About us

The website at www.britishscienceassociation.org ("the Site") is operated by the British Science Association of Wellcome Wolfson Building, 165 Queen's Gate, London, SW7 5HD ("we" or "us").

We may ask you or others to supply us with various information about yourself during your use of the Site. We use that information to allow you to be able to make full use of the Site and to give you a service that suits your preference.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions about the way in which we use your personal information please write to us at the above address or email us with 'data protection' in the subject heading. If you would like to make any changes to your personal information, please refer to the relevant section of the Site.

Your privacy is very important to you and us. We are committed to protecting your privacy and we shall only use data relating to you in the manner set out in this privacy policy. We will only use your personal information in a way that is fair to you. 

We will only keep your information for as long as we are either required to by law, or as is relevant for the purposes for which it was collected.

We have in place appropriate technical and security measures to prevent unauthorized or unlawful access to or accidental loss of or destruction or damage to your information.

Data that we collect 

We collect information when you (or someone on your behalf) becomes a member of us, registers for access to a restricted area of the Site or subsequently visits the Site. This information includes your name, user name, password, e-mail address, postal address, telephone number, fax number, age, membership number, profession, credit card or debit card details, your other interests, whether you belong to another organisation, how you heard about the British Science Association and from time to time other relevant information. We need this information in order to process and deliver membership or Site benefits (including passing your details onto our subcontractors), to send you relevant information about us or the Site and in case we have any queries. 

Other uses of your personal information

We may use any of the information which you provide to us in order to send you information about products or services which we think would be of interest to you including those of the organisations with whom we jointly provide a service. If you would prefer not to receive particular information, please email us to let us know.

We may also disclose your personal information to carefully selected third parties if we consider this may be of benefit to you. If you would prefer that we do not do so (unless we are required to do so by law), please email us to let us know. 

We may also use your personal information to customise this website in line with your preferences and to help us understand the way in which users use and visit this Site. 

Further, we may use your personal information for the purposes of billing, surveys and improving this Site.

Please be aware that to protect your privacy we will wherever practicable aggregate your personal information so that it is used by us in an anonymous format.


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Any material changes to the way in which we use your data will be described in future versions of this privacy policy. Each time you enter the Site, you agree that the privacy policy current at that time shall apply to all information which we hold about you. 


By using the Site, you consent to our use of your information as set out in this Privacy Policy and agree to be bound by the terms of this Policy.

Copyright Notice

Unless otherwise stated, the copyright and any other intellectual property rights in all information, data, text, artwork, pictures, photographs, images, graphics and materials (together "Materials") on or downloaded from the www.britishscienceassociation.org website ("this Site") and the design, layout, look and appearance of this Site are owned by the British Science Association ("we" or "us"), our suppliers or other users of this Site. You are permitted to use and download such Materials or extracts from this Site, subject to all of the following:
  1. Your use of this Site and the Materials on or obtained from this Site is for your information or personal use only. You may not use this Site or such Materials for any commercial purpose unless you obtain our express prior written consent.
  2. You must not in any way modify any Materials on or ordered from this Site, except as we expressly permit.
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