Privacy policy


BASIC is committed to protecting the personal data of all our contacts. The below policy explains how we collect, process and store your personal data and how you can remove it from our records should you wish to do so.


Professional Contacts:

BASIC colleagues collect the first names, last names and contact details (email addresses and/or telephone numbers) of our professional contacts. This information is collected through the exchange of business cards or via sign-up sheets at events we host. It is therefore only collected by consent. This information is stored on Google Contacts, using secure passwords and a two-step verification process. It is used for work purposes only and not accessible to anybody outside BASIC.


Newsletter Subscribers:

Our newsletter sign-up form records the first names, last names and email addresses of our subscribers. We use this data to send out the latest information about BASIC's activities, such as our events and publications. Our newsletter service provider is called Mailchimp and you can view their own privacy policy here.  All of our subscribers have opted in voluntarily, we do not send spam. Mailchimp has an 'unsubscribe' option so recipients can choose to stop receiving our newsletters at any time. 


Website Users:

When you browse the BASIC website, a 'cookie' may be downloaded onto your PC. Our website uses cookies to customise certain options and to gather statistical data about your visit to our site using Google Analytics, for example, the pages you browsed most. Cookies do not collect personal information stored on your computer. It is possible to disable cookies on your web browser, though some of the website's functionality may be lost.


To access, modify or delete your data

You have the right to request a copy of the data we hold about you. If you wish to request a copy, or to modify the information we hold about you, please contact We will respond to these requests within 10 working days, unless there are exceptional circumstances. Please note that unsubscribing from our newsletter does not permanently delete your personal data, which will remain on our newsletter database. To permanently delete your data, you will need to email