BPAS is an independent healthcare charity which for more than 50 years, has been advocating and caring for women and couples who decide to end a pregnancy. We also offer additional health services. You can contact our Data Protection Officer by calling 0345 365 5050 or emailing email@example.com
We collect information from you when you visit www.bpas.org and www.bpas.ie also when you contact us in writing, speak to us on the phone, by email or any other type of electronic communication, or talk to us face to face.
We collect different categories of information about you, depending on the service you want from us and/or the reason why we need to process information relating to you. This could be personal information (for example your name and address), or other more sensitive data that we would only collect and use in very particular circumstances that are set out in law.
We use your data for purposes such as (but not limited to):
Click to read how we use your information
You can see more detail about how our services use your data and why, on the following link: Privacy Notice by Service Area
BPAS understand the importance of treating your personal data confidentially, we comply with data protection legislation at all times. In most cases we will ask for your explicit consent as to whether you would like to be involved in our medical research programmes. Once you have given your consent you can opt out of participation in research programmes at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
In limited circumstances we may process personal information in accordance with public interest provisions and legal obligations. In such circumstances we will ensure that we will anonymise data where possible and afford the correct safeguards and protections.
We may work with trusted partners to undertake research programmes. Where we have third parties acting on our behalf strict governance arrangements will be in place.
From time to time BPAS may undertake a commissioned service on behalf of the NHS: clients can contact the relevant NHS provider or visit the relevant privacy notice for more information on how data may be used for research. Information on how to opt out of NHS research and planning can be found at https://digital.nhs.uk/services/national-data-opt-out
BPAS may be required to share information with statutory bodies such as the Nursing & Midwifery Council, the General Medical Council, the Human Fertility and Embryology Authority and so on. Clients are encouraged to visit the relevant privacy notice for further information on how data is used for research.
In some cases BPAS use anonymised data and pseudonymised to formulate research and assist with service planning.
Use this link to find out how to request access to your BPAS medical records, including copy scan or proof of attendance
Use this link to for further information about your access rights including how to submit a data protection request
Use this link for information about how the NHS and care services use your information
We will comply with Data Protection legislation. We keep and dispose of all records in line with our record retention schedule;
Use this link to view our Records Retention Schedule
We are strongly committed to data security and will take reasonable and appropriate steps to protect your personal information from unauthorised access, loss, misuse, alteration or corruption. We have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard the information you provide to us. However, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us. We recommend that you take every precaution to protect your personal information.
We want to ensure any information we hold is accurate. You can help us by promptly informing us of any changes to the information we hold about you.
We enable chatbot functionality to assist visitors in searching our website, this in turn informs our intelligence on how best to provide content via our website.
We ask that personal identifying data, such as name or reference number, is only submitted via email or telephone, and not through the chat function. Entries are not reviewed on a daily basis. The chatbot functionality is delivered by Futr.ai.
We enable live chat functionality to assist visitors requiring aftercare advice.
Personal data, such as name or reference number, will be collected for identification purposes. Identifying data and call transcripts will be deleted from the live chat system at the end of each calendar day The live chat functionality is delivered by Futr.ai.
Information may be processed & retained in accordance with BPAS’ Privacy Notice by Service Area.
Please Note: It will be your responsibility to clear the contents of the chat from your device you can do that by selecting the bin icon and then confirming that you wish to clear the chat history.
If you would like to make a complaint regarding the use of your personal data you can contact our Data Protection Officer; By Post:
The Data Protection Officer
BPAS Head Office
2 Athena Drive
By phone: 0345 365 5050.
By email: email@example.com
For independent advice about data protection, privacy and data sharing issues, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO): By Post:
Information Commissioner’s Office,
Cheshire SK9 5AF
By phone: 0303 123 1113 if you prefer to use a national rate number.
Alternatively, visit ico.org.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org