Privacy Policy


This website privacy policy describes how the British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine (BSRM) uses the information you give when using this website. This policy may be updated from time to time with the latest version published here. This policy was last updated on 4 September 2015.

The British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine ('BSRM', 'we', 'us', 'our') is committeed to protecting your privacy online. Our policy in relation to this is outlined below. If you have any further queries, please contact BSRM by telephone on +44(0)1992 638865 or by email. 

By using our website or attending any BSRM or affiliated evetns, you are accepting the terms in this policy.

Visitors to this website are advised that the BSRM gathers certain information in order to provide products and services and to enable some functions on this website.  Information is also collected to help BSRM better understand how visitors use this website.

Data BSRM gathers

The BSRM will only collect personal data that is relevant to the carrying out of the legitimate purposes and function of the BSRM.  Data may be collected via completion of forms on the BSRM website or on paper eg as part of the membership application process, registration for scientific/educational events and/or associated abstract submissions and submissions for academic prizes.

The following personal information may be collected: 

  • your name, job title, date of birth and (where relevant) GMC number
  • contact information including email address and postcode
  • demographic information including region of employment
  • other information related to your enquiries
  • other information pertaining to surveys.

If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence. Likewise if you leave membership, we may keep your details.

Information will be held in an environment as secure as possible. BSRM employees and representatives will be responsible for ensuring that all regular data care procedures are fully and meticulously followed.


How we use your information

We use information held about you in the following ways:

  • to provide you with information or services or relevant national policy/news
  • to notify you about changes to our service
  • to invite you to conferences or events
  • to seek your feedback or offer you the chance to take part in surveys
  • to offer you the chance to vote on/participate in BSRM matters relevant to you


When we share information

We do not sell your personal information to third parties.

We share your preferred contact information within BSRM – details of your name, job title, professional/preferred address, email address and telephone number will appear on the register of members which is available to BSRM members only.

Members preferred contact address details (with the exception of some retired members) are shared with the publisher’s agent for the purpose of distribution of the journal Clinical Rehabilitation only.

Members contact details are also shared with organisations of which BSRM has ‘corporate’ membership to ensure members receive any personal benefits of that membership.

Personal banking and/or credit card information will not be shared or disclosed. This information is not held by BSRM once any payments are processed. All paper records are shredded, incinerated and/or card details rendered illegible.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our website; any transmission is at your own risk. BSRM does not recommend that full financial details are transmitted via email.

We will not disclose data except where the disclosure complies with the requirements of the Data Protection Act, or, where relevant, statutory guidance issued by the Information Commissioner's Office.

In the event of your unlawful use of the website or any other BSRM communications, we reserve the right to pass on your details in order to take action against such behaviour.


Although this site may contain links to other websites outside the BSRM domain names, we have no control over the other websites and are not responsible for their protection or privacy.  Before submitting information via a linked website users are advised to read the site's protection and privacy policy.

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