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Privacy policy

Berkshire County Blind Society/Berkshire Vision (BCBS) takes the privacy of its users seriously. To provide you with personalised access to this website and to be able to offer you the services, it is necessary for BCBS to hold and process information that may be personal to you (‘personal information’).

BCBS will use all reasonable care in keeping your personal information secure and will take all reasonable measures to prevent any unauthorised access to such information, any unlawful use or accidental loss or destruction of such information. BCBS complies with and is registered under the applicable Data Protection Laws in the United Kingdom. Accordingly all personal information is processed in accordance with such Data Protection Laws.

Information collected by BCBS

BCBS collects personal information from you, through the use of enquiry forms, and every time you e-mail us your details. BCBS also collects information automatically about your visit to this Website. The information obtained in this way is only used for statistical purposes.

Use of personal information

We process personal information collected via this Website and your emails for the purposes of:

• Providing you with information about services we offer
• Running competitions
• Fundraising news and events


We will not sell, rent, share, trade or disclose any personal information we keep about you to any third parties. Notwithstanding the above, we reserve the right to disclose personal information to the police, regulating authorities or as required by law.

External links/public areas

This website contains hypertext links to other sites. BCBS is not responsible for the privacy practices of such website operators.

BCBS website disclaimer: including terms and conditions of use of the website

Please note that access to and the use of this Website is subject to the following terms and conditions. By using this website Users are agreeing to be bound by such terms and conditions. Users returning to this website are advised to check these terms and conditions as BCBS reserves the right to change the same from time to time without notice:-


© 2015 BCBS. The copyright in all material stored, displayed and accessible on this Website is owned either by BCBS or duly licensed from third parties and protected by copyright laws. All such rights are reserved. Users of this Website may copy any material from this Website for the purpose of communicating details about BCBS and its activities but for no other purpose and shall not republish, store or reproduce any such material for the benefit of any third party or its business activities, including without limitation (a) use for advertising, brochures, editorial publications and (b) incorporating into or storing in any other Website or in any electronic retrieval system, without the prior written consent of BCBS. Except as expressly provided, nothing in this Website shall be construed as conferring any license or right under any copyright of BCBS.


All products or company names and devices, logos, icons, graphics or designs referred to on the pages of this Website are the trademarks of their respective owners and are exhibited only in such a manner as is intended to be for the benefit of such trade mark owners and BCBS intends no infringement of such trademarks.


BCBS shall not be liable for any costs, losses, expenses or damages whether direct or indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages (including loss of profits, business revenue or goodwill) arising from the use or access of or inability to use or access, interruption or availability of this Website (including any third party linked Website) its operation or transmission, computer viruses, loss of data, reliance on material contained on this Website (including any third party linked Website) or otherwise in respect of its use. In addition, BCBS shall not be liable for any third party content submitted or accessed from this website (Including material submitted by users) and accordingly, any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers or other information submitted by users, are those of the respective authors and any reference on this website to any persons, products, websites or services does not constitute or imply their endorsement or recommendation by BCBS, its employees, agents or sub-contractors.

Disclaimer of warranties

This website is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis and BCBS makes no representations or warranties generally about the information included on this Website or any linked third party Websites. All reasonable efforts have been made to ensure that descriptions and other details given are accurate, however there may be inadvertent inaccuracies, omissions or errors and it is recommended that Users satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their correctness. Any decisions based on the information contained on this Website (including any linked third party Websites) are the sole responsibility of the User. BCBS reserves the right to make modifications to the material on this Website without prior notice.


Users agree to use this website only for lawful purposes and are prohibited from posting on this website any unlawful, harmful, abusive, threatening, harassing or defamatory material of any kind.

Security of personal data

BCBS will use reasonable endeavours to keep secure all information which Users input on this Website (including any linked third party Websites) although it cannot fully guarantee such security as the Internet is not a secure medium of communication. BCBS is not, and will not be, responsible for any damages the User may suffer as a result of the loss of confidentiality of any such information.

Governing laws

The terms and conditions of use of this Website shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and the English courts shall have jurisdictions over any dispute relating to these terms and conditions or the use of this website. BCBS will at all times treat your personal information in accordance with any applicable Data Protection laws and this Privacy Policy.

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