The British Measurement and Testing Association (BMTA) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
Who are we?
We are The British Measurement and Testing Association (BMTA) and we represent the interests of the measurement and testing industry in the UK and in Europe, as the UK representative of EUROLAB. We are classed under the GDPR regulations as a data controller. That means we decide how personal data we receive is processed and for what purposes.
Abacus Communications Limited manages the data on behalf of BMTA and are classed under the GDPR regulations as a data processor.
How do we collect information from you?
We obtain information about you when you use our website, for example, when you register to join BMTA, register to attend one of our events, to make an enquiry, to make a payment or if you register to receive one of our regular newsletters. We also receive and process personal information regarding membership applications and renewals.
What type of information is collected from you?
The personal information we collect might include your name, business address, email address, phone number, IP address, and information regarding which pages were accessed and when. Accrediting bodies, notified bodies and other associations affiliated to BMTA may pass on to BMTA basic contact details such as your name, address, email address and phone number.
How is your information used?
We may use your information to:
- Process applications or renewal of membership of BMTA
- To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you and us
- Seek your views or comments on the services we provide
- Notify you of changes within BMTA
- Send you communications that may be of interest to you. These may include newsletters, industry news, information on standards, events and other relevant industry activities
- Process a job application to join BMTA
We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfil our statutory obligations. We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you may hold with us.
We use a third party platform, for our email newsletters. When you sign up we will use your email address to send you regular updates. You can change your mind at any time and unsubscribe from this service.
We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site including
- What pages you visit and for how long
- What type of device you are using
- How you got to that page
- What words you use when making your search
- The number of searches that showed no results
This helps us to make sure we are meeting your needs and understand how we can make the website work better. Google Analytics does not collect or store any personal information.
What is our legal basis for processing your personal data?
Our lawful basis for processing your general personal data under article 6 of GDPR is as follows:
Consent of the data subject
We will directly ask for your consent to process data:
- When you sign up for our regular newsletter on our website
- When you register for membership of BMTA directly on our website or through paper forms or over the phone
- When you register to attend one of our events
- When you register to attend a training course
Processing necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject or to take steps to enter into a contract
We will collect and use your personal data in the following circumstances:
- When you register for events so we can process your application and any payments, arrange accommodation and other activities
- Provide you with suggestions and advice on products and services as well as how to obtain the most from using our website
We may process information on the basis there is a legitimate interest, either to you or to us, for the purposes of:
- Record-keeping for the proper and necessary administration of our organisation
- Responding to unsolicited communication from you to which we believe you would. expect a response
- Protecting and asserting the legal rights of any party
- Insuring against or obtaining professional advice that is required to manage organisational risk
- Protecting your interests where we believe we have a duty to do so
- Providing you with relevant industry related information
Who has access to your information?
BMTA requires access to personal information such as name, job title, business address, phone and email details in order to process your membership of BMTA.
- We will not sell or rent your information to third parties
- We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes
How you can access and update your information
Use of 'cookies'
It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences. Turning cookies off may result in a loss of functionality when using our website.
Links to other websites
In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.
How to make a complaint?
If this does not resolve your complaint to your satisfaction, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner's Office on 03031231113 or via email https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/email/ or at the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF, England.
Review of this Policy
This Policy was last updated in April 2019