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 The British Association of Day Surgery (BADS) takes your privacy seriously.

 Our Privacy Policy gives you information about when, why and how we collect and use your data, and how we keep it secure. 

 If you have joined BADS, or attended a BADS event, subscribed to JODS or submitted an abstract to our ASM or JODS, we may hold certain types of information about you. 

 We will make every effort to protect your data and make it accessible to you. The information we hold helps us to provide services to members - such as mailing our journal, letting you know about events and other news - and services related to events you have booked to attend. It also helps us keep track of things like how long you have been a member, what events you have attended, and your professional role. Together these records make sure we can manage your membership professionally and deliver your member benefits and other services and improve our services in the future. 

 You can change or delete the information we hold at any time by contacting us at the address below.

 About us 

 BADS is a registered charity. 


Strategic Aims of BADS 


  • Maintain visibility of day surgery nationally and internationally 
  • Provide education about day surgery for patients and professionals 
  • Support research and quality improvement projects relating to day surgery and provide a platform for their dissemination 
  • Offer specialist advice and support on topics related to day surgery 
  • Ensure sustainability of the organisation through membership and accreditation 


What information we collect 

We collect your information when you contact us or respond to communication from us. For example, when you become a member, book a place at our ASM, submit an abstract, whether via our website, by email, post or on the telephone. We may vary the information we hold on you, if, for example, if you notify us of a change of address.   

We collect data such as prefix (Dr, Mr, Ms or Mrs), name, address, email address, phone number, professional role and data you may have provided specific to the service you have requested.   

We will occasionally cleanse our data files, to update them or make corrections, as information becomes available. 

In addition, if you follow us on Facebook, or Twitter, or any other social media and messaging services, then you may be allowing us access to information from your accounts on those services.  We do not download any additional information from those services.  To manage what information might be accessible to us you can adjust your settings and privacy policies on each platform. 

 Why we collect your information and how we use it 

 We collect the information described above: to provide you with the services you have requested - for example, to manage your membership or event booking. We will also use the information to let  you know about other things that BADS provides or does, for example, events and publications. 

Examples of how we use your data: 

  • To process new memberships and renewals 
  • To process event bookings and administration 
  • To notify you of a change to a service you have booked - such as if the details of an event change 
  • To process subscriptions to JODS. 
  • To contact you with information about the service you have requested from us - such as event confirmation and joining details, renewal reminders, or if we need other information from you, for example in relation to an event 
  • To help us in the administration of BADS and to provide services to our members. 
  • To provide you with updates about events. 

 We might also contact you if we need other information from you, or to notify you of a change to a service you have booked - if the details of an event change. 

 Marketing and other organisations 

 We will not share your data with any other organisations for marketing purposes. 

 We may contact you to let you know about other related organizations that may be of interest to you or events those organizations may be running. We share your information with the company that manages our secure databases. The organisations that provide these services meet high data security standards and will not use your data for anything other than the clear purposes of the service they are providing. 

 We do not collect, store or share any financial data. Any payment data you give for dues or fees, are collected by the third party payment processors we use. We are not responsible for the privacy protocols of other websites, even if you access them via links from our communications. We strongly suggest that you check the policy of each website you visit. 

 Storing and Protecting Your Data 

 We are committed to protecting the personal information you share with us. We have robust technology and processes in place to ensure your information is protected from unauthorized access and improper use. Our service providers are also required to have robust security in place. 

We will keep your data only for as long as is reasonable. We may therefore ask you to give or renew your consent from time to time. 

 You can ask us at any time for details of what information we hold about you and ask any or all be deleted. 

 You can contact us by phone, email, or in writing; contact details below. Please note, proof of identity may be required.


British Association of Day Surgery 

35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields




Telephone: 0207 973 0308