Privacy statement

This statement details how BFA uses and protects any information given to us when you navigate or communicate with us using our website, or complete information within the centre. We may update or change this policy from time to time. Current versions will be on this website and this version is effective from 01.05.2018 to ensure compliance with the GDPR introduced on 25.05.18.

This statement is not intended to create any legal or contractual rights for BFA or users of our website.

BFA takes the issue of privacy very seriously and is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected and that unauthorised access is prevented. All client information is collected within the terms of this policy and is for use by BFA only and is kept under locked, encrypted and password protected programmes with firewalls as relevant. A summary of the personal data collected by BFA about you can be requested at any time.

We do not share, sell or transmit information with other organisations unless this is required by law or for HFEA registration purposes.

Personal data of patients and donors is kept only for the timeframes specified by the HFEA. If a donor or patient withdraws their consent or ceases treatment personal data will be destroyed.

All external patient test results (blood tests and semen analysis etc.) are kept for 6 months – 1 year only before being archived and destroyed. Copies of external patient reports are kept digitally only in an external hard drive archive which is locked away.

If you are completing the donor enquiry or information request form online this will only collect the information you input. We will only use the data you have provided to contact you.

Inidividuals’ rights and GDPR principles are applied to all data collection and processing.

Further information can be found on the use of information tab.

If you would like any further information regarding processing of information, would like to request a summary of your data kept at BFA or would like to request an erasure of your data please email us on and we will respond to your request as soon as possible.

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