Privacy policy

BCMS Corporate Website Privacy Policy – amended April 2015.

1.    BCMS Corporate and the importance of Privacy
1.1.    The proprietor of this website at (the “Website”), BCMS Corporate Limited, an English registered company (co. no. 02932734), of Plantagenet House, Kingsclere Park, Kingsclere Newbury, RG20 4SW, United Kingdom (“BCMS”) takes privacy and data protection very seriously.
1.2.    BCMS respects the privacy of users accessing this Website and clients using BCMS’ services (“you,” “your”) and BCMS is committed to protecting your privacy. BCMS will ensure that any personal data received from you will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Privacy Policy set out below.
1.3.    In any event, you are able to access this Website, subject to BCMS’ Website Terms of Use, without identifying yourself personally. Browsing this Website does not require you to reveal any personal data.
2.    Data Collection by BCMS
2.1.    This Website allows you to access information relating to the services of BCMS in the field of sale and purchase of privately owned companies, to facilitate contact with potential vendors and buyers interested in such services and to arrange meetings, seminars and other events for such interested parties with a view to BCMS providing such services under contract. This Website also provides you with access to downloadable online magazines and e-books produced by BCMS.
2.2.    Personal data about you will be collected when you contact BCMS to request further information about BCMS’ services, apply to attend seminars and events, and download online magazines, e-books and other publications in the ways mentioned. Personal data will also be collected from you should you wish to engage BCMS’ services.
2.3.    You will be required to give us certain personal data on online forms submitted via the Internet and, in relation to engaging BCMS’ services, otherwise as requested by BCMS. The types of personal data you provide to us in online forms submitted via the Website will include full name, job title, business name, contact telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, contact preferences and any other personal data which you may provide within the details of your request. In the event that you decide to engage BCMS’ services as outlined on the Website, certain further personal data will be collected from you, including financial data with respect to payment of fees. BCMS will always be transparent as to exactly what personal data will be required from you before you commit.
2.4.    We may monitor, record, store and use telephone calls:
 - for staff training purposes, helping us to improve the quality of our customer service and to ensure the information we provide is consistent and accurate
 - for reporting on the types and numbers of enquiries we receive
 - to check instructions given to us
We understand your personal information is important and we are committed to protecting your privacy.  Any information you disclose will be for BCMS use only and unless agreed otherwise with yourselves in advance will not be passed to any third party.
3.    Purpose Specification
3.1.    Personal data which may be collected from you in accordance with the above data collection provisions will at all times be kept private, confidential and secure by BCMS. We will not disclose your personal data to any third party, person, other organisation, institution or authority unless legally required to do so, in which case BCMS will inform you of its legal obligation in this regard in advance.
3.2.    BCMS may use your personal data to communicate with you and contact you pursuant to your requests for information and applications to attend events via the Website as well as in relation to the provision of any services which you may choose to engage BCMS to provide under contract.
3.3.    BCMS use anonymous cookies to better analyse and understand who uses this website, the pages they access and the features they engage with, so as to be able to improve the website and the services provided by BCMS.
3.4.    BCMS may also occasionally use your personal data to contact you to request completion of website user or client care surveys, to carry out our own research into the Business Transfer market (any results we may publish will not contain Personal data), or to inform you of new services provided by BCMS, subject that you will always be given the opportunity to opt-out of any such communications.
3.5.    You agree that if BCMS transfers ownership or management of the Website or the BCMS business or the company BCMS Corporate Limited to a third party, BCMS may also transfer your personal data and any other information about you to such third party as part of the transfer of ownership, subject to such third party agreeing to abide by this Privacy Policy.
 3.6.    You agree to the use of your personal data by BCMS in the above ways. If BCMS wishes to use your personal data for a new or different purpose, BCMS will seek your permission in advance. BCMS takes seriously the trust you place in it.
4.    Protection of Personal Data and Storage
4.1.    BCMS recognises and acknowledges the crucial importance to you of keeping secure and private any and all personal data which BCMS may collect from you during the course of your access to and use of this Website and / or during your engagement and use of BCMS’ services under contract (if any). BCMS is committed to preventing any unauthorised access to your personal data by any third party or person.
4.2.    Accordingly, BCMS has secure computer systems in place and adequate security software and procedures (including password protection for access to its computer systems) as are suitable and necessary to ensure that any personal data provided by you to BCMS will be kept securely stored and will not be publicly accessible.
4.3.    BCMS draws your attention to the fact that any information carried over the Internet is not 100% secure. Information and data can be intercepted, lost, redirected, corrupted, changed and accessed by other people, and so BCMS recommends that you also take steps to ensure that you check such details as e-mail addresses very carefully before sending communications to BCMS.
5.    Subject Access Requests under the Data Protection Act
5.1.    Under the Data Protection Act 1998, BCMS is obliged on receipt of a written request from you (“Subject Access Request”), to provide you within 40 days a copy of your personal data which BCMS may be in possession of.
5.2.    The Data Protection Act 1998 permits BCMS to charge a fee of £10 for providing responses to Subject Access Requests and BCMS may charge this to respond to you. BCMS will also require full proof of your identity (passport, driver’s licence or current bills etc.) in order to reply to a Subject Access Request. BCMS also reserves the right to refuse to provide copies of your personal data held by BCMS in response to a Subject Access Request, but will give full reasons for any such refusal and allow you to appeal.
5.3.    BCMS wishes to ensure that they hold accurate personal data about you and do not continue to hold it if you no longer want us to. Therefore, you have the right at any time to have any such data which BCMS is holding to be amended, completed or deleted.
5.4.    Please contact us to update any of your personal data or to request access to your personal data via:
Information Officer
BCMS Corporate Limited
Plantagenet House
Kingsclere Park
RG20 4SW
6.    Links
6.1.    This Website contains Links to websites of third parties (“Links”). These Links are not part of the Website and BCMS are not liable for them.
6.2.    In the event that you click on a Link you will leave the BCMS Website. BCMS does not control third party websites accessible via Links or the types of personal data which such third party websites accessible via Links may collect from you. Accordingly, BCMS are not responsible or liable for the privacy practices of third party websites accessible via Links.
6.3.    It is possible that third party websites accessible via Links may issue cookies to users, collect personal data without transparency, solicit personal data, release personal data to third parties or otherwise not comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 and so BCMS recommends that you proceed with caution with regard to providing any personal data via third party websites accessible via Links which is at your own risk.
7.    Automatic Capture of Data
7.1.   Our Website uses Cookies. A Cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we put on your computer if you agree. A browser in a text file called ‘cookie.txt’ then stores the message. Each time the browser requests a page from the server, the Cookie message is sent back. The Cookies we use are analytical cookies and their main objective is to identify users and personalise their visit by customising web pages for them, for example by welcoming them by name next time they visit the same website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve the way our website works, for example by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. Notwithstanding the above, BCMS may use Cookies for collecting personal data on the Website which will be held and used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Read more about the individual Cookies we use and how to recognise them by clicking here.
8.    Amendment of this Privacy Policy
8.1.    BCMS reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time without notice. Any such modification will be effective and binding immediately on posting on this Website. Amendments to this Privacy Policy will not be valid unless they are made in writing by BCMS.
9.    Feedback
9.1.    If you have any feedback or questions about BCMS’ use of your personal data or about this Privacy Policy, please send BCMS an e-mail to   
9.2.    If you send us personal data via e-mail, BCMS will use it to respond to your request. If you e-mail us we will keep a record of your e-mail address.
10.    Governing Law
10.1.    This Privacy Policy and BCMS’ privacy and data protection obligations will be governed by English law and the parties hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.