Privacy Policy

Effective Date of Privacy Policy: 1 April 2017

British trauma Society (BTS) (a charity registered in England and Wales under Charity number: 328436 whose registered office address is at Room 21H, 6th Floor Nuffield House, Trauma Department – University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Mindelsohn Way, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2GW) appreciates your interest in this website (the “Site”). Your privacy is important and we want you to understand our practices with respect to gathering information from visitors to the Site and with respect to the uses we make of that information. Please check each portion or page of the Site that you visit. Certain portions or pages of the Site may contain changes to the Privacy Policy applicable to your use of that portion or page, for example, certain applications may request additional information from you.

Information and Uses

When someone visits the Site, our web servers automatically gather information that allows the site to communicate with the visitor’s computer during the visit. We also track such information as the number of visits to the site, which parts of the site visitors select, IP address (the Internet address assigned to your computer from your Internet Service Provider), domain type, browser type (e.g., Netscape or Internet Explorer), date and time of day. We use those types of information for statistical purposes that help us design and administer the Site. Those types of information do not disclose Personal Information that would permit us to identify or locate individual visitors. Privacy concerns focus on Personal Information, that is, information that could identify a specific individual such as names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers. If during your visit you personalise the Site or submit other information to us, you may provide us with Personal Information.

As explained below in the section on Dissemination of Information to Third Parties, we do not distribute or sell Personal Information to third parties for the purpose of allowing them to market their products and services to you. If you notify us that Personal Information previously submitted to our Site is no longer accurate, we will make a reasonable effort to make appropriate corrections. To facilitate our efforts, it would be helpful if you could let us know the context in which you provided Personal Information, e.g. in connection with promotion of a specific product or service.

For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”) British Trauma Society (details as above) is the data controller.

Information Placed on Your Computer

We may store some information (commonly known as a “cookie”) on your computer when you look at or use the Site. This information facilitates customizing your use of the Site and ensures that you do not need to re-enter your details every time you visit it. You can erase or block this information from your computer if you want to. (Your ‘help’ screen or user manual should tell you how to do this.) Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to the Site.


This Site has links to sites that British Trauma Society does not own, control or maintain. We cannot be responsible for their privacy policies and practices and we make no representations or warranties about the privacy practices of those sites. Similarly, we cannot be responsible for the policies and practices of any site from which you linked to our Site. We recommend that you check the privacy policy of other sites and contact the operator if you have concerns or questions.

Dissemination of Information to Third Parties

Communicating via the Internet and sending information, products, and services to you by other means necessarily involves your Personal Information passing through or being handled by third-parties. From time to time we may engage other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include sending postal mail and e-mail, analysing data, providing marketing assistance and providing customer service. They have access to Personal Information needed to perform their functions, but may not use it for other purposes.

Personal Information collected by British Trauma Society may be transferred among its various divisions, parent and affiliated companies, around the world which may involve transfer from countries within the European Economic Area to countries outside the E.E.A. By submitting data on the Site and accepting the terms of this Privacy Policy, the visitor is providing explicit consent to these transfers, including trans-border transmission of data covered by this Privacy Policy.

Sensitive Information

British Trauma Society does not seek any sensitive information from visitors to the Site, unless legally required to do. Sensitive information includes a number of types of data relating to: race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or other similar beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health, sexual life or criminal record. We suggest that you do not provide sensitive information of this nature. However, if you do provide such information, British Trauma Society accepts your explicit consent to use that data in the ways described in this Privacy Policy or in the ways described at the point where such information is disclosed.

Disclosure of Your Personal Information

We may disclose your Personal Information to our parent company and our affiliated companies.

We may disclosure your Personal Information to third parties if British Trauma Society or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case Personal Information about its customers will be one of the transferred assets, or if we are under a legal duty to disclose or share your Personal Information in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our General Terms of Use or to protect the rights, property, or safety of BTS, our customers, or others.

Access to Your Personal Information

The Act gives you the right to access the Personal Information held by us about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details about the information we hold about you.

Conditions of Use, Notices and Revisions

If you choose to visit our Site, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Policy and our General Terms of Use, including any limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes and application of law provisions. We reserve the right to change this statement at any time without notice except as otherwise provided herein.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about the content of this Privacy Policy or about the practices of this Site or your dealings with this Site, please contact the support team at the following address:

Customer Support Room 21H,
6th Floor Nuffield House,
Trauma Department – University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham,
Mindelsohn Way, Edgbaston,
Birmingham, B15 2GW.

BTS When we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will post the changes on this page and update the revision date at the top of the Privacy Policy. We encourage you to visit our Privacy Policy regularly for updates.

Cookies policy

How we use cookies. Like most websites, our website uses cookies to capture certain information about the site’s users.

We set Google Analytics cookies to measure the number of visitors, to see how visitors navigate the site and to see which resources they access. This helps us to develop new content and to improve the way the website works; By continuing to use this site you consent to the relevant cookies being set on your device.

For general information about cookies and how to disable them, please consult your browser help guide.