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EU General Data Protection Regulation - BSA Privacy Policy

The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on the    25May 2018.  The GDPR will provide a set of standardised data protection laws across the EU making it easier to understand how data is being kept, stored and for what purpose. The Batched on Site Association (‘BSA’ / ‘we’) is legally obliged to protect any Personal Data or information held and will only hold and use those details as legitimately necessary in the administration of the BSA.

·    What data is collected and what we use it for.  We retain the e-mail address, telephone number and correspondence address of the membership point of contact. This is Personal Data.  We use such Personal Data for the administration of your membership, the communication of BSA information to you and the organisation of BSA events. 


·    What we do to ensure your data’s security.  Your data, held by us, including our main database, is stored in digital form on computers and servers which are encrypted, and password protected in compliance with the GDPR.


·    Where we get it from and to whom we give it.  The information is received in accordance with the membership application procedure.  We will not share your contact details with anyone outside of the BSA. 

·    Who is responsible for ensuring compliance with the relevant laws and regulations?  Under the GDPR we do not have a statutory requirement to have a Data Protection Officer.  The BSA is responsible for ensuring the BSA discharges its obligations under the GDPR.  This includes maintaining a log of data breaches and notifying the ICO and any members of such breaches as necessary in accordance with legal obligations.

·    Who has access to your Personal Data?  The Secretariat (administered by Dyne Solicitors Limited) has control of and access to the data for them to carry out their legitimate administrative tasks on behalf of the BSA, such as responding to members’ enquiries and notifying meetings and other relevant information concerning the business of the BSA.  Members of the committee may be given access to this data for any legitimate purpose in accordance with their roles as officers of the BSA but will not be free to pass it on to any other organisation or entity. The membership data is protected data meaning that it can only be utilised for restricted purposes linked to the administration of the BSA. 

·    Your Personal Datawill notbe shared with any third parties. 

·    What is the legal basis for collecting the data. The BSA undertakes to collect and use your Personal Data in compliance with the GDPR.  Our legal basis for processing this data is our legitimate interest as a membership organisation and in meeting the expectation of the members that they will be sent relevant and topical information from time to time concerning the abnormal loads industry, BSA meetings, and general industry liaison meetings.

·    How long we keep your data.  We will keep your data for the duration of your membership of the BSA.  Your Personal Data will be deleted from our database within 6 months of formal notification of the termination of your membership subject to our legitimate interest in retaining your data for any reason (e.g. to collect an unpaid subscription). 

·    Your Rights

You have the following rights, which you can exercise free of charge:

(i)          Access: The right to be provided with a copy of your Personal Data (the right of access)

(ii)        Rectification: The right to require us to correct any mistakes in your Personal Data

(iii)       To be forgotten: The right to require us to delete your Personal Data in certain situations

(iv)       Restriction on processing: The right to require us to restrict processing of your Personal Data in certain circumstances, e.g. if you contest the accuracy of the data

(v)         Data Portability: The right to receive the Personal Data you provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and/or transmit that data to a third party in certain situations

(vi)       To object:

         (i) At any time to your Personal Data being processed for direct marketing (including profiling);

         (ii) In certain other situations to our continued processing of your Personal Data, e.g. processing carried out for our legitimate interests.

(vii)      Not to be subject to automated individual decision-making: The right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing (including profiling) that produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you

If you would like to check your personal information held by us you can contact the BSA with a ‘Subject Access Request’ at the following address: 

This Privacy Notice explains your relationship with the BSA and how the BSA will manage your Personal Data. 

Batched on Site Association official statement on DfT decision

London, UK, Mon 9th April 2018: As a representative body for the mobile batching plant industry the Batched on Site Association (‘BSA’) has been working with the Department for Transport over many years regarding future regulation of this specialist niche industry sector. This process has involved the BSA meeting with no fewer than four government Ministers and has been part of a wider review of road safety and generally it is considered much positive progress has been made.

On 5th April 2018 Jesse Norman MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Roads, Local Transport and Devolution announced his decision on operating weight arrangements for Mobile Concrete Batching Plan (MCBP). Elements of such decision come as a surprise to the BSA given the general direction of travel of prior discussions with the DFT and Ministers and not least universal acclamation of the important role this niche industry is now playing within the construction sector.    

The BSA will be subjecting the detail of the announcement to close scrutiny and careful consideration, before entering into further discussions with the DfT to better understand the Minister’s thinking behind his decision, and to establish how the DfT believes the recently announced decision will be implemented.