your information with others under the latest provision of the UK Data Protection Act.

This Privacy Policy provides an overview of our information practices. It will cover:

  1. What data we collect
  2. How we use your data
  3. How your data is stored
  4. Who we share this information with
  5. Processes we have in place to keep your information secure
  6. When this Privacy Policy is applicable
  7. Compliance with regulatory authorities

1. What Data We Collect

We may collect various kinds of data through your use of BCI-owned websites.

This could be data you provide us with, such as contact details when signing up for email subscriptions, membership marketing communications or downloadable content. We will always make it clear when this information is being collected.

Additionally, it could include data we collect through your use of the website such as the web browser you’re using, IP address and cookies. Please see our Cookie Policy for further information about the latter.

By collecting this data we can improve your experience of the BCI website and services as well as update you with further news and product updates if you have consented to us using your information in this way.

2. How We Use Your Data

To ensure you are kept fully informed, the BCI head office may contact you by mail, email or other means of communication you’ve provided to update you with information on your requested service or product.

We may also provide you with information, special offers, research, products & services, including information from select third parties if you have previously agreed for us to do so. BCI also sends regular newsletters via email to members with Institute and industry news.  If you wish to opt out of receiving such information, please email, update your marketing preferences or unsubscribe to any email communications.

Information we collect from your use of our services may be utilised in assessments of our markets and services, to inform our advertising and marketing strategies, or to help improve the experience on the BCI website. We may use this information in other ways with your consent. 

3. How Your Data is Stored

Any data you provide us with is stored on our secure servers in the UK. Additionally, some data is stored securely outside of Europe for use amongst our chapters, forums and suppliers.

4. Who We Share This Information With

The BCI is registered under the UK Data Protection Act, which governs the way in which membership data is used by the Institute. Under the terms of the Act we are able to supply, to third parties, the list of members’ names and addresses for the purpose of mailing publicity material.  Again, we do give each member the opportunity to opt out of receiving this material.

5. Processes We Have in Place to Keep Your Information Secure

We will take all reasonable steps to confirm your identity before providing you with details of any personal information we may hold about you. We will only share information you have provided to third parties with your permission.

You should be aware that communications over the Internet, such as e-mails, are not secure unless they have been encrypted.  Your communications may route through several countries before being delivered – this is the nature of the internet.  We cannot accept responsibility for any unauthorised access or loss of personal information that is beyond our control.

6. When This Privacy Policy Is Applicable

This Privacy Policy applies to all websites operated by the BCI. 

If you follow a link from the BCI to another website, please refer to their Privacy Policy to understand how your data will be used. Our Privacy Policy does not apply beyond the BCI website.

7. Compliance With Regulatory Authorities

We regularly review this Privacy Policy to ensure its compliancy with appropriate regulatory authorities. The BCI is registered under the UK Data Protection Act, which governs the way in which membership data is used by the Institute.

*Last updated 15/03/2017