The BGA 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.
The BGA 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 1 July 2012.
What we collect
We may collect the following information from registered users of our eServices sub-site (eservices.gliding.co.uk):
contact information including email address
demographic information such as postcode, age, details of your gliding activity and preferences
other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
Internal record keeping.
Delivering services to you.
We may use the information to improve our products and services.
We may periodically send informational emails about matters relating to your gliding activity including, but not limited to, news, airworthiness information, subscription reminders and safety information.
We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.
We only collect this information from registered users.
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. These cookies help us analyse web traffic and allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
The majority of cookies used by our web sites are ‘session cookies.’ These will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. We use persistent cookies, which remain in your computer, to help our web shop and Email alerting system respond to you as an individual. Unless you use either of these two functions, and subject to the statement in the following paragraph, we will not store any persistent cookies on your computer.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. 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.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. 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
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
if you have previously opted in to receiving news updates you can opt out by using the relevant pages on this web site to change your preferences
if you do not want us to use your personal information in order for us to contact you in other ways, please email us at email@example.com
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law or regulation to do so.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to the British Gliding Association, 8 Merus Court, Meridian Business Park, Leicester, LE19 1RJ
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.