Britest Limited is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure. We may change this policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website, you are agreeing to be bound by this policy.
We are Britest Limited, a not-for-profit, membership-based company, established to invent, develop, promote and disseminate business processes, tools and techniques to improve the way chemical and biochemical and associated processes are designed, developed and implemented. Britest Limited is a private company limited by guarantee without share capital (Company Number 04185316). Our registered address is 9400 Garsington Road, Oxford Business Park, Oxford, OX4 2HN.
We obtain information about you when you use our website, when you contact us about products and services, use the website to access information, or if you register to receive our newsletters.
The personal information we collect might include your name, address, email address, IP address, and information regarding what pages are accessed and when.
We may use your information to:
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 only 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 hold with us.
We will not sell or rent your information to third parties.
We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.
We may pass your information to our third party service providers, agents, subcontractors and other associated organisations for the purposes of completing tasks and providing services to you on our behalf (for example to allow us to manage electronic communications). However, when we use third party service providers, we disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the service, and we have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own direct marketing purposes. Please be reassured that we will not release your information to third parties beyond the Britest network, unless you have requested us to do so, or we are required to do so by law, for example, by a court order or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime.
You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us. We initially ask you to opt in to receive direct marketing communications from us about our products, services, and innovation activities in the form on which we collect your information, and we always provide links to change this preference in our electronic communications.
We will not contact you for marketing purposes by email, phone or text message unless you have given your prior consent.
We will not contact you for marketing purposes by post if you have indicated that you do not wish to be contacted.
You can change your marketing preferences at any time by contacting us at email@example.com or telephone on +44 (0)1925 607030.
The accuracy of your information is important to us. Updating individual Britest user records forms part of our regular Member Strategic Review process, but if you change email address, or any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone us on +44 (0)161 327 1579 or write to us at: Britest Limited, 13th Floor, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, M1 4BT.
You have the right to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you. We may charge a £10 administrative fee for information requests to cover our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.
Britest does not currently handle ‘sensitive’ personal data (such as credit or debit card details, or medical records). ‘Non-sensitive’ details (your email address etc.) are transmitted over the Internet using the HTTPS protocol for secure, encrypted network communication, Please note however that cross-internet transmission can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. Where we have given (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our websites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.
We may analyse your personal information to create a profile of your interests and preferences so that we can contact you with information relevant to you and tailor your website experience. We may make use of additional information about you when it is available from external sources to help us do this effectively. We may also use your personal information to detect and reduce fraud and credit risk.
It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences, however turning cookies of may result in a loss of functionality when using our website. You can read more about the specific cookies which we use here.
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.
Britest Limited’s products and services are aimed solely towards corporate clients, and we only accept sign-ups from individuals with validated e-mail accounts from recognised organisational domains. We are concerned to protect the privacy of children aged 16 or under. If you are aged 16 or under‚ you should not attempt to create an account or otherwise provide us with personal information, and should we become aware that such information has been provided we will take immediate steps to remove it from our database and disable any account created with it.
As part of the services offered to you through this website, the information which you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the European Union (“EU”). By way of example, this may happen if any of our servers are from time to time located in a country outside of the EU. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the UK. By submitting your personal data, you are agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. If we transfer your information outside of the EU in this way, we will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Policy.
If you use our services while you are outside the EU, your information may be transferred outside the EU in order to provide you with those services.
We routinely monitor our web site using proprietary tools provided by our service provider Duo Design Limited to gather usage statistics to improves our insight of member interests and behaviours in order to improve our content and service provision. The information collected does not include bank details or any sensitive personal data. Data collected in this way is for Britest Limited’s internal use only. The information collected is used to improve our website usability and is stored and used for aggregated and statistical reporting.