Privacy Policy


This Policy applies between you, the User of this Website and BCS the owner and provider of this Website. Your agreement to comply with and be bound by these terms and conditions is deemed to occur upon your first use of the Website. If you do not agree to be bound by these terms and conditions, you should stop using the Website immediately.

BCS is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information when using this Website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

1.  Definitions and Interpretation

In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings: 


means collectively all information that you submit to BCS via the Website.  This definition shall, where applicable, incorporate the definitions provided in the Data Protection Act 1998;
means a small text file placed on your computer by this Website when you visit certain parts of the Website and/or when you use certain features of the Website.  Details of the cookies used by this Website are set out in Clause 10;
means BCS Accounting Limited t/as Business Consultancy Services  – Registered in England – Registered Number 06369731 and BCS Alternatives Limited - Registered in England – Registered Number 06369418, both with Registered Office at Windsor House, Station Court; Station Road, Great Shelford, Cambridge, CB22 5NE.
“UK and EU Cookie Law ”
means the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011;
means any third party that accesses the Website and is not employed by BCS and acting in the course of their employment; and
means the website that you are currently using -


2.  Scope of this Policy

This Policy applies only to the actions of BCS and Users with respect to this Website.  It does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from this Website including, but not limited to, any links we may provide to social media websites or any other websites.

3.  Data Collected

Without limitation, any of the following Data may be collected by this Website from time to time:

  1. name;

  2. date of birth;

  3. gender;

  4. job title;

  5. profession;

  6. contact information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;

  7. demographic information such as post code, preferences and interests;

  8. IP addresses;

  9. web browser types and versions;

  10. operating systems; and

  11. a list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on this Website, and the site you exit to.

4.  Our Use of Data

  1. Any personal Data you submit will be retained by BCS and will be kept for no longer than is necessary.

  2. Unless we are obliged or permitted by law to do so, and subject to Clause 5, your Data will not be disclosed to third parties.

  3. All personal Data is stored securely in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998 and BCS is registered with the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) accordingly.

  4. Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Website.  Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons:

4.4.1  internal record keeping;
4.4.2  improvement of our products / services;
4.4.3 transmission by email of promotional materials that may be of interest to you;
4.4.4  contact details for market research purposes which may be done using email, telephone, fax or mail.  Such information may be used to customise or update the Website.

(i) If you do not wish to receive such information, please contact us in writing to notify us at our registered office (BCS, Windsor House, Station Court, Station Road, Great Shelford, Cambridge, CB22 5NE) or via email directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
(ii) If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to us at the contact details provided in section (i) above.

5.  Third Party Websites and Services

1.  BCS may, from time to time, employ the services of other parties for dealing with matters that may include, but are not limited to, search engine facilities, website design, advertising and marketing.  The providers of such services may have access to certain personal Data provided by Users of this Website.

2.  Any Data used by such parties should be used only to the extent required by them to perform the services that BCS requests.  Any use for other purposes is strictly prohibited.

3. We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting.

6.  Links to Other Websites

This Website may, from time to time, provide links to other websites.  BCS has no control over such websites and is in no way responsible for the content thereof.  This Policy does not extend to your use of such websites.  Users are advised to read the privacy policy or statement of other websites prior to using them. BCS can not be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. The inclusion of a link to another site on the Website does not imply any endorsement of the sites themselves or of those in control of them.
Those wishing to place a link to this Website may do this only with the express written permission of BCS.

7.  Changes of Business Ownership and Control

BCS may, from time to time, expand or reduce it’s business and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of BCS.  Data provided by Users will, where it is relevant to any part of our business so transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this Policy, be permitted to use the Data for the purposes for which it was originally supplied to us.

8.  Your Right to Withhold Information

  1. You may access certain areas of the Website without providing any Data at all.  However, to use all features and functions available on the Website you may be required to submit certain Data.
  2. You may restrict your internet browser’s use of Cookies.  For more information see Clause 10.

9.  Accessing your own Data

You have the right to ask for a copy of any of your personal Data held by BCS (where such data is held). When making a subject access request (“SAR”) it must be addressed to BCS in writing and accompanied by the associated fee which will not exceed £10.00.

10.  How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operation to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the Website.

11.  Website Intellectual Property Notices

All content included on this Website, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, logos, icons, images, sound clips, video clips, data compilations, page layout, underlying code and software is the property of BCS, our affiliates or other relevant third parties. By continuing to use the Website you acknowledge that such material is protected by applicable United Kingdom and International intellectual property and other relevant laws.

11.1     Copyright Notice
© BCS, All Rights Reserved.
The content of this Website is protected by the copyright laws of England and Wales and by international laws and conventions.  No content from this Website may be copied, reproduced or revised without the prior written consent of BCS.  Copies of content may be saved and/or printed for personal use only.

11.2     Trade Mark Notices
BCS Logos are registered trade marks to BCS or the subject of a trade mark consideration by BCS Accounting Limited.

12.  Changes to this Policy

BCS reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law.  You are deemed to have accepted the terms of the Policy on your first use of the Website following the alterations.