BIOS takes the issue of privacy and data protection seriously.
In the performance of their duties, BIOS officers at Society and branch level may from time to time require reports on the membership roll which include personal information. Such reports are necessary for the functioning of the Society and all members give their consent to this use of their own personal information by accepting the Society's terms and rules when starting or renewing membership.
Online card payments occur on the secure website of BIOS's card payment provider; BIOS has no access to the card details provided at the time of transaction. When card payments are made by phone, the payer's card details are entered directly into a form on the secure website of BIOS's card payment provider: BIOS keeps NO record of the card details given by the payer.
BIOS is regulated in respect of the UK Data Protection Act and Privacy & Electronic Communications Regulations by the Information Commissioner's Office.