Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the BR Chamber website.

Your privacy is important to us. To explain how we protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our policy which covers this website. If you do not agree to the terms in this Policy, we kindly ask you to leave the site.

This Privacy Policy describes our collection, use, disclosure, retention and protection of your personal information. Please read it carefully as this notice applies to any website, application or service which refers to our website Privacy Policy.

The Privacy Policy applies to all products and services available via Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce’s website, www.brchamber.co.uk, such as booking events and training courses, or submitting an enquiry

1. Who are we?

We are the Chamber of Commerce (Barnsley & Rotherham) Ltd, a registered limited company. Collectively Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce has been supporting the local economy and facilitating individual and business success since 1882. The registered address is Unit 6 Genesis Business Park, Sheffield Road, Rotherham, S60 1DX, this our Head Office and the office we operate from, we also from time to time operate from 27 Regent Street, Barnsley, S70 2HJ.

2a. How we collect information

When you use our website, you are in control of what information is collected. We only collect personal information about you, and any other individual whose details you provide to us.

We’ll collect this when you:

  • Book onto a training course/event
  • Book a meeting room
  • Submit an enquiry for; Membership, Events, Training, International Trade or any other general enquiry
  • Request a meeting
  • Sign up to receive our newsletters
  • Submit an; Article, Member Offer, Business Directory Listing or Referral
  • Register for a Member/Customer Account

2b. What information do we collect?

  1. Information about your computer and about your visits to, and use of, the website (including your IP address, approximate geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views); we will ask for your permission before we do so. We may do this using cookies or similar technologies.
  2. This may include your name, business name, telephone number, email address, postal address or delegate names.

2c. How is your information used?

We will use your information to:

  • Process a booking you’ve made with us
  • Contact you to arrange a meeting or provide a quote
  • Send you communications which you have requested via newsletter
    – this may include membership information, event dates, training dates, international trade, external affairs or any other information that has been requested

We’ll only contact you in relation to your original booking or query, unless you subscribe to receive our newsletters.

Your information may also be used by Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce to generate website user reports, this is analytical information and does not include your personal data.

2d. Who has access to your information?

We do not sell or rent your information to third parties and your information will not be shared for marketing purposes.

If you are a member of the Chamber and have given consent to receive third party member communications your information may be shared from time to time to provide exclusive member offers, online and printed directory Chamber listing/literature.

3. Your choice

We will not contact you for marketing purposes by email, phone or text unless you have given your prior consent.

You can contact us at any time to request the information we have in relation to your personal data. If you would like us to remove/destroy any personal data we hold on you, you can contact us by emailing: info@brchamber.co.uk or call 01709 386200.

4. Using cookies or other on-device storage

Cookies are information files stored on your computer, tablet or smartphone that help websites remember who you are and information about your visit. For further information (including how to opt out of cookies) please go to the Cookie Policy.

5. Tracking how the website is used

Information may be collected about activity on the website, or other organisations may be used to collect it and to share it. This information is used to:

  1. analyse statistics;
  2. track pages and paths used by visitors to, or users of, the website;
  3. target the adverts or offers, such as banners, on the website and on the websites of other organisations; and
  4. track the use of the internet banner adverts and other links from marketing partners’ websites to this website.

For these purposes, the information on the path you take to get to the website and on some of the pages you visit or use through the website, using cookies, web beacons and other on-device storage will be retained. For information about web beacons, or the organisation used (including how to decline their cookies), please go to the Cookie Policy.

6. How your information is kept secure

The security of information is taken very seriously. Technology and security policies are in place to protect the information held.

7. Links to other websites

Our website includes links to other websites run by other organisations as a source of further information. This privacy statement only refers to this website, www.brchamber.co.uk and we would encourage you to read the privacy statements of other websites you visit.

We cannot be held responsible for privacy policies on third party sites linked from our site.

8a. Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.

This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

8b. Shortened Links in Social Media

This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls [web addresses] (this is an example: http://bit.ly/1HpzALd).

Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.

9. How changes to this privacy policy may occur

This privacy policy may be updated from time to time so you may want to check it each time you visit the website. This policy was last updated April 2018.

The British Chambers of Commerce

The Chamber is part of a network of 53 Chambers of Commerce across the UK accredited by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC). One purpose of the Chamber is to promote commerce and collect, analyse or disseminate information (including statistics). This objective is stated in the Chamber’s ‘Articles of Association’ (see Chamber AoA). We will provide BCC with your company’s email address in order for BCC to conduct research into the impact of policies on your business.

What does the BCC do with your data? BCC will not contact your business for any other purpose other than to notify you of an opportunity to respond to a national policy survey. Each year, BCC conducts around five surveys which directly help us develop and shape Government policy across a range of areas, including business taxation, international trade, and employment conditions. The data from these surveys are completely anonymised and aggregated so that individual responses cannot be identified. The anonymised data are then presented in closed briefings with stakeholders across UK Government, and shared publicly through BCC’s press team.

The purpose of carrying out the surveys is to produce reports, which BCC and the Chambers can then use in their activities in promoting and protecting the interests of UK businesses; in other words, they are part and parcel of the function and purpose of BCC and the Chamber.

You can contact us if you do not wish to be contacted by BCC, and you will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from BCC’s research mailing list at any point. If your or your parent company’s membership of a local Chamber has lapsed, the BCC may continue to contact you about opportunities to respond to business surveys. You can choose to opt in or out of further contact with the BCC.

Chamber Articles of Association

Membership is subject to the provision of the Articles of Association (avalaible on request) and in the event of a conflict between these terms and conditions and the Articles of Association, the Articles shall prevail.