Privacy Policy/Terms of Use

Please read this policy carefully as it sets out the terms upon which this website is made available for your use and how we use your personal information. If you have any questions about this policy or do not agree with it, please contact us by email to info@bcasbiomed.co.uk or in writing to BCAS Biomedical Services Ltd, Ensign House, Lisle Road, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP13 5SH, before using this website.

In this policy, “we”, “us” and “BCAS Biomed” means BCAS Biomedical Services Ltd.

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Conditions of Use

We are committed to ensuring that the information contained on this website is accurate and up-to-date. However the information contained on our website is for guidance only and we make no representation or warranty as to its accuracy or completeness.

None of the information contained on this website is intended to form any part of a contract between you and BCAS Biomedical Services Ltd.

Information contained on this website is subject to change without notice so you may wish to check it each time you submit personal information to BCAS Biomedical Services Ltd.

We shall not be liable for any loss whatsoever, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or cumulative losses or damages arising out of the use or inability to use these pages, any errors, misrepresentations or omissions on the material contained on them.

You agree that the material downloaded or otherwise accessed through the use of our web pages is obtained entirely at your own risk and that you will be entirely responsible for any resulting damage to software or computer systems and/or any resulting loss of data.

Intellectual Property

All copyright, trademarks, design rights, patents and other intellectual property rights (registered and unregistered) in and on this website site shall remain vested in BCAS Biomedical Services Ltd.

Unless clearly indicated to the contrary you may not copy, reproduce, republish, disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer, download, post, broadcast, transmit, make available to the public or otherwise use the content of this website in any way.

The names, images and logos identifying BCAS Biomedical Services Ltd and its products and services are subject to copyright, design rights and trademarks of BCAS Biomedical Services Ltd. Nothing contained in these terms shall be construed as conferring any licence or right to use any trade mark, design right or copyright of BCAS Biomedical Services Ltd.

Downloading Content

You may download or print out individual selections of this website only if explicitly used for your own personal information. This website may not be publicly reproduced either in part or whole. Permanent copying or storage of whole or part of this website or the information contained in it or the reproduction or incorporation of any part of it in any other work or publication is expressly prohibited.

Image Capture

Images may be captured during events organised and hosted by BCAS Biomedical Services Ltd using film photography, digital photography, video or other medium and may be used on this website, in brochures or other publicity material (such as internal and external newsletters) and may be provided to the media for publication in local or national news publications.

BCAS Biomedical Services Ltd acknowledges its responsibilities in capturing images by photography or other means under the provisions of the following legislation:

The Protection of Children Act 1978 - We recognise that it is a criminal offence to take, permit to be taken, distribute, have in one’s possession or publish indecent photographs (including films and other imagery) of children.

The Human Rights Act 1998 - We recognise an individual’s rights to privacy as protected by this Act.

The Data Protection Act 1998 - We undertake to inform all those whose images may be recorded (or their parents/guardians if under 18 years of age) of the purposes for which the images may be used by us. BCAS Biomedical Services Ltd informs all persons taking part in BCAS Biomedical Services Ltd activities that they may be photographed, filmed, videoed or otherwise captured in image form. Where reasonable and practical to do so, BCAS Biomedical Services Ltd seeks written consent to image capture. Where this is not possible for practical reasons, unless express objections are received, individuals attending a BCAS Biomedical Services Ltd event are deemed to have given their consent by attending or remaining at the event. Any queries or complaints should be raised with the event host in the first instance.

What information do we collect?

In general, you can visit the BCAS Biomedical Services Ltd website anonymously without giving us any information. If you visit our website anonymously, please bear in mind that we may still:

  • record the areas of the website which you visit; and
  • collect information about your computer, such as which browser you are using, your network location, the type of connection you are using (e.g. broadband, ADSL etc.).

We do this by using Cookies, however this information does not allow us to identify you.

Additional services may be made available to you if you choose to register with BCAS Biomedical Services Ltd. In this case, on registration, you will make us aware of your identity and your activities on our website and information about your computer may be linked on our systems to you.

The types of information we may request on registration include:

  • contact information - your name, address, postcode and other contact information including email address and telephone/mobile number;
  • general information about you - your personal or professional interests, experiences with our services and your contact preferences;

Whilst certain information is mandatory as indicated by an asterisk (*), other information is optional. The information you provide to us will assist us in improving our products and services, so we would invite you to submit as much information as you are willing to provide. We may also retain copies of any correspondence you send to us and we will keep details of your registration history with us. Please be aware that some of the telephone lines published on our websites are recorded for training and quality purposes.

What do we do with the information we collect?

The information we collect is used for a variety of purposes.

The information you provide to us is used to provide you with services (whether available via the website or offline). We also use the information for:

  • internal record keeping
  • improving service delivery
  • answering your queries

How to get copies of or amend the information we have collected

The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to request a copy of the personal information that we hold about you. A £15 fee will be payable when such a request is made. If you would like a copy of the information held on you by BCAS Biomedical Services Ltd, please contact us by email at info@bcasbiomed.co.uk or in writing to BCAS Biomedical Services Ltd, Ensign House, Lisle Road, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP13 5SH. If you think any information we have about you is incorrect or incomplete, please write or e-mail us as soon as possible. We will use reasonable endeavours to correct or update any personal information about you when we are made aware of errors or omissions.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Other websites

This website may contain links to other websites which are outside of our control. Once you have left our website, we are not responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide. You should exercise caution and read the privacy statement applicable to the website in question before use.

Cookies

Cookies are files that store information on your hard drive or browser, allowing us to identify that you have visited our websites before. Cookies make it easier for you to maintain your preferences on our websites, and by seeing how you use our websites, we can tailor them to your preferences and measure their usability.

Phishing

"Phishing" is the name given to attempts to steal personal details and financial account details from a website user. “Phishers” use fake or “spoof” emails to lead users to imitation websites where the user is tricked into entering their personal details, such as credit card numbers, user names and passwords. BCAS Biomedical Services Ltd WILL NEVER SEND EMAILS ASKING YOU FOR SUCH DETAILS AND OUR STAFF WILL NEVER ASK YOU FOR YOUR PASSWORD.

If you do receive such an email or are asked for your password by anyone claiming to represent BCAS Biomedical Services Ltd, please forward the email or report the incident by email to info@bcasbiomed.co.uk or in writing to BCAS Biomedical Services Ltd, Ensign House, Lisle Road, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP13 5SH.

When you apply for a job

In completing an application form or submitting your Curriculum Vitae ("CV") to us by email, you will be providing us with personal information about yourself.

Uses of personal data

We will use your personal information only for the purpose of assessing your suitability for employment by us and in any subsequent interviewing process. Copies of the information you submit and any further correspondence will be retained in order to progress your job application and as a record of our employment and fair access processes.

Retention of data

We take all reasonable steps to retain personal information only for as long as necessary to process your job application. We may also retain your details after a decision has been reached regarding your suitability for current jobs, in order that you can be considered for future vacancies that may become available.

If you no longer want us to retain your personal information, please contact us by email at info@bcasbiomed.co.uk or in writing to BCAS Biomedical Services Ltd, Ensign House, Lisle Road, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP13 5SH and we will delete your information from our database unless we are required to retain details about you after your relationship with us has ended, for example for legal and regulatory purposes.