Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how the British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry (BASCD) uses and protects any information that you give to the British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry when you use this website.

The British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry (BASCD) is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

The British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry (BASCD) may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. Members are advised to check the website for the most up-to-date version.  Queries should be directed to

This policy was effective from May 2018 and reviewed in August 2020.


We collect membership information from members of the society via an electronic downloadable form contained within the membership section of this website.  Members email/or post this form to the membership administration team. The information collected includes:

  • name
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests


The British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry (BASCD) does not share your information with third parties. We share address details of members eligible for hard copy of the Community Dental Health Journal (CDH) with Dennis Barber Ltd (CDH Publisher).  When joining members are aware that receipt of the journal is one of the main benefits of joining the society.


Membership for the following calendar year is due annually on 31st January when payment is taken. The membership fee covers the period from 1st January to 31st December or the date the member leaves (if sooner).  Members who leave mid-year will normally receive copies of Community Dental Health until the end of the calendar year unless they ask to be taken off the membership database and the journal mailing list.

If you wish to cancel your membership please give us as much notice as possible. Mid-year leavers will not receive a refund. We will remove your details from the membership database at the time of cancellation (or at the end of the calendar year if you wish to receive all 4 copies of Community Dental Health) as long as subscriptions to the society are up-to-date.


BASCD conferences are held twice a year.  These are facilitated by VSM Health Care – an oral healthcare and marketing agency. Contact details of those registering for the conferences are shared with VSM; this is made clear to registrants at the time of booking.

Photographs are taken at the conferences for publicity purposes (for use on the BASCD website and social media).  Attendees are able to opt out of being included in conference photographs when they register on the day.


BASCD are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Members contact details are only accessed by Council members who need those details to serve the functions of the society, e.g. the Membership Secretary and Treasurer.


Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device.

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Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories found in the ICC UK Cookie guide.


These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these type of cookies on your device.


These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these type of cookies on your device.


Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.


You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998.

If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to:

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Issue date: August 2020