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Privacy Notice

BMIG processes personal data for the purposes of delivering meetings, conferences and other events to engender dialogue, problem solving and formulating strategies for future international policies and actions.

BMIG is fully compliant with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Information Charter

We may need to handle personal information about you so that we can provide better services for you. This is how we look after that information.

When we ask you for personal information, we promise:

  • To make sure you know why we need it;
  • To ask only for what we need, and not to collect too much or irrelevant information;
  • To protect it and make sure nobody has access to it who shouldn’t;
  • To let you know if we share it with other organisations to give you better public services – and if you can say no;
  • To make sure we don’t keep it longer than necessary; and
  • Not to make your personal information available for commercial use without your permission.

In return, we ask you to:

  • Give us accurate information; and
  • Tell us as soon as possible if there are any changes, such as a new address.

This helps us to keep your information reliable and up to date.

You can get more details on:

  • How to find out what information we hold about you and how to ask us to correct any mistakes;
  • Agreements we have with other organisations for sharing information;
  • Circumstances where we can pass on your personal information without telling you, for example, to prevent and detect crime or to produce anonymised statistics;
  • Our instructions to staff on how to collect, use and delete your personal information;
  • How we check the information we hold is accurate and up to date; and
  • How to make a complaint.

Registration information

You do not have to register to use the BMIG website, but you do need to register to receive updates about our activities via our email newsletter or to attend one of our conferences.

Email newsletter

The registration information we require as mandatory for you to register to receive updates is: your name, email address and profession. This information is stored securely by our mail campaign supplier, Mailchimp:

Mailchimp’s security procedures.

Your data will remain on their system until such time as you choose to unsubscribe from our newsletter, your details are stored so that you do not need to re-register for updates.

Our email newsletters provide an opportunity for you to unsubscribe from our messages or to update your details.

Conferences and other events

The registration information we require as mandatory for you to register to attend one of our meetings is: your name, email address, job title and company name. Additional logistical information is requested in order to fulfil event organisation requirements. This information is stored securely on our database. Our information charter provides details on how we deal with your data.


You can send a message to BMIG via our contact us page. If you are asking for information we do not already publish on the site, we will deal with your query. In doing so we may need to contact our technology supplier (for technical queries). In such cases we will only pass on personal data if it is necessary to do so, and we will not keep your personal data or records of our correspondence longer than necessary.


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Cookies Enabled

In this section you will find information on what cookies may be set when you visit the BMIG website and how to reject or delete those cookies.

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device (such as your computer or mobile phone). These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • Enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task
  • Recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested
  • Measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast

What do we use cookies for?

Cookies fall into one or more of the categories set out below. This website uses cookies that fall into all the categories. Also we use data from targeting cookies placed on your computer by third parties when you have visited other websites.

  1. Strictly necessary cookies – These cookies enable services you have specifically asked for.

 These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies certain services you have asked for cannot be provided, for example the ASP.NET cookie.

  1. Performance cookies – These cookies collect information on the pages visited.

 These cookies collect information about how users use a website, for instance which pages users go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. They are only used to improve how the website works.

  1. Functionality cookies – These cookies remember choices you make to improve your experience.

 These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, The Add This cookie provides ‘share this page’ functionality, where a user can email a link from a report to their friends. They may also be used to help provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity to other websites.

  1. Targeting cookies or advertising cookies – these cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make advertising relevant to you and your interests.

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator's permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisation such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.

 If you want to delete any cookies that may already be on your computer or device, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. If you want to stop cookies being stored on your computer in future, please refer to your browser manufacturer’s instructions by clicking “Help” in your browser menu. Further information on cookies is available at www.allaboutcookies.org.  By deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our website.

How to control and delete cookies

BMIG will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by the BMIG website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as more general information about cookies.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of the BMIG website.

If you wish to view your cookie code, just click on a cookie to open it. You’ll see a short string of text and numbers. The numbers are your identification card, which can only be seen by the server that gave you the cookie.

For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

To totally opt out of our suppliers collecting any data regarding your interaction on the BMIG website, please refer to section Third Party Cookies.

Local Shared Objects (Flash cookies)

BMIG may make occasional and limited use of the Adobe Flash Player to deliver services. To improve user experience, Local Shared Objects, or Flash cookies as they are commonly known, are employed to provide some features. Flash cookies are stored on a user’s terminal much the same as cookies are, however it is not possible to manage them at browser level in the same way.

The Adobe website provides comprehensive information on how to delete or disable Flash cookies either for a specific domain like brightmarketingideasgroup.com or for all websites such as bmig.co.uk – see http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security for details. Please be aware that restricting the use of Flash cookies may affect the features available to you for Flash based applications.

Third party cookies

BMIG uses a number of suppliers who also set cookies on its websites on its behalf.

Cookies set for embedded social web content

To support our information provision and engagement, we sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube and Flickr. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Flickr, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. BMIG does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these.

Cookies of this nature on the BMIG websites include:


 Cookie name

 .facebook.com  datr

 .facebook.com  lsd

 .facebook.com  lu

 .facebook.com  gz

 Flickr  localization

 Flickr  B

 twitter.com  guest_id

 api.twitter.com  guest_id

 twitter.com  _twitter_sess

 api.twitter.com  original_referer

 .youtube.com  VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

 .youtube.com  PREF

 .youtube.com  GEO

 .s.youtube.com  PREF

The BMIG website also carries embedded ‘share’ buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their peers through a number of popular social networks. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to or otherwise using their service. BMIG does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

Cookies set for web analytics

BMIG uses third party services to gather data regarding the usage of the BMIG site on our behalf using cookies, log file data and code which is embedded on our website. BMIG uses this type of information to help improve the services it provides to its UK visitors and non-UK visitors.

These include:


 Cookie name


 uk.sitestat.com  c1  5 years

 uk.sitestat.com  s1  5 years

 google analytics  _utmb  30 minutes

 google analytics  _utma  2 years

 google analytics  _utmz  6 months

 google analytics  _utmc  Not set


Google Analytics

BMIG also uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate visitor’s use of the BMIG site.

Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using the BMIG site, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

For more information on the cookie set by Google Analytics, including information on how to opt out please go to: http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html.