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Privacy Notice

Privacy Notice

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The Bright Futures website is hosted by Brightside in the United Kingdom on behalf of BP International Limited. The Personal Information you provide on this website will therefore be held by Brightside and they will use your information, for the purpose of marketing, contacting and participation in the mentoring project.  

By submitting your data to us you agree to your personal information being used for these purposes and to the placement of cookies as described above.  Please read the full text of our privacy statement for further information.



Information about our Organisation and Website

The Bright Futures website is hosted by Brightside on behalf of BP International Limited. This website is governed by the laws of England and Wales. The courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising out of your use of it.  

BP International Limited is registered in England and Wales with company number: 542515. Their registered address is Chertsey Road, Sunbury on Thames, Middlesex, TW16 7BP, United Kingdom.

Brightside are registered in United Kingdom, Charity No. 1080243

The Personal Information you provide on this website will therefore be held by Brightside on our behalf. We have established this Privacy Statement to assist you to understand how BP and Brightside collect and use personal information. By using this website, you are agreeing to the collection and use of personal information in the manner described in this Privacy Statement.


Collection, Use & Retention of Personal Information

Your contact details (name, email address) will be kept confidential by BP and Brightside and will be seen only by Brightside and the BP Scheme Coordinator, and your e-mentoring coordinator - an individual holding a Criminal Records Bureau enhanced clearance, who is authorized by BP to implement and maintain an e-mentoring programme.

All messages will be kept private from any individuals except those listed above. From time to time, Brightside staff and your e-mentoring coordinator will review all messages to protect your safety by ensuring that there is no misuse of this website or of your mentoring relationship.  In order to receive and/or evaluate some services, you have to complete a registration form. During registration, you are required to give contact information (such as your full name and email address). This information may be used to contact you about the services for which you have expressed an interest. Each time you are contacted, you will be told who you need to inform if you do not want to be contacted again by that person.

Personal information is held by us from the date of collection for no longer than 7 years. 


Keeping Personal Information Accurate & Access 

We are committed to ensuring that your personal information is kept accurate and up to date. However, we can only make changes to your personal information if you notify us. It is your responsibility to let us know if there are inaccuracies or changes to your personal information.  Please notify us at if there are any changes to or inaccuracies in your personal information, providing us with sufficient information to enable us to identify you, so that any changes can be made.

In accordance with our internal policies you may ask us to provide you with access to any personal data we process about you. If you want access to your personal information contact We may be able to charge you for providing such access.  



Transmission of information via the internet is not always secure.  We cannot guarantee the security of your data while being transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk.  However, once we have received your information, we take appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorised access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorised modification or unlawful destruction or accidental loss of personal information once it is under our control.  All parties are contractually obliged to keep your personal data secure and confidential. If you would like further information regarding this, please contact

Direct Marketing

Periodically, BP or Brightside may request your permission to use parts of your information and your mentor/mentee's messages for marketing and demonstration purposes. In these cases, BP or Brightside will only use materials if your express permission has been granted; we will also change names to protect your identity.


Site Traffic Information and Cookies 

A cookie is a small text file written to your hard drive and does not contain any personally identifiable information. The use of cookies is now widespread.  There are two types of cookie - session cookies, which expire when you close your browser and persistent cookies which expire after a duration.  Cookies are only used on this website to store information relating to your current session on the site (session cookies). This information includes an encrypted version of your username and a unique identifier for that session. Personal information is not stored in cookies. You need to enable cookies on your web browser in order to use this site.  We also use Google Analytics to provide us with statistical data on how people use the site.  Google Analytics cookies are third party cookies set by Google, which include both session and persistent cookies.  If you have any queries about how and why we use cookies, please contact us at


Questions About Your Personal Information

If you have any questions relating to this privacy statement or the personal information we hold about you please contact us by email at


Changes to this Privacy Statement

Please note that we may occasionally change our Privacy Policy, but will always post those changes here; so please re-visit this page from time to time. If, at any time, we decide to use your data in a manner which is different to that stated at the time we collected your data then we will notify you. You will have a choice as to whether we can use your information in that manner. We will use your information in accordance with the version of the Privacy Policy under which your information was collected.


Hyperlinks and Embedded Functionality

This privacy policy only relates to this website and does not extend to your use of the internet outside this website; in particular, it does not relate to any websites to which you may link using the hypertext connections within the Library section of this website and BP and Brightside are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. You are encouraged to read the privacy statements of other websites. By using this website you consent to the use of information obtained from you in accordance with this Privacy Policy.