Privacy Policy, Terms & Conditions

Privacy and Data Protection Notice

The British Safe and Vault Trade Association (BSVTA) is a body of UK safe manufacturers and retailers working in the UK physical security market. Through its collective expertise and influence, it aims to seek continuous improvement in all aspects of quality and standards of the goods and services offered in the UK market.

The main way this is done is through the collection, collation and dissemination of information to its members on products and services and developments affecting best practice in the field of physical security and the standards which should be adhered to..BSVTA is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy, and aims to be clear and open about how your data is used. Please note that we reserve the right to access and disclose individually identifiable information to comply with applicable laws and lawful government requests, to operate our systems properly and to protect both our users and ourselves.

All our information collection processes conform to latest Data Protection legislation and our commitment of confidentiality.

Your data

What information we may collect

Personal information provided at the time of registering as a BSVTA member i.e.

  • name
  • e- mail address
  • postal address
  • telephone number
  • company
  • job title

We may also request other information when needed to provide a service you have requested.

  • Material that you post or contribute to our site.
  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
  • Details of your visits to our site, including which pages you visit and what you do via our website hosting statistics package.

How we use your Data

Information collected from the registration is only used to help the BSVTA Management Committee to provide the benefits and services offered by the Association to its membership.

We processes your data when it is in our Legitimate Interests to do this and when these interests do not override your rights. Those legitimate interests include the membership benefits listed on our website and supplying you details of events, membership, services, newsletters, bulletins and details of other activities.. We will also email you to remind you of the date your membership is due.

Information received via web cookies, is used to enhance your experience of the site, fault resolution and for logged-in members to ensure access to entitled resources (see cookies note). Your consent to use your data for such contact is valid for 24 months. After this time, if your membership expires, we will erase your data from the BSVTA records and you will need to register again via the website if you wish to rejoin BSVTA.

All personal data is held within an IT secure environment. Declining to give consent will not affect your membership but you will no longer receive direct communication from BSVTA with the exception of automated email membership renewal reminders.

Sharing Personal Information

Data will be controlled by the BSVTA Management Committee.. We occasionally use the services of third party companies for distributing electronic mail.. We only provide those companies the information required to provide the service.

We do not share, sell or rent your personal data to third parties for marketing purposes without your consent. Members have the right to view all personal data held and can at any time cancel consent to use that personal data.

Your choices

You should find it easy to access and amend the personal information that we hold on you, or request that we stop contacting you. It’s your data and we want to make sure you feel in control of it. You can contact us by emailing, or writing using our contact details at

Cookies and how we use them

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers downloaded on to your computer when you access certain websites. They are likened to door keys – cookies unlock a computer’s memory and allow a website to recognise users when they return to that particular site. They have limited functionality and cannot browse or scan your computer or dig for information. Users always have the option of accepting or denying cookies. Which cookies we use Our website uses cookies.

A cookie is a harmless small file of letters and numbers that we put on your computer if you agree. Cookies cannot carry viruses or install anything harmful on your computer. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of the website which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

The cookies we use are predominantly ‘analytical’ cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they’re using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by making sure users are finding what they need easily. If you have any questions regarding cookies please contact


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External website links

Links to external websites are deemed to be editorially relevant to the content/page they are linking from to provide further relevant information about an event or activity. The British Safe and Vault Association is not responsible for the content of external websites accessed via links from its own website and you are advised to comply with any copyright restrictions applicable to material downloaded from websites accessed via links from this site.

The inclusion of a link to a third party website from the BSVTA website is not endorsement and does not imply reliability. BSVTA tries to maintain up-to-date links to other relevant websites but is not responsible for the accuracy of these links which may change without our knowledge.

If you find errors in any link on this website please contact us. We regret that we are unable to grant permission for linking with any site that contains content that does not comply with BSVTA standards.