Privacy Policy

Last updated 16th May 2018

The BFA takes the protection of your personal information very seriously. It is very important to us and we will ensure your personal data is kept confidential and held securely.  As part of this commitment, we have updated our privacy policy to meet the high standards of the new European data protection law, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Our privacy policy informs you how we handle the information we obtain from you through your membership of the Association, day to day contacts and through our website.

By continuing to use our services and sites, you agree to these policy terms.

The BFA is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the BFA website.

Use of information

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:

  • Your name
  • Your telephone number
  • Your email address

The personal data above will be used to send you the information you have requested and to provide information that may be useful to you as a member of the BFA. As a BFA member we will sometimes bring to your attention additional services that may be of interest to you.


A cookie is a small piece of text stored on a user’s computer by a web browser. Most modern browsers allow you to decide whether to accept cookies, and the time frame to keep them, but rejecting cookies may impair some of the functionality of the BFA website. We undertake not to abuse the personal identification aspect of cookies. For instructions on how to control, disable or delete cookies for your browser, please visit 

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

We will collect and process personal data about you that will enable us to provide the information you have requested. The information will be held in accordance with the GDPR (2018).

Your rights

You have the right to obtain a copy of the information we hold about you by writing to the Data Protection Officer at British Footwear Association Ltd, 3 Burystead Place, Wellingborough NN8 1AH.


The BFA and its web hosting company, Cheetah Pace via Dale Studios, treat all data held with care and security. Any details you give will remain confidential.

BFA make no warranty that the contents of the site are free from infection by viruses or anything else which has contaminating or destructive properties and shall have no liability in respect thereof.

In your communications with the BFA you are prohibited from transmitting any unlawful, libellous, threatening, defamatory, obscene or profane material. Any such action that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be deemed a criminal offence or violate any law will be identified to any relevant authorities including law enforcement authorities that may request such disclosure.

British Footwear Association Ltd is the Data Controller.

Sharing with third parties

It may be necessary to use a third party for example a web hosting company to process your information to ensure we are providing an efficient service to you and operating in a client-friendly manner.

Processing outside of EEA

As we operate globally, it is possible that your personal information will be transmitted to and processed in countries outside of the European Economic Area. Where this happens, we put in place adequate measures to ensure that your information is suitably protected when it is transferred out of Europe.

Changes to this policy

The BFA will occasionally update this privacy policy. We encourage you to periodically review this policy to be informed of how the BFA is protecting your information.

Contact us

Should you not wish your data to be retained or for further information on how your information is used, how we maintain the security of your information, to make any amendments and your rights to access your information we hold on you, please contact our data protection officer by writing to:

British Footwear Association
2 Burystead Place