The only users for whom we collect any personal information are those who wish to post comments or contribute to the forum. In these cases we collect, but do not publish, email addresses.
See below for a more detailed statement
For almost all users we collect no information at all. For a very few it will be your name and email address.
BB is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
BB may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from July 2012
What we collect
Most users need not provide any information.
If you wish to add comments to posts or forums we may collect the following information:
- contact information – primarily email address
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information
- Although we collect the email address of users who wish to post comments on articles or contribute to the forum we do not make these public and only in very exceptional circumstances would you expect any contact from BB using such emails.
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.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive.
It allows your browser to better respond to your preferences within the site. It also allows us to analyse our web traffic to see such things as what pages people use, whether people arrive at the site from a particular search engine, what country they are located in, what browser they are using and whether they ever come back!
We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. Web browsers usually accept cookies by default but you can set them to decline cookies if you prefer. This will adversely affect the behaviour of our website.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other carefully selected websites. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling your personal information
We will not pass on your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law to do so.
Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you are entitled to see information that we hold about you. Unless you have used the comments boxes or forum this will be none at all. You can contact us here if you are concerned as to what data we do hold on you.