The British Property Federation (BPF) is committed to protecting the privacy of all personal information obtained from you during your visits to our website. Our aim is to safeguard the security and privacy of all users, whilst providing a personalised service which keeps our members up to date with news and information about issues affecting the industry and which are of interest and relevance to their individual preferences. This policy explains our information practices and the choices you can make about the way in which the BPF collects and uses your information.
Use of personal data
Some parts of the BPF website are available to all users; other areas are only accessible to BPF members who log in to the site. We process your personal data only for specific and limited purposes, and we ask only for that data which is adequate, relevant and not excessive for those purposes.
In order to access the members only section of the website, each member is issued with a unique username and password. This is linked to our email notification service, allowing members to be kept informed of the work of the BPF. In addition to regular news bulletins and occasional newsflashes, members may choose to follow the progress of a specific committee or issue. Members are also offered the opportunity to comment on these subjects, and these comments may be published and attributed in the members only section of the site. If you choose to log in to the members section of the site and to subscribe to our email notification service, you will need to pass personal data (for example, but not limited to, your email address) through this site. Such data will only be used for the services you have requested.
The BPF website does not automatically capture or store personal data from general visitors to the site other than to log the users IP address and hostname, and session details such as the duration of the visit, pages visited and the nature of the browser used. This information does not identify you personally; it is used to help us diagnose problems with our data server, to administer our website, and to compile statistics about our visitors and their use of the site. For example, we may use this data to track which pages our users are visiting most often, or to determine which web browsers our visitors use.
Use of 'cookies'
Members who do not wish to receive electronic information from us and want to be removed from our email contacts list should click the appropriate button on the customise options page. You may also at any time withdraw your consent by emailing to: email@example.com or by writing to: The Website Administrator, British Property Federation, 5th Floor, St Albans House, 57-59 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4QX.
Non-members using the site are not required to log in or supply personal data unless specifically requesting further information, and therefore will not be added to the email contact list or receive communications from the BPF apart from those relevant to your request.
Links to other websites
Security and transfers
We do not provide an absolute guarantee of security for your registration details; however, where possible, we store all your details in a secure environment and employ appropriate technical security measures to protect your personal information and ensure that it is not accessed by unauthorised persons.
Owing to the global nature of the internet infrastructure, the information you provide may be transferred in transit to countries which do not have similar protections in place regarding your data and its use as set out in this policy. Therefore by browsing this website and submitting your information, you consent to these transfers.
Third-Party Web Beacons
We use third-party web beacons from Yahoo! to help analyze where visitors go and what they do while visiting our website. Yahoo! may also use anonymous information about your visits to this and other websites in order to improve its products and services and provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
Notification of changes to this policy