BANT holds some information about you. This document outlines how that information is used, who we may share that information with and how we keep it secure. This notice does not provide exhaustive detail. However, we are happy to provide any additional information or explanation needed. Any requests for this should be sent to the [email protected]. We keep our Privacy Notice under regular review. This Privacy Notice was last reviewed in February 2021.
1. What We Do
BANT’s primary function is to assist its members in attaining the highest standards of integrity, knowledge, competence and professional practice, in order to protect the client’s interests, nutritional therapy and the Nutritional Therapist. BANT promotes the activities, training and continuing professional development and recommend our practitioners keep fully updated in their profession.
We do this by:
2. How We Obtain Your Personal Data
Information provided by you
You provide us with personal data in the following ways:
This may include the following information:
Information we get from other sources
We do not collect information from any other sources.
3. How we use your personal data
We use your information to manage and administer your membership of BANT. This means that the legal basis of our holding your personal data is for contract purposes.
We also use your information to provide you with core membership services such as the Supervision scheme and guidance on professional practice. This means that the legal basis of our processing your personal data is for legitimate interests.
We also use your information to provide you with member benefits such as promotional offers and discounts, CPD events, Regional Branch meetings and Local Network meetings and employment and volunteering opportunities. We will always seek your consent to process your information in this way. This means that the legal basis for us holding your personal data is consent.
We act as a data controller for use of your personal data to provide membership support, benefits and services. We also act as the data controller and processor in regard to processing of your credit card payments.
We undertake at all times to protect your personal data in a manner which is consistent with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) concerning data protection. We will also take reasonable security measures to protect your personal data storage.
4. Do you share my information with other organisations?
We will keep information about you confidential. We will only disclose your information to third parties with your express consent with exception of the following categories of third parties:
5. How long do you hold confidential information for?
All records held by the BANT will be kept in line with our records retention policy. These retentions are in line with the length of time we need to keep your personal information in order to manage and administer your BANT membership. They also take into account any legal, statutory and regulatory obligations. Our need to use your personal information will be reassessed on a regular basis and information which is no longer required will be disposed of.
6. What safeguards are in place to ensure data that identifies me is secure?
We only use information that may identify you in accordance with GDPR. This requires us to process personal data only if there is a legitimate basis for doing so and that any processing must be fair and lawful.
We also ensure the information we hold is kept in secure locations, restrict access to information to authorised personnel only, protect personal and confidential information held on equipment such as laptops with encryption (which masks data so that unauthorised users cannot see or make sense of it). We ensure external data processors that support us are legally and contractually bound to operate and prove security arrangements are in place where data that could or does identify a person are processed.
BANT is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) as a data controller and collects data for a variety of purposes. A copy of the registration is available through the ICO website (search by business name).
7. What are your rights?
Every individual has the right to see, amend, delete or have a copy, of data held that can identify you, with some exceptions. You do not need to give a reason to see your data.
You can access your account information online via your Account Details in the Members Section of the BANT website. Our response will include the details of the personal data we hold on you including:
You have the right, subject to exemptions, to:
We do not carry out any automated processing, which may lead to automated decision based on your personal data.
If you would like to invoke any of the above rights then please write to the Data Controller at BANT, 27 Old Gloucester Street, London WC1N 3XX or email [email protected].
8. Website technical details
We do use electronic forms on our website making use of an available ‘forms module’ which has a number of built-in features to help ensure privacy. We also aim to use secure forms where appropriate.
Purpose: This is used to store whether you have agreed to receive cookies. Persistent for one year.
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Purpose: These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
If you have a complaint regarding the use of your personal data then please contact us by writing to the Data Controller at BANT, 27 Old Gloucester Street, London WC1N 3XX or email [email protected] and we will do our best to help you.
If your complaint is not resolved to your satisfaction and you wish to make a formal complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), you can contact them on 01625 545745 or 0303 1231113.
We would like to welcome you to the BANT website. We believe that our website will provide you with a wide range of content/information and the facility to find BANT listed Nutritional Therapists. Before you use this website there are a number of “legal” areas that we wish to bring to your attention. By using our website you are agreeing to be bound by the terms and conditions of use that are set out below in this section of our website.
Our Terms and Conditions of Use
Our Links Disclaimer
Notices and Disclaimers
Terms and Conditions of Use
If you use “this website” you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
1. Background and Definitions
1.1 This Website is designed by ITechLogistics and Scott Parker Consultancy and is hosted by Daily.co.uk on behalf of British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine – BANT (company number 3333951).
1.2 In these terms and conditions: “the organisation” means the company whose name appears on the home page located at the address as shown in the “About Us” section of this website, and “the Website” means the BANT Website.
2. Access to the Website and content
2.1 BANT will endeavour to allow uninterrupted access to the Website, but access to the Website may be suspended, restricted or terminated at any time.
2.2 BANT assumes no responsibility for the contents of any other websites to which the Website has links.
3. Intellectual Property
3.1 The copyright in the material contained in the Website, text and graphics, and their selection and arrangement, and all software compilations, underlying source code and software (including applets) belongs to BANT or the providers of such information. All rights are reserved. None of this material may be reproduced or redistributed without our written permission. You may, however, download or print a single copy for your own non-commercial off-line viewing.
3.2 Product and company names mentioned on this website may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
4. Exclusions of liability
4.1 BANT uses reasonable endeavours to ensure that the data on the Website is accurate and to correct any errors or omissions as soon as practicable after being notified of them. BANT does not monitor, verify or endorse information submitted by third parties for posting on the Website and you should be aware that such information may be inaccurate, incomplete or out of date. To the extent permitted by applicable law, BANT disclaims all warranties and representations (whether express or implied) as to the accuracy of any information contained on the Website. BANT does not guarantee that the Website will be fault free and neither will accept liability for any errors or omissions.
4.2 Due to the nature of electronic transmission of data over the internet, and the number of users by whom data is posted on to the Website, any liability BANT may have for any losses or claims arising from an inability to access the Website, or from any use of the Website or reliance on the data transmitted using the Website, is excluded to the fullest extent permissible by law. In no event shall BANT be liable for any loss of profit, revenues, goodwill, opportunity, business, anticipated savings or other indirect or consequential loss of any kind in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise arising out of use of the Website, save where such liability cannot be excluded by law.
4.3 BANT does not give any warranty that the Website is free from viruses or anything else which may have a harmful effect on any technology.
5. User name and password
5.1 On registering with this Website, you are issued with a user name and password which must be used in order to access certain restricted parts of the Website. The user name and password are personal to you and are not transferable.
5.2 Your name and password are the methods used by BANT to identify you and so are very important. You are responsible for all information posted on the Website by anyone using your user name and password and any payments due for services accessed through the Website by anyone using your user name and password. Any breach of security of a user name and password should be notified to BANT immediately.
6. Data protection
BANT is committed to a policy of protecting the rights and privacy of its members, staff and others in accordance with General Data Protection Regulation.
6.1 BANT commits to:
6.2 Personal Data
BANT may hold data for the following purposes:
6.3 You may contact BANT to edit your personal information at any time.
7.1 A cookie is a small text file written to your hard drive that contains information about you. Cookies do not contain any personal information about users.
7.3 Services delivered via the website such as video or embedded content from external providers may also place cookies on your machine (computer).
7.4 If you register or login to the website you are deemed to be accepting these terms and conditions and consenting to the website placing cookies on your machine (computer).
8. Google Analytics
8.1 BANT uses Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website.
8.2 The analytics service provider generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies.
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8.4 The information generated relating to my website is used to create reports about the use of the website.
8.1 If any provision of these terms and conditions is held to be unlawful, invalid or unenforceable, that provision shall be deemed severed and the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions of these terms and conditions shall not be affected.
8.2 BANT may modify these terms and conditions at any time by publishing the modified terms and conditions on this Website. Any modifications shall take effect 3 days after posting on this Website.
10. Governing law
9.1 These terms and conditions are governed by and to be construed in accordance with English law.
9.2 Any disputes shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
Our Links Disclaimer
All links made available are provided as a convenience to our users. We do not have control, exercise no responsibility and make no representations regarding the accuracy or any other aspect of the content/information found or used on visiting any of third party website. The provision of a link to a third party website should not be considered as an express or an implied endorsement of any content/information, products/services that may be available to you, or through, the third party.
Notices and Disclaimers
These disclaimers also extend the above rights to our webmasters, whose service agreement, terms and conditions appear above.
Content of this site is copyrighted. The content/information provided herein is not to be copied or reproduced for any commercial gain. Should you use the content unauthorised, including uploading any of the pages onto your own website you may infringe copyright, trademark and other laws. Should you choose to download any of the information appearing on this website for whatever use, you must retain all copyright and any other proprietary information contained herein, whether downloaded or not.