Privacy Policy

The International Association of Behaviour Detection and Analysis promises to respect and look after all personal data you share with us, or that we get from other organisations. We will always aim to keep it safe. We aim to be clear when we collect your data about what we’ll use it for, and not to do anything you wouldn’t reasonably expect. We will never sell your personal data to other organisations and will only ever share it in appropriate, legal or exceptional circumstances. See section 4 to find out more.

Developing a better understanding of our supporters/members through their personal data means we can make better decisions, organise events more efficiently and ultimately, helps us to reach our goal of promoting, supporting and developing the behavioural detection industry.

Our marketing communications include information about our services, campaigns, volunteering opportunities and events. We may also ask you what you are interested in and how you want us to contact you.

You can opt out of communications from us at any time, please contact us [email protected]

1. Where we collect information about you from

We collect information in the following ways:

When you give it to us DIRECTLY

You may give us your information in order to sign up for one of our events, right editorial for our newsletter, or apply for membership with us.

When you give it to us INDIRECTLY

Your information may be shared with us by independent event organisers or other membership associations, or trade shows such as SCTX, IFSEC or UK Security Expo. These independent third parties will only do this if you have indicated that you are happy for them to do so. You should check their Privacy Policy when you provide your information, to understand in full how they will process your data.

When you give permission to OTHER ORGANISATIONS to share it

You may have provided permission for a company or other organisation to share your data with third parties.

Dependant on your settings or the privacy policies for social media and messaging services that we use, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Linked In, you might give us permission to access information from those accounts or services.

The information we get from other organisations may depend on your privacy settings or the responses you give, so you should regularly check them.


This may include information found in places such as Companies House and information that has been published in articles either printed or online.

We may combine information you provide to us with information available from external sources in order to gain a better understanding of our members or to improve our membership benefits.

When we collect it as you use our WEBSITE

Like most websites, we use “cookies” to help us make our website and the way you use it better. Cookies mean that a website will remember you. They are small text files that sites transfer to your computer (or phone or tablet). They make interacting with a website faster and easier- e.g. by automatically filling your name and address into text fields.

As well as this, cookies can tell us the type of device you are using to access our website and the settings on that device may provide us with information including what type of device it is, what operating system you are using, what your device settings are and why a crash has happened. This information helps us understand how people are using our website and shows us how to make it better.

Your device manufacturer or operating system provider will have more details about what information your device makes available to us.

2. What personal data we collect

The type and quantity of information we collect depends on why you are providing it. If you are a member, for example, when you log into web services, or request support, we will usually collect:

Your name

Your contact details

Where it is appropriate, we may collect:

Information about the service you are requesting

Your payment details

Your employment details

Your qualifications details

We will only ever ask for information that is needed to host an event, provide pertinent information bulletins or administer the membership service you have requested.

When applying for membership, a detailed list of your personal data will be collected. This is necessary to support work on policy development and service provision and to further equality. We can also measure our success in promoting inclusion and understand which measures or strategies work well and which don’t. Information that we require to validate a candidate are requested in the online application form and may include:


Full name



Job title


Preferred contact details (email and telephone)

3. How we use the personal data we collect

What we use your information for, depends on the reason you are providing it. We will mainly use your data to:

Provide you with the membership services you have requested.

We provide membership services in order to support your desire to professionally develop and grow in capability. The services vary from support, personal development and recognition to networking, camaraderie and simply awareness of the Behavioural Detection industry as an affiliate.

The information we collect in order to provide these services may be sensitive relating to employment or skill sets that you do not wish to be known, even amongst the membership. Access to this data will always be limited to appropriate individuals with a legitimate interest in supporting your membership aims and where appropriate, only with your consent.

If you enter your details into one of our online forms, but you do not send or submit the form, we may contact you to see if we can help with any problems you may be experiencing with the form or our website.

Make sure we know how you prefer to be contacted.

We record communication preferences so that we only contact you in the ways you wish to hear from us. We don’t want to waste your time or send global communications that you do not value.

Direct Marketing

We will only ever contact you with direct marketing about our work, events and campaigns with your explicit consent. We make it easy for you to tell us how you wish us to communicate, in your personal profile within the membership area of the website or directly via email – [email protected]

We do not sell or share personal details to third parties for the purposes of marketing. Occasionally, we may include information in our communications from partner organisations or organisations who support our aims.

If you change your mind at any time, and no longer wish to hear from us, just let us know when you provide your data, or email [email protected]

Keep a record of your relationship with us

It is important for us to keep clear records on your interaction with the association and the ways you have supported us during your membership. This helps us see the bigger picture and ensures your membership experience is the best it can be.

We may also collect and retain your information if you provide feedback about our services, give a compliment or make a complaint.

Understand how we can improve our membership service, information and events

We believe it is important to make sure our membership benefits, professional development opportunities and networking initiatives are the best they can be. That is why we evaluate them. Once you have used your membership benefits, we may get in touch to get your views on your experience. There is no obligation to take part, but it really helps to highlight ways we can make things better in the future.

Understand our members and work more effectively

We may use profiling and screening techniques to make sure communications are relevant and timely, to provide an improved experience for our members. Profiling allows us to target different sectors of interest, geographical regions for events and membership groups who would value collaborating. We wish to provide events and information that is tailored, where possible, to the member.

When building a profile we may analyse geographic, demographic and other membership information relating to you in order to better understand your interests and preferences in order to contact you with the most relevant communications including events, employment opportunities and engagement opportunities (such as presenting) with us, based on your skills and expertise.

We do this because it allows us to understand the background and specialist skills of the membership and helps us to find volunteers and future event hosts within the membership.

To share your story or experience

Some members choose to tell us about their experiences or employment field for the benefit of the wider membership. This might include information about past operations, advisory notes or failures, together with photos and/or video. We will always ensure we have explicit and informed consent from the individuals. We will always aim to keep this information safe and secure. This information may be shared at events, in promotional materials (newsletter/e-News) or professional development workshops –

4. Sharing your data

We do not share or sell personal details with third parties for the purposes of marketing.

We will only share your details with third party organisations when its necessary to;

Provide you with the services you have asked for – we will make sure you are happy for us to do this before anything happens and will explain who we are sharing the data with e.g. mentors, government agencies, recruiters, etc.

Administer your participation in an event or activity.

Comply with health and safety regulation.

If we ever need to share data for these purposes, we will always take the utmost care, ensuring only essential data is transferred and that it is done so safely and securely.

Exceptional circumstances

The International Association of Behaviour Detection and Analysis may be required to share your details in exceptional circumstances. For example, to comply with a professional code of conduct, where required by the Police, regulatory bodies, or legal advisors.

We will only ever share your data in other circumstances if we have your explicit and informed consent.

5. How we keep your data safe and who has access

We ensure there are appropriate measures and controls in place to protect your personal details, e.g. our online forms are always encrypted and our network is protected and routinely monitored. We undertake regular reviews of who has access to information that we hold, to make sure that your information is only accessible to appropriately trained staff and partners.

Before we use any external companies to collect or process personal data on our behalf, we will complete comprehensive checks. We ensure they have a suitable privacy policy in place and manage the personal data they have collected or have access to.

Suppliers who run their operations outside the European Economic Area (EEA) are not subject to the same data protection laws as companies based in the UK. However, if we ever choose to use a supplier based outside the EEA, we will make sure that they provide an adequate level of protection in accordance with UK data protection law.

When required, we may need to disclose your details to the Police, regulatory bodies or legal advisors.

We will only ever share your data in other circumstances if we have your explicit and informed consent.

6. Keeping your information up to date

We try and keep our records up to date so that we can send you the most relevant information, using the correct contact details. You have the capability to update your own information on your profile page within the members area of our website. You may input as much or as little information as you deem appropriate, outside the essentials we require in order to communicate with you. If you change employment, please update your contact details as soon as it’s practical.

Where possible we use other members or publicly available online resources (LinkedIn, Twitter or past employers) to trace your new contact details if we lose contact with you. This is to ensure that your intention was to leave the membership and not an administrative oversight. If you do wish to leave the membership, please inform us and your personal details will be deleted from our database.

7. Your “right to know” what we know about you, make changes or ask us to stop using your data

You have the right to ask us to stop processing your personal data and if it’s not necessary for the purposes of membership you provided it for, we will do so. Contact us via email [email protected] if you have any concerns.

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you. If there are any discrepancies in the information we provide, please let us know and we will correct them.

If you want to access your information, send a description of the information you want to see and proof of your identity by post to the Data Controller, The International Association of Behaviour Detection and Analysis, 9 Donnington Park, 85 Birdham Road, Chichester, West Sussex, PO20 7AJ. We do not accept these requests by email. This is a security measure to ensure we do not provide your information to an unentitled person.

If you have any questions relating to this policy, please email [email protected]. For further information, see the Information Commissioner’s guidance at (

8. Changes to the Policy

We review this policy regularly and may update it from time to time. If we make any significant changes in the way we treat your personal information, we will make this clear on our website or by contacting you directly.

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